There are always experts out there who try to make weight loss seem easy. However, there’s no miracle cure for weight. It requires committed changes to exercise and diet in order to maintain weight loss. Most frustratingly, some people do everything right, and yet still find fat hanging on in stubborn areas. If you’ve shed the pounds but still have excess fat in your chin, arms, thighs or chest, you know what we’re talking about.
Thankfully, there is a non-invasive method for dealing with this excess fat – Coolsculpting. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, it can be sometimes difficult to decide if it’s the right option for their specific weight loss worries. Here, we’ll help demystify the decision process for you, and help you decide if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a process that is revolutionizing cosmetic options for weight loss. Generally, for targeted weight loss, liposuction was previously the main option. However, this involves complex and sometimes dangerous surgery, using incisions in order to physically extra excess fat.
CoolSculpting has a more subtle approach. Paddles are placed on the “problem areas” of the body and their temperature reduced. This doesn’t harm the skin, but will kill off the fat cells under it. Then, these fat cells are naturally processed out by the liver. Over time, the area will have a notable decrease in the amount of fat. While this isn’t appropriate for large amount of body fat it’s a great way to help “sculpt” a certain part of the body. The entire process is non-invasive, and only takes about an hour to complete.
Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
Because it’s non-invasive and quick, CoolSculpting is an incredibly inclusive procedure, good for men and women of all shapes and sizes, and of a wide range of ages. However, there are a few requirements that need to be considered before you decide if CoolSculpting is right for you.
CoolSculpting isn’t a particularly invasive or dangerous procedure. There’s no incisions needed or needles. However, for those with certain medical conditions, the procedure can involve some discomfort and bruising. It’s a good idea to check with your cosmetic expert and be open about any medical conditions you have.
You’re an adult
Though CoolSculpting is a safe non-invasive process, we don’t recommend it for anyone under the age of 18. In general, it’s not particularly useful for anyone who is still growing. Beyond this, CoolSculpting is suitable for any adult who is looking to target areas of fat that diet and workout aren’t touching.
You aren’t pregnant
There is one exception to the idea that CoolSculpting is for all adults, however. CoolSculpting should generally not be used by anyone who is pregnant. Safety aside, pregnancy often leads to radical shifts in body weight over its course, which can ruin the entire effect of CoolSculpting. It’s better to wait until well after your pregnancy is over.
You have realistic expectations
CoolSculpting is not a miracle weight loss, and should not be treated as such. It’s important that you have a realistic expectation of what CoolSculpting can do. It can help tone a specific area, or areas, of fat on your body. But it can’t do the work of exercise and diet. Think of CoolSculpting like the finishing touches of your weight loss project.
You don’t want liposuction
For those looking for more dramatic weight loss, liposuction might be the answer they are looking for. However, this process comes with greater risks of complication, requires anesthesia, and has a longer recovery period. If you prefer a less invasive, quicker option, then CoolSculpting might be what you’re looking for.
Still uncertain if it’s what you’re looking for? Then don’t hesitate to contact us! We’re always happy to field questions about CoolSculpting, or any of our other cosmetic options. And if you’re looking for CoolSculpting in Newmarket, then look no further.