Let’s start off by saying that we’re having a major CoolSculpting® sale — 25% off CoolSculpting this month! Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s time to talk business about your CoolSculpting results. To get your best results, we’d like to ask you a few questions, inspired by years of experience administering CoolSculpting treatments.
What does your lifestyle look like? Be honest.
All the CoolSculpting treatments in the world are no match for a diet rich in processed foods and days full of lengthy Netflix marathons. We say it all the time, but we’ll say it again: CoolSculpting is the perfect complement, not replacement, to a healthy lifestyle. Once your fat cells are gone, it’s true they can never return. But here’s the rub: CoolSculpting doesn’t remove all your fat cells, so the remaining ones are still there and will increase in size as you gain weight. If you gain weight after treatment, you will diminish your results, though it’s impossible to predict exactly how, since every person responds differently to weight gain. The bottom line is that CoolSculpting is a lifestyle investment in yourself. If you are going to invest the money, you also need to invest the effort in living a healthy lifestyle to maintain and enhance your results.
Do you know that not all fat is created equal?
There are two main types of fat: subcutaneous and visceral. Subcutaneous fat is “pinch-an-inch” fat like your muffin top or underarm flab. It’s harmless and is the type of fat that CoolSculpting was invented to reduce. The second type of fat is called visceral fat, and this fat is more internal, wrapping around your organs. Visceral fat is harmful and can increase your risk for health problems. When doctors recommend patients to lose weight, they are looking, among other things, to reduce visceral fat. Visceral fat looks like a beer belly. It’s not pinchable or malleable. It’s just a big area that can be reduced through diet and exercise (not CoolSculpting).
We like to explain the different types of fat to help patients better understand their unique body concerns. If you know the type of fat you have, you’ll have a much better chance of achieving your body contouring goals over the long term. All the CoolSculpting treatments in the world are not going to help you reduce visceral fat. However, if you can pinch an inch, we can help you trim it away with a series of CoolSculpting treatments! Don’t worry if you can’t figure out which type of fat you have. During your personal consultation, one of our CoolSculpting-certified experts will carefully review your body and your goals to determine if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting.
Are your goals realistic?
Some patients have a hard time being satisfied with their results, even after losing inches from their waistline! Self-improvement is a very personal and emotional experience, and we understand how challenging it can be to see your body improve over time. It’s hard to see yourself! That’s why we recommend that patients take plenty of photos along the way. Document your CoolSculpting treatments so you can follow your improvements at every step. We don’t always see our results the way an objective person does. Sometimes, a patient wants to see improvements that can’t be realized with CoolSculpting, such as muscle toning or definition, and this is where EmSculpt® comes into the picture. EmSculpt uses non-invasive high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to stimulate thousands of muscle contractions in the abdomen, buttocks or thighs to help you firm up, lift and define where you need it most. To learn more about CoolSculpting and EmSculpt, we can’t wait to help! Call us at 918.948.9639 or fill out our consultation request form today.