The truth is that CoolSculpting is not a cure-all. Yes, fat does break down and gets flushed from your body after treatment, but it is up you to maintain a healthy diet for lasting results. While CoolSculpting is a permanent procedure it is up to you to maintain that weight reduction by eating healthy foods and exercising regularly. Just because you have CoolSculpting does not mean this is a preventative to you gaining weight afterwards, this can still happen.
Foods to eat after CoolSculpting?
Many people have fallen victim the “well I have gotten rid of the fat, so it won’t come back” motto. Wrong! While CoolSculpting does help you get rid of that stubborn fat it is not a fat reduction weight loss plan. You need to maintain your results by eating the right foods in the right portions. Foods to eat after CoolSculpting for optimal, long-lasting results include:
- Lean protein
- Fruits & vegetables
- Whole grains
- Foods low in sugar
A bonus recommendation:
Workout regularly and stay active. Keep up the work by getting out there and getting the heart racing is the best way to help your body get in the flow afterwards and can keep off the weight in the long run. Talk to your healthcare provider about the specific plan for maintaining your results prior to getting your CoolSculpting treatment.
A rare side effect of CoolSculpting and weight gain
CoolSculpting is a great way to get rid of stubborn fat and while it is a non-invasive procedure, there is the risk of developing PAH (paradoxical adipose hyperplasia). The applicator and method of CoolSculpting treatment techniques result in a reduction of unwanted fat for the treated area. But, according to the National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, the applicator and techniques can cause an unwanted result in a small number of patients – PAH. This condition is a rare side effect of CoolSculpting where the treated fat hardens and freezes, rather than freezing and shrinking. This bulge of fat is easily treatable with liposuction.
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In the end, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and staying in contact with your healthcare provider is the best way to prevent weight gain and other complications after receiving CoolSculpting. For those who are struggling with weight loss or want to use this as a weight loss procedure, you need to know that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss plan and is not recommended for those who are obese. It is ideal for removal of unwanted fat in problem areas for patients who maintain healthy lifestyles.
Contact our team at the biostation at (561) 284-8729 to learn more about this procedure or to speak to a medical consultant who will be able to answer more questions regarding weight gain after CoolSculpting.
Sources: 1. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health - Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia After Cryolipolysis