Everyone wants to be healthy and feel good about their body. Diet and exercise are two critical elements of getting and maintaining a healthy body, but sometimes, those last few pounds won’t budge, or there’s one particular area, like a double chin, which just won’t cooperate with your efforts. For many years, people turned to liposuction to help them look and feel slimmer. Today more and more people are choosing CoolSculpting because it marries excellent results without surgery, anesthesia, or downtime.
For some patients, CoolSculpting can help them meet their fat reduction goals. When we talk to patients about CoolSculpting, we often find they have questions about the difference between fat reduction and weight loss. Here’s an easy way to understand the science of fat reduction and how it differs from losing weight.
It’s All About the Fat Cells
During our teenage years, our bodies typically fix the number of fat cells we will have for the rest of our lives. Losing weight makes fat cells smaller while gaining weight makes fat cells larger. Losing weight does not, however, reduce the number of fat cells we have. Studies show that while we can add fat cells when we regain after weight loss, they never decrease in number. Well, at least until now that is.
Fat Cells After CoolSculpting
The CoolSculpting process is shown to reduce the number of fat cells by 20-25% in each of the areas treated. After having a CoolSculpting treatment, fat cells freeze and start to die off. As the frozen cells collapse and die, the other cells devour the dead cells, which are then processed and eliminated from the body. The process typically takes about two to three months to see significant results.
Will I Lose Weight After CoolSculpting?
This is probably the most common question we are asked! CoolSculpting will not cause you to lose weight. CoolSculpting will help you lose unwanted fat in the treatment areas you choose. You will feel and look slimmer in your clothing.
Who’s an Ideal Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Patients looking to lose weight (not fat cells) won’t find what they are looking for in CoolSculpting as it is not a treatment method for obesity. However, patients close or at their healthy weight, with a BMI of less than 30, and are just looking to remove some unwanted pockets of fat are good candidates for CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting allows patients to treat fat in the thigh, abdomen, flank, bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks, and upper arm.
Now that you know the facts, are you ready to sculpt your body for a figure-flaunting summer? If you have any additional questions or are ready to schedule a consultation, please contact us today. We can’t wait to show you how CoolSculpting can help you achieve your body goals!