CoolSculpting, an innovative nonsurgical body sculpting process, has become a popular alternative to liposuction over the last few years. As useful as CoolSculpting is, there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” fat removal procedure. While CoolSculpting will work for most people, it’s still important to determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for this procedure before booking a consultation.
3 Points to Consider Before Getting CoolSculpting
What’s Your BMI?
CoolSculpting produces visible results for most patients, but like all fat removal procedures, it has its limits. Because CoolSculpting can only remove about 25% of the fat from treated areas, it’s not suitable for patients who are significantly overweight. Before getting CoolSculpting, you should be within about 30% of your goal weight.
Do You Have Good Skin Elasticity?
As amazing as it is, CoolSculpting is not a skin tightening procedure. In fact, that combination of fat reduction and looser, older skin can cause the patient to develop even more loose skin! If you already have a substantial amount of loose skin, consider another excess skin-removing procedure like the tummy tuck.
Are You Willing to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle After Having Coolsculpting?
While the fat cells destroyed by CoolSculpting will be gone forever, there will be some fat left behind (it’d be dangerous if there weren’t!). So, if you don’t adhere to a healthy diet and get regular exercise, the remaining fat cells can still respond to weight gain. Remember: No abdominal sculpting procedure can replace the need for a sensible lifestyle. In order to make the most out of your CoolSculpting results, you will need to be willing to maintain a healthy weight.
In addition to meeting the above criteria, you should be in good overall health if you wish to have CoolSculpting performed on your body. If you’re female, you should not be pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the immediate future. Otherwise, CoolSculpting might be the procedure for you. Contact the Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville for a consultation.