(Closed) Coolsculpting for weight loss?

posted 1 year ago in Fitness
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I was getting some Botox last week and talking to my girl who’s an RN about it as they’re about to start offering cool sculpting, she said it’s best for people who need to tighten up, but not necessarily for people who really need to loose weight. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2019 - City, State

I’ve talked to some people who have worked at places that do coolsculpting and they said if you gain weight back, it can look lumpy and weird and it is very hard to lose again. 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2021

I work in a plastic surgeon’s office and we offer CoolSculpting.

 

While it is great for treating stubborn pockets of fat that diet/exercise don’t touch, it is NOT a weight loss solution, as it will not treat your visceral fat (the fat surrounding your organs) and really doesn’t remove ALL THAT MUCH volume… 5 lbs of fat looks like WAY more than you would think. 

Most reputable practices won’t even perform CS on patients who are above a certain BMI because it just won’t give them good results.

 

Best bet? Get to a stable, healthy weight, see how you feel and evaluate from there. 

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Bumble bee

No, it’s not. The only true way to lose weight is to count your macros and eat in calorie deficiency each week while working out regularly (more strength training than cardio).

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - Dracut, Massachusetts

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lichfieldangel :  I’m more just curious about this…but does liposuction provide better long term results than the cool sculpting and sonobello or whatever that other one is? This one freezes the cells if I remember correctly, and then how does your body get rid of it? Through the lymphatic system?

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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2021

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blondie603 :  So CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells and then yes, your body metabolizes and disposes of the waste. I’d estimate it would take 2-4 treatments to give you a solid “wow” result and not everyone is a candidate. Also, t’s not cheap. Most CS will start at $750, but that only takes into account ONE cycle, and for bilateral areas (flanks, thighs, even the abdomen) you need two cycles. This is really something people who absolutely do NOT want surgery are best suited for, or people with  little fat to remove. 

Treatments have to be several weeks (4-6 conservatively) apart, and you won’t see the result for at least that amount of time. Some patients experience swelling and nerve pain for a few weeks following treatment.

Liposuction absolutely will provide a better result overall, especially in terms of customization (a board-certified surgeon is looking at you and is able to use their judgement rather than simply attaching a suction device to pull a limited amount of fat in) and the amount of fat that can be removed in one sitting is much much greater. You can get a much more dramatic result – likely FOR LESS MONEY (when all is said and done)- if you are ok with the whole *surgical* aspect of it. 

With lipo, most people have only a slight bit of downtime and swelling and your result is pretty evident after the initial swelling resolves.

Both remove fat permanently.

 

Hopefully that makes sense and isn’t information overload! 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

In case of body modification procedures I agree that coolsculpting can be a better decision than liposuction. Both procedures can’t give you a 100% result, I mean that without futher diets and regular physical exercises fat will definetely return but with them you can get a really slim body for a long time. However in case of liposuction you’ll need to have an additional surgery because of the strong change of your body shape, also there’s a great risk for infection so you’ll need a special wound care and antibiotic therapy in addition.

On the other hand coolsculpting is based on destroying fat cells by freezing them with the help of a special machine https://mediluxe.ca/en/, it’s a totally non-surgical procedure. But maybe you’ll need to make several sessions of it (depends on how much weight you want to lose) and it’s not a very cheap one, especially if you make it not for one time.
In my case my doc recommended it instead of liposuction considering all the risks for it but again it’s effective only as an addition for other weight loss methods, not as the only one.

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Worker bee

I’ve had cool sculpting done! I am incredibly happy with the results. But I agree that it isn’t for weight loss – I didn’t lose any weight. Basically, it’s to reshape your body. (So let’s say you are 140 pounds. You probably won’t lose weight doing cool sculpting, but if you feel like most of your weight goes to your stomach and you have cool sculpting done there, your weight will go more evenly to the remaining cells in your body, if that makes sense.)

My body is built so that even when I weigh very little, I always naturally had a stomach disproportional to the rest of my body. I did two treatments on my stomach, and the results are very noticeable. (I did a before and after photo.) Now, when I wear pants, fat does not gather in the front by the zipper, and my stomach appears to be more flat. My provider stated that they do not recommend that people get cool sculpting done until they are within 10 pounds of their desired weight.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - Dracut, Massachusetts

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lichfieldangel :  interesting! thank you for the info!

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Worker bee

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sablescorpion22 : 

 

So I had it done twice on my abdomen. Both times, the pain/weird feeling lasted about two weeks. The first time, I’d say that for a week it was painful to touch (2-3 days the second time). Then the second week, it wasn’t painful but it felt like there was a loss of sensation. I felt completely normal after those first two weeks, though. The pain was never unbearable and didn’t prevent me from doing anything – again, it mostly just hurt to touch my stomach at first.

 

I didn’t really feel any pain during the actual freezing – just some discomfort.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Proper nutrition and exercise are important. So you can lose weight

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