Is CoolSculpting® Effective for Weight Loss?

CoolSculpting® is an innovative and non-surgical service that destroys fat cells by exposing them to cold temperatures. It can eliminate up to 20-25% of stubborn fat in a targeted area. However, it isn’t a weight loss treatment, and patients typically drop a few pounds at most.

Weight Requirements for CoolSculpting

Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are within roughly 20 pounds of their ideal weight. Therefore, it works best on patients who have a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25. Generally, individuals with a BMI between 25 and 30 will not see a significant improvement from CoolSculpting treatments

Keep in mind that the purpose of CoolSculpting is to reduce targeted areas of excess fat in healthy adults. It’s designed for people who are active and eat a balanced diet but still have a problem spot or two that won’t go away. CoolSculpting isn’t a substitute for a healthy lifestyle.

You may be able to get CoolSculpting if you fall outside of the weight requirements. However, you’ll likely need more sessions than average, and there’s still a chance you won’t achieve your desired results. For that reason, our providers may advise you to get closer to your ideal weight before proceeding with the treatment. You can think of it as a reward for your weight loss efforts!

If you’re wondering why you would want to get CoolSculpting after you lose weight, the answer is simple. Even people who are at their goal weight can still struggle with concerns such as:

  • Double chins
  • Bra bulges
  • Muffin tops
  • Banana rolls
  • Love handles
  • Chubby thighs
  • Upper arm fat

So no, you can’t rely on CoolSculpting for weight loss. However, it’s a great body contouring treatment that will effectively target any problem spots that remain after you lower your BMI.

CoolSculpting can also be a great way to motivate you to keep up with your fitness routine. After all, maintaining a stable weight after CoolSculpting is the best way to protect your new results.

If you want to learn if CoolSculpting makes sense for your current needs, talk to our team. Park Meadows Aesthetics has certified CoolSculpting® providers available for consultations. Call 303-662-8668 today to get started. We serve Lone Tree, Denver, and nearby areas of Colorado.

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