Chances are, if you’re considering CoolSculpting®, you have an area or two in mind for treatment. CoolSculpting is one of the most effective non-surgical body contouring treatments on the market, and one of the biggest benefits is that it can be customized to your unique needs. However, it’s important to know that some areas respond better than others, so here’s what to know about the best CoolSculpting treatment areas and what you can expect.
What to Know About Fat
Fat isn’t all the same – there are actually two main types of fat that are often carried on the body. The first is subdermal fat, which is fat that exists below your skin and is easily pinchable. The other kind is visceral fat, which is carried deeper in the body and surrounds your organs. Although visceral fat is necessary for your body, it can cause serious health concerns high amounts.
The best kind of fat for CoolSculpting results is subdermal fat – that’s because the CoolSculpting treatment method can’t reach visceral fat. Visceral fat is much more easily removed through traditional diet and exercise. Subdermal fat, on the other hand, can be a little more stubborn.
What Are the Best Areas for CoolSculpting?
With this in mind, areas on the body that have pinchable fat respond best to CoolSculpting. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ones.
Many, many people carry some extra fat here that doesn’t respond to even the strictest diet and exercise, mostly because of genetic factors. Although CoolSculpting can’t produce toned, tight abs, it can reduce stubborn fat for better ab definition and help you lose inches around your waist.
The double chin is another genetic concern for which many people seek out treatment. Losing fat under the chin can be difficult through weight loss, and you may even still have a double chin at your target weight. CoolSculpting comes with a specialized, molded handpiece to fit under the chin and reduce fatty tissue for a chiseled, defined jawline.
Flanks, Hips, and Thighs
The lower body is one area where women in particular tend to carry fat (especially after life events like pregnancy). Areas like the inner and outer thighs, hips, love-handles, and even under the buttocks are usually very pinchable and respond well to CoolSculpting.
Upper Arms and Bra Fat
Having sculpted, toned arms can help you love your favorite tank tops again. Additionally, tackling bra fat is another common preference by CoolSculpting patients. With the right treatment approach, CoolSculpting can boost your gym results or simply help your form-fitting tops fit a little better.
When Will I See Results?
CoolSculpting is customized to your unique goals and treatment areas. You’ll need more than one treatment for best results, but our team will make sure you understand how many you’ll need and what to expect. Generally, most patients see improvement around 3 weeks after treatment, with continuing improvement over the next 2-4 months. Continuing your regular diet and exercise regimen is the best way to compound and maintain your results, and you can return for CoolSculpting treatments for touch-ups as needed. And, after CoolSculpting treatment, you’ll see long-term results.