The number of fat cells in our bodies typically becomes a fixed number sometime in our teenage years. Losing or gaining weight generally does not increase or decrease the number of fat cells. Instead, it changes the size of fat cells.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOSING WEIGHT VS LOSING FAT
It may be confusing to hear that reducing fat is not the same as losing weight. It’s all about what happens to fat CELLS.
Losing weight makes fat cells smaller
Losing weight does not make fat cells go away
How Your Body Processes Fat From Food
The fat you eat in food...
...travels through your digestive system...
...and then to the liver. Processed fat is the energy source for your body. Excess fat is stored in fat cells.
Fat Cells After Typical Weight Loss
After dieting and weight loss, fat cells get smaller but the number of fat cells stays the same.
When weight is gained, fat cells get bigger.
Fat Cells After The CoolSculpting Procedure
The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure actually reduces the number of fat cells in treated areas by about 20% to 25%.
These fat cells are naturally processed and eliminated, so they won’t migrate to another area of your body. And, unlike what happens with other procedures, there’s no change to fat cells in untreated areas.*
*Data on file. CoolSculpting®.