Using a handheld device, specialist aesthetic surgeons such as Dr. Scott Farber can target highly specific body fat regions to super-freeze and destroy fat cells. Once these fat cells are eliminated, the body slowly breaks them down and removes them, leaving you with a more toned physique.
CoolSculpting has gained approval for fat removal in the following areas:
- Love handles
- Upper and lower back
- Upper arms
While this process can yield stunning and satisfying aesthetic results, the procedure is not suitable for everyone. Depending on lifestyle, current body shape, and life choices, CoolSculpting needs to be considered seriously.
Here, we discuss five considerations you must take into account before deciding on CoolSculpting.
1) You’re Close to Your Ideal Body Weight
Like Liposuction, CoolSculpting does not act as a bodyweight management procedure.
Instead, it’s designed to help individuals struggling with the last 5-10 pounds of fat achieve the toned physique they desire.
2) You’ve Tried Proper Nutrition and Exercise
CoolSculpting should only be used once you’ve exhausted all over options.
Losing body fat naturally —via wholesome nutrition, 3-4 sessions of exercise a week, and consistency— is by far the best, most sustainable, and healthiest way to reach the bodyweight you desire.
For some people, though, no amount of exercise and dieting seems to remove those stubborn fat pockets around the lower abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. If this is the case, perhaps its time to get a little helping hand.
3) You’re Not Pregnant or Thinking About Having a Baby
While there haven’t been many studies conducted directly looking at the effects of CoolSculpting on pregnancy, professionals recommend avoiding any unnecessary procedures during or leading up to pregnancy.
Pregnancy has a profound effect on the body, and the closer to a normal equilibrium your body maintains for pregnancy, the better.
4) There’s Fat to Treat
Being close to your ideal body weight is essential for CoolSculpting to work safely, but so is having enough fat to treat. Some patients request the procedure when there simply isn’t really any fat in the area!
CoolSculpting only targets fat cells; so, there needs to be fat there to remove for the treatment to change your appearance. CoolSculpting can eliminate fat cells in a way that defines the contours and natural lines of your legs, hips, stomach, back, and arms.
5) You Don’t Want Liposuction
Liposuction may be a better option for those with slightly higher levels of body fat. Liposuction is a less targeted treatment that removes general areas of fat, which is ideal for some patients.
For others who want a highly region-specific contouring procedure, Coolsculpting is the way to go. But before committing to either method, make sure you discuss the potential benefits of High Definition Liposuction with Dr. Farber – you may find the procedure is ideal for you.