For the right person, Coolsculpting is a convenient way to get rid of extra, unwanted fat from several areas of the body. The treatment takes about an hour for each part of the body treated and for each session. There’s limited downtime afterwards and no need for incisions or anesthesia.
But Coolsculpting isn’t always the right choice or the perfect solution. For example, it won’t solve all problems related to weight and health. There are reasons to have the treatment and then there are reasons why you should probably consider something else. Here are a few reasons not to get Coolsculpting.
To Lose Weight
Fat removal of any sort, whether it’s surgical or by freezing the fat away, isn’t a substitute for a weight loss plan. If you aren’t near your goal weight, there is no way that the fat removed by freezing is going to be enough to help you reach your goal. Usually, Coolsculpting removes up to 25 percent of the fat in a treated area. That might only add up to a few pounds once all is said and done.
But just because the treatment won’t help you reach dramatic weight loss goals doesn’t mean it’s not worth considering once you have lost any weight you want to lose. Unwanted fat can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, even after you’ve worked hard to lose 30, 50 or even more pounds. Think of the treatment as the finishing touch on a weight loss plan, not the starting line.
To Make Someone Else Happy
Rule number one when considering any type of cosmetic treatment, whether it’s to get rid of fat or take a few years off of your appearance: don’t do it to please someone else. People occasionally have cosmetic procedures because they believe doing so will make their partners love them more or make a certain group of people accept them. In some cases, people feel pressure to have certain treatments from their partners or relatives, even if they themselves don’t really want the procedures.
Before you have Coolsculpting, think carefully about your reasons for wanting it. During a consultation, your Coolsculpting provider can help you better understand the pros and cons of the treatment and help you decide if it’s a procedure you really want or a procedure you’re feeling pressured into.
To Lose a Few Inches By Next Week
If only there were a magical way to drop a few inches of fat instantly, without a recovery time or surgery. Although Coolsculpting doesn’t have the long recovery time of liposuction and you’ll most likely be able to resume your regular activities within a day or so, it also doesn’t provide instantaneous results.
Usually, it can take up to 16 weeks to see the full results from a Coolsculpting treatment. You might notice some changes earlier, but for some people it takes the full four months before the fat is fully gone.
That said, if you do need to look slimmer or trimmer ASAP for a special event, your best bet is to slip into some SPANX or similar shapewear. The next time you have a big event coming up, be sure to allow enough time for Coolsculpting in advance.
To Tighten Loose Skin
Coolsculpting is a fat removal treatment, not a skin tightening treatment. If you have loose skin around the area being treated, the procedure might actually make that loose skin looser. Once the fat is gone, the already lax skin might not be able to spring back and might become saggier.
If you do have loose skin in the treatment area, you have two options depending on the degree of sagginess. Option one is surgery to tighten the area and remove the loose skin. Option two is a non-surgical skin-tightening treatment, such as Ultherapy, which helps to tighten skin using ultrasound energy.
To Jump Start a Health Routine
Coolsculpting removes the fat permanently, but there is a chance that remaining fat cells will grow larger if you don’t commit to a healthy diet and exercise routine afterward. Some people think that the treatment will be the motivation they need to jump start a healthier lifestyle.
While that can be the case, it’s often easier and more realistic to have a healthy diet plan in place and to have an established exercise routine before you have Coolsculpting. That way, you’ll be able to return to your diet plan and exercise schedule after the treatment and it won’t be a major overhaul of your life.
To learn more about Coolsculpting, call 281-810-9083 to schedule a consultation at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique today.