Is it possible for patients, weighing more than 300 lbs, to participate in CoolSculpting?
Dr. Dean Kane Q & A
Q. Is it possible for patients, weighing more than 300 lbs, to participate in CoolSculpting? Do I need to get to safe weight limit to participate? Just needing to get some of this weight off so I don’t stop and gain it back. Any help would be great and thank you for your time.
A. CoolSculpting (CS) is tried and true but limited. Despite these limitations, if CS can help motivate you to change your lifestyle to lose and maintain a better weight then it is definitely worth it.
Up to 20% of the fat in the suction applicator will undergo programmed cell death, so you can do more than one session per area.
Areas of the body where CS has helped my overweight to obese patients socially, psychologically and physically include:
the double chin, jowls and lateral neck (to help fit in closed shirt collars and look better),
arms (to fit available shirts and jackets),
muffin-top, love-handles and smaller front tummy folds.
You will still have to lose weight by diet and exercise to maintain the limited fat/weight loss from CS but this may help start you in the right direction. Read the South Beach Diet as a primer to understand the changes in lifestyle required to maintain the satisfaction of eating but with a diet that stimulates proper metabolism.
Good luck with your efforts!
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.