Poughkeepsie Residents Ask: Do CoolSculpting Results Last?

As CoolSculpting® treatments continue to rise in popularity, one of the common questions asked is whether or not the results obtained from CoolSculpting® will last, and for how long?

Do CoolSculpting® Results Last?

The short answer to that question is yes, they last. But there are a few qualifying statements that need to be discussed before a blanket answer can be given. First, it’s important to understand the purpose of CoolSculpting®, so you go into the experience with realistic expectations.

A common misconception about CoolSculpting® is that it’s done for weight loss. This is only partially true. Yes, you will lose some weight, but CoolSculpting® is designed primarily for people who are just a bit heavier than they want to be, and is used specifically for fat loss, not weight loss.

Another frequent expectation is that CoolSculpting® will instantly get rid of cellulite. Once again, this is not the purpose of a CoolSculpting® treatment, and there are other procedures, such as liposuction and other forms of plastic surgery that are better choices for cellulite elimination.

Having said that, CoolSculpting® is fantastic for doing what it’s been designed to do…provide a permanent, non-invasive, non-surgical solution for reducing unwanted fat in specific areas.

How Long Do CoolSculpting® Results Last?

It’s important to recognize that CoolSculpting® is not a one-and-done type of procedure. Most patients undergo multiple treatments for optimum results. Each fatty area of the body where CoolSculpting® is performed can be reduced by about 25%. It typically takes the body several weeks to process and eliminate the dead fat cells, so reassessments are generally necessary after about three months.

Your CoolSculpting® results can ultimately last indefinitely, depending on your eating habits and lifestyle type. If your CoolSculpting® treatment is part of an overall approach towards healthier eating and a more active lifestyle, there should be no expiration date on how long your results last.

Once fat cells have been destroyed by CoolSculpting®, their destruction is permanent, and those fat cells are completely eliminated. So you will not gain fat in the areas previously treated by CoolSculpting®.

The only time it becomes a problem is if a patient returns to bad eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle and begins to gain weight. Even then, the fat will not return to the specific area that was treated with CoolSculpting®, but it can begin to accumulate in the fat cells left behind in surrounding areas.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that CoolSculpting® will not be able to help you lose any significant amount of weight. That’s not the purpose of the procedure. What it will do is help you look slimmer with more shapely contours by removing specific pockets of unwanted fatty tissue, especially on the thighs or in the abdominal area. You can even use CoolSculpting® to help get rid of an undesirable double chin.

We’re able to offer the latest, most advanced technology available and CoolSculpting® treatments only take about half an hour in our office. To learn more about how CoolSculpting® may benefit you in your lifestyle modification journey, please contact us today.