Heading into the summer months, it’s a common goal to look and feel our best in preparation for events like beach days, vacations, or weddings. There are so many options for weight loss on the market these days and it can be overwhelming to decide which best fits you and your lifestyle that is effective and gives you the results you want. Of course diet and exercise is most important and key to healthy weight loss but most of us have to work harder at diet and exercising and we still have those stubborn areas of fat or problem areas. It’s understandable that some individuals may seek additional methods to target stubborn areas of fat or problem areas. Here are a couple of options to consider that work well separately or together to provide the best results. Consulting with a healthcare professional before starting any weight loss journey is an important step towards achieving your goals in a safe and sustainable way.

coolsculpting before and after


CoolSculpting is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure used for body contouring and fat reduction. It works by freezing fat cells, causing them to crystallize and die. Over time, the body naturally eliminates these dead fat cells, resulting in a reduction of fat in t​​he treated area. CoolSculpting is typically used for targeted fat reduction in areas such as the abdomen, arms, thighs, flanks (love handles), and under the chin. A fun fact that not everyone knows, is that the number of fat cells in your body is set during adolescence.  When you treat an area with coolsculpting, the fat cells are destroyed and you will not grow more fat cells in that area, making the fat reduction permanent!  (there are a couple of exceptions to this including pregnancy and obesity).  At Amelie, some of the areas we treat most include under your chin to help sculpt your jawline, the belly roll that hangs over your pants, and flanks that show under your shirt. All of these areas are stubborn and hard to target with exercise, making coolsculpting the perfect treatment for these stubborn areas.

injection into the stomach


Semaglutide was initially developed as a medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes due to its ability to regulate blood sugar levels. However, during clinical trials, researchers observed that patients treated with semaglutide experienced significant weight loss as a side effect. This unexpected benefit led to further investigation into semaglutide’s potential for weight management beyond its primary use for diabetes. It helps to reduce feelings of hunger and increase feelings of fullness, leading to decreased food intake and ultimately weight loss.  Oprah recently did a segment on the risks and benefits of semaglutide that was very interesting and she was vocal about this being one of the tools she is using for weight loss.

In summary, CoolSculpting is a cosmetic procedure for fat reduction, while semaglutide is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity by regulating blood sugar levels and promoting weight loss. They address different issues and work through different mechanisms but are both very effective. These treatments work very well together, which will be discussed more below!

Benefits of Combining Semaglutide and CoolSculpting

Combining CoolSculpting with semaglutide could potentially offer synergistic benefits for weight loss and body contouring. Semaglutide’s ability to reduce appetite and promote satiety can help with overall weight loss efforts, while CoolSculpting can target specific areas of localized fat that may be resistant to diet and exercise.

When combined, these treatments can complement each other in the following ways:

  • Enhanced Fat Reduction: Semaglutide’s ability to reduce appetite and promote weight loss may enhance the overall fat reduction achieved through CoolSculpting. By reducing the body’s overall fat content, there may be more noticeable improvements in body contouring.
  • Improved Body Composition: CoolSculpting targets specific areas of stubborn fat, while semaglutide helps with systemic weight loss. Together, they can contribute to an improved body composition, with reductions in both localized and overall body fat.
  • Comprehensive Approach: Combining CoolSculpting with semaglutide offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss and body contouring. While CoolSculpting targets specific areas, semaglutide addresses weight loss on a broader scale, potentially leading to more satisfying and comprehensive results.

By addressing both systemic weight loss with semaglutide and targeted fat reduction with CoolSculpting, individuals may experience enhanced results compared to using either treatment alone. However, it’s important to reiterate the necessity of consulting with a healthcare professional before combining these treatments to ensure safety and suitability for your individual health needs and goals.

Now is the perfect time to come in for your complimentary CoolSculpting consultation at Amelie.  Remember, it does take around 3 months to see full results (ie: it takes time for your body to reabsorb the destroyed fat cells).  CoolSculpt now, and you’ll be looking your best when summer hits!  We have many many amazing before and after photos of previous clients who have given us permission to share their amazing results.  Amelie has been performing CoolSculpting for 8 years and our practitioners are all master trained/certified in CoolSculpting!

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