Do you feel like you’ve tried everything possible to sculpt your ideal contours? Have you cleaned up your diet and sacrificed family time to go to the gym? If so, you’re not alone. If you’re like most people, you need professional help to get your dream body. Today, our aesthetic experts at River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL are looking at who is a good candidate for Coolsculpting.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Coolsculpting?
Someone Who Is Fairly Healthy
If you’re fairly healthy, there is an excellent chance that you will be considered a good candidate for Coolsculpting. Due to the non-invasive nature of this fat removal treatment, most adults qualify. However, there are certain medical conditions that preclude people from treatment. For instance, this fat removal treatment is not right for you if you suffer from Raynaud’s disease.
Someone Who Has Stubborn Pockets of Fat
There is also an excellent chance you will be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you have stubborn pockets of excess fat that you can’t eliminate despite a healthy diet and regular exercise. The best candidate for this treatment has some excess fat in an area of concern but not too much excess fat.
We will evaluate your areas of concern considering two factors. First, we need to ensure that there is enough excess fat in the area of concern. Then, we need to ensure that there is not too much excess fat in an area of concern. If there is an extreme amount of excess fat in an area of concern, you may not be satisfied with the results of your treatment.
Someone Who Is Near Their Goal Weight
To be considered a good candidate for Coolsculpting, you should be at or near your ideal weight. Remember, if you have too much fat in an area of concern, you may find your results dissatisfactory. The closer you are to your goal weight, the smaller your pockets of excess fat will be. As a general rule of thumb, you should be no more than 30 pounds from your ideal weight if you are not already happy with your weight.
Someone Who Can Maintain Their Weight
We also look for someone who feels confident they can maintain their weight when determining who qualifies for this non-invasive fat removal treatment. Depending on several factors, including the size of the area being treated, this treatment can eliminate between roughly 26 and 80% of the localized fat cells. The fat cells that are not frozen to death can still expand and store excess fat in the future.
The results of this treatment are considered permanent because it kills fat cells and your body flushes the dead fat cells out. The human body cannot grow new fat cells beyond the age of 25, so people who receive this treatment when they are at least 25 enjoy permanent fat removal results. However, you must be able to maintain your weight or gain no more than roughly 10 pounds of fat to maintain your ideal contours.
Someone Who Has Realistic Expectations About the Results of This Treatment
It is also essential that you have realistic expectations about the results to be considered a good candidate for Coolsculpting. For instance, you should understand that you may need anywhere from one to 10 treatment sessions to achieve your desired results. The exact number of treatments you will need depends on several factors, including the size of the area, the amount of excess fat in the area, and your aesthetic goal.
You should also understand that you may feel slimmer as soon as your session is complete. However, it may take a couple of weeks to start seeing the results of this treatment. Also, you should understand that you may not see your final results until three to four months after your final treatment.
Someone Who Can Follow Each Preparation Instructions
You need to be able to follow every preparation instruction given to you if you want to be considered a good candidate for this treatment. You will receive a comprehensive list of preparation instructions during your initial consultation. If you feel that there are preparation guidelines you can’t follow, let us know during your consultation.
One of the most important preparation steps is limiting caffeine consumption in the hours leading up to your treatment session. It is important that your blood pressure is normal, and excessive caffeine consumption can elevate your blood pressure and dehydrate you. It is also important to be hydrated when you come in for your appointment. Aim to drink at least 64 ounces of hydrating fluids daily in the days leading up to your session.
Find Out Today Whether You’re a Good Candidate for This Treatment
Typically, you will qualify for Coolsculpting if you are a fairly healthy adult with concerns about stubborn pockets of fat. However, you need to come in for an initial evaluation to be sure. Contact us today at River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL to schedule your initial evaluation and find out for sure whether this non-invasive fat removal technique is right for you.