Weight Loss vs. Fat Reduction: What to Know About CoolSculpting
- Posted on: Nov 15 2023
One of the most common questions we receive is, “Can CoolSculpting help me lose weight?” While plastic surgery can transform your body in many ways, major weight loss is not one of them. This is because weight loss and fat reduction are not one and the same, even though they’re often confused.
CoolSculpting is one of the most popular body sculpting techniques, thanks to its high efficacy, safety, and FDA approval. But contrary to a common myth, it is not a weight-loss solution. Instead, it offers non-surgical, strategic fat reduction to help tone your physique to your liking.
Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss
Weight loss refers to the overall reduction of your total body weight. This includes fat, muscle, and water. Fat loss refers explicitly to the reduction of fatty tissues, including subcutaneous and visceral fat.
Subcutaneous fat is “extra” skin that we can see and touch; it exists in the deepest layer of your skin, the hypodermis. It helps regulate body temperature, protect muscles, and even support healthy blood vessel function.
Visceral fat is found in the abdominal wall and protects your vital organs. It is more dangerous than subcutaneous fat because an excess of visceral fat increases your risk of conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
CoolSculpting Is Not a Weight Loss Procedure
People with a high body mass index must concentrate on weight loss before fat removal. This is because fat reduction procedures like CoolSculpting only remove deposits of subcutaneous fat; they do not improve your overall health or eliminate weight-related health concerns.
Furthermore, patients who are clinically obese possess a thicker amount of subcutaneous fat that would not be treatable by CoolSculpting.
When Can I Get CoolSculpting?
We recommend CoolSculpting for patients at or within 10 pounds of their ideal weight; the technique can help remove stubborn fat deposits on the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks that do not respond to routine exercise and a healthy diet.
Find Out if CoolSculpting Is Right for You
At FosterMD, we provide CoolSculpting in Toms River, NJ, to help patients feel beautiful in their bodies. Please contact us today to book your consultation with us. You can call our Toms River, NJ, office at 732-914-2233, and our Manasquan, NJ, office at 732-449-2099.
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