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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. 

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.

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 there’s no change to fat cells in untreated areas.

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.

How Your Body Processes Fat Cells After CoolSculpting Treatment

This image represents a normal fat cell. As CoolSculpting treatment is applied, the fat cell freezes and starts to die. During the process of cell death, the fat cell begins to collapse. Over the next few weeks, other cells consume the dead fat cells, which are naturally processed & eliminated from the body

The Fat Cells Are Gone for Good

The CoolSculpting procedure will NOT help you lose weight. However, if you want to lose unwanted fat and look slimmer in your clothes, then CoolSculpting may be right for you.

 

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Huntington Dermatology, Inc.

Address:

422 Kinetic Park Dr, Ste B
Huntington, WV 25701

Phone:

304-523-5100

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WORKING HOURS

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Huntington Dermatology, Inc. is committed to providing the highest quality of dermatological care. We treat immediate and chronic skin problems for pediatric and adult patients, and strive to educate our patients on prevention and early detection of skin cancer.