CoolSculpting and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

When you have done everything right by the book but still won’t manage to separate yourself from pockets of fat in certain areas of your body, CoolSculpting often comes in handy. There are many theories surrounding this minimally invasive cosmetic procedure but the truth is, although it is not a weight loss solution per se, it can help compliment your weight loss efforts to a greater extent.

As a non-surgical procedure, CoolSculpting is safe for the human body. However, there are few individuals who are exempted from removing stubborn fat by having the procedure. Among them are pregnant women. But why is that so? This is what this post will address. First things first, what is CoolSculpting?

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting or cryolipolysis is a fat loss method that combines cold treatments and suction to kill fat cells. As a liposuction alternative, it is safe, proven and effective. The principle behind it is that by exposing fat cells to extremely low temperatures for a certain duration, they will experience stimuli which will result in cellular death without destroying the surrounding cells. The destroyed fat cells can then be expelled by your body’s lymphatic system.

CoolSculpting and pregnancy

As mentioned before, you cannot do CoolSculpting when you are expecting a baby. We wish we had scientific proof to back this claim but doctors in Toronto and the world at large don’t recommend it. As more research goes into this, we hope to have something concrete but for now, the safety of a mother in waiting is of utmost importance.

How long should you wait to conceive after CoolSculpting?

Colsculpting in Toronto often encounters this question during their practice. The straight answer, according to medical practitioners is that you can get pregnant right after your CoolSculpting treatment. In some circumstances, you might have some contractions in your tummy two weeks or so after the treatment but this will fade away fast.

Does pregnancy undo the effects of CoolSculpting?

If you are worried about going back to your original body after becoming pregnant, don’t be. Unless you don’t return to your pre-pregnancy weight, the results of CoolSculpting are quite permanent.

In theory, the number of fat cells in your body remains the same after puberty. Weight gain only makes them bigger. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, reduces the actual number of fat cells in the targeted area and this will always hold even after pregnancy.

What happens when you have CoolSculping when pregnant?

It is not uncommon to have people who have had CoolSculpting in Toronto during the onset of their pregnancy. For the most part, these women are often unaware of the pregnancy. Again, science is yet to give us the right answer to this question. However, women who have been caught in this quagmire in the past have sailed through. There hasn’t been any report of harm to the growing fetus

The only time you cannot have cryolipolysis id during your pregnancy. Other than that, you can freeze your fat cells. As usual, speak to your plastic surgeon in Toronto before having the treatment to go over safety and other important information.

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