Is Coolsculpting the Right Treatment for You?

Posted on June 10, 2020 in blog by Lewisburg Team

Coolsculpting is a non-surgical way to get rid of unwanted fat from certain areas of the body that we offer at Lewisburg Plastic Surgery. It’s a great choice for treating the abdomen, hips or thighs, but it isn’t always the right choice for everyone.

We have many people inquire about the Coolsculpting treatment at the office. Some people make better candidates for the procedure and others would be better suited for a surgery option such as a tummy tuck or liposuction. If you are considering Coolsculpting below are a few signs that it might be the right fit for you. For the best recommendations please call the office to set up a Skin Care consultation for Coolsculpting. 

You’re Close to Your Target Weight 
Coolsculpting does get rid of fat, it’s not meant to be a treatment to help people lose a lot of weight It’s more for smaller pinchable areas of stubborn fat.

Are You Tired of Looking at Stubborn Fat?
You might be at a healthy weight but still have stubborn fat pockets or deposits that you can’t get rid of on certain area of the body. If this is the case, Coolsculpting may be a great option for you. For many people with stubborn, unwanted fat, Coolsculpting is the ideal solution as it permanently removes that fat without the need for surgery.

You Are in Good Health 
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive procedure but you still should be in good health to receive the treatment Coolsculpting has fewer risk and a much shorter recovery time verses a surgery. After having a Coolsculpting treatment you may have some side effects such as nerve pain and bruising. The healthier you are, the less likely you will be to experience side effects. At the consultation the Skin Care nurse would evaluate the patient and determine if Coolsculpting would be the best treatment. Please let the practitioner know about any chronic conditions you have or about any other health-related concerns.

You’re Not Pregnant or Thinking About Pregnancy
Coolsculpting would not be the best options if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant in the near future.  Pregnancy changes your body in many ways. You might end up with additional fat deposits on the abdomen after the pregnancy or you might gain weight during those nine months, meaning that the results you might have seen from Coolsculpting aren’t going to be visible.

You Need Enough Fat to Treat 
Coolsculpting freezes fat. For it to work effectively, you need to have enough fat. One general rule of thumb is that you have enough fat if you’re able to grab and pinch an inch.

You’re Not Interested in Liposuction
Coolsculpting can be a great alternative to liposuction for some people. If you’ve discussed liposuction with your plastic surgeon but ultimately ruled it out, Coolsculpting might be right for you. The recovery time is shorter so you won’t need to take a considerable amount of time off from work. There’s also no need for anesthesia during Coolsculpting and the treatment is completely non-invasive, which can make it a more appealing option for people who want to avoid surgery.

You Understand How Coolsculpting Works 
It’s important to understand how the Coolsculpting process works, what you can expect in terms of results, what the recovery time is like, and what, if any, side effects you might experience. The person performing Coolsculpting will explain the process to you and make sure you really understand what’s involved.
That’s why it’s important to schedule a consultation before your procedure. The consultation gives you a chance to ask questions about Coolsculpting and to learn all about it. Please call the office at 570-524-7777 and we will be happy to set up a consultation for you. The cost of the Skin Care Consultation is $50 and we do collect it at the time the appointment is booked.



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