Unwanted fat that doesn’t seem to waver regardless of diet and exercise plagues almost everyone. Even healthy, active adults who maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly aren’t immune to problem areas. When you’re in search of a way to eliminate unwanted fat, CoolSculpting is the fat-freezing solution. However, fat reduction is not the same thing as weight loss, and here’s why.
Fat Reduction Vs. Weight Loss
Many patients interested in CoolSculpting are surprised to learn that weight loss and fat reduction are not the same thing. The number of fat cells in our bodies becomes a set number at some point during our teenage years. Losing or gaining weight does not increase the number of fat cells; however, it changes the size of those fat cells. As you gain weight after your teenage years, you are increasing the size of your existing fat cells rather than gaining new ones.
Losing weight through dieting and exercise makes the existing fat cells within your body smaller. Regardless of the amount of weight you lose, you will never make the fat cells disappear entirely.
The Facts of Fat
The best way to understand why some bulges don’t seem to budge regardless of diet or exercise is to understand the basics of fat cell physiology. Gender, hormones, and genetics all determine how many fat cells you have and where on the body those fat cells distribute. For women, the body typically distributes more fat cells to the thighs, buttocks, and hips. This fat distribution allows for an energy to be created and preserved in preparation for pregnancy. For men, the body tends to distribute more fat cells to the stomach, flanks (love handles), chin, and chest.
These pre-dispositioned fat cells may also hold on to fat more effectively in some regions of the body. Problem areas typically have a greater distribution of fat cells, and stubborn fat deposits may seem impossible to eliminate.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive and clinically proven procedure that selectively reduces fat layers in problem areas using patented cooling technology. The procedure is entirely safe and has been FDA approved to remove unwanted fat cells in the body. This unique treatment option reduces bulges without causing any harm to the surrounding tissue. The procedure involves no needles, surgery, or downtime, and is non-invasive, leaving you to return to your daily activities immediately following treatment.
Fat Cells After CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is a fat reduction treatment that actually reduces the number of fat cells from the body, rather than just changing their size. Through CoolSculpting fat-freezing, you will see a reduction of fat cells in the specific treatment areas by 20-25%. The fat cells that are frozen are naturally processed and eliminated, and they won’t migrate to other areas within your body.
Unlike other fat-removal procedures, CoolSculpting will not change the fat cells in untreated areas. The CoolSculpting procedure is able to reduce the number of fat cells in the treated areas. Fat cells that no longer exist will not grow or shrink with weight loss or weight gain.
Find Out If Fat-Freezing Is Right For You
CoolSculpting is an effective and safe way of removing unwanted fat when done correctly. However, the treatment is not for everyone, nor is it a quick-fix for weight loss. The ideal patient is someone who is at a stable weight and has some persistent, stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to regular diet and exercise.
To find out if fat-freezing with CoolSculpting is right for you, contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule a complimentary consultation appointment!