No BMI Requirement, But Not Advisable for Weight Loss
you for your question. CoolSculpting is a body contouring tool designed to
target fatty bulges that have been resistant to diet and exercise. Because of
this, I always advise patients that they should be at or near their ideal
weight before seeking treatment. "Ideal weight" is a personal
decision about what you like your weight to be and what you can realistically
maintain long term. To your point about BMI: There is no numerical requirement,
and it's quite possible that a patient could be classified as "obese"
by his or her BMI while still being at or near an ideal weight. However, if you
still would like to lose a good deal of weight, it's not the right time to
pursue a CoolSculpting treatment. As a doctor, I am always an advocate for my
patients being at a healthy weight. I hope this is helpful, and best of luck to
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.
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.
Thank you for your question. SculpSure targets subcutaneous fat which tends to be a troublesome area for people of all shapes and sizes. I suggest you consult with an experienced board certified facial plastic surgeon to understand how SculpSure can fit within your broader body sculpting goals and plans.
CoolSculpting is not meant as a weight loss tool.
CoolSculpting is not meant as a weight loss tool. It works best on people who are already at or near their ideal weight but who have pockets of stubborn fat. CoolSculpting can provide approximately 20-30% reduction in fat after one treatment in the area treated, and should be used mainly for contouring rather than actual weight loss.
CoolSculpting is not weight loss
Ideal candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure are men and
women close to their ideal weight who find that they have stubborn pockets of
fat that don't respond to diet or exercise. If a person is obese, this is not
the right treatment for them. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment but
rather a tool to sculpt the body to improve areas of stubborn fat.
CoolSculpting is Not a Weight Loss Treatment
If a person is obese, this is not the right procedure for them. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment but rather a tool to sculpt the body to improve areas of stubborn fat that don't respond to diet or exercise. A good candidate for CoolSculpting is someone who is otherwise very near their healthy goal weight. While this is not a good option for an obese patient, there are several other options available for an obese person both in terms of assisting with weight loss and in terms of body contouring after significant weight loss is achieved. An in-person consultation with a board certified surgeon might be a good place to get started.
Coolsculpting and Weight Loss
Coolsculpting is not a weight loss procedure. It is an effective procedure for nonsurgical fat reduction. To determine if you are a candidate for coolsculpting, consult in person with a board certified physician who provide both surgical and coolsculpting options to determine which option is best for you.