Postpartum CoolSculpting: What You Need to Know

Your body can change dramatically after childbirth – like stretch marks, loose skin, unwanted bulges, or even a change in your hair texture and bra size.

Though many celebrity magazines and beauty blogs make it seem like any woman can quickly bounce back from the stress of pregnancy and childbirth, you might have discovered your reality is very different. There’s nothing more frustrating than struggling with stubborn fat that lingers, despite all your efforts to the contrary.

If you long to restore your pre-pregnancy body after lovingly welcoming a child into the world, you’re not alone. Sometimes, diet, exercise, and shouting at your full-length mirror aren’t enough. That’s why many women are embracing postpartum CoolSculpting to regain their pre-pregnancy body and boost confidence and self-esteem.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body sculpting treatment that employs controlled cooling technology to eliminate unwanted fat cells. Rather than removing the fat via incisions and suction, CoolSculpting tackles the source from the outside in, freezing and destroying fat cells from the target area.

CoolSculpting focuses on fat reduction rather than weight loss for effective and long-lasting benefits. Results will vary with each patient, but working with an experienced CoolSculpting medical professional will ensure you achieve the best possible results.

Is CoolSculpting Safe Soon After Pregnancy?

Whether you have decided to embrace the joys of motherhood or remain childfree, if you have pinchable fat, you’re likely a CoolSculpting candidate. The non-invasive treatment can provide effective results almost anywhere on your body, helping you shape, sculpt slimmer lines, and reduce the underlying fat volume. But for postpartum CoolSculpting, the most popular areas are the lower abdomen and love handles.

How Long Should You Wait Before Considering Postpartum CoolSculpting?

You should wait at least three to six months after you’ve stopped breastfeeding to consider CoolSculpting. While you’re breastfeeding, your hormones are still unpredictable, so you’ll want to get to a baseline before you get a consultation/assessment with a medical professional.

To determine whether CoolSculpting is a good fit for you, the first step is a physical exam. Remember, it takes time for your body to fully recover from the strain of carrying and delivering a growing baby.

Your body can change as your hormones settle, so it’s best to wait the prescribed time. If you’re overly aggressive and impatient and have the procedure too soon, you may not love the outcome. So please wait. CoolSculpting benefits are long-term. Once the fat is gone, it’s gone forever.

Diastasis Recti and CoolSculpting

Some moms struggle with diastasis recti during and after pregnancy. This condition occurs when the abdominal muscles separate at the vertical midline of the body. It is a muscle issue, not a fat issue, so CoolSculpting can’t correct it. The only way to resolve this issue is with a surgery called abdominoplasty. However, having diastasis recti does not exclude you from choosing CoolSculpting. You and your provider should have a conversation about this problem and what you can expect from CoolSculpting.

Is CoolSculpting Safe After a C-Section?

Often, women who deliver their babies via cesarean section end up with a scar on their lower abdomen. The good news is that your CoolSculpting procedure can accommodate C-section scarring. Talk with your provider about your unique goals and understand what the procedure can and cannot achieve.

For example, there are no guarantees that CoolSculpting will eliminate the shelf many mothers deal with after a C-section birth. Therefore, your clinician may make accommodations for the scar while positioning the applicator to ensure a safe and effective outcome.

Schedule Your CoolSculpting Consultation Today!

Restore your pre-pregnancy body without surgery. Postpartum CoolSculpting is a non-surgical solution designed to help mothers lose postpartum fat and inches, without a lengthy recovery. Learn more about the advantages of postpartum CoolSculpting by scheduling your consultation with our Portland specialist today!

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