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CoolSculpting: Where Does the Fat Go?

Ever thought to yourself, “Boy, I wish there was a way to freeze stubborn body fat”? Well, thanks to advances in technology, CoolSculpting has made this dream a reality. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, non-invasive fat-reduction procedure that freezes away unwanted body fat – no surgery required!

So, how does CoolSculpting work? For starters, it’s an FDA-cleared fat freezing procedure. Through controlled cooling, stubborn body fat is eliminated and this includes the fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you’ve dieted and exercised. And the results? They’re amazing. They’re noticeable and they last, so you’ll look better from every angle.

The Beginning Will Surprise You

What do popsicles have to do with CoolSculpting? A lot. In fact, we can thank little kids with popsicles for this revolutionary fat-freezing technology. Years ago, two scientists at Harvard University noticed that some of the children who ate popsicles would develop dimples in their cheeks.

Dr. Manstein and Dr. R. Rox Anderson discovered that the ice-cold popsicles would not only freeze, but eliminate small pockets of fat cells, creating the cute little dimples in the children’s cheeks. Cryolipolysis is the science behind CoolSculpting and it has to do with using cold to target fat cells, while leaving the surrounding skin tissue intact.

So, where does the fat go after it’s been frozen with CoolSculpting? That’s a question that we hear frequently. When fat cells are treated (frozen), they die. As time passes your body naturally eliminates the dead fat cells, leaving a thinner, more sculpted appearance.

How it works: Fat cells are treated. As the cells begin to die, they collapse. In the weeks following the CoolSculpting procedure, other cells in the body consume the dead fat cells, which are then processed and eliminated by the body naturally.

The beauty of CoolSculpting is that the results are long-term because the frozen fat cells have been permanently eliminated. “What about untreated areas, will they be affected somehow?” No, they will not. Untreated areas will see no change in how the fat cells are distributed.

Related: FAQs About CoolSculpting

Cool facts about CoolSculpting

  • The procedure is perfect for both men and women.
  • Losing weight does not make fat cells go away, it only reduces their size. CoolSculpting on the other hand, eliminates them permanently.
  • CoolSculpting reduces the fat cells in a treated area by up to 25%.

To find out if CoolSculpting is right for you, contact us today to meet with Dr. Yuly Gorodisky, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Oxnard, CA.

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