Many choose CoolSculpting procedures as a way to shed fat and tone up. However, many wonder if the process can help them lose weight. The difference between shedding fat and shedding weight may seem minuscule, but it is worth understanding. Before committing to a CoolSculpting procedure, it is best to make sure you understand what will be happening to your fat.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
As you gain weight, fat cells expand. When you attempt to regulate your weight by eating well and working out, the fat cells begin to shrink.
CoolSculpting removes fat cells by freezing them. This causes the cells to die and be removed by the body. The result is a more toned look, similar to the look one would achieve after putting in significant time at the gym. The fat cells will not come back to the treatment area. However, it is still possible to gain weight in other areas. Patients are encouraged to continue living a healthy lifestyle to not gain fat.
CoolSculpting Shrinks Fat Cells
Rather than losing weight, per se, those who undergo CoolSculpting procedures lose fat. This is because the process focuses on removing the fat cells in targeted areas, rather than weight loss.
If one wanted to achieve significant, targeted weight loss through surgery, one would likely choose to undergo a Liposuction procedure rather than CoolSculpting. Some experts estimate that it would require a handful of CoolSculpting sessions to achieve the results of a Liposuction treatment.
What is the Difference?
CoolSculpting is a procedure meant for those looking to tone up certain areas rather than lose a drastic amount of body fat all-around. It is a less drastic procedure than Liposuction and is truly meant for those who have already worked to tone that specific area of their body.
Think of CoolSculpting as a toning procedure, rather than an extreme fat loss procedure.
Maintain Realistic Expectations
CoolSculpting can be an amazing procedure for you if you are looking for a little extra help toning up problem areas. In just a session or two, you will see visible toning in the treatment areas.
If you are ready to sculpt your body then contact Dr. Tanya Kormeili today for a CoolSculpting consultation. She will go over your goals, concerns, and health to make sure this treatment is the right option for you. Take an appointment call the office or fill out an online form today.