What happens to the fat and how it's eliminated after Cool Sculpting
Coolsculpting permanently removes body fat. The process
“grabs and holds” bulges of body fat with a suction applicator then cools the
deep tissue to temperatures that result in death of fat cells which are far
more sensitive to the low temperatures than the other tissues of the body.Skin, blood vessels, and healthy muscle fibers
are preserved.The term for this
specific programed cell death is “cryolipolysis” from the prefix “cryo” that
means “cold” and the word “lypolysis” which means “breakdown of fat”. All
destroyed components of the cell are taken up and eliminated through the lymph
system and permanently eliminated.Fat
is not reabsorbed. The treatment results in fat reduction in targeted areas and
the re-sculpting of the anatomy.
Coolsculpting treatment uses a method called cryolipolysis (fat freezing) once
the fat is frozen it goes through apoptosis (programmed cell death). This
usually occurs a few days after your procedure and is aided by the immediate
post treatment massage.
cells die, your body naturally consumes the affected cells so they can be
filtered and excreted by the body. Since the fat cell is dead there is no way
that it can be relocated to another area.
of elimination of the affected cells from your body generally takes about 3-4
months to complete, and is the same process that eliminated fat goes through as
if it was burned off with exercise. Immediately after treatment you can be
swollen for up to 2 weeks and many patients start seeing the initial
improvement starting 3 weeks after their treatment.
treatment destructs about 20% of the fat in the treated area; sometimes
multiple treatments in the same area are necessary for the best results.
It is best
to consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see if this is the
appropriate treatment for you.
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During the procedure, exposure to cooling causes fat cell apoptosis, which leads to the release of cytokines and other inflammatory mediators. Inflammatory cells gradually digest the affected fat cells in the months after the procedure. Lipids from the fat cells are slowly released and transported by the lymphatic system to be processed, much like fat from food. Because the lipid clearance process is gradual there is no harmful change in blood lipids or liver function. The fat will not be reabsorbed or go to another part of your body.
The fat destroyed during CoolSculpting is removed gradually and safely via the lymphatics, and eliminated in the feces & urine.
Dear writer, After the process of CoolSculpting is completed, the lipid contained inside the cells is gradually removed via the lymphatic system and then eliminated (as fat normally is) through the feces and urine. The process of fat removal may take weeks to months, which in fact makes the CoolSculpting process very safe in terms of how the levels of lipid in blood are maintained with this treatment. We were part of a multi-center study that checked what happened to the triglyceride and cholesterol levels at 1 week, 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 12 weeks after CoolSculpting. There was no significant change in such levels after the CoolSculpting treatment, confirming the safety of this procedure.
Coolsculpting and mechanism of action
Coolsculpting is an amazing technique where the fat cells are decreased through the science of cooling these fat cells so that they undergo cell death. These cells are then released through the body via the kidneys. The fat does not move or get absorbed by another area of the body. Please consult a board certified dermatologist who has many years of experience with coolsculpting for the best cosmetic results.
Coolsculpting induces programmed cell death by selectively freezing fat cells. The dead cells are cleared by specialized cells in your body. This is a normal process as many types of cells are replaced constantly within your body. The dead cells are ingested by these cells and are cleared away.
How does Coolsculpting work?
Coolsculpting works by freezing fat cells. A certain number of these fat cells that are cooled will undergo cell death. The are naturally broken down and eliminated by the body. The fat will not be reabsorbed or go to another part of your body.
How Coolsculpting works to reduce fat.
This is a great question. First, the Coolsculpting procedure, known as cryolipolysis in the medical community, has a tremendous amount of research behind it. This procedure was developed by two Harvard dermatologists that have also developed the majority of laser and device treatments that are currently on the market today. To answer your question, Coolsculpting triggers a process known as apoptosis which is the programmed cell death of fat cells. Following apoptosis, the body naturally resorbs the fat cells and its constituents over several weeks. There are studies that show there is no change in blood lipids in the post treatment period. Also there are no reports of fat going to other body parts and you should feel rest assured because there have been over a million treatments done.
How is fat eliminated after CoolSculpting?
The fat cells that are destroyed as a result of CoolSculpting are eliminated by cells in the body known as macrophages. The fat does not travel in the bloodstream to end up somewhere else on the body.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
When the freezing technology of Coolsculpting is applied to areas of excess fat, the treated fat cells are crystallized, turned into dead cells, and naturally processed and permanently eliminated by the body, leaving you more toned and sculpted. Since the fat cell is dead there is no way that it can be relocated to another area. The process of elimination of the affected cells from your body generally takes about 3-4 months to complete, and is the same process that eliminated fat goes through as if it was burned off with exercise. Immediately after treatment you can be swollen for up to 2 weeks and many patients start seeing the initial improvement starting 3 weeks after their treatment.