Fat can be stubborn to an extent where even the most efficient diet and workout plan cannot burn it. This is when one might need to seek help from other clinical tools like a fat removal procedure.
CoolSculpting® is one of the fat removal procedures that can be used for areas like the stomach or abdomen, flanks, double chin, thighs, and arms. It is an FDA-approved treatment that helps people lose fat through a patented cooling technology based on the science of cryolipolysis. This non-surgical technique freezes and destroys stubborn fat cells using cold temperatures.
CoolSculpting® is recommended to those who are within 15 to 20 pounds above their ideal weight. While this procedure permanently destroys the fat cells, it doesn’t prevent the formation of new ones. So, it is important to commit to a healthy lifestyle post the treatment for maintaining the results of the treatment.
It is important to follow proper due diligence before deciding to opt for this fat removal procedure. Here are some tips you can follow before undergoing CoolSculpting®.
Learn the benefits of CoolSculpting®
There is a lot one can achieve through this fat removal procedure. One of the greatest benefits of this treatment is that it doesn’t hurt at all; however, there are a few side-effects that can make one temporarily uncomfortable.
Post the treatment, there is no recovery time that one needs and can get back to their routine in no time. Results can also be seen in just 8-12 weeks. As it is a non-surgical treatment, there are no marks or scars left behind, and one can get the desired result without any scarring. Another benefit of CoolSculpting® treatment is that it can be used in multiple areas at one time.
Evaluate the possible risks and side-effects
Safety is one of the most important criteria of any treatment, and so, it becomes important to learn about all the possible side-effects of CoolSculpting®.
Some people might feel pain and tugging sensation in the treated area post and during the procedure. One can also expect slight and temporary redness or swelling as their bodies are exposed to a colder temperature. Due to long exposure to cold temperature, one can feel numbness for a long time in the treated area. In such cases, it is important to contact the physician performed the treatment. Itching in the area treated is another common and short-term side-effect of CoolSculpting®.
When the fat cells are removed from the body, some people might suffer from diarrhea. In some rare cases, the fat cells enlarge instead of breaking down and cause a condition called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH).
These side-effects and risks associated with the treatment are important to know, and they need to be discussed with the physician before the procedure begins.
Find a reliable clinic
It is crucial to find the right expert for this treatment. Start with Internet research and shortlist some top clinics. Those undergoing this procedure for the first time can check the shortlisted clinics’ ratings and reviews by other clients.
Checking the physician’s experience and qualification are also important to know in order to choose the right clinic for CoolSculpting®.
Compare the costs
Comparing cost is an essential part of finding the right clinic. The cost of CoolSculpting® varies depending on the area that needs the treatment, the location of the clinic, and the size of the applicator.
The average cost of this procedure is between $1000 and $4000. This cost depends on the size and the number of areas being treated. One can meet the clinician and get a close estimate for their treatment.
Try to get a discount
CoolSculpting® can be an expensive procedure, especially when there are multiple areas to treat. Therefore, one can work their way around some promotional coupons that are available for new clients. Also, they can consider asking the service provider for any financial plans that may be offered. Financial plans can include monthly payments that result in paying a little extra than the actual cost, but it does help one avoid upfront costs.
Follow a healthy diet plan post treatment
CoolSculpting® is not a weight-loss treatment, but it is a fat-reduction treatment. Paying attention to what and when one must eat will help them maintain their weight. And, CoolSculpting® will aid them in achieving the desired toned body they have been working on.
A healthy balanced diet often consists of whole foods, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and protein. Getting a proper diet plan from a doctor or a nutritionist also helps one follow a healthy diet without much confusion and difficulty.
Along with a healthy diet, one must also follow an exercise routine to stay healthy, fit, and maintain fat loss.