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CoolSculpting Elite has become one of the most popular nonsurgical body contouring treatments. But most people don’t fully understand how it works or why it’s different than traditional weight loss. The fundamental concept to understand is the difference between fat loss and weight loss.

What Happens to Fat Cells After Weight Loss?

Weight fluctuations don’t affect the number of fat cells in our body. Instead, they change the size of the fat cells. Traditional weight loss causes fat cells to shrink, but they never go away altogether.

What Happens to Fat Cells after CoolSculpting Elite?

CoolSculpting reduces the number of fat cells in the treatment areas through a process called cryolipolysis, which kills the fat cells just below the skin. The affected fat cells are then eliminated by the body’s natural processes.

Once fat cells are eliminated, they don’t return. This is because the number of fat cells in our body remains relatively constant after adolescence—new fat cells typically aren’t generated in adulthood. This means that when fat cells are effectively treated and eliminated through CoolSculpting, they’re gone for good.

That said, CoolSculpting, like weight loss, requires a commitment to a healthy lifestyle for long-term results. To maintain weight loss, you must consistently follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Similarly, maintaining your results after CoolSculpting involves staying at a stable weight and practicing healthy habits to avoid gaining weight in other areas of the body.

What Is the Science Behind CoolSculpting Elite?

CoolSculpting uses precise cooling temperatures to target fat cells. Once the treated fat cells are frozen, they die and are naturally eliminated by the body. Since fat freezes at a higher temperature than other cells in the body, the process leaves the surrounding tissues unharmed.

Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting Elite?

Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are close to their ideal weight but struggle with stubborn areas of localized fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. They’re generally in good overall health, have realistic expectations about the procedure, and are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle to optimize and sustain the results of the treatment.

What Should I Expect During My CoolSculpting Elite Treatment?

In the first few minutes, you may feel minor discomfort before your body gets accustomed to the cold temperature. During the procedure, many patients read magazines, check email, or even nap. Treated areas may look red or slightly swollen for the day after treatment, but this will quickly resolve.

CoolSculpting is effective at eliminating stubborn fat in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Under the buttocks
  • Double chin
  • Arms

CoolSculpting Elite uses advanced applicators that enable the treatment of two areas simultaneously. This enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of fat reduction compared to the traditional CoolSculpting approach.

Request a Consultation

If you’d like to speak with our skilled, experienced CoolSculpting Elite technician about how the treatment can help you break through fitness plateaus and achieve your aesthetic goals, call our Des Moines, IA, office today at (515) 277-5555 or request a consultation. Our ultra competitive prices start as low as $400.

To see the results we’ve achieved for previous patients with CoolSculpting, view our before-and-after gallery.

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