Published on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 3: 15am
CoolSculpting is one of the safest and most effective non-surgical fat removal procedures available. In fact, since earning FDA-approval in 2010, over six million CoolSculpting treatments have been performed.
You’ve probably seen countless before and after photos of patients with smaller waistlines, thinner thighs, and more toned arms.
While these results are impressive, it’s important for those considering CoolSculpting to understand how the treatment works and its capabilities.
One of the things that CoolSculpting can’t do is help you shed pounds. That’s right–CoolSculpting is not for weight loss.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring procedure that delivers patented cooling technology to crystallize and kill fat cells. It is designed to reshape areas that are especially resistant to diet and exercise like the abdomen, love handles, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, and chin.
In the weeks and months following a CoolSculpting treatment, destroyed fat cells are cleared away through a natural detoxification process. By 12 weeks, patients will be pleased to note a slimmer and more sculpted appearance to the treatment area.
CoolSculpting Is Not for Weight Loss
Despite being able to permanently eliminate fat cells, CoolSculpting is not for weight loss. How can this be?
Each person is born with a finite number of fat cells that expand when we gain weight and shrink when we lose weight. Rather than shrink fat cells, CoolSculpting causes them to undergo apoptosis (cell death), before being removed from the body.
However, the treatment specifically targets fat cells in certain parts of the body. This means that you can experience volume reduction in the area, without seeing much change on the scale.
How Can CoolSculpting Improve Your Body?
Although some women and men may initially be disappointed that CoolSculpting is not for weight loss, they are ultimately very satisfied with their slimmer appearance.
That’s because CoolSculpting can achieve up to a 25 percent fat reduction in the targeted area, trim away inches, and improve the fit of your clothes.
Is CoolSculpting Right for You?
If you have areas of fat that won’t budge, no matter what you do, CoolSculpting may be right for you. To learn more, call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced providers.