Where does the fat goes after coolsculpting?

Hi. I have read a lot of responses to some other questions like mine that the fat after the coolsculpting procedure goes away throw your liver/urine but that's not true! The liver doesn't have the hability of doing that! And the dogmatic tractor also doesn't do that. So how the dead fat goes out of your body? Can someone explain? Thank you.

Doctor Answers 5

How is fat eliminated after CoolSculpting?

The fat cells that are destroyed after a CoolSculpting treatment are eliminated by cells called macrophages in the body's lymphatic system.  


San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Where does the fat goes after coolsculpting?

Thank you for your question. The dead fat cells are removed from our body by our lymphatic system and then eventually through our GI tract. Regards,

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting. Where does the fat go after treatment?

CoolSculpting has FDA approval for fat reduction since 2010. CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells. Fat cells are more susceptible to damage by freezing than the other cells, (nerve, vessel, bone, etc.), around them. The fat cells die via a process called apoptosis, (programmed cell death). The number of fat cells are therefore reduced. This happens over a period of time, so the body is not overwhelmed with dead fat cells. The body will take these cells up, process them and excrete them, just as any other cell. Yes, the remnants are filtered through the liver, and then excreted eventually via stool.

Jeffrey J. Roth, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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Where does fat go after coolsculpting?

Hi and thanks for your question. The fat cells are destroyed by the cooking process and naturally eliminated by the body's immune cells called macrophages with no harmful effects to he patient.

Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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The fat cells are destroyed by a process call cellular apoptosis.

Once the cells have died they are processed and removed by your lymphatic system. The doers of the deed are macrophages greek for Big Eaters. Macrophages are a type of white blood cell that engulfs and digests cellular debris and anything else that your body believes is bad for it. Machrophages are a huge part of the way the bodies immune system works.

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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