By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM
One of the body contouring procedures that we offer at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic – CoolSculpting in London – has gained in popularity. This may be due to the fact that many of our patients are tired of the frustrating lack of results produced by the alternatives of dieting and exercise. These methods usually do not work to remove stubborn or resistant fat. This is when advanced technology used in CoolSculpting in London can be particularly beneficial.
The first question we are often asked is ‘’Am I a suitable candidate?’’ In general, CoolSculpting in London is considered most suitable for patients who want to tone certain areas of their body. We have found the treatment successful for slimming down the waistline, thigh area, back fat and double chins. This is not the ideal option for those patients who wish for excessive fat loss.
For patients who are considering CoolSculpting, we think it would be a good idea to ask themselves a few questions first.
What to ask when thinking about CoolSculpting
- What are my expectations?
It is important for patients to review their expectations from this type of procedure. As we noted earlier, the procedure is ideally designed for specific areas where fat is resistant to all other methods and for patients who are almost at their ideal goal weight. This is not a replacement method for intense weight loss.
- Which are my fat-resistant areas?
Good candidates for CoolSculpting are those who would like to tone the thigh area, remove inches from their waistline, tone upper arms and get rid of bra and back fat.
- Do I have the time to wait for the treatment to yield results?
A typical session lasts for under an hour and can easily fit into a lunch break. The number of sessions required will depend on the goals and desires of each patient. Some patients can see desired effects in a few weeks, while for others this process takes slightly longer. We ask patients to factor in a timeline of four to sixteen weeks. This is so that they can plan accordingly for any social events they wish to attend.
- Do I have what is required to make long-term changes?
We like to advise our patients that they will need to take necessary steps to maintain the results of the CoolSculpting treatment. Yes, once the fat cells are eliminated from the body, they do not return, however, the patient will still need to continue with consistent healthy lifestyle habits. This is vital to enjoying the long-lasting effects of CoolSculpting.
- Do I want to lose weight or inches?
As the procedure targets fat cells and not muscle and as muscle is the heavier of the two patients do not see the difference on the scales. The difference can be seen in the drop of size in clothing measurements.
Would you like to know more about how the treatment works and what to expect during a procedure? Contact us at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic to set up an appointment.