How Much Fat Does CoolSculpting Actually Remove?

You do your best to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You spent hours Saturday trying to find a cute, new outfit to wear to work Monday. However, you couldn’t find a shirt that fits your chest and stomach. If you’re already doing everything right, what else is there to do to eliminate unwanted lower abdominal fat? At InjectAbility Coolsculpting Clinic in Torrance, CA, we understand why people struggle to budge stubborn fat and have the perfect solution. Today, we’re talking about Coolsculpting Torrance.

How Much Fat Does CoolSculpting Actually Remove?

How much fat a single CoolSculpting session can remove depends on the volume of adipose tissue in the area you are targeting for fat removal and a couple of other factors. Depending on the volume of subcutaneous adipose tissue you have in the targeted area and the size of the targeted area, you may enjoy the removal of 20 to 80% of localized fat cells.

As a good general rule of thumb, you can expect to lose around a quarter of the visible fat in a given area. Therefore, if you have two inches of subcutaneous abdominal fat, you can expect to lose around half of an inch after your first session. This will leave you with 1.5” of lower abdominal fat. If you’re not satisfied with the results of your treatment, you can come in for a follow-up treatment.

How Many Sessions Are Necessary?

Many factors affect how many CoolSculpting sessions you will need to achieve your desired aesthetic. The first consideration is the size of the area with the excess fat. Small areas, like the backs of your knees, usually only require one session to provide ideal results. Larger areas, like the abdomen or back, usually require two or three sessions to provide ideal results.

The second consideration is how much excess fat you are storing in the trouble regions. The more fat you want to remove, the more sessions you will need to achieve satisfactory results.

What Makes This Treatment Better Than Liposuction?

Although the fat cells in the treated area are destroyed during the session, the final results of the treatment aren’t immediate. Nonetheless, the development of this Coolsculpting treatment’s results is one advantage over liposuction.

This Treatment Provides Rapid Results

Although unwanted fat cells are removed during the liposuction procedure, it takes roughly six months to enjoy the final results of the procedure. On the other hand, you can see the final of your cryolipolysis session after just a couple of weeks. This is partly because this treatment does not cause swelling.

This Treatment Has No Side Effects

Liposuction is an invasive procedure that can produce severe side effects. On the other hand, cryolipolysis is not invasive at all and does not produce side effects. For example, there is no swelling so you don’t have to cover up the treatment areas for months waiting for the swelling to subside. There are also no incisions to hide for months.

This Treatment Is Subtle

Rather than suctioning out 20% of the fat cells in an area in an hour, cryolipolysis encourages your body to eliminate destroyed fat cells naturally. These cells are eliminated with the help of deoxycholic acid, a chemical compound produced by beneficial bacteria in your gut. Over the course of two to three weeks, all of the fat cells destroyed during cryolipolysis have gone all the way through your lymphatic system and been filtered through your liver.

With lipo, everyone can tell you’ve undergone a body contouring procedure. It is particularly obvious if lipo is used to eliminate chin fat. You can cover your neck with a scarf, but there is no hiding a swollen chin. Since cryolipolysis gets your lymphatic system to eliminate fat cells, the results of the treatment are gradual and look completely natural as they progress.

Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?

To determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment, we need to review your medical history, discuss your aesthetic goals and assess the extent of the corrections you are seeking. If you are a poor candidate for this treatment due to Raynaud’s disease or another medical condition, we will work with you to find a more appropriate solution to your body contouring needs. Here’s a glance at what we look for in good cryolipolysis candidates:

People Who Understand the Purpose of This Treatment

If you think cryolipolysis is right for you, understand it is not a weight loss treatment. Although you will lose weight as your lymphatic system eliminates the destroyed fat cells, the purpose of this treatment is to spot-reduce pockets of stubborn fat. This treatment is not appropriate if you are over 30 pounds from your goal weight.

People Who Are Near Their Ideal Weight

If you are over 30 pounds from your goal weight, you will probably be considered a poor candidate for this treatment. The best candidate for this body sculpting treatment is already at his or her ideal weight. However, the results of cryolipolysis may be satisfactory to you if you are 20 to 30 pounds away from your ideal weight. The primary reason this treatment is not recommended to obese individuals is the FDA hasn’t approved it for massive fat elimination.

The secondary reason this treatment is not recommended to obese individuals is skin laxity often accompanies significant weight loss. This is because the elastin and collagen that keep your skin tight weaken as they support the extra adipose tissue. If you are over 30 pounds from your goal weight, focus on healthy, sustainable weight loss until you are within 20 pounds of your goal weight. Then, consider cryolipolysis. The cold may trigger extra collagen growth and tighten your skin.

People Who Are Done Having Children

There are no risks associated with pregnancy following cryolipolysis. However, you should still consider family planning carefully while you are considering cryolipolysis. Pregnancy comes with many side effects, including lower abdominal fat accumulation and upper arm fat accumulation.

If you are planning to become pregnant after your cryolipolysis treatment, consider waiting to sculpt your ideal contours until you think you are done becoming pregnant. Although it is safe to become pregnant after cryolipolysis, you may find you need a follow-up treatment to restore your ideal silhouette after giving birth.

People With Realistic Expectations About the Results

To be considered a good candidate for cryolipolysis, you must understand the limitations of the treatment. If you have a clear understanding of what this treatment can’t do, you are more likely to enjoy satisfactory results. During your initial consultation, we will assess your body fat distribution and give you a good idea of what this treatment can do for you realistically. A common statistic associated with cryolipolysis is it can destroy four-fifths of the adipose tissue in an area.

This is not always true. Remember, the size of the treatment area affects how much adipose tissue is destroyed. If you’re targeting a small area, like your chin or upper arms, you can see an 80% reduction in localized fat stores. If you’re targeting a larger area, you can more realistically expect to see a 20 to 40% reduction in localized adipose tissue.

People Who Don’t Want Liposuction

Another strong sign cryolipolysis is appropriate for you is if you don’t think liposuction is a good body contouring option. Liposuction can produce roughly the same results as CoolSculpting, safely and efficiently removing up to 11 pounds of excess adipose tissue. However, it isn’t appropriate for everyone. For instance, liposuction is an invasive procedure so you have to be in fairly good health to be considered a good candidate, especially if you will need general anesthesia.

The health requirements for being considered a good candidate for cryolipolysis are much lower. Furthermore, it takes at least one to three weeks of intensive recovery after lipo. Can you afford to take several weeks off from work? If you do, can you think of a better way to spend a three-week vacation? Don’t take weeks off from work to recover from a body contouring procedure when you can get the same results with no recovery time with cryolipolysis.

People Who Are Committed to a Healthy Lifestyle for Life

You must also be committed to a lifelong healthy lifestyle if you want to be considered a good candidate for cryolipolysis. The results of the treatment are considered permanent because the treated adipose tissue dies and is flushed out of the body. Since adults can’t grow new adipose tissue, there is a permanent reduction in the number of fat cells in the targeted area.

Nonetheless, the final results of the treatment can be affected negatively if weight gain occurs after treatment. If weight gain occurs, the fat cells that remain in the targeted area can expand to store the excess energy consumed. Alternatively, excess fat may be stored in areas of your body you never had a problem with.

Book Your Initial Appointment Now

Stop being sick and tired of the way your clothes don’t fit. Don’t settle for shirts that fit your lower abdomen but are too large in the chest. Use Coolsculpting near me and eliminate around a quarter of your excess fat cells so you can boost your self-confidence and happiness. Contact us now at InjectAbility Clinic in Torrance, CA to book your initial appointment and get a tailored treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns if you are in the Los Angeles area and ready to change.

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