Getting rid of unwanted body fat can be a challenge. This is especially true when the last bits of body fat will not respond to proper diet and regular exercise. Thankfully, there are many options for fat reduction and removal, one of which is CoolSculpting®. This non-surgical fat reduction option has proven to be quite effective for many patients at our practice serving Austin, Round Rock, and Westlake areas!
CoolSculpting® Elite is a state-of-the-art alternative to traditional liposuction that can remove unwanted fat cells without the need for surgery. Through a process called cryolipolysis™, CoolSculpting® exposes select fat cells to very cold temperatures. Since fat is more sensitive to cold than other tissues in the body, this cold technology selectively affects only the target fat cells. The frozen fat cells are then gradually flushed out of the body harmlessly over the next few weeks.
It’s important to note that CoolSculpting® is not intended for weight loss per se but rather the targeted elimination of unwanted body fat. Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting® are usually within 20 pounds of their ideal BMI (body mass index).
Recovery Time After CoolSculpting®
One of the best aspects of CoolSculpting® is the minimal downtime it requires. Patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately after treatment. This means you won’t need to take time off from work to heal or disrupt your usual routine. It’s no wonder that CoolSculpting® has become such a popular option for cosmetic fat reduction and body contouring!
Following your CoolSculpting® session, you may experience some temporary side effects such as mild redness, swelling, or bruising in the treated area. These effects are generally well-tolerated and typically resolve on their own within a few days to a couple of weeks. Applying cold compresses or over-the-counter pain medication as recommended by your provider can help alleviate any discomfort during this initial recovery period.
Can I Exercise After a CoolSculpting® Treatment?
Yes, you can exercise after undergoing CoolSculpting® treatment. Since CoolSculpting® is non-surgical, you can continue exercising just as you normally would. Unlike other procedures, there’s no need to gradually return to your pre-treatment level of intensity with your workouts. You can jump right back into your exercise routine without delay. This is one of the many reasons why people choose CoolSculpting® over liposuction. Being able to reduce body fat without slowing down is an ideal option for many individuals.
Here are some great options for maintaining your results after treatment:
Cardiovascular exercises are a great way to burn calories and improve overall fitness. Engaging in activities like brisk walking, cycling, swimming, or using the elliptical machine can help you maintain a healthy weight and enhance the results of your CoolSculpting treatment. Remember to gradually increase the intensity and duration of your cardiovascular workouts over time.
Strength training exercises can help sculpt and tone your body after CoolSculpting. Incorporate resistance training exercises using free weights, resistance bands, or weight machines to target specific muscle groups. Strength training not only improves muscle definition but also boosts metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories even at rest.
CoolSculpting primarily targets fat cells, but it’s essential to work on strengthening your core muscles for optimal body contouring. Engage in exercises such as planks, crunches, and yoga poses that target the abdominal and back muscles. A strong core provides stability, improves posture, and enhances the overall appearance of your midsection.
Maintaining CoolSculpting® Results with Diet and Exercise
While the fat loss from CoolSculpting® will be apparent in the two to three months following the procedure, it’s important to consider ways to ensure long-term results. The best way to maintain fat reduction is to continue exercising regularly and following a healthy diet. Burning excess calories through exercise is key to staying thin and trim for as long as possible. Avoiding junk food and excessive sugar, watching your carbohydrate intake, and remaining active every day will help you maintain your CoolSculpting® results.
During the consultation process at Synergy Plastic Surgery, we can discuss various exercise options to help you maintain the results of your CoolSculpting® treatment. By looking ahead, planning correctly, and addressing any questions or concerns you may have, we can work together to ensure the best possible outcome from your CoolSculpting® experience!
If you are ready to learn more about CoolSculpting® and how it can help you look your very best, be sure to contact our medical team today online or call (512) 244-1444.