Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
You’re Near Your Goal Weight
Coolsculpting is a contouring treatment that can help you slim down problem areas. It won’t help you shed a lot of weight or completely overhaul your figure, but by tightening up a troublesome spot or two, it will allow you to finally achieve the physique you’ve been working toward. Many patients turn to this treatment when diet and exercise haven’t produced the results they want, or if they need help with that last little bit of shaping up.
Because this treatment is meant for healthy patients who just need a little tuneup, the ideal candidate is no more than 20 or 30 pounds over their goal weight.
You Can Maintain Your New Figure
One of the great things about this treatment is that it permanently disposes of unwanted fat, which means you won’t have to worry about follow-up maintenance appointments. However, this treatment won’t prevent you from gaining weight elsewhere on your body in the future. Once you’ve achieved your ideal figure with Coolsculpting, it will be up to you to keep your body in shape through regular exercise and a conscientious diet.
You’d Like Your Results To Develop Naturally
Coolsculpting offers some improvement almost immediately, but your results will continue to develop gradually over time. This means your body won’t suddenly take on a different shape, and you won’t look as though you went and had a cosmetic treatment performed. Instead, you’ll look as though you’ve been working out, eating right, and taking great care of yourself.
You’re Not Interested in Surgery
There are surgical approaches to fat reduction and body sculpting, but an advantage of this treatment is that it doesn’t involve anesthesia, a recovery period, or any of the other downsides that go along with surgery. This treatment is completely non-invasive and you’ll be able to get right back to your regular schedule after treatment. If you want to improve the look of your body without turning to surgery, this treatment is for you.
You’re Not Pregnant
This treatment is not recommended for patients who are currently pregnant. Patients who have had pregnancies in the past, however, sometimes use this treatment to get rid of belly fat when they are done having children.
You Want a Customizable Treatment
This treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Some patients come to us concerned about belly fat. Others want to slim down upper arms that are a little too full. And many others want very small cosmetic concerns addressed, such as the extra fullness that can develop beneath the chin. Many of our patients are also looking for a fat-reduction solution that can be combined with anti-aging treatments like Botox or dermal fillers.
This treatment system works effectively all over the body, and we’ll design a treatment plan that has been developed just for you. We can also incorporate other services that you may be interested in.
You’re Ready To Feel Great About Your Body
Patients who turn to this treatment often have struggled with problem areas for years. They’ve been working out and eating right, but they have stubborn areas that have resisted their best efforts. Even though this treatment won’t radically slim down the body, it finetunes and slims down problem areas just enough to help patients achieve their goals and feel great about the way they look.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment destroys fat cells through a process called cryolipolysis, in which fat cells are subjected to cool temperatures that kill them. During Coolsculpting appointments, we place an external applicator against your skin and direct cool temperatures to the target zone. Those low temperatures will break down fat cells, which will flush naturally from the body over the coming weeks.
As the applicator does its work, you’ll feel chilliness and perhaps some light tugging, but it won’t be painful. Patients often relax, read, or nap during appointments. And the low temperatures won’t damage your skin or cause frostbite. After your session, we’ll massage the treatment zone to re-energize the muscles.
How Much Fat Can This Treatment Get Rid Of?
Coolsculpting has been clinically proven to destroy up to 24 percent of the fat in the target area. Our practice also offers Coolsculpting Elite, which works in the same way but delivers faster and better results. Our Elite system gets rid of 20 to 25 percent of unwanted fat.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients need two or three treatments, each of which should be scheduled at least one month apart. We’ll be able to make a more specific recommendation after evaluating your area of concern.
Where on the Body Does This Treatment Work?
This versatile treatment can be used all over the body, from the hips, thighs, and flanks to the bra line.
Will I Be Left With Sagging Skin?
Because this treatment eliminates only a small amount of fat, patients don’t have to worry about being left with the type of loose, sagging skin that can follow a significant weight loss.
How Does This Compare to Other Body Contouring Treatments?
EmSculpt NEO, a non-invasive body sculpting treatment offered by our practice, gets rid of unwanted fat while also building muscle tone. Paddles placed against the target zone during treatment deliver high-intensity electromagnetic energy, causing the muscles to contract as they do during an extremely high-intensity exercise session. EmSculpt fools the body into thinking it’s been through a tough workout and delivers the results you’d see after such workouts.
EmSculpt is popular with patients for whom muscle tone and developing a “cut” physique is important.
VelaShape III, another non-invasive treatment that is also offered by our practice, contours and slims the body while also tackling cellulite. VelaShape III uses several different types of technologies, including radiofrequency, infrared light, and vacuum, to sculpt the body and smooth and tighten the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will This Treatment Get Rid of Cellulite?
Cellulite, which is a significant cosmetic concern for many patients, is caused when fat bunches up beneath the skin, giving the surface of the skin a rumpled or uneven appearance. Although this treatment gets rid of unwanted fat, it is not considered to be a remedy for cellulite.
How Many Parts of My Body Can I Have Treated?
Patients frequently come to us with concerns about more than one part of the body, and we can design a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses all of their concerns. Some patients opt to have one part of the body addressed first, and then come back to have subsequent areas addressed.
What Type of Fat Does This Treatment Remove?
This treatment destroys subcutaneous fat, which is the fat that sits on top of the muscle. Almost every individual has some subcutaneous fat, which frequently develops in the form of stubborn pouches that resist diet and exercise.
This treatment does not attack visceral fat, which is the fat that can develop below the muscle and wrap around internal organs like the liver, pancreas, and intestines. Visceral fat is closely associated with diabetes, heart disease, and certain other health conditions.
Can Men Take Advantage of This Treatment?
Yes, this treatment works well for both male and female patients.
Will Insurance Cover This Treatment?
Because this treatment is performed for cosmetic purposes, insurance usually does not cover it.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
This treatment was approved by the FDA in 2010. The machine used to administer this treatment is equipped with safety features, including a gauge that monitors the temperature of the patient’s skin.
Bid Farewell to Unwanted Fat
Are you tired of struggling with problem areas that just won’t seem to budge, no matter how hard you work? Are you ready to finally get your figure into the shape you’ve long wanted it to be in? It may be time to give Coolsculpting a try. This amazing treatment freezes fat away with no hassle, no discomfort, and no downtime. What are you waiting for? Call Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN, and schedule your consultation today!