Sometimes, despite the most diligent diets and strenuous exercise, certain body parts seem to hang on to fat and won’t let go. On an otherwise fit and healthy body, these fat stores form bulges and lumps that ruin your silhouette.
CoolSculpting® painlessly and noninvasively penetrates your skin and targets those fat cells with freezing energy that destroys them for good, ridding your body of up to 25% fat in the treated area. If that sounds like just the thing you’ve been looking for, Kentucky Skin Cancer Center in Bowling Green and Franklin, Kentucky, is the ideal place to receive your treatment, and Dr. Robert Skaggs and Dr. Ken Minielly are the ideal experts to administer it.
Before you commit to your CoolSculpting treatment, it’s important to complete your research and make sure you’re a good candidate for this revolutionary technology. Here’s what we look for in the ideal CoolSculpting patient.
At or near a healthy weight
CoolSculpting is an excellent way to remove small areas of stubborn fat, but it isn’t meant as a weight-loss program. If you’re overweight and are curious about CoolSculpting, it still may be right for you, but not just yet. When you get close to your healthy weight and still can’t lose the last few pounds, that’s the time for CoolSculpting.
Not too thin
Believe it or not, there’s a chance you aren’t fat enough for CoolSculpting to work. If you’re fairly thin, your fat pockets may not be treatable with CoolSculpting. You should be able to pinch a bit of fat in the area you want treated.
Not interested in liposuction
Liposuction has been around a long time and is an effective way to eliminate large amounts of fat on large areas of your body, but it’s a surgical procedure that involves risk of infection, considerable bruising and swelling, and definite recovery time. If you’ve considered and rejected the idea of liposuction, but still need a way to eradicate fat, CoolSculpting may be your answer.
You aren’t expecting
Pregnancy changes your body in big ways. During the postpartum months, you can easily lose most of the weight you gained, but your body may never be the same. You knew what to expect in your pre-pregnancy days — you could predict where you’d gain weight first and where it was hard to lose it. But after you deliver, it might surprise you to find fat settling in where it never did before, like under your chin or around your bra band. CoolSculpting can take care of that.
You don’t have certain health issues
CoolSculpting is extremely safe and typically involves no complications whatsoever. But it’s a good idea to make sure you’re in good general health before embarking on any kind of cosmetic treatment. Specifically, you should put off CoolSculpting if you have:
- Cryoglobulinemia: proteins in your blood that make it thicken when it’s cold
- Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria: in cold temperatures, your immune system attacks your red blood cells
- Cold agglutinin disease, another autoimmune condition that destroys your red blood cells in cold temps
Since these are rare conditions, chances are likely that you’re good to go. The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Skaggs. Contact us at either of our Kentucky locations by phone or online, and once you’re cleared, you can be on your way to a smoother, shaplier contour.