Coolsculpting and Hydration For Quicker Results?

Are there any studies to determine if patients who maintain better hydration see quicker results than those who do not?

Doctor Answers 5

Hydration Does Not Affect Results

Increased hydration after CoolSculpting has not been shown to speed up or change results. Results for most patients are noticeable as early as 3-4 weeks. It takes time for the body to dispose of the fat cells, so maximum results are seen at about 3 months.

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting doesn't require significant hydration to be effective

I am not aware of a study comparing the results of those patients who drink a lot of water versus those who don't, while responding to treatment from Zeltiq's CoolSculpting. Endermologie, which is a kneading and suction device, involves multiple treatments and significant water consumption. I'm not aware of a study that investigated the results of that treatment with patients who did not consume much water. CoolSculpting definitely works well for many of our patients and we do not tell them to consume large quantities of water.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting Results

No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients do feel more motivated to take care of themselves after the CoolSculpting treatment. When you have your CoolSculpting treatment, the affected fat cells will be eliminated. As long as you maintain your weight with your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable. Hydration will not affect the swiftness of results.

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Preparation before Coolsculpting

Adequate hydration may be important for treatment with radiofrequency device such as Exilis for fat contouring however probably does not make much of a difference for Coolsculpting. Regardless one should always be adequately hydrated.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Hydration and Coolsculpting

Thank you for your question.

I haven't heard or read about patients who are better hydrated achieving better results with the Coolsculpting treatment but you may want to go on their website to see if you can find any additional information.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,498 reviews

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