Patients who come to our office seeking CoolSculpting® for belly fat in Mt. Vernon are often curious about how long their results will last. First, it is important to understand what the treatment does and how it works.
It can be difficult, if not impossible, to change the body type you were born with—but there are some aesthetic treatments that help to enhance your physique. CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive way to help attain your desired body shape by removing excess fat from areas where it isn’t wanted, such as the stomach, back, upper arms, thighs, below the butt, and on the hips and flanks. These localized fat pockets are often resistant to other reduction efforts, such as exercise and eating a balanced diet.
CoolSculpting® uses low temperatures to trigger fat cell death without harming the surrounding skin and tissues. The fat cells are destroyed for good, but it’s up to the patient to keep up a healthy lifestyle to avoid enlarging the existing fat cells and those on other body areas.
Here are some steps you can take to prolong the results from CoolSculpting® for belly fat:
Maintain a Healthy, Stable Weight
CoolSculpting® is a quick, non-surgical procedure that’s well tolerated and doesn’t require any downtime. Exercising in addition to CoolSculpting® optimizes results, and it’s easy to get right back to an active schedule after a session. Patients who are disciplined about staying fit and in shape usually have the best, long-term results. It helps to put together a diet and exercise plan that’s customized for your needs. Include well-balanced meals with plenty of lean protein.
Stay Well Hydrated
Drinking water makes you feel fuller and suppresses appetite, helps you to burn fat faster, gets rid of toxins and waste from the body, and encourages better workouts. Try to drink 8 ounces of water with each meal, drink more water when exercising, and include more liquid-rich meals like soups in your diet.
Get Proper Sleep
Sleeping for between seven to nine hours can help you control your cravings and appetite and makes you feel less stressed. Your body repairs and builds muscles during sleep, and you’ll feel more energized for workouts.
Learn more about how CoolSculpting® for belly fat can help you achieve more shapely, proportional contours. Contact our Mt. Vernon-based Skin Care Center of Southern Illinois team to request a consultation by calling our office directly at 618.244.0031 or fill out a contact form.