CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment; it is a fat reduction treatment. Many patients learning about the CoolSculpting procedure confuse weight loss and fat reduction. While both may transform the way you look, the two are very different. Knowing these differences can help you better determine if CoolSculpting is right for you.
What Are Fat Cells?
Fat cells, commonly referred to as lipocytes or adipocytes are specialized cells designed to store energy. Think of a fat cell as a plastic bag. When the body consumes more fat than it can use, it stores the excess energy in bag-like fat cell. When the body needs energy, it can use some of the fat stored in its adipocytes. Contrary to popular belief, the body does not create more fat cells. In fact, the number of fat cells you have is typically set by the time you become a teenager. When you gain weight, the body stores more fat in the existing fat cells. This causes the fat cells to expand. When you lose weight, the body reduces the amount of fat stored in fat cells, causing the cells to shrink.
What Is Fat Reduction?
Unlike weight loss, fat reduction does not shrink or expand fat cells. It removes fat cells from the body. CoolSculpting is the world’s most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment. It reduces fat cells by eliminating adipocytes in a scientifically proven process known as cryolipolysis. (“cryo”=cold+”lipo”=fat+”lysis”=cell death. When exposed to controlled cooling during the CoolSculpting treatment, targeted fat cells freeze. This destroys the cell’s ability to store fat. The damaged fat cells are consumed by other cells and eventually excreted from the body as waste.
How Does Coolsculpting Reduce Fat?
According to clinical findings, the CoolSculpting treatment can reduce 25% of fat cells from a given treatment area.¹ This results in visible fat reduction and attractive contours. The best part about fat reduction with the CoolSculpting procedure is that once fat cells are processed out of the body, they are gone for good. And since the body does not create any more fat cells, treated areas experience long-term reductions in fat.
Fat Reduction vs Weight Loss
You will not lose weight with CoolSculpting but you will look and feel skinnier. So if you suffer from stubborn bulges that resist diet and exercise, find out if CoolSculpting is a good solution for obtaining that slim and toned physique you are hoping for. Call Park Avenue Medical Spa, the premier CoolSculpting Westchester provider to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Anca Tchelebi.