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Is It Safe to Have CoolSculpting Before Breast Lift?

Breast lift, also called mastopexy, continues to be one of the most in-demand cosmetic treatments among women. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, surgical breast lifts have gone up to an estimated 70 percent since 2000. Now if you’re planning to go through a breast lift procedure or already scheduled to have one, you may be considering getting other procedures done beforehand, perhaps a body contouring treatment such as CoolSculpting. 

So is it safe to have CoolSculpting before breast lift? Doctors do not consider this a problem, as long as you’re not going to have CoolSculpting done in areas near your breasts. You may want to hold off to that bra fat removal or fat cell within the upper abdomen region. It’s better to stay on the safe side since CoolSculpting can lead to some swelling and inflammation post-treatment, which is something you don’t want to have right before your breast lift procedure.

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Why People Get Breast Lifts

Mastopexy is a surgical procedure performed to change the shape of your breasts. This involves the removal of excess skin and reshaping of the breast tissue in order to raise the breasts. The procedure is recommended for those who have saggy breasts or have nipples that point downward. It won’t significantly change the size of your breasts but the lift can make them look bigger. 

If you wish to have physically bigger ones, you can get a breast augmentation done along with your breast lift. You can also have breast reduction along with the lift if you wish to have smaller breasts.

There are several factors that contribute to the change in breast shape. Age is a major one. As you get older, your breasts lose their firmness and elasticity. Pregnancy also heavily affects breast shape as they tend to sag after getting stretched pre-birth. Weight fluctuations can also cause the skin of your breasts to stretch and become less elastic.

A breast lift can reduce the sagging and elevates the position of your nipples and the areola, the darker area surrounding the nipples. The cosmetic procedure can also reduce the size of your areola to keep them in proportion to the size of your newly shaped breasts.

Getting CoolSculpting Procedure Before Breast Lift

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In order to understand why it’s better to postpone getting a CoolSculpting treatment before your breast lift, you have to know the preparations needed to prepare the breasts before surgery. It involves getting mammograms, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding certain medications, and getting your body well-rested before going under the knife.

CoolSculpting, also called Cryolipolysis, works by freezing fat cells in order to break them down and get them flushed out of your body naturally through your lymphatic system. It mainly targets the subcutaneous fat. This involves the use of an applicator, which will suck in the pinchable fat in your treated area. 

The CoolSculpting device will freeze those targeted fat cells for around 30-45 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and the size of the applicator used. After the fat freezing, your doctor will massage the area to encourage the dispersal of the destroyed or treated fat cells.

You can go back to your normal routine right after your session since CoolSculpting requires little to no downtime. However, the results will unfold gradually within a few weeks. During this time, you will experience some side effects, which will wear off after several days.

Getting a CoolSculpting session will certainly affect your treatment areas and have a physical reaction to the procedure, such as swelling, bruising, and inflammation. This is why it’s not advisable to go for a body contouring in areas near the breast. You want this part of your body in its normal state before you undergo your breast lift procedure.

Where Is It Safe to Get CoolSculpting Before Breast Lift

It’s perfectly safe to get body contouring done and eliminate excess fat or unwanted fat cells in parts of your body away from the breast area. This is something you should consult with your doctor or plastic surgeon since he can guarantee what is safe or not. He may advise you to wait for sometime after your breast lift before getting CoolSculpting done in the bra fat or upper abdomen region. 

Getting CoolSculpting in these areas may not be a good idea since there will be expected physical effects such as swelling and inflammation, as well as delayed onset neuropathic pain that can’t be dealt with by traditional painkillers.

Keep in mind that the body needs time to repair and flush out the dead fat cells, so it would be best to heal after breast augmentation first before getting CoolSculpting in its nearby regions. As for getting CoolSculpting for the chin and neck, lower abdomen, thighs, and butt, it’s perfectly okay, but do get your doctor’s approval to keep things safe.

Your doctor will also make an assessment if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting treatment. This is usually recommended for people who are within 10 to 25 pounds away from their ideal weight. This should give you enough unwanted fat or fat bulge to fit into the applicator. 

Those who weigh more than the recommended range will be advised to lose a few more pounds before they can be approved for the procedure. CoolSculpting is a fat reduction treatment for noticeable bulges and not designed for weight loss.

Finding the Right CoolSculpting Professional

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In order to get the best CoolSculpting results, you should consult with a licensed medical professional such as a board certified plastic surgeon who already has lots of experience with the treatment. Technically, anyone can operate the CoolSculpting machine and CoolSculpting applicator, but only a licensed doctor or plastic surgeon can guarantee the best areas for targeting and what to do in rare cases of emergency during the procedure. 

You may discover that a fully experienced CoolSculpting professional may charge a bit more than the others, but it’s worth paying more if it means getting the safest and most effective CoolSculpting technology and treatment possible for eliminating your stubborn fat deposits.

Get the Safest and Most Effective CoolSculpting Treatment at NJ Center for CoolSculpting

The team at NJ Center for CoolSculpting performs hundreds of body contouring sessions each month in their peaceful and luxurious facility. As a patient, your safety is guaranteed because you get board-certified doctors, certified aestheticians, and licensed physician assistants to attend to your CoolSculpting needs. 

The facility's experts can treat common problem areas such as excess fat tissue in the upper arm, inner thigh, outer thighs, double chin, and many more without having to go through traditional plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery procedures such as tummy tuck and liposuction. Call NJ Center for CoolSculpting now and arrange for an appointment with one of their top specialists.

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