Reducing fat without having to go “under the knife”? It almost sounds too good to be true. But this is exactly what CoolSculpting® Elite does. Fort Myers and Southwest Florida men and women appreciate how the treatment freezes away fat cells to slim down unwanted bumps and bulges. However, even though it creates wonderful results, CoolSculpting isn’t the best fit for all patients.
Curious if the fat-reducing treatment is right for you? Here are a few factors to consider.
Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
The treatment works best for candidates with particular goals and types of excess fat. You may be a good candidate for CoolScupting if:
You need more than just diet and exercise.
A healthy diet and consistent exercise aren’t always enough to target stubborn pockets of fat. If you have been working out consistently but have hit a plateau, you may benefit from CoolSculpting. The procedure works best on those who have small fat deposits in areas such as the midsection, flanks, thighs, and upper arms.
You want to contour your figure.
Sometimes, after losing a bit of weight or building some new muscle, you just need a “finishing touch.” CoolSculpting is a great choice for fine-tuning your lingering trouble spots and slimming down those last unwanted curves.
You have realistic expectations.
Many are drawn to CoolSculpting because it is a nonsurgical fat reduction procedure. However, as it is nonsurgical, this also means that the results are less dramatic than the results you can achieve with surgery. Good candidates for CoolSculpting should have realistic expectations about the procedure and anticipate about a 20% reduction in pinchable fat.
Who is not a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
Unfortunately, not everyone is an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting. You may want to consider a different form of treatment if you:
You have a lot of loose skin.
If you have a lot of lax, creepy skin around your arms, midsection, or legs, you may not be a good candidate for CoolSculpting. While the procedure can remove unwanted fat in those areas, it cannot tighten saggy skin. In these situations, we might suggest other treatments such as BodyTite or a surgical procedure such as a tummy tuck or arm lift.
You’re still trying to lose weight.
Even though CoolSculpting removes unwanted fat, it is not a weight loss procedure. You should only consider the treatment if you’re within 15 pounds of your ideal weight or less.
You want instant results.
CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells that are then gradually shed by the body. Final results can take 2 to 3 months to develop fully, meaning a bit of patience is required after the treatment.
In the end, the best way to learn if you’re a good CoolSculpting candidate is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with your provider. If you’d like to learn more about CoolSculpting or any of the other nonsurgical medspa services at our Naples office, request a consultation online or call (239) 262-5662 to contact our office.