So, you have probably heard the term “losing weight”, but have you ever heard of “losing fat”? There is a big difference between these two terms, which many people are not aware of. If you are living with stubborn areas of fat, you may believe that you need to lose weight. However, this may not be true. CoolSculpting works by helping you to lose stubborn, diet-resistant fat for a slimmer you. Read on to learn more!
Fat Cells and Our Body
Sometime in our teen years, the number of fat cells in our bodies becomes a fixed number. After weight loss, fat cells will get smaller, but the number of fat cells will stay the same. When weight is gained, the fat cells get bigger.
CoolSculpting and Fat Cells
CoolSculpting actually reduces the number of fat cells in the treated area by 20-25%. Once these fat cells are frozen and die, they are naturally eliminated by the body, which means that they cannot come back. This means weight will not be gained in treated areas. However, there is no change to fat cells in untreated areas, so you may still be able to gain weight in those areas. This is why it is important to eat a healthy diet and exercise following your CoolSculpting treatment to maintain results and a healthy body.
If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting and how it can help you to slim down, contact our East Lansing office today to schedule a consultation.