Each CoolSculpting treatment will kill approximately 20% of fat cells permanently by a process called cryolipolysis, which freezes fat cells in the selected area and then they are removed from the body by natural metabolic process. After 2 to 3 months, another treatment in the same area can be done.
CoolSculpting is only effective on subcutaneous fat which is the fat that is attached to the skin. It is the fat that is drawn up between the cooling panels. Visceral fat is not affected by CoolSculpting as it is deeper in the body.
If you maintain your normal diet and exercise, your results should remain stable. However, you will always have fat cells in your body, and if you change your eating and exercise habits where you are taking in more calories than you are expending, the body will store fat again. Since not all fat cells are removed, if you gain weight the remaining cells may start stretching and will store the extra calories as triglycerides, or the extra fat will go to other parts of the body.
Dr. Delgado says CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure; you are sculpting and shaping your body by getting rid of fat pockets that seem to remain no matter how much dieting and exercise you do.
If CoolSculpting sounds like a procedure that you could benefit from, call today (415) 898-4161 for a consultation with Dr. Delgado to learn what your options are.