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Do You Lose Weight With CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting treatment is an FDA-cleared fat reduction and body contouring treatment that eliminates stubborn fat cells without the need for surgery or downtime. Using patented fat-freezing technology known as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting reduces excess fat in targeted areas of the body without damaging the surrounding skin or tissue. CoolSculpting is an excellent alternative to invasive surgical fat removal procedures, such as liposuction, that can be used in many treatment areas, including the double chin, abdomen, love handles, underarms, banana roll, back and bra fat, and upper arms. The CoolSculpting procedure provides patients with natural-looking body sculpting results without the need for any downtime, helping patients achieve their ideal body contour. Eliminating stubborn, unwanted fat cells and bulges is easy to access at board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green’s Upper East Side New York City dermatology office.

CoolSculpting is the ideal fat reduction treatment for patients who are at or near their ideal weight but are struggling with stubborn pockets of fat that will not go away even with a healthy diet and exercise routine. While CoolSculpting does help to reduce the number of fat cells in the treated area, CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment, meaning that losing a significant amount of body weight will not be one of the results of your treatment. Instead, CoolSculpting can help patients who are already at their goal weight reduce the amount of fat cells in the treatment area for a slimmer, more contoured look. While the freezing and elimination of dead fat cells from the treatment is permanent, the final results of the treatment can only be maintained with a healthy lifestyle. Any weight gain following the treatment can lead to the formation of new fat cells and the expansion of existing fat cells, leading to an increase in body fat in the previously treated area. To find out how to achieve the best final results from your CoolSculpting treatment, schedule an initial consultation with expert dermatologist Dr. Michele Green.

Experienced board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green has been masterfully treating patients in her Upper East Side New York City dermatology office for more than 25 years. An expert in many types of body contouring treatments, including CoolSculpting and Kybella for stubborn fat reduction and Thermage for skin tightening, Dr. Green will always recommend the best treatment option to meet your needs. Dr. Green also has many different CoolSculpting applicators available in her office, from the CoolMini to treat smaller areas, such as the double chin and bra fat, to the CoolAdvantage Plus for treating large areas, such as the abdomen. Well-known for high patient satisfaction, Dr. Green has been voted one of the best healthcare providers in New York City by such institutions as Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors.

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What is CoolSculpting for fat reduction?

CoolSculpting is a body contouring and fat reduction treatment that uses cold temperatures to rupture fat cells in the treated area. The treatment works via a process known as cryolipolysis, which uses the principle that fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than the surrounding tissue. When the CoolSculpting device is applied to the treatment area, the cold temperatures result in fat cell death, causing the body to metabolize the damaged cells. The fat freezing permanently eliminates fat cells, causing fat loss of up to 25% in the treated area per treatment session. With different-sized applicators, CoolSculpting can be performed across the body on small areas, such as the double chin, underarm area, and bra bulge, and large areas, such as the abdomen, inner and outer thigh, banana roll, back fat, and upper arms. CoolSculpting is a safe and effective treatment with no downtime and a low risk of significant side effects, meaning that patients can immediately return to their regularly scheduled activities after the treatment session.

Does CoolSculpting work for weight loss?

CoolSculpting is a highly effective treatment for fat reduction and body contouring, but it does not work as a weight loss treatment. Many patients wonder how fat loss and weight loss differ, and in fact, loss of fat cells and weight loss are two different processes. The number of fat cells in the body stays constant for adults who maintain the same body weight and BMI over time. When an adult gains weight, the fat cells increase in size, and the number of fat cells also increases. When an adult loses weight, however, there is no reduction in the number of fat cells; Rather, the size of the fat cells shrinks. That is why, even if you lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, you may still experience pockets of fat or fat bulges in various areas of the body. Suppose you are experiencing these stubborn pockets of fat when you are at or near your ideal weight. In that case, CoolSculpting may be the ideal treatment option for you, as the CoolSculpting procedure permanently eliminates fat cells at the treatment area. The final result of CoolSculpting is not weight loss, though the treated area will appear slimmer and more contoured.

Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

A good candidate for CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment is an adult who is at or within 30 pounds of their ideal weight. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment and will not help patients shed unwanted pounds. However, CoolSculpting will eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that remain even after weight loss has occurred, such as a double chin, bra fat, love handles, banana roll, and fat on the arms, thighs, back, and abdomen. The results of CoolSculpting are a slimmer, more contoured appearance that can help patients feel more comfortable in their clothing. Patients need to have realistic expectations going into the CoolSculpting procedure, knowing that CoolSculpting does not provide patients with dramatic weight loss results. Rather, the procedure will help patients achieve a naturally more contoured look. CoolSculpting body sculpting is contraindicated for patients who experience cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, and paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. Serious side effects of CoolSculpting treatment are rare but can include paradoxical adipose hyperplasia.

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How to get the best CoolSculpting results

CoolSculpting is a safe and effective treatment for eliminating stubborn pockets of fat and bulges in various areas of the body. Each CoolSculpting treatment session can eliminate up to 25% of the fat cells in the treated area, with repeated treatments reducing the amount of fat by up to 40%. To achieve optimal results, most patients will require multiple treatment sessions, typically between three and five. The treatment sessions are spaced 4-6 weeks apart to allow time for the body to metabolize the ruptured, dead fat cells. Each treatment session can take anywhere between 35 and 75 minutes, depending on the size and scope of the treatment area. There is no downtime required following the treatment, meaning that patients can immediately return to their regularly scheduled activities. In fact, patients can help the fat elimination process by returning to their regular exercise routine following the treatment session.

CoolSculpting treatment uses cold temperatures to freeze fat cells, causing them to rupture. Subsequently, over the next three months, the dead fat cells are metabolized and flushed out by the body. As the CoolSculpting treatment relies on the body’s natural metabolic processes to eliminate the dead cells, the final results of the treatment appear gradually over time. Once the excess fat cells have been eliminated from the body, they are gone permanently. However, fat bulges can reappear if patients gain weight again following the procedure. As such, to maintain optimal results from the treatment, patients must maintain their ideal weight with a healthy diet and consistent exercise routine.

Does CoolSculpting make you lose weight?

The CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight-loss treatment. Rather, CoolSculpting works to eliminate unwanted fat bulges that do not disappear completely even with a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. When a person loses weight, the fat cells do not disappear or get eliminated. Instead, they decrease in size but remain present. CoolSculpting can help to eliminate fat cells with cold temperatures that cause the fat cells to rupture and be metabolized by the body. CoolSculpting produces natural-looking slimming results that appear gradually over time. Patients looking for a dramatic weight loss treatment may need to turn to a surgical procedure, such as liposuction, which eliminates fat cells via an incision and an instrument called a cannula. Any surgical procedure, including liposuction, comes with a significant risk of adverse events, such as scarring, infection, pain, and bleeding. The cost of surgical treatment is also much higher and necessitates much more downtime.

How much weight can you lose with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment does not cause you to lose weight. Instead, the treatment works to reduce areas of stubborn fat for a slimmer, more contoured look. CoolSculpting treatment can be used on many areas of the body for contouring and fat reduction, including under the chin, underarm area, back, love handles, upper arm, bra bulge, banana roll, abdomen, and thighs. Before starting CoolSculpting treatment, patients should be within 30 pounds of their goal weight. If you are wondering if CoolSculpting for eliminating unwanted fat is the best treatment for you, schedule an initial consultation appointment with expert dermatologist Dr. Michele Green.

What is the average weight loss with CoolSculpting?

Patients undergoing CoolSculpting treatment will not experience significant or dramatic weight loss with the fat-freezing treatment. Instead, patients will experience a slimming down of the treatment area for a naturally more contoured appearance. When fat cells are destroyed and flushed by the body, patients may experience a minimal decrease in weight, which comes to, on average, two to five pounds. As CoolSculpting treatment employs the body’s natural metabolic processes to eliminate dead fat cells, the final results of the treatment appear over time – typically three months post-procedure.

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How many inches do you lose with CoolSculpting?

Many patients ask, “How many inches can you lose with CoolSculpting,” and the answer is: it depends. CoolSculpting treatment does work to reduce stubborn pockets of fat, which causes a natural slimming of the treatment area. Patients receiving CoolSculpting on large areas of the body, such as the back, love handles, abdomen, and thighs, may find that they go down one or two pant sizes and dress sizes. Many patients who undergo CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment find that they feel more comfortable in their clothing, with pants and dresses fitting better than before.

How many pounds do you lose with CoolSculpting?

Patients will often ask, “How many pounds can you lose with CoolSculpting?” and the answer is: it depends. CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment is not a weight loss treatment, and the primary results of the treatment do not have to do with shedding pounds. Instead, fat reduction treatment results in a slimming and contouring of the treatment area, reducing the width of the treatment area. Eliminating fat cells may cause patients to shed a few pounds throughout the treatment, but typically no more than five pounds. Some patients do find, however, that CoolSculpting treatment motivates them to keep up a healthy lifestyle and maintain their ideal weight.

How much fat do you lose with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting treatment works to reduce the concentration of fat cells in the treatment area by freezing the cells and causing them to rupture. As the body metabolizes the dead fat cells, the treatment area becomes slimmer and more visibly contoured. Each treatment session can cause a 25% reduction in fat cells, and with multiple treatment sessions, as much as 40% fat reduction can occur. The number of treatment sessions necessary for optimal results will depend on the size of the treatment area and the concentration of fat cells there. After your initial consultation with Dr. Green, her office will be able to give you a better estimate of the number of treatment sessions necessary.

Will CoolSculpting help me lose weight?

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment, and the procedure will not help you lose weight. When weight loss occurs, the fat cells in the body shrink and become smaller in size. Since fat cells are not eliminated with weight loss, stubborn pockets of fat may remain on the body. CoolSculpting can help to eliminate fat bulges after weight loss has already occurred.

Should you lose weight before CoolSculpting?

Before electing for CoolSculpting treatment, patients should lose weight such that they are within 30 pounds of their goal weight. CoolSculpting treatment does not help with weight loss and is not considered a weight-loss treatment. Instead, CoolSculpting can help with body contouring once patients are at or near their ideal weight. The contouring effects of CoolSculpting treatment are permanent, but only if patients maintain their ideal body weight.

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How many pounds can CoolSculpting remove?

CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment works to promote fat loss of up to 25% after each treatment session, slimming and contouring the treatment area. While CoolSculpting works to reduce the width or circumference of the treated area, it does not cause dramatic weight loss. Patients should be at or near their goal weight before undergoing CoolSculpting treatment.

Did you lose weight with CoolSculpting?

While CoolSculpting fat reduction may cause patients to lose two to five pounds after the fat cells are metabolized and eliminated by the body, there is no significant weight loss associated with CoolSculpting. Patients should work to lose weight before undergoing CoolSculpting treatment, which is best for eliminating stubborn pockets of fat that do not go away with a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. To find out whether CoolSculpting is the right treatment option for you, schedule an initial consultation with expert dermatologist Dr. Green.

How to get started with CoolSculpting for fat reduction

CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment is a safe and effective treatment for body contouring and eliminating areas of stubborn fat. CoolSculpting works to freeze fat cells, causing them to rupture and be eliminated by the body’s natural metabolic processes. As a result, the treated area becomes slimmer, giving a naturally contoured appearance. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment, however, and will not cause patients to shed pounds or lose a significant amount of weight. A good candidate for CoolSculpting fat reduction is a person who is within 30 pounds of their ideal weight and has already established the healthy lifestyle needed to maintain their current body weight. The best first step for body contouring treatment is to schedule an initial consultation with expert board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green.

Experienced dermatologist Dr. Green has been expertly treating patients in her Upper East Side New York City dermatology office for more than 25 years. A graduate of Yale University, Dr. Green has also been on the cutting edge of the practice of dermatology, adopting new treatment methods to provide the best care to her patients. Dr. Green has a wide range of treatment options available at her New York City office, with body contouring treatments, such as CoolSculpting, Kybella, and Thermage, and other cosmetic treatments, like Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, microneedling, laser treatment and more. If you are interested in non-surgical fat reduction and want to learn more about CoolSculpting in New York City, contact us online or call us at 212-535-3088 to schedule a consultation.

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