What Would Make You a Good CoolSculpting® Candidate?

Sculpting an ideal body shape can be very challenging, even with a strict diet and consistent exercise routine. The great thing about non-invasive fat reduction with CoolSculpting® is that it allows you to reduce stubborn fat for good from select regions of the body, such as the flanks, stomach, and chin area. There’s also no downtime and no surgery involved. What you’re probably wondering is, “How do you know if CoolSculpting® is for you?” Our Los Angeles-based team can discuss your goals with you and figure out whether fat-freezing would be the best strategy based on your goals.

Here are several factors that could indicate you are and ideal candidate for CoolSculpting®:

You Have Pinchable Subcutaneous Fat

That wobbly, soft fat that can be felt directly underneath the skin is what’s known as subcutaneous fat. This is different from the hard fat located close to the organs in the abdominal cavity, which is known as visceral fat. CoolSculpting® only works to reduce subcutaneous fat.

You Have Stubborn, Isolated Fat Pockets

CoolSculpting® isn’t intended for patients who are overweight or obese. It’s most effective for patients who are healthy, active, and close to their ideal weight, but who have a few isolated areas of excess fat that they can’t minimize through dietary changes or exercise on their own.

Fat is the Cause of the Body Contours You Want to Change

CoolSculpting® won’t remove or tighten excess sagging skin. To get the best body-contouring results from CoolSculpting®, the area you want to reduce should be mainly made up of excess fat. Fat will typically have a sponge-like feeling when you pinch it, but the best way to know for sure whether excess fat or skin is your concern is to have a physical exam with our team.

You’re Willing to Wait to See Results

A slimmer look develops gradually after fat-freezing, so keep in mind that the full results can take months to develop—and plan accordingly. If there’s an upcoming event you hope to slim down for, schedule your fat-freezing treatments early so that your body has time to break down the crystallized and damaged fat cells.

How do you know if CoolSculpting® is for you? Contact our Los Angeles-based team of board-certified dermatologists at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills to set up a consultation and find out whether you would be eligible for this procedure. Fill out a contact form or call us today at 310-246-0495 to discuss these treatments.

Written by Dr. Derek Jones

Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.


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