How Long Does CoolSculpting Last? Does the Fat Grow Back?

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How Long Does CoolSculpting Last? Does the Fat Grow Back?

Before opting for the popular fat freezing treatment, most patients ask ‘how long does CoolSculpting last.’ This is a completely understandable concern as CoolSculpting cost can be an investment for some consumers. The good news is that CoolSculpting is a one-time investment for life-long results. Read on to learn how long CoolSculpting lasts and the science that proves its longevity.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

Fat reduction is different from weight loss. Therefore, do not conflate the temporary results associated with weight loss with the long-term results obtained with fat reduction treatments. When weight-loss methods prove successful, fat cells shrink. The cells maintain their place in the body and can grow larger if weight is regained. Fat reduction treatments such as CoolSculpting or liposuction literally remove fat cells from the body. CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells to death (a process known as cryolipolysis) and liposuction works by manually suctioning the fat cells from the body. By removing fat cells, (not just shrinking the fat cell,) reductions in fat endure.

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Can Fat Cells Grow Back?

People often ask if after CoolSculpting, does the fat grow back. This is an important question for those wondering how long does CoolSculpting last. No, the fat will not come back. Nor will the body create more fat cells to replace those eliminated via the fat freezing treatment.

Understanding the physiology of fat cells will help you better understand why CoolSculpting produces long-term results. The body determines the total number of fat cells it has once it reaches adulthood. This number is set, which means the body does not destroy or create more of these cells. Once CoolSculpting or Liposuction occurs, the numbers of fat cells in certain areas are decreased significantly. No fat cells will take their place, resulting in a long-term reduction of stubborn fat.¹

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How Long Does CoolSculpting Last?

Scientists have been gathering information about CoolSculpting patients for years. In 2016, the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology published one study titled “Long-term efficacy follow‐up on two cryolipolysis case studies: 6 and 9 years post-treatment.”  The longitudinal study covered patients who received the CoolSculpting procedure on the left flank, or love handle, and did not have any procedure on the right flank. This provided researchers with a control flank. After nearly a decade of time after a single CoolSculpting treatment, the researchers found that “Local reductions in flank fat have significant longevity in these subjects and suggest that results from cryolipolysis may be very long-lasting.”

Maintaining CoolSculpting Results

The body cannot produce more fat cells, but it can store more fat in existing ones. For this reason, a healthy and active lifestyle is recommended to maintain the beautiful aesthetic of your fat freezing results.

Get Started with CoolSculpting Today

Does CoolSculpting last? Absolutely. Knowing that CoolSculpting delivers a long-lasting solution to stubborn fat bulges is only one of the numerous benefits of the fat freezing procedure. Learn more and get started on long-term fat reduction by scheduling a complimentary consultation with The Medspa , the premier CoolSculpting West Hartford provider. Contact the Medspa online by filling out the form below or call (860) 206-8191 today.

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