Wanting to get your pre-pregnancy body back after having a baby is nothing unusual. After all, it can be a bit of a shock to see all of the incredible changes your body goes through during and after having a baby. Generally, it’s best to wait for six months postpartum before opting for any type of cosmetic procedure, and CoolSculpting is no different. This secret to snapping back after having a baby is most suitable for those who are already at or near their ideal weight, and this should be factored into your post-birth CoolSculpting time frame.
How CoolSculpting Works
CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling technology to remove fat cells. Rather than simply removing the fat, CoolSculpting goes straight to the source by freezing away fat cells from the treated area. Dr. Barakat, Dr. Alkadri, and Dr. Mishra can target fat cells underneath the skin using a process called cryolipolysis. During this fat-freezing process, the fat cells die due to their inability to survive at extremely low temperatures. As the fat cells shrink and die off, your body metabolizes and eliminates them. CoolSculpting is highly targeted, so it delivers noticeable results without surgery or any damage to surrounding skin, tissue, or nerve cells.
Freezing Away Pregnancy Weight
Even if you had good luck with losing the baby weight, you might still be struggling with stubborn areas of fat. Working out regularly and eating a healthy diet can help your body bounce back, but if your extra efforts aren’t banishing the post-pregnancy fat, CoolSculpting will.
CoolSculpting is ideal for women who have a small amount of unwanted fat, and a single session can remove up to 20% of the fatty tissue in your abdomen.
CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells and treatments focus on one location at a time, allowing you to target just your abdomen or other problem areas. The frigid temperature destroys the fat cells, leaving them to be flushed out of your body over the next few months.
Ideal Treatment Areas
A single session of CoolSculpting typically takes an hour and doesn’t involve much downtime after treatment. In short, you can have CoolSculpting pretty much anywhere you’ve spotted stubborn fat pockets that you’d like to eliminate.
Some of the most popular treatment areas are:
- Love handles
- Banana rolls
- Upper arms
- The bulge under the bra strap
CoolSculpting Is Ideal for mothers who…
- Have just a small amount of unwanted fat in the stomach area
- Are six months postpartum or more
- Are fully recovered from pregnancy and childbirth
- Are at or near their ideal weight
One additional benefit of CoolSculpting, aside from proven results with limited downtime, is that it can be repeated if needed. A woman doesn’t need to wait until after she’s finished having children before treatment. CoolSculpting can be repeated for a more significant reduction in fat, or a few more years down the road after another baby comes along.
Is CoolSculpting Safe While Breastfeeding?
CoolSculpting is a safe, non-invasive procedure, but it should not be performed during breastfeeding. During CoolSculpting, the fat cells in the treated area are subject to permanent damage and eventually die. The cells are absorbed and removed by the body entirely within two to three months. It is during this early period that we would like to avoid having these inflammatory factors in circulation and potentially reach your breast milk. As soon as you finish breastfeeding, it will be safe for you to have CoolSculpting performed to achieve the shape you desire.
How Soon Is Too Soon For Postpartum CoolSculpting?
Generally, it’s best to wait for six months postpartum before opting for any cosmetic procedure, and CoolSculpting is no different. Although CoolSculpting is non-surgical, it’s recommended to let yourself fully recover from pregnancy and childbirth before making any more changes.
Most people are good CoolSculpting candidates, as long as they’re in good general health and understand that it is to complement a healthy lifestyle, not a replacement for one. Maintaining your weight will help you keep your new shape. Schedule your complimentary consultation appointment with Vein & Laser Institute today and give your post-baby body a boost. We offer CoolSculpting in Crown Point, Valparaiso and Munster, IN.