Does the fat leave your body?
With Cool Sculpting, if It is Not Weightloss, Where Does the Frozen Fat "Go"?
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CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is loss of fat not loss of weight
Losing fat does not mean weight loss as fat is much less dense than muscle and you would need to lose a lot of fat to see the reduction of weight on a scale. Meanwhile the 20% reduction of fat volume in one focal bulge can make a difference in shape and how clothing fits. The body metabolizes the dead fat cells.
How Does Cool Sculpting Work?
The cool sculpting (Zeltiq) will freeze the fat cells (cryoplipolysis) without affecting other tissues; the fat in the adipocytes (fat cells) will freeze at a controlled temperature inducing cellular apopotisis (programmed cell death) hence a permanent solution.
As for the fat within the adipocytes, it will get dissolved into the blood stream at a slow rate without inducing a increase of the serum fat levels worth noting.
So the fat will be used up by your body and the adipocytes that were eliminated will never grow back again.
I hope this helps.
Thank you for your inquiry.
CoolSculpting.... will you lose weight?
Coolsculpting kills 20-25% of the fat cells in the area treated. As these cells die, your body reabsorbs the fatty acids and the cellular debris and you excrete the excess through your intestines. You will see the area treated shrink over the next 2-3 months as this happens. You will not feel, or know that anything is happening in any way other than when you look in the mirror over the next several weeks, you will see that you are getting smaller. Will you lose weight? ....a very small amount for each treatment area.
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Dead fat cells are processed by your liver
Where does fat go after CoolSculpting?
The fat cells are damaged by the cold temperature during CoolSculpting and are slowly dissolved and broken down in your body by cells called macrophages. The fat cell particles are then cleared from your body through your lymphatic system and goes through the liver where it is processed out of your body as waste.
The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is FDA-cleared and safe to use in the neck area.
Fat Leaves Through Kidneys
This is quite a common question, and a good one. CoolSculpting causes the breakdown of fat cells in a natural process called apoptosis. At this point, the body's waste system takes over, filtering the fat cells out through the kidneys so that they leave the body along with the urine. You are right in that CoolSculpting does not produce a significant weight loss. Although you will shed unwanted fat cells and can reshape and tone areas of the body, you won't likely see a significant change on the scale.
CoolSculpting Removes Fat
"Frozen" fat cells are metabolized and naturally eliminated
Frozen Fat Filtered Away
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