Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?

Are you bothered by pockets of stubborn fat, even after your efforts to get rid of them? CoolSculpting® reduces these areas of fat so you look slimmer and more sculpted. This non-invasive treatment can help almost anyone achieve their body sculpting goals without surgery or downtime. 

What is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical body sculpting treatment that removes stubborn fat. As the most popular non-invasive fat removal treatment, CoolSculpting® has produced slimmer, more defined results for a wide range of individuals. This treatment freezes fat cells to produce fat reduction without incisions or injections. 

*Individual Results May Vary

How Does CoolSculpting® Work for Body Sculpting?

CoolSculpting® works using a process called cryolipolysis. This technique lowers the temperature of the skin and underlying fat until fat cells crystallize, damaging them and breaking them apart. Skin cells remain unharmed and will feel almost nothing during most of the treatment. CoolSculpting® sessions typically last 35 to 60 minutes but can take longer depending on the areas being treated. 

Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is safe and effective for most people, but not everyone. Only a consultation can determine for sure whether you are a good candidate. However, these guidelines will give you an idea of what your Chill at Willow provider will look for:

Good Candidates

Most good CoolSculpting® candidates meet these criteria:

  • Generally healthy
  • Reasonable expectations
  • Good skin elasticity
  • Targeted pockets of fat
  • No skin issues in the treatment area

Potential Concerns

You may not be a good candidate if you have any of these conditions:

  • Significant skin laxity
  • Unreasonable or unachievable goals
  • Pregnancy
  • Medical conditions causing sensitivity to cold
  • A skin infection or broken skin in the area

People with poor skin elasticity may notice that the skin does not tighten naturally after fat removal. As a result, they may find themselves with loose skin in the treatment area. While people at or near their target weight will achieve the best CoolSculpting® results, others can still enjoy sculpting and shaping. If you have a skin condition that affects the targeted area, you may be able to have CoolSculpting® once it has been resolved. 

People who hope CoolSculpting® will help them lose weight will benefit from education on the effects of this treatment. CoolSculpting® does not remove enough fat to produce weight loss and is not intended as a weight loss treatment. 

What Areas Can CoolSculpting® Treat?

CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared to treat nine areas where people accumulate pockets of stubborn fat. These areas include:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks or love handles
  • Inner, outer, and distal thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Back fat
  • Bra fat
  • Under the chin
  • Under the jawline
  • Under the buttocks (banana roll)

CoolSculpting® uses specially designed applicators to work on different areas for maximum fat removal

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more about CoolSculpting® Schedule your consultation with Chill at Willow today by calling our office at (210) 267-8882 or filling out the form below. We are proud to be San Antonio’s Premier Aesthetic Medical Spa.