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?
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No BMI Requirement, But Not Advisable for Weight Loss
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.
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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.
CoolSculpting Is Not For Weight Loss, But May Still Be Helpful For Shaping.
This is a very common question that we hear all the time. First, there is no BMI required in order to have the CoolSculpting procedure performed. However, for optimal results, we do advise that a client be within ten pounds of their goal weight. Frequently, those who are quite overweight come in for evaluations, and we let them know what to realistically expect. This treatment will not bring about weight loss. Only from between 20-25% of the fat in any area treated will be removed. So, this would not impact weight. However, many plus size individuals will benefit greatly by smoothing out the rolls of the heavy areas. CoolSculpting can greatly improve the silhouette.
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure
Coolsculpting is not a weight loss procedure. It can reduce volume by approximately 20%, but cannot reduce pounds. Coolsculpting is a volume reduction procedure that targets the subcutaneous fat which is the soft “squishy” fat. If the fat in the area of your concern is hard to pinch, Coolsculpting would not be the best treatment for you.
Coolsculpting is not for weight loss
While there is not a BMI requirement in order to use coolsculpting, it is not meant to be a weight loss solution. It is used for final shaping or handling pockets of unwanted fat in troublesome areas once someone has reached their goal weight. CoolSculpting can give about 20-30% reduction in fat after one treatment in the area treated so it is not a good method for weight loss.