If you’ve ever lost and regained weight, you know how quickly it can happen and how frustrating it can be.
For this reason, you may be skeptical about CoolSculpting as a long-term solution to unwanted fat and wonder: How long does CoolSculpting last? Are results permanent? How is CoolSculpting any different than weight loss?
To find out these answers and learn more about CoolSculpting longevity, read on.
How Does CoolSculpting Remove Unwanted Fat?
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive treatment that eliminates stubborn fat bulges via cryolipolysis.
During the procedure, a CoolSculpting applicator delivers controlled cooling to localized areas of fat. This causes fat cells to freeze and undergo apoptosis (natural cell death).
In the coming weeks and months, the body collects, metabolizes, and clears away destroyed fat cells. Once these fat cells are eliminated through the lymphatic system, they are gone for good.
How Long Does CoolSculpting Last?
Many people considering fat-freezing want to know: How long does CoolSculpting last? However, in order to answer this question, it’s important to discuss the difference between weight loss and fat reduction.
When an individual loses weight, fat cells shrink. In the event that the person gains weight, fat cells are still in place and can expand.
Conversely, CoolSculpting actually destroys and eliminates targeted fat cells. As a result, they are unable to return to the treated area and cause it to enlarge.
Are CoolSculpting Results Permanent?
One of the key advantages of CoolSculpting is that results are permanent as long as patients maintain a stable weight through diet and exercise.
A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology examined CoolSculpting longevity. Researchers assessed two male participants who both had one flank treated with cryolipolysis. The other flank was left untreated and served as a baseline.
They found that 9 years after undergoing CoolSculpting, the treated flank demonstrated significant fat-reduction longevity – even with minor weight fluctuations. In other words, CoolSculpting results were proven to be extremely long-lasting.
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