5 Things to Know Before Considering Coolsculpting

5 Things to Know Before Considering Coolsculpting

Question:
Dr B
I have been thinking about coolsculpting for my belly. I have heard mixed reviews about the procedure being effective. What are you thoughts.

Thank You
Emly

 

Answer:
Stick around as I will show you the 5 things you need to know before considering coolsculpting.

Coolsculpting is an effective modality for non surgical permanent fat reduction. There has been 1.3 million treatments perform worldwide and over 40 peer reviewed journal articles supporting the science behind it.
A recent study showed that 86% satisfaction rate with patients after 1 treatment for fat reduction. 89% of patients would recommend to a friend.

So why realself.com a website where patients independently rate their procedures showed 69% of the people say it was worth it. They did not work for 31% of the people. Why did they fall short of their expectations?

The procedure under the right circumstances does work but it’s very dependent on the knowledge and experience of the technician. The most important thing you can do is to pick the right place.

diagram
fat removal areas: before – after

1. Are you a good candidate?
A knowledgeable clinician can tell you if you are. What makes a good candidate? So the first thing you should do is figure out what type of fat you have. Generally speaking there are 2 types of fat. There is visceral fat which is located under the muscle and this is generally a very firm deep fat (under muscles). It is not pinch able.
As compared to subcutaneous fat which is located right underneath the skin and this is pinch able, and soft. There are many options treating subcutaneous fat.
For visceral fat the 2 options are the diet and exercises. However for subcutaneous fat there are more options. Yes, diet and exercise work for subcutaneous fat as well and if you are interested in surgery, liposuction is a reliable option.

The non surgical body contouring, there is coolsculpting and even zerona still works.

2. Is the practice in the official coolsculpting website?
It is possible for any facility or any person for that matter could purchase a knock off machine or you a machine in eBay without proper formal training. It is important you go to wwww.coolsculpting.com and make sure the doctor located on the doctor locator

 

3. There is an extensive multi day training course and advanced coolsculpting technique called coolsculpting university. Make sure the office you’re treating by has graduated. You can find out by looking at the website or coolsculpting diploma in the office or simply asking them on the phone when booking your appoinment.

 

4. Does the office have the applicator I need?
The coolsculpting machine is a large free standing unit with multiple attachments that are designed specifically for different areas on the body. Make sure the center you’re going to has the appropriate attachment for the right area. There is currently 5 different applications for the machine; cool core which is used for the abdomen, cool curve which is used for the side and flanks, there is the cool fit which is typically used for the inner thigh, the cool max which is larger applicator more for debulking, and cool smooth which is probably the most technique sensitive which is used for the outer thighs.

 

5. The cost of coolsculpting
Price is fixed and change according to how many areas are being treated. The only discount permitted is one based on treating more than 2 areas. And that is the treatment area is increased so does the savings.

So in summary you should expect good results and share good reviews if you’re in fact a candidate by body type and the clinic you’re going to is experienced in this particular treatment.