CoolSculpting Knoxville is a body contouring treatment that has been FDA-approved for fat removal for over a decade. Also known as cryolipolysis, this fat removal method is seen as the gold standard for non-invasive body sculpting, and many people opt for this method even if they are healthy enough for a more invasive procedure. Today, our experts at Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN discuss how much fat this treatment could eliminate for you.
How Much Fat Can You Eliminate With CoolSculpting Knoxville?
On average, you can remove 20 to 25% of localized fat cells with a single CoolSculpting Knoxville session. However, this average assumes that you have quite a bit of fat in the targeted region and the area itself is large. For example, this treatment will remove around 26% of fat cells from the abdomen and around 20% of fat cells from the back.
If you are targeting a smaller area of the body, like the underarms or the backs of the knees, treatment with this device is even more powerful. Depending on how much fat you have close to the surface of the skin, you can expect to eliminate around 80% of the fat cells in the area. We will assess how much fat you have in your targeted regions when you come in for your initial evaluation and advise you regarding how much fat elimination you can expect.
How Much Fat Can You Eliminate With Multiple Sessions?
Remember, each session will eliminate between 20 and 80% of fat cells in a given area. While the amount of subcutaneous fat in an area affects how much fat can be eliminated, the most significant factor determining how much fat can be eliminated is the size of the area.
Therefore, if you eliminate 25% of the fat cells in a given area after one session, you can expect a subsequent session to remove approximately 25% of the remaining fat cells.
How Much Weight Can You Lose With This Treatment?
Cryolipolysis isn’t a weight-loss treatment. Treatment will result in the elimination of localized fat cells, but do not expect to really lose weight. If you carry 10 pounds of fat in your stomach and eliminate 26% of the fat cells in the treatment area, you can expect to lose around 2.6 pounds of fat from one session. However, it is very important to note that you should not expect to see a difference on the scale immediately after your session.
Even though the fat cells in the targeted area are frozen to the point of death during the treatment session, they are not suctioned out. They will remain in your body for one to three months as your lymphatic system works to flush them out as the waste that they are. Therefore, if you have only one treatment session, you should expect to lose less than a pound per month for approximately three months.
How Many Inches Can You Lose With Treatment?
Many factors affect how many inches you can expect to lose with treatment. One of the most significant factors that affect how many inches you can expect to lose is the size of the area you are targeting. If you are trying to eliminate unwanted fat from a small area, you may lose half of an inch at most. If you are eliminating unwanted fat from a large area, like your chest or stomach, you may lose two or three inches of fat.
How Long Do the Results of This Treatment Last?
CoolSculpting Knoxville results are considered permanent or semi-permanent depending on which results you are wondering about. For example, this fat removal treatment doesn’t just freeze fat cells. It also trims inches from the areas targeted for treatment and results in a small amount of weight loss. Here’s a look at how long each result you can expect from this treatment lasts.
How Long the Fat Removal Results Last
The fat removal results of CoolSculpting Knoxville are permanent. Your body stops growing new fat cells by the time you reach your mid-20s. Therefore, if you are at least 25 at the time of your treatment, your body will not grow new fat cells to replace those that were frozen and eliminated during treatment. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that the treated areas can’t grow larger in the future.
How Long Your Contours Remain Improved
Your contours will remain improved for as long as you can maintain your weight within about 10 pounds. Sometimes, medical conditions can cause your body to store fat in your abdomen. Most of the time, where you store excess energy in your body comes down to genetics. If you had fat cells in your thighs destroyed, you are likely to store excess energy in the fat cells that remain in your thighs if you gain weight after treatment.
How much weight you would have to gain before you noticed an increase in fat stores depends on where the fat is stored. If you store fat evenly throughout your body, you may gain 20 pounds before you notice that your clothes are fitting a little tighter and your face is looking a little rounder. If you store most of your fat in your lower body, you may notice your weight gain after only an increase of five or 10 pounds.
How to Maintain Your Results Through Cardio
If you want to keep the inches and pounds off for good, you will need to consume no more calories than your body needs for maintenance. Eating at maintenance may be pretty easy most days but sometimes life throws you curveballs that make weight maintenance hard.
If you find life throwing you curveballs regularly, you don’t need to miss out on all the social events that revolve around food and alcohol. You can simply find an enjoyable way to incorporate more cardio into your life. If you want a highly efficient full-body workout, indoor rowing may be right up your alley. If you prefer killer quads, joining a cycling club may be more appropriate. Just figure out what you enjoy doing.
How to Maintain Your Results Through Resistance Training
It’s worth noting that adding muscle mass is also a great way to maintain the results of your treatment for life. Muscle is roughly 2.5 times more metabolically active than fat. Therefore, if you lost a pound of fat, you would need 20 fewer calories per day to maintain your weight. If you maintained your fat mass but gained a pound of muscle, you could consume 50 more calories daily and maintain your weight.
We strongly recommend that you incorporate resistance training into your workout routine at least twice per week. Even if your goal is to maintain your existing muscle mass, weight lifting and other forms of resistance training are incredibly beneficial to your health. It becomes even more important as you age as it decreases your risk of a fall and helps you maintain the density of your bones.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Body Contouring Treatment?
This body sculpting treatment is appropriate for just about every healthy adult who is not pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to become pregnant. However, it isn’t the ideal aesthetic solution for everyone. Here are signs that this treatment may be something you should consider if you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of certain parts of your body.
You Have Realistic Expectations About the Results
To be considered a good candidate for this body sculpting treatment, it is absolutely critical that you have realistic expectations about the results. It is worth repeating that this is not a weight-loss treatment; it is a body sculpting treatment. Therefore, you should not consider it if you are trying to lose weight. Rather, you should only consider it if you are happy with your weight but want to improve the appearance of certain contours.
You can still be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are still approaching your goal weight. Just keep in mind that the best candidate for this treatment is no more than 10 pounds from his or her goal weight. If you have over 30 pounds to lose, you will not be considered a candidate until you get within 30 pounds of a healthy weight for your height.
You Don’t Suffer From an Autoimmune Disorder
As stated previously, this treatment is approved for most healthy adults. If you suffer from an autoimmune disorder that causes excessive weakness, discomfort or pain, you will not be considered a good candidate for this treatment. For example, cryolipolysis is not appropriate for you if you have been diagnosed with lupus, multiple sclerosis or Raynaud’s disease.
You Feel Confident You Can Maintain Your Weight
Remember, the improvement to your contours will only be permanent if you can maintain your weight. If you have gained and lost the same 20 pounds repeatedly over several years, you may want to hold off on treatment until you feel confident that you can maintain your weight. Otherwise, the fat cells that weren’t eliminated during treatment will store energy and you will need follow-up treatments to resculpt your body.
There are only a couple of exceptions to needing to maintain your weight after treatment. It is okay to gain weight after treatment if you are gaining muscle rather than fat. It is even okay to gain a bit of fat as you build muscle after treatment but you may notice the fat gain if you gain over 10 pounds of fat. Finally, it is okay to burn stored fat after treatment. Just be sure to lose weight slowly so your skin doesn’t sag as you lose weight.
Say Goodbye to Stubborn Fat Today
CoolSculpting Knoxville is the most popular non-invasive fat removal method and may one day surpass liposuction as the gold standard in fat removal. Depending on the size of the area being treated, a single session can remove between 20 and 80% of the fat cells in the targeted region. The fat removal results of this treatment are permanent and your contours will remain improved as long as you can maintain your weight.
Schedule your initial evaluation at Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN to discuss your aesthetic goals and health and determine if this body contouring treatment is appropriate for you. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you achieve the self-confidence and contours you have worked so hard for and deserve.