FL Med Spa Explains What You Need to Know About CoolSculpting® After Pregnancy
Having a baby can bring incredible joy to new mothers, but in the months after childbirth, stretch marks, loose stomach muscles, and stubborn fat can affect a mother’s positive body image. After giving birth, women often struggle to lose the “baby weight” and restore the look and shape of their pre-pregnancy bodies, despite concerted diet and exercise efforts.
Thus, many postpartum mothers in the Naples, Florida, area seek a solution at Tru Glō Medspa. As a “medical” spa, our staff are attuned to the overall health of our clients and understand the trauma pregnancy and childbirth cause a woman’s body. Postpartum recovery is a complex natural process that involves tissue healing, bodily system restoration, and hormone rebalancing. Medical professionals generally advise new mothers to avoid any medical procedures—invasive or not—that might compromise their natural postpartum recovery.
CoolSculpting® Emerging as Effective Treatment for Stubborn Fat
In recent years, CoolSculpting® has emerged as an effective non-invasive treatment for reducing stubborn fat. Technically known as Cryolipolosis (or fat freezing), the procedure has also proven successful at helping new mothers lose pregnancy-related weight gains and tighten abdominal skin. CoolSculpting® sessions only take an hour or so and require no downtime, which means that new moms can quickly return their attention to the care of their new baby.
Of course, new mothers need to wait for the natural recovery of postpartum to kick in before turning to CoolSculpting®. The hormone rebalancing that occurs after pregnancy may help some women lose weight naturally, and CoolSculpting® provides the best results once their weight has stabilized. Tru Glō Medspa has all the skinny on safe and effective CoolSculpting® treatment for new mothers, so read on to learn more.
Is CoolSculpting Safe After Pregnancy and Childbirth?
Safety is the primary concern raised by new mothers who consult with our Naples medical spa about the benefits of CoolSculpting®. The treatment is FDA approved and has a limited side-effect profile. The primary concern with using the treatment with new mothers is to ensure that it does not impact the natural postpartum recovery.
Tru Glō Medspa generally advises new mothers to wait three to six months after giving birth before undergoing CoolSculpting®. Breastfeeding mothers are advised to wait from three to six months after stopping before getting the treatment. Not only does breastfeeding cause an extended hormonal shifting of postpartum recovery, but researchers have not studied whether CoolSculpting® has any effects on breast milk. To ensure new mother safety, patients consult with one of our medical professionals before undergoing CoolSculpting® treatment.
What About Women Who Have Had a C-Section?
C-section scars and any other lower-body scarring do not limit a woman’s ability to have CoolSculpting® because the treatment is customized for each woman’s distinct body. CoolSculpting’s® hand-held application device can be navigated around scarring in ways that can still target underlying fat deposits. Note that CoolSculpting’s® ability to reduce the size of the C-Section pooch varies by women and depends on factors relating to its internal development within the abdomen.
What Kind of Results Can New Mothers Expect?
CoolSculpting’s® technology has been clinically proven to eliminate fat cells by killing them by freezing. Once destroyed, your body naturally removes the crystallized cells in the weeks and months after the procedure. In various clinical studies, patients reported average reductions in body fat of between 21.5% to 43%, and almost 80% of patients reported satisfaction with the results. More than 7 million patients have undergone CoolSculpting® in 80 countries.
Note that additional pregnancies will likely produce new stubborn fat deposits, though subsequent treatments can help address these, too. To maintain the best CoolSculpting® results, patients are encouraged to exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet.
Learn More About CoolSculpting® at Naples-Based Tru Glō Medspa
If you would like to learn more about whether CoolSculpting® can help reduce the stubborn fat that developed due to childbirth, contact our Naples, Florida-based medical spa through our website’s contact page or by calling 239-919-7009.
*Tru Glō Medspa advises new mothers who are interested in CoolSculpting® to speak with their own personal physician or OBGYN before seeking the treatment. The physiology of postpartum changes varies significantly among mothers, so your physician is best suited to advise you on treatment timing and other factors.