CoolSculpting® has emerged as our patients’ favorite nonsurgical way to safely remove areas of stubborn body fat from proble areas such as their thighs, upper arms, and abdominal region. If you are one of the many people who struggle with diet- and exercise-resistant fat, CoolSculpting can help you get the contours you’ve been striving for, all with no need for stitches, incisions, or a lengthy recovery process.
How Does It Work?
CoolSculpting technology employs controlled cooling to precisely target and eliminate fat cells only in specific areas of your body. In the months following your treatment, your body will flush out the dead fat cells in a natural process, after which they’ll be gone for good.
The best part? CoolSculpting is FDA-approved and requires zero post-procedure downtime. Since it is the No. 1 minimally invasive fat reduction procedure worldwide, with more than a million people having received this treatment, you can feel confident that it is a safe and effective alternative to surgery.
Despite CoolSculpting’s many benefits, it’s essential to note that it can’t tighten loose skin or help you shed a dramatic amount of weight. The best CoolSculpting candidates are already at or near their ideal body weight, but who still find themselves with trouble zones such as love handles or a muffin top. Your results will depend on the work you’re willing to put in after getting CoolSculpting to ensure you look and feel your best. Here are our top three tips for improving your CoolSculpting results.
1. Maintain a Consistent Workout Routine
Spot reduction is the myth that specific exercises can help you burn off fat from targeted regions of your body. If you’ve put in hours of effort doing planks and crunches, only to find you still have belly fat, you’re already well familiar with the fact that it’s impossible to choose where you lose fat, no matter how hard you work out or what exercises you do.
The good news is, you likely have toned abdominals hiding underneath that layer of fat! By revealing the cumulative results of all your sweat sessions, CoolSculpting can help motivate you to stick with your fitness goals and break through any plateau. Try a combo of cardio and strength training to maximize your CoolSculpting results. Cardio burns calories and helps you maintain your ideal weight, while strength training creates toned muscles.
2. Stick With a Healthy Diet
No cosmetic procedure can keep you looking fit and toned if your diet primarily consists of fast food and empty calories. While CoolSculpting can remove up to 25% of the fat cells in the treated area, it won’t prevent weight gain. Try to stick with fresh produce, whole grains, and lean protein sources. Avoid heavily processed foods, which often have hidden sugar and sodium.
Chronic stress can have multiple adverse effects on your body, including significantly impacting your ability to maintain a healthy weight. An increase in the stress hormone cortisol can lead to weight gain and make it more challenging for you to shed pounds. Cortisol can also cause cravings for unhealthy comfort foods. To manage stress, try healthy self-care activities like yoga, meditation, and spending time in nature.
CoolSculpting in San Francisco
At Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco, our board-certified dermatologists can help you determine whether CoolSculpting is right for you. During a consultation, we can design a treatment plan to meet your body contouring goals. Contact us today to learn more.