With social media flooding with Instagram fitness pages, models, and weight loss success stories, the pressure can build to make ourselves look more sculpted and thin. We dedicate ourselves to a diet and exercise regimen, but there are always places where the bulges of fat just don’t go away. CoolSculpting® is a great way to get rid of those fat pockers, but do CoolSculpting® results last?
SculptMD believes their patients should be informed about CoolSculpting® and the results it yields, including how long they will last. Through patience and passion, our CoolSculpting® candidates can look forward to their CoolSculpting® results lasting.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved fat reduction procedure that does not involve surgery or any invasive procedures. Using a precise cooling technology, CoolSculpting® targets the fat cells in specific areas where there are bulges of fat. Freezing the fat with a specific temperature, the fat crystallizes and dies. As they die, the body naturally disposes of the fat cells and they exit the body. That way, the fat can’t return and it’s gone for good.
Because CoolSculpting® uses a precise temperature and applicator, you don’t have to worry about any long-term, damaging effects to the body. The procedure is non-surgical, so you’ll be able to return to your normal activities once the procedure is done. You can even go to the gym or other physical activity that you participate in.
When Will I See CoolSculpting® Results?
After your initial treatment, you could see CoolSculpting® results in as little as 3 weeks. The most dramatic results will be seen after 2 months, while you will continue to see results 4 to 6 months after your treatment.
Your doctor may schedule more than one treatment, so to see the best results it’s important to be patient with your body. The results from CoolSculpting® are up to your body and how you treat it, as well as your body’s ability to process the dead fat cells.
Enhancing CoolSculpting® Results
SculptMD uses the Zimmer ZWave as part of the CoolSculpting® procedure to help encourage the death rate of frozen fat cells. Through this additional treatment, patients have reported seeing results enhanced up to 50% more. Zimmer ZWave not only helps with the progression of your CoolSculpting® results, but it can also help eliminate any unwanted cellulite or stretch marks.
How Long Do CoolSculpting® Results Last?
The long-term results of CoolSculpting® are entirely up to you. Some people see it as motivation to start a healthy lifestyle, while others continue the healthy life they had started before CoolSculpting®.
It’s important to continue to eat healthy and exercise regularly, just like you would with any other fat reduction procedure. Not exercising or eating correctly could lead to your body returning back to its original fat percentage. While your body doesn’t grow more fat cells, intaking unhealthy food can cause any remaining fat cells to grow in size. In order to lengthen your results and make the most of your CoolSculpting® procedure, it is suggested to practice healthy habits.
You don’t have to follow a specific diet regimen with CoolSculpting®, but maintaining healthy eating habits is important to the longevity of you results. Like any diet that you may had gone through, you don’t immediately start back up on bad habits that made you retain unwanted fat in the first place. Instead, you watch what you eat a little more, cut back on any snacking, and make overall healthier choices.
Cutting back on fast food is one of the many ways to help your CoolSculpting® results last. You don’t have to completely give it up, but eating it a few times a week can result in the reversal of your results.
Like your diet, you don’t have to adhere to a specific workout regimen and become a body builder. Rather, you want to have some sort of physical activity present in your life. Not only is it important in maintaining your CoolSculpting® results, but regularly exercising can help your heart health, metabolism, blood circulation, and overall internal health.
Exercising helps maintain your results, and maybe even speed up the process. It has been proven that patients who exercise in regular physical activity have experienced the most dramatic results. Go on walks at lunch or after dinner, go to the gym a few times a week and walk on a treadmill, or pick up yoga.
After undergoing an initial CoolSculpting® treatment plan, many patients come back for periodic CoolSculpting® treatments. You don’t have to undergo a full treatment plan again, but some of our patients come back once or twice a year.
Our bodies are always changing and always growing; our metabolism change constantly as we age. Some things you used to eat without gaining weight. You suddenly notice you have a little more fat on the thighs. As we get used to those changes, coming in for CoolSculpting® check-ups can help keep your results fresh and lasting.
SculptMD & CoolSculpting® Results
SculptMD dedicates their time and effort into our patients. We want to make sure you leave our facilities satisfied with your procedure. After all, it is your body and your body goals that we’re trying to enhance. We’ll discuss what areas you want to target and the amount of fat reduction you’re looking to accomplish. There, we’ll create your unique CoolSculpting® plan.
Don’t wait for the fat bulges to just disappear. Contact us today and come in for your consultation to see what SculptMD can do for you.