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Fat Cells After A CoolSculpting Procedure

Fat cells after a CoolSculpting procedure decrease in number by 20 to 25 percent in treated areas.

 The body processes the treated fat cells as follows: 

  • Fat cells freeze and start to die off
  • Fat cells collapse during cell death
  • Other cells consume the dead fat cells
  • Dead fat cells are naturally processed and eliminated

The treated fat cells also do not migrate to another area of the body.

Difference Between Losing Weight and Losing Fat

The difference between losing weight and losing fat is about what happens to fat cells. While losing weight makes fat cells smaller, it does not make them go away.

Typically, by your teenage years, your body has a fixed number of fat cells. When you lose or gain weight, you do not necessarily decrease or increase that number of fat cells, but rather your fat cells change in size. See the diagrams below.

Fat Cells After Typical Weight Loss

Fat cells get smaller when you lose weight, and get bigger when you gain weight. The number of fat cells, however, stays the same

How Your Body Processes Fat From Food

The fat you eat in food…

…travels through your digestive system...

…and then to the liver. Processed fat is the energy source for your body. Excess fat is stored in fat cells.


How Your Body Processes Fat Cells After CoolSculpting Treatment

Your body has a fixed number of fat cells that get bigger or smaller as you gain or lose weight.

When you have the CoolSculpting treatment, fat cells freeze and start to die off.

During the process of cell death, fat cells begin to collapse.


Over the weeks following your procedure, other cells consume the dead fat cells, which are naturally processed and eliminated from the body.


CoolSculpting for a Thinner, Slimmer You

After a CoolSculpting treatment, you may actually look thinner without seeing a change in your weight. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment; it is about body shaping, helping you lose unwanted fat, and looking slimmer in your clothes.  

Treated Fat Cells are Gone for Good

The best part about CoolSculpting is that treated fat cells are gone for good.  The end result is a more sculpted you! You will love how much your clothes fit, feel and look better. 

CoolSculpting Treatment in Elmer, NJ

Call Warmuth Institute of Dermatology (a part of Schweiger Dermatology Group) at (856) 358-1500 to schedule a consultation today.

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