What Is CoolSculpting and How Does It Work?


It is safe to say that a common experience for people includes gym and diet struggles. Of course such a struggle is worthy, as it is very important to stay healthy. However, for some individuals these struggles are especially difficult. Some people have extremely stubborn areas of fat that do not respond well to exercise and diet. If you are one of those individuals, then don’t worry – there are options for you.

While some people resort to liposuction, or other plastic and reconstructive surgeries, there are much, much less invasive procedures that might help. Specifically, there’s CoolSculpting.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates fat without any surgical performances. The procedure uses controlled cooling to freeze fat and eliminate fat in certain areas of the patient’s body. With practically no downtime needed to recover, and no invasive techniques, the procedure itself does not require anesthesia or other surgical tools. Coolsculpting can result in noticeable improvements to the patient’s shape and figure, and the results can be decently long-lasting if the patient adopts good habits to prevent future fat growth.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

Descriptions of CoolSculpting might seem as though it is something of a miracle, but how it works is actually pretty simple. So, before you let yourself think that CoolSculpting is the miracle you’ve been waiting for to just remove your stubborn fat, it is very important to know how it works so you can understand more accurately what you should expect.

The idea of CoolSculpting actually came from popsicles. Years ago, Harvard scientists found that children who ate popsicles had a strong tendency to get dimples. They realized this was because the popsicles were freezing and then eliminating small pockets of fat cells. So, CoolSculpting utilizes the idea that coldness can target and eliminate fat cells without causing further damage to skin cells or any surrounding tissue.

So, Coolsculpting targets fat cells under the skin in your abdomen, thigh, or chin area. Them, treated fat cells become crystallized, or frozen, and eventually die. Your body then does the rest of work through its natural processes of eliminating dead cells throughout the body, ultimately providing you with a more sculpted look.

The long term results of a Coolsculpting procedure are permanent as the dead cells are permanently removed, so long as you do not add more fat cells to your body. The short term results are a lot more gradual than other fat-removing procedures as it may take a few weeks for your body to remove all of the dead fat cells.

At the end of the day, Coolsculpting can help you reshape some of the most stubborn areas on your body and with some fat reduction, but it will not miraculously remove all of your fat. So, in order to achieve the best results possible, you must look at CoolSculpting as a head start to living a healthier lifestyle, then you will see all of the results you are looking for. Remember, truly effective weight loss is not a sprint – it is a long distance marathon. 

By Russell McBurnie