Coolsculpting is a non-surgical technique to eliminate undesirable, excess fat from specific areas of the body. It is a suitable choice for treating the hips, abdomen, or thighs.
However, not everyone is a good candidate for Coolsculpting. Certain people make better candidates for Coolsculpting compared to others. Ideal candidates for Coolsculpting have the following characteristics.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS), led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides CoolSculpting to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and surrounding locations.
Near Target Body Weight
While Coolsculpting does eliminate fat, it is not designed to help people lose a substantial amount of weight. In general, patients lose up to 25 percent of the undesirable fat from the treated site. Multiple treatment sessions can help patients lose some more fat. However, Coolsculpting alone will not help a person lose 20, 30, or even more pounds.
For people who are considering Coolsculpting but still have some weight to lose, it is advisable to discuss their weight loss goals with a doctor who can help them develop a plan to reach their target weight.
Presence of Stubborn Fat
Fat can be tricky, and even people at a healthy weight may still have fatty deposits on specific body areas.
It is challenging to eliminate fat even with aggressive exercise and a balanced diet. Coolsculpting may be an ideal solution for many people with stubborn, undesirable fat as it permanently eliminates fat in a non-surgical manner.
Good Overall Health
Coolsculpting is not a surgical procedure and usually involves fewer risks and a much briefer recovery period in comparison to surgery. But it is still a medical procedure and is typically recommended for in