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Many well-known professional sports teams—and amateur athletes—make their home in the city of St. Louis. Fat freezing with CoolSculpting® can be an effective way for the physical competitors and outdoors enthusiasts who live here to reduce the volume of resistant, pinchable fat in specific areas. Despite the prevailing image of obese people choosing plastic surgery and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments to slim down, patients seeking fat reduction techniques are often slim and healthy. In fact, CoolSculpting® is designed primarily for those who are already in shape—or are at least close to their ideal body weight.
The CoolSculpting® applicator works by cooling fat cells to induce cell death. These killed-off fat cells are then gradually removed from the body, causing a slimming effect.
Here are five ways this fat-reduction method is ideal for athletes:
1. It Addresses Fat “Hotspots”
Cosmetic treatments aren’t a cop-out for sports players. Even the most disciplined athletes can benefit from help with fat reduction, because regardless of how often we work out, we’re still likely to be self-conscious about a few, stubborn problem areas. Our body shape is influenced by genetics and hormones, and reliable spot reduction through exercise simply isn’t possible. CoolSculpting®, on the other hand, can slim down specifically targeted areas by taking out some of the subcutaneous fat for good.
2. It Reduces the Effects of Aging
Even if you work out regularly, biological changes cause you to gain more weight as you approach middle age—when it also becomes more difficult to lose unwanted bulk. CoolSculpting® helps to restore your physique despite how many candles you have on your birthday cake.
3. There Is No Major Downtime Required
For people who have a very packed lifestyle, the idea of committing to the longer recovery times—and the side effects associated with plastic surgery procedures—can seem daunting. The good part about CoolSculpting® is that it requires virtually no downtime after a session, so athletes can get back to the gym right away if they choose to.
4. Staying Active Improves Results
CoolSculpting® is a great choice for people who are already physically active and maintain a balanced diet. The best way to maintain fat-reduction results from a nonsurgical treatment is by continuing to stay healthy and in shape through traditional methods. This will be easier for athletes than for those who are accustomed to a more sedentary lifestyle.
5. Improving Confidence
Feeling good about the way you look can raise self-esteem levels and motivate you to train harder. This benefit is mental, but can pay off with further physical benefits.
Find the CoolSculpting® fat freezing option that works best for you with help from our St. Louis team at West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University. Reach out to us by phoning (314) 996-8800 or send us a message to request a consultation.