Is there a BMI requirement in order to use coolsculpting? Is this primarily used for final shaping after a person has already lost a good deal of weight?
If a Person is Obese, Does Coolsculpting Help with Weight Loss?
Doctor Answers (10)
CoolSculpting not a weight loss treatment
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment or program. CoolSculpting treats fatty areas that do not respond to diet and exercies. A patient can expect to lose 20 - 23% fat in the treated area after one treatment. This is not a replacement for surgery or a diet.
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is not indicated for fat reduction in obesity
As there is only 20% reduction of fat in the average CoolSculpting Zeltiq treatment, it would not provide any appreciable improvement in shape or weight reduction. The CoolSculpting treatment is only indicated for certain areas of the body and wouldn't cause a generalized fat reduction.
Coolsculpting and Weight Loss
Thank you for the question.
No, cool sculpting will not help with weight loss. Similar to liposuction surgery, although less effective, cool sculpting is meant to treat diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue.
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CoolSculpting not for weight loss
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss device
Ideal CoolSculpting Candidate
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese, or a substitute for surgical methods such as liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Your doctor will determine if treatment is right for you during a one-on-one consultation.
CoolSculpting is fat reduction
CoolSculpting is fat reduction not weight loss. It is a great treatment for exercise and diet resistant buldges that are stubborn. The patients can expect to lose about 20-40% of subcutaneous fat. This is great for patients who don't want down time.
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Coolsculpting should not be used in obese patients for weight loss
Coolsculpting is an excellent procedure to reduce fat bulges in the appropriately selected patient. It is not intended for weight loss nor treatment in obese patients.
Coolsculpting isn't for weight loss
Great question. Coolsculpting isn't meant for weight loss. Coolsculpting is ideal for people who are stable in their weight and close to their ideal and want to address stubborn pockets and isolated areas of fat. Certain problem areas like the abdomen, love handles, back and bra fat can be nicely treated and improve appearance dramatically in some cases but even then there is not a significant amount of change on the scale.
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Coolsculpting procedure is not a weight reduction procedure.
Coolsculpting is a procedure that can reduce diet and exercise resistant fat layers around the abdomen and love handles. It is not a weight reduction procedure. Actually no fat reducing procedures including liposuction with traditional, Vaser, Ultrasound , laser or Power assisted procedures should be done for weight loss. All fat reducing procedures require that the patient exercise and incorporate a healthy diet and merely entertain the option of doing these procedures for resistant fatty deposits.
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