12 Apr Is CoolSculpting Really Permanent?
“My friend had liposuction/CoolSculpting and gained weight afterward.” It’s a common worry of Spectrum Dermatology’s clients who are considering a body contouring procedure but have friends who didn’t enjoy lasting results. The reality is that CoolSculpting is meant to be a body contouring procedure—not a weight loss tool. Ideal candidates are already close to or at their goal weight, but struggle with pockets of fat that won’t budge with diet or exercise.
Both CoolSculpting and liposuction result in permanent* fat loss. They are the only two ways to permanently* remove fat. Diet and exercise cannot achieve these results. Everyone is born with a certain number of fat cells distributed uniquely around the body. That’s why some people naturally have plumper or skinnier thighs, backsides, stomachs, and so on.
Diet and exercise can only shrink fat cells. You still have the same number of fat cells with this approach. Since diet and exercise can’t “spot reduce,” you’ll likely lose fat overall and might still have stubborn fat in some areas while it feels like you lose fat in areas you’d rather keep it (such as your hips or breasts). That’s just your one-of-a-kind body shape and fat cell distribution. The only way to change your shape is through a permanent fat removal procedure.
However, just because fat cells are permanently* removed doesn’t mean remaining fat cells can’t increase in size. If a person who has undergone CoolSculpting puts on weight, they may appear to “gain weight” in the CoolSculpted areas. For instance, if you get Coolsculpting on your inner thighs, the fat cells near your quads and hamstrings can still increase in size and encroach upon the inner thigh area. This can make it appear like the CoolSculpted area has regained the fat, but that’s not the case.
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CoolSculpting and surgical fat removal is not an avenue for not exercising or keeping an unhealthy diet. The only way to achieve and maintain a healthy body is to take care of it. CoolSculpting is a fantastic solution for contouring the body and tackling tough areas. To learn more, contact Spectrum Dermatology at 480-948-8400.