So now that supermodel Linda Evangelista has come out to talk about her CoolSculpting experience, I thought it was a good time to share my thoughts on the problem with society’s need for instant results.
They Rarely, If Ever, Look Good!
Whether you are looking for quick fat/weight-loss or trying to make yourself look more youthful, there is no one treatment that will immediately do this. You need to be in it for the long haul. Even with surgery and injectables - yes there are some quick results - you still need to employ long-term care of your skin and the health of your body for ideal healing and the best natural looking outcome.
Want better skin? Then a plan that includes an in spa skin program where you can have controlled but more aggressive treatments, combined with home care and the tried and true basics.
Eat Healthy, Sleep More, Reduce Stress and Exercise. Boring? Maybe. But effective? ALWAYS!
Want a good body? You need to pick up the weights, start moving your body and change your eating habits. It’s a process.
I was actually glad to see Linda Evangelista come out with her experience as it is something many of my clients have already been through when trying supposed fat melting procedures. Here is a woman with access to the best trainers and personal chefs. Yet she still chose to have a treatment that according to her has left her disfigured.
Uneven dents due to CoolSculpting are quite common. I have seen it in numerous clients. Liposuction as well can leave bumps and bulges and some of the fat removal systems that utilize heat and cold can cause nerve damage.
Wow you have an amazing body! Yup I got it from "Insert Fat Removal Device". Said NO ONE ever!
What does work? Nutrition and fitness and time.
But those are not the only reasons for opting out of permanent fat removal - gaining weight even minor amounts less than 5 lbs can show up near the area you had the fat removed. It seems those fat cells that are left near removal sites increase in size often leaving the area looking worse than prior to the treatment. Recent studies show that in most cases all fat returns after a year. In some cases the fat comes back as visceral fat - the more dangerous type that wraps around your internal organs.
If you still choose one of the these methods please be aware they are not for weight loss and anyone with significant weight to lose should not even consider them. They are designed for specific fat site removal - side effects and all.
I could write for hours on the many reasons promises of instantly turning back the clock often results in disaster, from too much filler to fat removal, to not taking the time to search out trained professionals for treatments. Simply said, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. If you are going to try something that you are not sure about, research it, work with someone who has performed many procedures, understand the risks and start small.
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