CoolSculpting and Weight Loss: what you should know

Since it first emerged, CoolSculpting has been looked at as one of the best options for natural, beautiful body contouring. One of the most common questions that patients have about this treatment is if it will help them lose weight. While results can vary from one person to another, CoolSculpting is not intended for weight loss. It’s sole design is to stimulate the destruction of fat cells, though, so we understand the expectation of weight loss. Fat reduction equals lower weight, right? Not always. If you’re thinking about getting CoolSculpting, this is a detail you want to know. 

How CoolSculpting can Help You Achieve Your Goals

Even without weight loss, CoolSculpting can help you reach your body goals. After adolescence, we do not make new fat cells. Weight gain and loss involves the expansion or shrinking of the fat cells that we already have. CoolSculpting treatments freeze targeted fat cells, which are then flushed through the lymphatic system as waste. The body eliminates them and they do not come back. We might describe this process as imagining having tiny balls attached to an area like the abdomen. After CoolSculpting, these imaginary tiny balls are gone, so there is less matter taking up space. CoolSculpting makes it so there are fewer fat cells in an area that can expand in the future. 

CoolSculpting results should be long-term. However, existing fat cells can enlarge based on diet and lifestyle habits. Patients who get CoolSculpting are advised to tailor their eating and exercise to their body’s natural metabolism at the time of treatment. Over time, habits will need to change as the body shifts its speed of burning fat as fuel. In unison, CoolSculpting and healthy lifestyle habits can achieve long-lasting contouring improvements. 

Learn More about CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is considered very safe, and has a track record of successful fat reduction through a series of treatments. The FDA-cleared technology is currently used in nine areas. These include the abdomen, inner thigh, outer thigh, banana roll under the buttocks, flank, back, bra area, upper arm, and under the chin. 

If you would like to see what CoolSculpting could do for you, contact us at 206-859-5777 or book an appointment at our Seattle or Renton location online. 

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