Do you ever look in the mirror and feel totally frustrated with what you see? Stubborn fat can rob you of your confidence and leave you feeling hopeless. After all, you’ve tried working out, but nothing seems to get rid of your jiggly tummy or “love handles”. Don’t beat yourself up. Diet and exercise alone can’t always solve those stubborn “problem areas.” You might need some extra help from CoolSculpting to reach your goals.
Cryolipolysis, better known as CoolSculpting, safely gets rid of excess fat for good. The procedure involves freezing unwanted fat cells, which destroys them without the need for incisions, needles, or downtime. In the months after a CoolSculpting treatment, the body flushes away the dead cells and patients will enjoy a slimmer, contoured look in the treatment area.
CoolSculpting has become very popular among people with busy lifestyles. But although the FDA has certified CoolSculpting as a safe treatment, not everyone is a good candidate. Before you book your consultation to learn more, let’s help you figure out if CoolSculpting is a good choice for you.
Do You Lead a Healthy Lifestyle?
CoolSculpting is not an “easy way out” for weight loss. If you are obese and want to lose weight, you will have to do most of the work the old-fashioned way—by hitting the gym and adopting healthy eating habits. CoolSculpting is for body contouring and getting rid of those last few unwanted pounds, not for dramatic weight loss.
If you are significantly overweight, you will have to get nearer to your goal weight before going ahead with CoolSculpting. However, if you are just slightly overweight you could still be eligible depending on your body composition.
If you’re at or near your goal weight already, the other factor to consider is whether or not you’ll be prepared to maintain your results after the treatment You will have to exercise and lead a healthy lifestyle to maintain the treatment’s impressive results or the remaining fat cells could expand again and lead to weight gain.
Do You Have Any Health Conditions?
If your body is very sensitive to cold temperatures, you are not a good candidate for CoolSculpting. Raynaud’s disease, for instance, causes some areas of the body to feel numb in response to cold. As a result, the small arteries supplying blood are constricted, limiting blood flow. This can make the procedure painful. In very severe cases, limited blood flow can result in tissue death.
Another condition that would make you ineligible for CoolSculpting is Cold Agglutinin Disease (CAD). It is a rare acquired autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to destroy the body’s red blood cells. It is usually triggered by exposure to cold temperatures, usually between 0 and10 degrees Celsius. The freezing temperatures cause antibodies to bind with red blood cells and disintegrate them, resulting in anemia. The patient will experience dizziness and heart failure.
Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria also disqualifies you from CoolSculpting. It is a disease that causes the body to react in the same way as CAD. The bottom line is that any disease triggered by cold temperatures could put your life at risk during the procedure. Therefore, if you plan on having the treatment, ensure that your doctor has given you the go-ahead.
Are You Planning on Having More Kids?
A pregnant woman is not a good candidate for CoolSculpting. During pregnancy, the body changes dramatically as the fetus grows. Normal pregnancy weight gain will cause fat deposits in the abdomen, meaning that any cosmetic work done during the pregnancy will be undone almost immediately. CoolSculpting has not been approved for pregnant women.
The same concerns apply to anyone looking to get pregnant in the near future. While CoolSculpting is safe because it does not affect fertility, having the treatment before getting pregnant doesn’t make sense. You just can’t tell ahead of time which specific body parts will be affected during pregnancy. If you have CoolSculpting and then get pregnant, you will almost certainly end up needing more treatments later on.
The ideal time to have the treatment is when you have closed the child-bearing chapter of your life and are ready to invest in yourself. After pregnancy, you should wait for three months before booking a CoolSculpting procedure, but contact your obstetrician first.
Also, you should wait after you have finished breastfeeding to undergo CoolSculpting because exclusive breastfeeding has been associated with postpartum weight loss. As a result, you may not need the procedure, after all.
Book Your Appointment Today
Now that you know whether or not CoolSculpting is right for you, getting the right CoolSculpting professional is the next step. Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston prides itself on having four CoolSculpting machines that can target different areas in under an hour. Our staff of CoolSculpting experts is highly trained and compassionate.
If you still feel nervous, rest assured that the staff at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique is kind and will be attentive to your every need. Even if CoolSculpting is not on your list, you can pop in for other treatments, including non-invasive lift, skin resurfacing or Botox and fillers. You can book an appointment online or call 281-810-9083.