Even if you’ve successfully lost weight through diet and exercise, spot toning is a myth, which is why you might still have stubborn fat on your arms, legs, abdomen, or thighs. You’ve probably heard that CoolSculpting can help you eliminate these trouble spots without surgery and want to know more about how this procedure works, including ways to maximize its benefits.
To provide you with more information on how to optimize your fat-freezing treatment, we’ve put together this post.
Some evidence suggests that massaging the targeted area for about two minutes immediately following a CoolSculpting session can improve your results by as much as 68% in the first two months and 44% after four. Since CoolSculpting kills unwanted fat cells, massage helps break them down to accelerate the elimination process. In addition, studies have found no evidence of adverse effects or complications resulting from a massage after CoolSculpting.
During your CoolSculpting consultation, you can inquire about a post-procedure massage and whether Dr. Dreyfuss recommends you continue massaging the area at home for a week or two afterward. We might also suggest wearing a compression garment for a few weeks to prevent swelling and speed your healing process.
Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Remember, CoolSculpting is not a substitute for healthy habits like eating right and regular exercise. So, pairing your fat-freezing treatment with smart lifestyle choices will help you reach your cosmetic goals sooner. Fuel your body with nutritious, whole foods like fresh produce and lean proteins. Avoid refined sugar, carbs, and processed foods.
While CoolSculpting doesn’t require any downtime, it’s OK to give your body time to rest and recharge. But getting back into your regular exercise routine as soon as you feel up to it will help you get the best results and maintain those benefits for years to come.
Staying hydrated is an essential part of your overall health at any time, but it’s crucial after your CoolSculpting treatment. Increased water intake will help your body flush the dead fat cells efficiently. In addition, proper hydration maximizes your body’s natural healing process.
Consider a Follow-Up Treatment
Many of our patients see fantastic body benefits after one CoolSculpting session. However, a second treatment may help even further. The best way to determine whether you could benefit from a follow-up appointment is to visit with our experts. We can assess the results you’ve achieved and help determine whether another session is necessary. Remember, it can take up to three months to see optimal results after CoolSculpting. However, you may notice improvements in your body contour in as little as three weeks.
Where to Get CoolSculpting in Chicago
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss can help you get that summer-ready body you’ve worked on all winter to show off as the weather gets warmer.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our surgical facility in Orland Park by calling (815) 806-9400 or arranging a virtual consultation to continue your journey toward achieving your desired cosmetic goals.