Coolsculpting® can help you lose unwanted fat from your abdomen, thighs, back, or another area. Since it’s a non-surgical fat reduction procedure, there’s no downtime or recovery period to worry about. What it does require is a bit of patience while you wait for the results to appear. Depending on how quickly your body metabolizes and flushes away the destroyed fat cells, it can take anywhere from three weeks to three months before you’ll see your final Coolsculpting® results.
While you wait for your results from Coolsculpting®, there are a few things you can do to help the process along and make the most of your fat reduction treatment.
It’s always fun to see the “before” and “after,” so it’s a good idea to take pictures of yourself right after your Coolsculpting® treatment, then again after a month, then after two or three months.
Another reason to take pictures is that it can be hard to see a difference in your overall size and shape without them. At month two or three, you might think you look the same as you did at the start. But if you have that “before” picture to look back at, you’ll be able to see the difference more clearly.
Start an Exercise Routine
As you probably already know, Coolsculpting® isn’t for weight loss, nor is it meant to replace working out or eating right. People who are good candidates for the treatment are already at or near their goal weight and just have a few areas of stubborn fat to deal with.
One way to maintain or improve your results from Coolsculpting® is to commit to an exercise routine. If you don’t already work out regularly, there’s never been a better time to start. Joining a gym is one way to make sure you get in plenty of cardio and strength training on a regular basis (at least a few times a week).
You can also sign up for fitness classes, such as Pilates, Barre or SoulCycle or purchase a set of hand weights and commit to taking regular walks or jogs around your neighborhood.
It doesn’t really matter what type of exercise you do, as long as you do something to get or stay active.
Focus on Your Diet
Along with exercise, diet plays a big role in determining how great your Coolsculpting® results are. The better your diet before and after Coolsculpting®, the longer your results will last. Although the fat that gets destroyed is gone for good, it is possible for remaining fat cells to enlarge if you end taking in too many calories.
Now’s a great time to focus on improving your diet. You do so in many ways, from increasing the amount of vegetables and fruit you eat to learning new recipes that include lots of whole foods. Some people find that eating smaller meals throughout the day helps them better maintain their weight and size after Coolsculpting® compared to eating three larger meals.
What Not to Do While Waiting for Coolsculpting® Results
What should you avoid while waiting for Coolsculpting® results? Well, for one thing, it’s important to understand that Coolsculpting® doesn’t give you a free pass to eat what you want.
Now’s not the time to load up on brownies, chips and other snacks. Improving your diet now won’t only help you enjoy better results, it will also help you get in the habit of healthy eating.
It’s also important not to stress about your Coolsculpting® results. If you have friends who have had the treatment saw results seemingly instantly, don’t worry if you don’t. Everyone’s body is different. Some people see changes right away while others need more time.
If you’re ready to give Coolsculpting® a try, get in touch with Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, in Houston Texas. The medical spa is amoung only a few Coolsculpting® providers in the area to offer Dualsculpting, which lets you treat two areas at once. To schedule a consultation and get started, call 281-810-9083 today.