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How Much Weight Can You Lose With CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is one of the most in-demand body contouring procedures today. It’s an excellent treatment alternative to liposuction so you can achieve the body of your dreams without undergoing invasive surgery. While this procedure can provide significant fat reduction, it’s common to wonder whether it can also be a good weight loss solution. 

So can you reduce your body weight with CoolSculpting? The simple answer is no – while CoolSculpting isn’t intended to be used as a weight-loss treatment, it’s a fat removal procedure that can improve the contours and shape of your body. To cut down the pounds and achieve your goal weight, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet to improve the results of CoolSculpting. 

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Will CoolSculpting Help You Lose Weight? 

Weight loss is a primary concern for many individuals today. No matter how many exercises or dieting they commit to doing, some people have a hard time attaining the results they want. One possible reason why they’re not seeing any changes in their body is that they have stubborn pockets of fat. 

It can be hard to get rid of those visible fat bulges with basic exercise but it can be resolved with CoolSculpting. This non-invasive treatment can break down the layer of fat tissues which makes you look thicker and bigger. A single session of CoolSculpting can eliminate up to 25% of localized fat cells in the problem area. 

CoolSculpting can effectively get rid of significant pounds of fat but it is just a small equivalent of your actual body weight. This is the reason why you won’t see any significant changes in the scale after having a fat-freezing procedure. If you really want to reduce your weight and avoid gaining new fat cells, you should keep a healthy diet and remain physically active after getting CoolSculpting. 

How Does Fat Reduction and Weight Loss Differ From Each Other? 

While losing fat and weight are 2 different concepts, they are equally important if you want to stay fit and maintain an attractive physique. To better understand, here’s a table comparing their differences: 

 Fat ReductionWeight Loss 
Definition It refers to the total decrease in your fat mass. It’s a better goal to lose fat because it reduces the risk of several health conditions and helps maintain muscle definition. This refers to the combination of your total fat, muscle, and water in the body. 
How do you know whether you have fat loss or weight loss Losing fat can result in a more toned and sculpted body composition. You’ll also notice a decrease in inches in areas where you commonly store fat such as the waist and hips. You’ll feel significantly lighter and your results will show on the scale. 
How to achieve it You can do this by consuming a lot of protein-rich food, doing body-weight exercises, and managing your calories. CoolSculpting can also help you target those troublesome areas with unwanted fat pockets that are resistant to exercise. Since the overall body composition consists of fat, muscle, and water, you can notice weight loss by adjusting any of these factors. However, reducing fat and improving muscle mass is the best way to achieve weight loss. 

CoolSculpting as an Effective Fat Removal Treatment

Unlike traditional liposuction which suctions out the excess fatty tissue from the body, CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells to death by delivering cold temperatures to the specific treatment areas. This fat reduction treatment is based on the idea that fat cells are most vulnerable when exposed to a cool temperature. 

During the CoolSculpting procedure, the provider commonly uses an applicator that will draw the adipose tissue to the cooling cup. There are also available applicators that have a flat and non-vacuum surface so they can treat harder-to-reach areas such as the thighs. 

Most CoolSculpting sessions are outpatient and they can be done within 30 to 45 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. There are also clinics that offer CoolSculpting Elite which can be used to address multiple areas at once and significantly reduces the treatment time. 

How Much Fat Can You Remove With Fat Freezing? 

According to clinical studies, a single treatment of CoolSculpting can provide a 20% to 25% reduction in fat cells. However, the total amount of fat deposits removed per session can vary depending on the size of the area being treated. 

If you receive CoolSculpting on a small area such as the neck, chin, or underarms, you can get rid of at least an inch of fat in one session. It may also improve the appearance of lax skin in patients who received the treatment for double chin. Meanwhile, removing fat in larger parts of the body such as the back can help eliminate 2 to 3 inches in a single treatment.

The frequency of your treatment can also affect the results you get from CoolSculpting. You can achieve more significant fat reduction with multiple fat-freezing treatments. Getting more than one session may also help you lose more pounds of fat which can contribute to your overall weight loss. On average, most patients can have 1 to 3 CoolSculpting treatment sessions. 

What Side Effects To Expect 

After CoolSculpting, patients can return to their normal activities with no recovery time and very minimal side effects. Some of the temporary side effects that you can experience are swelling, bruising, itching, numbness, redness, tingling, and tenderness in the treated area. 

When Can You See Results?  

You can notice gradual improvements as the process of fat elimination can take up to 4 to 6 months after the treatment. However, you may start to see the initial effects of CoolSculpting within a month after your procedure and its full results should be visible within 2 to 3 months.  

Using CoolSculpting to Start Your Weight Loss Journey

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Although CoolSculpting may not be a weight-loss treatment, the results you get from the procedure can be a great motivator for you to pursue your weight loss fitness journey. Once you start seeing a decrease in inches and visible fat bulges, you can feel more encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle. 

To help control your body fat and weight after treatment with CoolSculpting, here are some tips that you can follow:

Who Are Ideal Candidates for CoolSculpting Procedure? 

Before getting CoolSculpting, it’s important to have an initial consultation with a provider to determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment. To get satisfactory results from CoolSculpting, you should be: 

  • Close to your target weight 
  • Are not overweight and have a normal BMI of less than 25
  • Have more than an inch of pinchable fat 
  • Have no excessively loose skin 
  • In good health with no active infections, open wounds, or rash in the treatment area 

Get Effective Fat Reduction Treatments at NJ Center of CoolSculpting

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When you want to have CoolSculpting, it’s best to have realistic expectations about the treatment since it’s not a weight loss solution. It can help achieve dramatic fat reduction results which can improve your overall body contour and shape. 

At NJ Center of CoolSculpting, we have a team of professional estheticians who can provide the best results for your fat elimination procedure. We offer customized treatment plans to make sure you can attain your esthetic goals. Know more about CoolSculpting treatments by contacting us today or booking an initial evaluation with one of our specialists.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "The treatment itself was not uncomfortable. Afterwords, I felt great. I didn't really notice anything for about 30 days. After day 30 until about a month later, I started noticing that my favorite jeans were not as tight anymore. I wasn't having to suck in to get them buttoned. And by that two month period after my CoolSculpting

    Lesley Hamilton

    Age 41

  • "It's subtle at first, and then a month later you look and go, "Wow - It really did something!" It really moved the bar for me, and I'm feeling better about myself already. It feels so good to put on anything and know I look as good as I've ever looked. And I didn't say that or feel that when I was in my 20's, 30's, and 40's."

    Anne McMarthy

    Age 56

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