CoolSculpting isn’t for Everyone: Are You a Good Candidate?

Are You a Good for CoolSculpting? | Spectrum Dermatology, Scottsdale

CoolSculpting isn’t for Everyone: Are You a Good Candidate?

Many people think “fat loss” when they hear about CoolSculpting, but in reality, CoolSculpting is meant to contour the body, not result in large amounts of fat loss. At Spectrum Dermatology, only procedures which candidates are good matches for are recommended—and clients are never encouraged to have more procedures than they would truly benefit from receiving. There are some severely overweight or obese clients who want CoolSculpting, but this procedure is not for those with significant excess weight. Instead, CoolSculpting might be a good match to remove the last traces of stubborn fat once these individuals are near goal weight.

The majority of people who are good matches for CoolSculpting are relatively fit. They eat a healthy diet, exercise, but still struggle with areas of fat that won’t budge. This might be due to pregnancy, past weight loss, or simply genetics. Every person has a different type of fat distribution, but with CoolSculpting you can tweak and contour the body for a boost in self-esteem.

It’s also important to keep in mind that not all body parts can be CoolSculpted. The FDA is approving more areas as technology improves. Currently, the most commonly treated areas are the stomach, love handles, back and thighs. Some areas of the arm and even beneath the chin are also suitable for CoolSculpting. For areas that aren’t treatable with CoolSculpting, your doctor might recommend a different procedure.

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During a CoolSculpting procedure, around 20 percent of “available” fat can be permanently reduced. However, it will take a few weeks for the full reduction to happen. Eighty percent of available fat will remain but can continue to shrink with diet and exercise. Most patients require three treatments to achieve their maximum potential, but this will vary person to person. The only sure way to find out if you’re a candidate for CoolSculpting is to schedule a consultation with Spectrum Dermatology today.