QUESTION

I’m 5 foot 4. I have limited exercise activities due to physical disabilities. I’ve lost 15 pounds in 6 months, which brings my weight down to 198. All my excess weight goes to my stomach, enlarging it as if I were pregnant. The only part I would want is my stomach. Due to my health I wouldn’t feel comfortable having surgery. I saw coolsculpting on TV and I am thinking about it. But would it even do anything for me since I am overweight? Would it be able to get at least an inch off? Thank you.

ANSWER BY DR. GERRISH

Originally, the ideal CoolSculpting patient was considered to be the individual who was near ideal body weight that could not reduce a bump or bulge despite diet and exercise. Over the last 8 years we have learned that CoolSculpting can help a number of patients with varying goals. In your specific circumstance, CoolSculpting may help with reducing your lower stomach, especially in combination with your continued nutritional weight loss plan. Your candidacy for treatment can be established upon consultation with an experienced CoolSculpting provider along with an in depth discussion of realistic expectations.