Are There Any Studies Showing Improvement in Triglyceride Levels or Medical Benefits with Coolsculpting?

Are There Any Studies Showing Improvement in Triglyceride Levels or Medical Benefits with Coolsculpting?

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Coolsculpting is an excellent form of non-invasive  fat reduction for the right patient. Some applicators take 1 or 2 hours but the new advantage applicators take only 35 minutes and have significantly less risk for delayed onset pain (especially in the abdomen). Results are seen at 2 months and typically 1-3 treatments will be necessary on each area to achieve ideal results. The number of treatments depends on the amount of fat there and the patient's goals.  There is not downtime and the results can be impressive in the right patient.  We also use the Zimmer Z-wave for improved patient comfort and added results. The best candidates are those who are in pretty good shape with areas of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter what. coolsculpting works on subcutaneous fat.  

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Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM

Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

CoolSculpting studies

CoolSculpting has not been shown to improve triglyceride levels.  CoolSculpting works on superficial fat and not visceral fat.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 118 reviews

No evidence of raised fat or triglycerides in the blood after Zeltiq CoolSculpting

this is a great question and it has been studied well. There is no data to support that CoolSculpting elevates serum triglycerides. An explanation that has been proposed is that the freezing in Zeltiq that kills the fat cells, does not liquify the fat into the surrounding tissues unlike that which might occur with the use of other devices which uses different energy sources.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Triglyceride levels and Coolsculpting

Several studies have shown no increase or decrease in serum fat and triglyceride levels after Coolsculpting.

Jeffrey E. Schreiber, MD, FACS
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 203 reviews

Coolsculpting does not affect blood triglyceride levels.

Coolsculpting does not affect blood triglyceride levels. Measurements ot triglycerides in various trials and in several countries have shown no change in triglyceride levels after Coolsculpting treatment. 

Leyda Elizabeth Bowes, MD
Miami Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Coolsculpting effecting triglyceride levels or medical benefits

During clinical trials prior to release publicly of the coolsculpting device, there were trials examining the serum triglyceride levels which did not show any change.

A healthy diet and exercise are your best benefits in maintaining a good cholesterol panel

Lori A. Brightman, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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