Is 170 lbs too heavy for CoolSculpting?
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The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
best of luck!
Weight and Coolsculpting
Coolsculpting is a fabulous way to reduce a bulge without surgery in just one hour. The only way to properly assess a patient is in person to see if you are a good candidate. I always recommend that my patients be within 20 pounds of their ideal weight to get the most benefit from coolsuclpting. Please consult a board certified dermatologist who has expertise in coolsculping for a consultation.
Weight and Coolsculpting
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A consultation is the best way to determine if you are a candidate.
CoolSculpting and Weight
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We have employed Coolsculpting for over four years and have excellent results. We've also found that patients need to understand what the treatment can and cannot do. I would suggest you consult with an experienced specialist in your area to see if Coolsculpting is right for you. It's not a substitute for diet and exercise, and it's not appropriate for everyone, but it does work.
You might want to visit the link below to see the differences and expected results from various body contouring procedures.
Best of luck
Weight limits for Cool Sculpting
By itself, 170 pounds does not describe the skin laxity or fat bulges you may have. CoolSculpting (CS) requires a proper fit of the applicator in order to optimally rid the subcutaneous fat. If you have a lot of skin with little fat or tightness of skin and fat where the applicator cannot draw the tissue bulge into it, CS will not help you.
CS is useful in overweight and obese patients when they are properly selected, motivated and realistic about their anticipated results.
CS is tried and true but very limited in the amount of fat reduction per session. When used serially, a Treatment to Transformation improvement can yield liposuction-like results.
CS will lose fat in those areas applied and in many cases has encouraged and motivated my patients to make the lifestyle changes to further lose weight with diet and exercise.
In overweight and obese patients, CS to the arms or waist muffin-tops has brought smiles to reduce just enough fat so they could wear clothing that was previously tight or uncomfortable.
I hope this has been helpful. Please consult with a Certified Cool Sculpting Specialist or it this is not the right fit for your needs, seek evaluation from a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
All the best!
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