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How Much Fat You Will Lose From CoolSculpting?

If you’re struggling with excess body fat, you should consider scheduling a consultation for CoolSculpting. Also known as cryolipolysis, it’s become one of the most popular nonsurgical, noninvasive procedures for the permanent reduction of body fat. Since receiving approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010, hundreds of thousands of CoolSculpting procedures have been performed — and that’s only here in the United States.

Before making the commitment to CoolSculpting, though, you might be wondering how much fat you’ll lose from it. If a procedure only removes a minuscule amount of fat, it’s probably not worth pursuing. But if a procedure removes a significant amount of fat, it can help you achieve a slimmer and more sculpted figure. So, how much fat can you expect to lose from CoolSculpting?

What Is Body Fat?

To understand the fat loss benefits of CoolSculpting, you must first look familiarize yourself with body fat. Everyone has fat in their body. Fat is a special type of cell that’s composed of adipose tissue and used to store energy. If you don’t consume a sufficient amount of calories — meaning your body burns more calories than what it intakes through food and beverages — your body will tap into the energy reserves of your fat cells. As your body burns your fat cells for energy, you’ll become slimmer.

On the other hand, if you consume an excessive amount of calories, your body will store those excess calories as fat. It’s a common assumption that eating fatty foods is the primary cause of body fat, but this isn’t necessarily true. You can gain body fat simply by consuming too many calories. Calories are energy, and your body will store extra energy as fat. Some types of fatty foods are actually good for your health because they contain omega-3s that protect against heart disease and stroke. It’s the calories that you really need to watch out for.


How Does CoolSculpting Reduce Body Fat?

CoolSculpting permanently reduces body fat by freezing it with cool air. As the name suggests, it “sculpts” your body using “cool” temperatures. The procedure requires the use of a handheld device called an applicator that suctions your skin and fat while exposing the targeted tissue to cool air. As the cool air flows over your skin, it freezes the fat cells, thus causing them to die.

Fat cells are typically stored underneath the skin. Some fat is stored in the liver, as well as muscle tissue, but most fat is stored directly underneath the skin. Using a CoolSculpting applicator, a professional aesthetician can freeze these fat cells without harming your skin. The applicator has two specific functions, one of which is suctioning. When the applicator is placed on your skin, it will create a light suction that pulls your skin into its hollow center. At the same time, the applicator will blow temperature-controlled cool air over the suctioned skin.

The temperature of the air used in CoolSculpting is cold enough to freeze fat cells but still warm enough to avoid damaging muscle and skin tissue. Fat cells are more susceptible to damage from cool air than muscle and skin tissue. Therefore, CoolSculpting is able to destroy fat cells without harming your muscle or skin tissue. When exposed to the cool air of a CoolSculpting applicator, fat cells enter a state of localized death known as apoptosis. The fat cells will initially shrink, after which they’ll be absorbed by your body.

CoolSculpting is truly amazing because it’s able to permanently reduce body fat without breaking or otherwise damaging the skin. Liposuction and other invasive procedures require the use of an incision. As a result, they have more side effects and a higher risk of complication. But CoolSculpting is a noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure that doesn’t damage the damage. The applicator blows cool air that lowers the temperature of your fat cells. As the temperature of the targeted fat cells drops, they enter apoptosis and begin to die.

CoolSculpting Eliminates About 25% of Body Fat

So, how much body fat can you expect to lose with CoolSculpting? According to ZELTIQ Aesthetics, the company that invented CoolSculpting, CoolSculpting offers a fat reduction of 20% to 25% in the targeted area. In other words, you should lose about one-quarter of the total fat in the targeted area of your body. Not everyone will experience the same results from CoolSculpting. Some people may lose more fat, whereas others may lose less fat. On average, though, most people will lose about 20% to 25% fat in the targeted area.

The FDA has approved CoolSculpting for the reduction of fat in the following areas of the body:

  • Abdomen
  • Sides
  • Back
  • Underneath buttocks
  • Upper arm
  • Under the jawline
  • Under the chin
  • Thighs
  • Bra fat

Regardless of which area or areas you have targeted with CoolSculpting, you can rest assured knowing that it will reduce about one-quarter of the total fat.

Keep in mind, you won’t see the full 20% to 25% fat reduction immediately after leaving the aesthetician’s office from a CoolSculpting procedure. Rather, it takes time for the targeted fat cells to die and be absorbed by your body. Most clients will notice a reduction of body fat in the first several weeks after CoolSculpting, but it can take anywhere from three to six months to see the complete results of this procedure. By the end of this time, the targeted fat cells should be absorbed by your body, leaving behind a slimmer and more sculpted figure.


CoolSculpting Isn’t Intended for Weight Loss

Although it’s able to reduce your body fat by up to 25% in the targeted areas, it isn’t intended for weight loss. Rather, it’s a sculpting procedure that’s only intended to reduce body fat. You’ll lose body fat from CoolSculpting, but you generally won’t lose any meaningful amount of weight. To lose weight, you’ll need to focus specifically on dieting and exercising.

The bottom line is that you shouldn’t seek CoolSculpting for weight loss. It’s only designed to sculpt your body by permanently reducing fat.

How to Get the Best Results From CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a safe and effective way to deal with stubborn body fat. To get the best results from this procedure, though, there are a few things you should know. First, it’s important to follow a healthy diet both before and after CoolSculpting. As previously mentioned, consuming too many calories can lead to extra body fat. If you don’t burn all the calories that you consume, your body will store some of them as fat. By limiting your daily caloric, you’ll achieve better results from CoolSculpting.

In many cases, it only takes a single CoolSculpting session to yield noticeable results. But if you’re not satisfied with the results after a single session, consider scheduling a second CoolSculpting session. Since it’s a noninvasive and nonsurgical procedure, it’s safe to have multiple CoolSculpting procedures performed, assuming you space them out. You should also follow your aesthetician’s instructions when seeking CoolSculpting. He or she can offer advice on how to prevent your lost body fat from coming back.

You can learn more about our CoolSculpting Elite offering here or request a free consultation today!

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