Are You A Candidate For Coolsculpting?

CoolSculpting is an amazing new technology that helps reduce fat.  This procedure is FDA-approved and does not involve surgery.  It is an excellent choice for those who just want to reduce fat in specific areas without invasive surgery. CoolSculpting is done by "freezing" fat cells in a desired area and works best on love handles, the abdomen, the back and thighs. 

How does this work?

It is important to know that CoolSculpting is not for those interested in weight loss.  It will not help you lose weight.  It essentially freezes the fat cells in the area, causes them to die, and then the lymphatic system in your body also kicks in to rid the fat cells in that area.  The number of fat cells is decreased, meaning that over time, the area thins out its fat layer.

When a person gains or loses weight, they are not actually gaining or losing actual fat cells.  The number of fat cells stays the same.  Therefore, when weight is gained, the fat cells that exist just get bigger.  When weight is lost, the fat cells that exist get smaller.  However, the same fat cells are still there.  CoolSculpting is different because it actually reduces the number of fat cells. 

Who is a great candidate for this procedure?

CoolSculpting isn't for everyone.  The first thing to do when considering this procedure is to seek a professional opinion. For instance, you could go to Forever Young Laser & Skincare Clinic for a consultation.  Your doctor will assist you in determining whether or not this is the right procedure for you.  Since CoolSculpting is a spot procedure and not a weight loss procedure, ideal candidates will be a healthy weight and will participate in a healthy lifestyle.  Even people who eat well and exercise end up with stubborn fat pockets. 

Ideal candidates will have healthy skin with pliable fat and/or visible pockets of fat that are difficult to remove with diet and exercise.

Who is not a good candidate for this procedure?

Sound too good to be true?  Well, it might be for some people.  If you have a type of disorder that makes you or your blood sensitive to the cold, like cryoglobulinemia or PCH, this treatment is not appropriate.  If you have any type of auto-immune disorder that causes you to have excessive pain or if you experience chronic pain, this treatment is also not recommend.  A person with any type of disease that affects the lymphatic system should also avoid CoolSculpting, as it relies greatly on the lymphatic system to work. 

People who are obese and have a high BMI should not get this procedure done, as it is not meant for weight loss.  Women who are pregnant and people with compromised immune systems are also not good candidates, as not enough testing has done to prove that it is safe for those conditions yet. 

Walking after the procedure assists in optimizing the results.  Walking increases circulation, which in turn helps the lymphatic system.  While diet and exercise are not vital for the success of this treatment, those who are unable to walk a mile each day are not good candidates.

Finally, those who have no pockets of fat, unhealthy skin, lax skin or non-pliable skin are likely not going to benefit from this procedure. Consult a physician to make the final determination on whether they think you are healthy enough for this procedure, and then find your local CoolSculpting facility for an evaluation. 


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