How to Get Great Results with Zeltiq CoolSculpting
posted on 5/15/2012
The Zeltiq CoolSculpting procedure received FDA approval in 2010 and is an innovative procedure that removes body fat without surgery or needles. The painless procedure takes approximately two hours and is performed on an outpatient basis. If you’re finding it impossible to lose those extra ‘bulges’ around your waist, hips and thighs with diet and exercise, you could be a good candidate for Zeltiq.
Unlike liposuction where you have to wear a compression garment and spend days and weeks resting as your body heals, Zeltiq does not involve any downtime. However, you do need to pay attention to your diet, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and drink plenty of water so that your body flushes out the fat cells naturally.
Talk to a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for Zeltiq, and to discuss a treatment plan that will help you achieve the results you want.
What to Expect After Zeltiq CoolSculpting
Dr. Armando Soto, an Orlando plastic surgeon who introduced Zeltiq CoolSculpting to his practice shortly after Zeltiq received FDA approval, explains that most patients don’t see significant results until four to five weeks after the procedure. He also points out that this procedure does not replace liposuction, but is still effective for permanently getting rid of body fat.
You can expect to be underwhelmed after leaving the cosmetic surgeon’s office because your body hasn’t had the time to flush out the dead fat cells yet. The Zeltiq CoolSculpting device kills between 20 to 25 percent of the fat cells in the treated area, and most people need at least two treatments, or cycles, in order to achieve their ideal shape.
Since there is no downtime involved, you can return to regular activities, including exercising, lifting heavy objects and walking immediately after your treatment.
Get the Best Results with Zeltiq CoolSculpting
It’s important to work with a qualified plastic surgeon who knows how to create a customized treatment plan for you, and one that has a sound knowledge of body contouring and shaping. In order to get the best results with Zeltiq, it’s important to:
- Drink more water so that your body can flush out toxins quickly
- Exercise regularly to sweat out toxins
- Avoid wearing very tight clothing because the skin may be slightly swollen or bruised post-procedure
- Eat a well-balanced diet
Some people benefit from combining Zeltiq with other body contouring treatments such as VelaShape, Endermologie and mesotherapy injections. Your cosmetic surgeon can discuss all of the options available to you based on the condition and tone of your skin, and recommend a treatment plan that will help you achieve the best results.
Learn more about Zeltiq in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for the Zeltiq body sculpting procedure. You can discuss all the benefits about the procedure, and find out what to expect after getting the treatment.