Non-surgical body contouring, sometimes referred to as body sculpting, can be a great way to improve your appearance if you feel like you’ve tried everything to sculpt your ideal contours. Even better, you may be able to see your ideal results shortly after your first treatment session, and the results are long-lasting. Keep reading to learn more about body sculpting, including how long you can expect your results to last and who usually qualifies.
How Long Does Body Contouring Last?
Coolsculpting is an incredibly popular form of body contouring that produces long-lasting results. In fact, the results of this body sculpting treatment are considered permanent. It works thanks to the FDA-cleared cryolipolysis device freezing to death the fat cells in the areas targeted for treatment. Once the fat cells are dead, your lymphatic system, a system that acts as your body’s waste removal system, picks up and cleans out the dead fat cells.
Fat cells differ from every other type of cell in your body in a significant way: your body cannot grow new fat cells once you reach the age of 25. Therefore, there will never be as many fat cells in the areas you have treated. Nonetheless, you should understand that this treatment only removes roughly 26 to 80% of the subcutaneous fat cells in a targeted area. You will need to maintain a sensible diet and regular exercise routine to maintain your results for life.
How Quickly Can I Expect to See My Desired Results?
Sometimes, clients report that they feel slimmer once their first painless treatment session is complete. However, you shouldn’t expect to see a noticeable difference in your contours as soon as your session is done. Rather, you can expect to see your ideal results roughly one to three months after your final treatment session.
Depending on how far you are from your goal weight and how much excess subcutaneous fat you have in your areas of concern, you may need anywhere from one to six treatment sessions. Sessions are generally scheduled six to eight weeks apart because it can take roughly this long for you to start seeing your treatment results. At this point, we will be able to tell whether you will need follow-up treatments to achieve your desired contours.
Am I a Good CoolSculpting Candidate?
You can generally expect to be considered a good CoolSculpting candidate if you have a moderate amount of excess fat, but it’s not right for everyone who meets that description. For example, Raynaud’s disease is a serious contraindication. Similarly, other medical conditions that make you extremely sensitive to cold temperatures will disqualify you from this treatment.
It is worth noting that you also may be considered a poor fit for this treatment depending on the amount of fat you have in your areas of concern. Regions with too little excess fat may not be suitable for treatment because this treatment is most effective when there is at least an inch of pinchable fat. On the flip side of that coin, if you have too much excess fat in an area of concern, the cryolipolysis device may not be able to remove enough fat for desirable results.
How Close Do I Have to Be to My Goal Weight to Qualify?
The closer you are to your goal weight, the better. In fact, you may be an ideal candidate if you are at your goal weight. Barring that, you should qualify if you do not suffer from obesity.
What Other Treatments Can Help Me Improve My Appearance?
There are a number of other Fort Collins beauty treatments that may help you. For instance, BodyFX may be right for you if you have a significant amount of excess fat to lose. The more excess fat you have, the more likely it is that you will have loose skin once your body has purged the excess cells through urination and defecation. BodyFX can be used to tighten your skin up and smooth cellulite away.
Kybella is another great way to eliminate body fat, especially if you are concerned about submental fullness and extremely sensitive to the cold. This injectable fat removal treatment, comprised of deoxycholic acid, can be injected into the neck and chin region. Like the deoxycholic acid found naturally in your gut that metabolizes dietary fat, this injectable destroys the walls of fat cells in the injection areas. Then, as it does after CoolSculpting, your lymphatic system flushes them away.
Body sculpting is a great way to improve your appearance, and the results can last a lifetime. However, a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle can result in unwanted changes to your new and improved appearance. BodyFX is another beauty treatment that can help you improve your appearance, especially if you are struggling with cellulite or worried about loose, sagging skin once the excess fat has been removed from your body.