We hear this question a lot from our patients, “Does CoolSculpting really work?” It sounds too good to be true – a non-surgical way to freeze and reduce stubborn body fat? CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved fat-freezing procedure that reduces the number of fat cells in treated areas by about 20-25%.
How CoolSculpting® Works
CoolSculpting® technology uses controlled cooling to target and freeze fat cells. Your body then naturally and permanently eliminates them. With no downtime, minimal side effects, and long-lasting results, CoolSculpting® works to give our patients a better, more contoured shape. CoolSculpting® is not meant for significant weight loss and is actually a ‘fat reduction’ procedure rather than a weight loss procedure. Ideal candidates are within 30 pounds of their ideal weight prior to treatment.
Fat Reduction vs. Weight Loss
What leads many people to wonder if CoolSculpting® “really works” is the difference between fat reduction and weight loss. CoolSculpting® is a fat reduction procedure – not a weight loss procedure. Our bodies have a certain number of fat cells. Losing or gaining weight generally does not increase or decrease the number of fat cells. Instead, it changes the size of fat cells. Non-surgical weight loss can only come from diet and exercise. Fat reduction, on the other hand, reduces the number of fat cells in a person’s body. So while you may not weigh any less after a CoolSculpting® procedure – you will look thinner, more sculpted, and your clothes should fit better.
To learn more about CoolSculpting®, or to schedule your consultation with Privet Aesthetics, please fill out the form on this page, or call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 860-8915 or our Pasadena office at (626) 537-3737.