CoolSculpting: Where Does the Fat Go?

CoolSculpting PatientAt Dermacare Laser & Skin Clinic of Rancho Bernardo and Carlsbad, a CoolSculpting certified practice, Dr. Jeff Birchall and his team are delighted to offer CoolSculpting procedures to patients in the greater San Diego and Carlsbad areas. Since its introduction, CoolSculpting has quickly become a popular treatment for patients and with good reason. It can help individuals lose those last few pounds that simply won’t respond to diet and exercise.

CoolSculpting is a safe, noninvasive and lasting solution for persistent and difficult-to-lose body fat typically found in the abdomen, thighs and buttocks. Because CoolSculpting delivers lasting results without the risks, discomfort and downtime associated with more invasive procedures like liposuction, you may be wondering how exactly it works, and just as importantly, where does the fat go? Let’s look at the science behind CoolSculpting so you can see the incredible value of this unique treatment.

How does CoolSculpting work, and where does the fat go?

It almost seems like magic. Without breaking the skin, pain or a long recovery period, CoolSculpting can transform your body contours — and your self-esteem. CoolSculpting is a sound and proven alternative to traditional, more invasive forms of fat reduction and removal and gives patients great results, comfortably and safely. In fact, CoolSculpting is extremely comfortable, especially when compared to other treatments that produce similar results, and you can have CoolSculpting during your lunch break and proceed with the rest of your day without any aftercare requirements.

With traditional liposuction, by contrast, fat is removed from the body through small incisions and suction, and afterward, small scars may be visible. Also, while liposuction is effective, it has its risks, although they are small. Also with liposuction, you will have downtime which will vary depending on how much liposuction you have. CoolSculpting, however, is noninvasive and has no downtime.

CoolSculpting uses a unique freezing process called Cryolipolysis™ to target and kill fat cells in your treatment area which are later dispelled from the body. The process targets fat without damaging or freezing surrounding tissue, and can especially benefit those who struggle with stubborn fat in the abdomen, flanks, upper back, thighs and neck areas.

Fat cells compromised by Cryolipolysis become a waste product and then are processed by the lymphatic system and eliminated from the body permanently. These fat cells will not be regenerated by the body. The elimination of dead fat cells is a gradual process which will occur naturally and safely in the several weeks following your CoolSculpting treatment, leaving you to enjoy greater slimness and tone in the areas where you have had the treatment.

How long will my results last, and will the fat really stay off?

Each of us has a constant number of fat cells which remains the same throughout our lives. (Fat cell death or removal, of course, are the exceptions to this rule.) When we gain or lose weight, our fat cells expand or shrink; we do not gain or lose fat cells as one might assume.

CoolSculpting is effective and lasting because its freezing process, Cryolipolysis, can permanently eliminate approximately 25% of fat cells in treated areas. This permanent elimination of fat cells – due to the onset of fat cell death – decreases the overall number of fat cells and these fat cells are never replaced.

Even with CoolSculpting and the permanent elimination of fat cells, it is still possible for patients to gain weight. This is because the remaining fat cells in the body can still expand. It remains vital, not only for your overall health but also for the continued effectiveness of the procedure, that you maintain your healthy diet and exercise routine.

How do I know if CoolSculpting is right for me?

Most patients receive several CoolSculpting treatments to eliminate more fat and maximize their body contours. However, people who are far from their ideal weight do not make good candidates for CoolSculpting. The ideal CoolSculpting candidate should be close to their ideal body weight but just needs some assistance to achieve their body contouring goals.

CoolSculpting is not a means of achieving drastic weight loss. Instead, CoolSculpting is an effective and long-term means of achieving your desired body sculpting and contouring for patients near their ideal weight. CoolSculpting treats only subcutaneous fat, not visceral fat. This is an important distinction.

Everyone has some subcutaneous fat. This fat lays on top of muscle, often taking the form of stubborn pouches or pockets of fatty tissue which don’t readily respond to diet and exercise. Visceral fat, in contrast, surrounds the organs. Reducing visceral fat will always require more intensive or invasive forms of treatment.

What makes CoolSculpting the best option?

If you’re not already convinced, speak to Dr. Birchall and the team at Dermacare to learn more about just how easy the CoolSculpting procedure is. For CoolSculpting candidates, stubborn fat has likely been an obstacle to achieving the body contours and physique you’ve long wanted. But CoolSculpting can give you great peace of mind since treated fat won’t come back.

After your CoolSculpting treatments, you will have no more obstacles in the way of your body contour goals. As long as you continue to focus on your goals and healthy lifestyle, CoolSculpting will continue to work for you, and you will finally be able to enjoy the slimmer, toned body you have wanted and live more confidently. The science of CoolSculpting boils down to this: you can eliminate stubborn fat deposits and keep them off for good with CoolSculpting.

Have Your CoolSculpting Treatment at Dermacare

At Dermacare, we don’t make beauty, we reveal it. In offering CoolSculpting procedures, we believe we can help you realize your best self. You always deserve to feel confident, radiant and beautiful in your own skin. With CoolSculpting, we can help you get there. Fat loss can be frustrating. It can feel like a long and strenuous journey with little reward. It doesn’t have to be that way. We can’t wait to help you get that reward with CoolSculpting.

If you would like to learn more about CoolSculpting or your candidacy for this procedure, please feel free to contact us today. We can be reached by telephone at 858-943-2443 in San Diego, and at 760-427-5088 in Carlsbad. One of our associates will happily answer your questions, schedule a consultation and help you being your journey with us.