Does the Fat Come Back After You Get Coolsculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is one of the leading body sculpting solutions, as it is one of the few non-invasive options for reducing stubborn fat. Understandably, one of the first questions that patients have is whether fat comes back after a CoolSculpting® treatment. Below, we’ll explore how the CoolSculpting® treatment works and how you can keep the fat off for as long as possible.
HOW DOES COOLSCULPTING® WORK?
To understand the risk of fat returning after CoolSculpting®, it’s important to understand the science behind the CoolSculpting® treatment. During CoolSculpting®, fat cells in the treatment area are cooled until they are damaged and destroyed. After this point, in the weeks following treatment, they will be naturally removed from the body. Since the treated fat cells are permanently removed during this process, the fat will not come back after getting CoolSculpting®.
ARE MY COOLSCULPTING® RESULTS PERMANENT?
Even though fat is permanently removed during CoolSculpting®, it doesn’t mean that your results will be permanent. This is because CoolSculpting® cannot prevent fat from developing in the future. In order to maintain CoolSculpting® results, patients will need to maintain healthy diet and exercise habits and prevent a calorie surplus. If patients gain weight after a CoolSculpting® treatment, it’s possible that fat will accumulate in the area where CoolSculpting® was performed. If this happens, it can impact the results from your CoolSculpting® treatment, even though fat was previously removed from the treatment area.
HOW MANY COOLSCULPTING® TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The number of CoolSculpting® treatments required can vary depending on your treatment goals and the treatment area. Most patients can achieve their cosmetic goals with a single treatment session, although we may occasionally recommend additional treatments for optimal results. After your first treatment, you’ll begin noticing results within a few weeks. However, it can take the body a few months to fully respond to the CoolSculpting® treatments. Generally, patients can expect to achieve their final results within three to six months.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR COOLSCULPTING®?
If you are interested in CoolSculpting®, the best way to determine your candidacy for treatment is to schedule a consultation at Vein & Body Specialists. Contact us today to learn more or get started with treatment.