How can I maximize my CoolSculpting® results? Our Portland-based team at the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery knows that plenty of patients have this question. We already recommend fat-freezing for patients because of its long-lasting results—which is why we offer CoolSculpting® at the practice in the first place—but there are certainly ways to ensure you enjoy slimmer and leaner contours for years to come.

CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive body contouring procedure that uses controlled cooling to freeze and get rid of stubborn fat cells in targeted areas. The treatment is reliable, but certain factors can affect the longevity of the results. Gaining new weight, for instance, can impact the remaining fat cells, which may grow larger if given the opportunity.

Here are some tips for making CoolSculpting® results last as long as you’d like:

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle: To make CoolSculpting® results last longer, it’s important to commit to healthy choices. This includes eating a balanced diet and engaging in regular physical activity. By maintaining a healthy weight, you can help to preserve your CoolSculpting® results.

Avoid Significant Weight Gain: It’s important to avoid significant weight gain after CoolSculpting®. Although fat cells crystallized by the treatment are gone for good, if you gain weight in the future, the remaining fat cells can expand, which can negatively impact your results. Therefore, it’s important to maintain a stable weight.

Drink Plenty of Water: Staying hydrated is recommended, since it can help to flush out dead fat cells after the CoolSculpting® procedure. Drinking plenty of water can also help to keep your skin firm and taut, which can help to better preserve a toned look.

Avoid Sun Exposure: Ultraviolet radiation can damage the skin and cause it to sag, which can negatively impact your CoolSculpting® results. To help maintain your contours, it’s important to avoid excessive sun exposure and to protect your skin by applying a high-SPF sunscreen.

Stay Active: Remaining physically active can help to keep your metabolism revved up and make it less likely for you to gain weight. CoolSculpting® reduces fat, but has no effect on skin and muscle. Regular physical activity can also help to tone your muscles and keep your skin firm, which can help to make your results look better.

Get a Touch-Up Procedure: If you’re noticing that your CoolSculpting® results are starting to “fade,” consider getting a touch-up treatment, which can reduce volume even more and refresh your results.

Our team at the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery can tell you more about this fat reduction treatment. Call us at 503-646-0101 or fill out a contact form to request a consultation.

Kathleen Waldorf