What Preparations Are Required Before a Coolsculpting Procedure?
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No Preparation Necessary
Typically there is no preparation that is necessary prior to receiving a CoolSculpting procedure. The main thing is to ensure that medically and physically you are a candidate for the procedure. To help minimize bruising from the suction of the applicator, avoiding anti-inflammatories, NSAIDs, aspirin or aspirin-based products is recommended. It is recommended to eat something before you come in for your treatment and as always to stay hydrated!
Preparation for CoolSculpting
You would not want to be sunburned as it could be uncomfortable, but there is no reason not to tan prior to the procedure. Arnica and Advil (and other NSAIDs) can act as blood thinning agents and cause more bruising. Good Luck.
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Preparation before Coolsculpting Procedure
There is no preparation needed before CoolSculpting. Patients should be in good physical health and in their optimal weight. Patients should already be maintaing a healthy diet and exercising. I always advise patients to eat before any cosmetic procedure so as to reduce the chance of being vasovagal. You should definitely be within five pounds of your desired weight - or close to your optimal weight. CoolSculpting is designed to freeze/decrease a bulge - and that it does effectively. Most of my patients have been so happy that they have returned for a second treatment in a different area. Find a dermatologist in your area with a lot of experience with Coolsculpting for your treatments.
Preparing for CoolSculpting
Ideal body weight is best
The truth is the closer toy our ideal body weight the better, but not everyone is! There is no special prep like fasting or blood tests. It is an outpatient office based procedure that you can walk out and drive yourself home from.
Preparation before Coolsculpting
There is no preparation needed prior to Coolsculpting. The best candidates are chosen after careful evaluation by the physician. After that neither diet nor exercise routine is needed prior to treatment. Results are excellent, consistent and safe.
Cool sculpting Preparation?
There is no specific preparation necessary prior to cool sculpting procedures.
Similar to liposuction surgery, it is best for patients undergoing the cool sculpting procedure to be close to their long-term stable weight. The treatment is designed for isolated diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue “pockets”. Again, similar to liposuction patients, it is best for patients to maintain their weight after the cool sculpting procedure.
Minimal preparation and minimal to no downtime
Coolsculpting is a very well tolerated procedure. I would bring some music or a book to enjoy during the procedure. The amount of time you spend with Coolsculpting depends on the number of treatment areas (1 hour per treatment area). If you are planning multiple treatments, then plan to spend several hours for the treatment. On occasion, some patients have requested an anxiolytic prior to the treatment because the first 10 minutes of the treatment is moderately uncomfortable.
Preparation for Coolsculpting
It is ideal to be close to your goal weight both before and after your Coolsculpting procedure. (Most certainly after) Though a certain portion of the fat in a given area is treated and there is volume loss and contour change, that can change back if you don't maintain your weight after the procedure. Weight gain has to go somewhere. Prior to the procedure, if you are trying to minimize any potential bruising, it would helpful to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, aleve, fish oil, vitamin E, ginkgo and alcohol.
Dr. Grant Stevens
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