bloguettes Bodify March 2018-119

One of the most popular questions we field at Bodify is, “how do I know if I’m not a candidate for CoolSculpting?” This is a great question and the answer is important as well, because if you are not a candidate for CoolSculpting your provider should be open and honest with you and never let you move forward with a fat-freezing plan that won’t give you beautiful results.

There are a few reasons a person is not a candidate for CoolSculpting Elite, the world’s #1 non-invasive FDA cleared fat reduction and body sculpting procedure. At Bodify we guarantee your results and have done over 32,000 treatments so you can rest assured that if we tell you CoolSculpting is a fit for your stubborn, diet and exercise resistant fat, that it is!

#1 Visceral fat. Men are more prone to visceral fat than women. Visceral fat can only be found in the abdomen. It sits behind the muscle wall and tends to make the abdomen stick out, think of a tortoise shell! CoolSculpting’s freezing technology can’t get past the muscle wall (it’s temperature regulation is too good), and get the fat cells behind the muscle wall cold enough to set them up for apoptosis, fancy word for cell death. So CoolSculpting is totally unsuccessful at treating visceral fat.

The bright side, visceral fat is 2x more responsive to diet and exercise changes, so if you have visceral fat you ought to be able to make some lifestyle changes and see that visceral fat reduce beautifully!

#2 More than 50 pounds from a healthy and ideal weight. This constraint is a bit more tricky. Those who are more than 50 pounds from a healthy and ideal weight, could in theory, do CoolSculpting but it is often cost prohibitive. CoolSculpitng removes a layer of fat with each treatment session that is equivalent to 20%. So in order for someone to have a really nice, visible, and exciting reduction, if they are a bit farther away from a healthy weight, 10+ treatments would be ideal to make the change and that is often a larger investment than many want to spend!

At Bodify, we often work with these clients and encourage them to make some lifestyle changes, and once they do, they are perfect candidates for CoolSculpting and can use CoolSculpting elite as icing on the cake. Many clients use CoolSculpting as a reward for making lifestyle changes that resulted in weight loss.

If you are more than 50 pounds from a healthy and ideal weight, we still invite you in for a free CoolSculpting consult. Bodies come in different shapes and sizes and sometimes the area on the body that holds most of the excess fat is not the area a person wants to treat, in which case they can happily freeze. For example, perhaps you carry excess weight in your legs so they are not ideal for CoolSculpting, but your chin or arms bother you and are perfect for the treatment.

Any CoolSculpting office ought to be excited to have you in and explore CoolSculpting, so don’t be shy, if you are not a candidate, it’s ok, there is never any judgment or pressure, just an open and honest conversation and about what CoolSculpting can or can’t achieve for you!

#3 Breastfeeding or pregnant women. If a woman is pregnant we simply ask her to have her little bundle of joy and after she is done breastfeeding (if she does this) she can happily pursue CoolSculpting. There are no known issues with CoolSculpting on a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding, but CoolSculpting earned its FDA-clearance when it was tested on healthy non-pregnant individuals so, at Bodify, we will not treat a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding. Bodies change during and after pregnancy. Many of our clients are thrilled to come in after they finish breastfeeding or immediately after pregnancy if they don’t breast feed to get their pre-baby body back. CoolSculpting, won’t impact your skin or stretch marks, but can address excess fat beautifully!

#4 Contraindications. Fortunately there are only 3 contraindications for CoolSculpting and they are super rare. At Bodify we’ve only ever encountered 2 people, out of 32,000 treatments, that had one of the 3 contraindications so we were not able to treat them. So chances are you don’t have them, and if you do, you will know it!

  • Cryoglobulinemia (kry-o-glob-u-lih-NEE-me-uh), these proteins may clump together at temperatures below 98.6 F (37 C). These gelatinous protein clumps can impede your blood circulation, which can damage your skin, joints, nerves and organs — particularly your kidneys and liver.
  • Cold agglutinin disease (CAD) is a rare autoimmune disorder characterized by the premature destruction of red blood cells (hemolysis). Autoimmune diseases occur when one’s own immune system attacks healthy tissue. More specifically, CAD is a subtype of autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
  • Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH) is a rare blood disorder in which the body’s immune system produces antibodies that destroy red blood cells. It occurs when the person is exposed to cold temperatures. Blood is comprised of red blood cells, platelets, and various white blood cells.

We are so excited to explore CoolSculpting. We love changing bodies with a non-invasive fat-reduction technology that has been around for over 11 years and has been done more than 11 million times. YOu can trust the technology and you can trust Bodify!

About Bodify CoolSculpting Spa

A Coolsculpting Dedicated Boutique

When you decide to have CoolSculpting and permanently remove unwanted fat, it’s a big deal. Other medical spas in Arizona offer CoolSculpting and various other services. While a full-service clinic may seem logical, Bodify is adamant that focusing on ONE technology will give you the best results.

You’ll be happy to know our CoolSculpting certified team has performed nearly 30,000 treatments to date, and that number keeps growing. Day in and day out, CoolSculpting is all we do, and to say we know it like the back of our hand is an understatement.

Our reputation among Allergan and other CoolSculpting providers is humbling and exciting. Hundreds of other CoolSculpting providers approached us and asked if we could teach them what we know so they could get their clients exceptional results and deliver a better client experience. We now host monthly training courses through our Bodify Academy. We believe there is enough fat to freeze for us all to win, and we want every CoolSculpting provider to have the skills and tools we do so their clients get the treatment outcomes they deserve.

Please visit one of our Locations for CoolSculpting in Phoenix AZ, or CoolSculpting in Scottsdale AZ