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Is CoolSculpting® Right for Me This Summer?

RPS, CS - ImageGet your body ready for summer with the coolest fat-reducing method around. Safe and effective treatments with CoolSculpting at R Medical Spa at Renaissance Plastic Surgery will have you ready to show off your bikini body just in time for those warm, sunny days with little to no recovery period or downtime. But is CoolSculpting the right choice for your body-contouring needs?

The Most Popular Way to Slim Down

Non-invasive fat-reducing methods like CoolSculpting have surged in popularity over the last few years. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this body-shaping approach is favored more than traditional liposuction by about 28 percent, with over 330,000 non-intrusive treatments done in the U.S in 2016. In fact, since the year 2000, cases of liposuction are down by 34 percent thanks to innovative non-surgical technologies like CoolSculpting.

Is CoolSculpting Right for Me?

Do you have pockets of pesky fat the just won’t budge no matter how healthy and active you are? Do you want to slim down but don’t want to go under the knife to do so? CoolSculpting may be the perfect body-contouring solution for you. You can eliminate fatty tissue in the back, bra area, abdomen, love handles, muffin top, inner and outer thighs, and upper arm—and even your chin—without the need for surgery. CoolSculpting is perfect for those individuals who are already close to their ideal weight but just have some fatty tissue that has become resistant to diet and exercise. This procedure is recommended for patients who have a body mass index (BMI) of under 30. Keep in mind that CoolSculpting is only designed to target those smaller noticeable bulges you’d like to do away with, not as an alternative to more extensive weight-loss procedures like bariatric surgery.

Life After CoolSculpting

Even though you’ve reached your body-contouring goals, that doesn’t mean that you can give up on a healthy lifestyle. Although CoolSculpting does eliminate fat cells permanently, it’s important to maintain good habits following your procedure. That’s because it is still possible to put on weight in other areas of your body that weren’t treated, which can potentially lead to uneven fat distribution and an awkward appearance.

Who Is CoolSculpting Not Right For?

While most of our patients are able to enjoy the benefits of this powerful treatment, CoolSculpting isn’t for everyone. As mentioned, those looking to lose significant amounts of weight due to obesity aren’t eligible for this treatment. Because CoolSculpting addresses adipose tissue by freezing the cells, those who suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria are not candidates for this method. Others may just not like the idea of freezing the fat. If that’s the case, we’ve still got your body-shaping needs covered. Kybella® is a non-surgical way to reduce the appearance of the double chin, and traditional Liposuction can provide proven fat-reducing results in just one treatment.

CoolSculpting in St. Louis

If you’re interested in a non-surgical approach to a slimmer “you” with CoolSculpting this summer, our experienced and dedicated team at R Medical Spa at Renaissance Plastic Surgery can help. Please give us a call at 636.896.0600 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation today.

(*)Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed, may not be permanent, and can vary per individual. Some images are of models, not actual patients. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.