Are you anxious to improve your contours before a family reunion at the beach? Did you buy a dress for a wedding months ago, only to discover that it no longer fits? Do you feel like you’ve tried almost every workout regimen in existence to reshape your body to no avail? If so, you may be a good fit for CoolSculpting at Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA. Here’s what you need to know about this revolutionary treatment.
How Quickly Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting works incredibly quickly. In fact, by the time your convenient, pain-free treatment session is over, roughly one-third of the fat cells in the treated area will be destroyed. How long your treatment session takes depends on the number of areas you’re targeting, how large those areas are, and how much subcutaneous fat is in those areas. Generally, people can expect to be in and out of our office within 60 minutes.
How Soon Will I See My Results?
It is not uncommon for people to report feeling slimmer as soon as their session is complete. They may even note that their pants or shirts fit better once the session is over. However, it usually takes two to three weeks before people start to see changes in their appearance. We strongly recommend taking pictures of your treatment area before your first session, so you can take photos a couple weeks later and compare your progress easier.
It is also worth noting that it can be six to eight weeks after your final treatment session that you can enjoy your final results. Generally, people need four to six treatment sessions to see their ideal results, but you may only need one or two if you are already at or very near your goal weight. Treatment sessions are usually spaced four to six weeks apart.
Can I Do Anything To See My Results Faster?
Taking before and after photos is a great way to see the changes in your body that you may be able to feel but not visualize. If you want your results to develop faster, there are steps you can take. Encouraging your results to develop faster may also help you see your final results faster.
Be Sure To Hydrate
We strongly recommend drinking at least three quarts of hydrating fluids per day to help your lymphatic system eliminate the destroyed fat cells and their contents.
Hydration plays a couple of very important roles in the development of your results. First of all, the walls of the fat cells that were frozen to death during your treatment need to be urinated out. If you are insufficiently hydrated, you will not urinate frequently enough to see your results quickly. Second of all, the contents of the destroyed fat cells, the actual adipose tissues themselves, must be expirated out, depleting your hydration.
Take Regular Exercise
You can also see your CoolSculpting results faster by making sure to exercise frequently. Regular movement supports your circulatory system, and your lymphatic system relies on your circulatory system for support. Your lymphatic system is responsible for waste elimination, including waste in the form of dead fat cells. The more efficiently your lymphatic system can identify and fully process your dead fat cells, the sooner your confidence will improve.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If your body mass index (BMI) is no more than 29.9, there is a good chance that you will qualify for this treatment. Nonetheless, we can’t tell you for certain whether you are a good fit for this treatment until we have reviewed your health history and current health. Certain medical conditions, like uncontrolled diabetes, nerve disorders, and hypersensitivity to cold may disqualify you. Furthermore, pregnancy and nursing will make you a poor fit for this treatment.
Note, this treatment is not recommended for individuals who do not feel confident that they can maintain their weight post-treatment. It is crucial to understand that this treatment does not destroy every fat cell in an area of concern. Therefore, if you consume more calories post-treatment than you need to maintain your weight, you will need a maintenance session in the future.
How Can I Maintain My Weight After Treatment?
If you are in tune with your body’s hunger signals, you can practice intuitive eating to maintain your weight post-treatment. Your body will tell you when it needs fuel, and it will also tell you what kind of fuel it needs. For example, you may find yourself craving spinach, chicken, or beef if you need more iron. Weighing yourself weekly or monthly is also helpful.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Now
CoolSculpting is an incredibly quick way to finally achieve the contours you’ve been working towards for the past several months or years. You may feel slimmer as soon as your first session is complete, but it can be two or three weeks before you really start to see your contours improving. All told, it may take closer to six months to see your final results. Contact us at NorthState Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA, today to learn more.