Do you wish you could get rid of those stubborn love handles? Or that double chin? CoolSculpting, a non-surgical body sculpting treatment, can help you do that and more. CoolSculpting can be used to freeze and eliminate fat on the stomach, the flanks (love handles), under the chin, the back, the thighs, the arms, the bra fat area, under the buttocks, and on the male chest. CoolSculpting can reduce targeted fat cells by 20% to 25%, leaving you with a slimmer, more sculpted look. But to get the most out of your CoolSculpting procedure, there are a few best practices you should follow after your treatment. Let’s take a look at how you can maximize the results of a CoolSculpting treatment.

CoolSculpting Aftercare: Maintaining CoolSculpting Results

CoolSculpting is an excellent way to treat stubborn fat cells and reshape the body. And while CoolSculpting results can be permanent, to maintain the results of CoolSculpting, you’ll need to avoid gaining weight. To help you understand why, we’ll talk about how CoolSculpting works.

CoolSculpting works to eliminate fat cells by freezing them, permanently eliminating them from the body. But CoolSculpting is a fat loss treatment, not a weight loss treatment. So, while the fat cells eliminated during a CoolSculpting treatment are permanently removed, that doesn’t mean you can’t gain weight afterward. If you gain weight after a CoolSculpting treatment, your lost fat cells won’t come back, but other fat cells can still become larger.

So, if you gain weight after a CoolSculpting treatment, the other fat cells you have in your treatment area can still increase in size. Also, you can, of course, still gain weight in other areas of your body. Some people who gain weight after a CoolSculpting treatment find that because they have fewer fat cells in their treated areas, they gain more weight in other parts of their body instead of their treated area, which was previously their “problem area.”

With all this in mind, let’s take a look at some action steps you can take to maintain your CoolSculpting results.

CoolSculpting Aftercare: Use CoolSculpting Results as Motivation

Many people find the results of CoolSculpting incredibly motivating. When people see the noticeable results of their treatment, they’re more motivated to maintain their weight in order to maintain their results. And in some cases, patients are even motivated to lose more weight after seeing how happy they are with their results.

To maintain your CoolSculpting results, you don’t have to make drastic changes to your lifestyle. You simply have to practice your normal diet and exercise routine to make sure you don’t gain additional weight. CoolSculpting is a great way to lose fat and sculpt the body, but it’s not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle.

CoolSculpting Aftercare: Lifestyle Tips After CoolSculpting

If you want to improve your diet and exercise routine after CoolSculpting, here are some tips. To eat healthier, try eliminating processed foods and eating more fresh protein, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. For exercise, try a blend of strength training, flexibility training, and cardio. If you’re used to a sedentary lifestyle (one where you don’t exercise at all), remember that you should always consider talking to your doctor before beginning an exercise routine to ensure you do so in a healthy way.