Knowing just what to expect before and after CoolSculpting® is half the battle when it comes to seeing the best possible results. Whether you’ve already scheduled your treatment or are still tossing around the idea of getting on board one of the most popular nonsurgical body contouring treatments available, these tips for improving your CoolSculpting results can come in handy.
1. Choose an Experienced Professional
Getting the best results from CoolSculpting starts with choosing your provider. Even though this is a nonsurgical treatment, it still requires skill and precision from an experienced provider. Otherwise, you could end up with complications and sub-par results.
Before getting your appointment in the books, schedule a consultation with your provider to discuss your goals and to see if CoolSculpting is the right treatment option for you. Ask to see before and after CoolSculpting photos from that provider, take a tour of his or her office, including the CoolSculpting treatment room, and read online reviews.
2. Watch Your Diet
Unfortunately, CoolSculpting isn’t free pass to eat whatever you want. Before and after your treatment, it’s important to eat a healthy, balanced diet to help you maintain a stable weight and keep your same excellent results.
Try to eat plenty of fiber-rich foods like fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and be sure to drink lots of water throughout the day. And avoiding junk food like sugary drinks, candy and fried foods is just as important.
Just like you can’t throw your diet to the birds, you also shouldn’t forfeit your gym membership just because you’re getting CoolSculpting. In fact, CoolSculpting can be a great complement to your existing workout routine, since some trouble spots of exercise-resistant fat might not respond to cardio, but should respond nicely to CoolSculpting.
Keep in mind that this treatment isn’t meant to stand in for weight loss. The best candidates for CoolSculpting will have already come very close to reaching their fitness goals.
It is possible to gain weight after CoolSculpting, so don’t kick exercise to the curb.
4. Get Enough Sleep
It is true that CoolSculpting doesn’t require downtime, but you still need to give your body a chance to rest and rejuvenate itself afterward. If you want to improve your CoolSculpting results, make sure you’re getting enough good quality sleep on a regular basis so your body can recharge and recover. Don’t be so busy that you end up sacrificing sleep, as this can have detrimental effects on not only your CoolSculpting results, but also your health in general.
If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, try removing all screens from your bedroom, including your cellphone, TV, tablet and laptop.
5. Follow Your Provider’s Guidelines
Just because your CoolSculpting treatment is done doesn’t mean you have to stop being in touch with your provider. He or she should be able to offer some post-CoolSculpting guidelines to help you maximize your results.
For example, to help to improve your results , your provider may recommend performing a specific massage on the treated area.
If you have a follow-up appointment scheduled, make sure you stick to it so you can work with your provider to get the absolute most out of CoolSculpting.