Many people have had the frustrating experience of losing weight and getting into better shape only to find that they still have stubborn areas of fat that simply won't go away. Common areas to accumulate stubborn body fat include the belly, thighs, and bottom. Coolsculpting is an ideal solution for this issue. It is a non-surgical procedure that freezes fat cells so they can then leave your body. Here are three tips for your first appointment:
Prepare for the Days After Your Coolsculpting Procedure
When you leave the clinic after coolsculpting, you may be too sore to drive depending on where you have the coolsculpting performed. It's a good idea to have a ride home arranged ahead of time just in case. In addition, your doctor will likely ask you to wear compression garments in the days after your coolsculpting. Be sure to bring these with you so you can wear them home from your appointment.
You may feel a little tired and sore after your procedure, so plan ahead to take the rest of the day off and just relax.
Practice Good Aftercare
Since coolsculpting is minimally invasive, downtime isn't a huge deal but there are a few things to know. Your doctor will likely massage the area where you had the coolsculpting performed before you go home and will also show you how to do this at home. Massaging the area can be uncomfortable but it helps your coolsculpting to be more effective by helping break up the frozen fat cells. You can also have someone else do this for you.
In addition to massaging, you will want to treat the area tenderly as it may be sore for a few days. Wear comfortable clothes, avoid strenuous workouts, and use gentle skincare products while you heal.
Be Patient When Waiting For Results
Coolsculpting can be very effective but it's not something that leads to overnight results. The fat cells take a while to freeze and get metabolized by your body. Most people start to see results after a couple of weeks, but the full results may not be evident for a few months. Be sure to take before and after photos at different stages of healing so that you can see clearly how much more toned you are as time goes by.
Getting a coolsculpting procedure performed can really boost your confidence and help you look more lean and toned. Just be sure to carefully choose the doctor who performs your procedure and follow these tips.