When you have a baby, a lot of things change. Your sleep schedule, your priorities…and your body. Pregnancy is an incredible process and the body has to adapt to a lot of changes in order to bring a baby to term. Unfortunately, those pregnancy-related changes aren’t all positive. Stretch marks, stubborn fat, and loose stomach muscles are all common side effects of pregnancy. Women often have a hard time “losing the baby weight” and experience changes in self-esteem and confidence when their bodies don’t bounce back naturally. That’s where CoolSculpting comes in. This revolutionary treatment is a non-invasive method for safely removing unwanted fat. Here’s what you need to know about CoolSculpting after pregnancy.
What is CoolSculpting?
For many years, liposuction was the only option for people with stubborn fat that was unresponsive to diet and exercise. Fortunately, CoolSculpting has emerged as a non-surgical treatment that can resolve unwanted fat with zero downtime. Also known as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells in the treatment area and destroying them. Once the cells are destroyed, the body gradually eliminates them over a period of several months. It’s not an instant treatment, but it can reduce fat in the area by around 20-25%. The treatment is very comfortable and requires no anesthesia of any kind. The cold numbs the area after a few minutes and patients can read, talk on the phone, or even nap during the treatment.
Benefits of CoolSculpting after Pregnancy
There are many advantages to choosing CoolSculpting after pregnancy. Women often feel very self-conscious about stubborn fat that remains after their baby is born, but they aren’t able to take the time to recover from a surgical procedure. Busy moms can easily fit CoolSculpting into their lives. Each treatment only takes an hour per area, and there’s no downtime or anesthesia involved. Surgical fat reduction requires that patients avoid bending and lifting for several weeks–impossible with a new baby in the house. With CoolSculpting, moms can get back to their daily routines immediately.
Women who choose CoolSculpting typically experience improved self-esteem and confidence once their results have appeared. With new CoolSculpting Plus, patients can get results that offer better skin tightening and 60% better results overall. Since many women experience unwanted loose skin after pregnancy, this can make a huge difference. Moms can choose to treat many different areas of the body, including the stomach, hips, and thighs–almost anywhere there is stubborn fat.
Who is a Candidate?
After giving birth, a woman’s body may have stretch marks, loose skin and muscles, and excess fat. CoolSculpting is best for stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Women who are interested in CoolSculpting after pregnancy should give their body at least six months to bounce back before moving forward with treatments. This will allow for natural weight loss and skin retraction.
Once the body has had time to recover, women who are still bothered by stubborn fat can be great candidates for CoolSculpting. Patients should be in overall good health, but the treatment is extremely safe and gentle. Patients should have realistic expectations and understand that it takes time for the final results to settle.
Maintaining CoolSculpting Results
It’s important to note that while fat is destroyed permanently after CoolSculpting, weight gain can still occur. Fat cells that remain can continue to expand all over the body. Any subsequent pregnancies may result in new stubborn fat. With that in mind, moms need to understand that if they choose to undergo CoolSculpting after their first child is born and go on to have other children, the treatment may need to be repeated. Some moms decide to just wait until they’re done having children. Others decide to have another treatment (or several) after they’ve had more children. Additional procedures are not dangerous, so it’s up to the patient to decide what they want to do. After CoolSculpting, a healthy diet and regular exercise will help patients maintain results.
Advanced CoolSculpting Results in Central Virginia
Get your confidence and body back! The Hillelson-Whipple Clinic is the first and only facility in Central Virginia to offer the enhanced results of CoolSculpting Plus. New moms who want to reduce stubborn fat with CoolSculpting after pregnancy can now enjoy 60% better results and enhanced skin tightening. For more information about CoolSculpting Plus in Richmond, VA, call our clinic today at 804.290.0060. Dr. Ruth Hillelson and her staff are experts in non-surgical treatments and can offer patients the best in body contouring.