If some % of fat cells are removed, does this make it easier to lose weight subsequently?
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Coolsculpting and weight loss
Coolsculpting directly reduces a budge in a given area but does not affect weight loss in general. Weight loss is affected by diet and exercise. Best, Dr. Green
Does fat cell loss make weight loss easier?
This is a good and interesting question.
Reduction or removal of fat by any means, liposuction, fat-buster injection, CoolSculpting, excision (eg. tummy tuck) removes fat cells and therefore immediately reduces body weight.
Our current thought processes is that without lifestyle changes in reduction of calorie consumption or increase in calorie expenditure, you will enlarge fat cells elsewhere.
Only time will tell whether those fat cells which accumulate the redistributed calories have a different metabolism and "burn" or release fat for energy differently in variously different sites of fat storage. Another way of considering this is if calories re-accumulate in the subdermal fat layer or visceral region have a different metabolism than the fat which was removed by CoolSculpting, Kybella or surgery.
For the moment, expect that maintaining your new weight following any fat loss still takes hard work! Ugh!
All the best!
Hope that helps!
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