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What Happens to the Crystallized Fat Cells After a Fat Freeze? Blog

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CoolSculpting ® is a unique cosmetic procedure. Using only the cold, plastic surgeons like Dr. Agha are able to almost literally melt fat away, using a cooling system patented by Zeltiq that is FDA cleared and research proven to help eliminate fat and contour the body.

 

CoolSculpting ® is also unique because the weight loss is notoriously slow. You start seeing results in 3 weeks, and the full results generally appear within 90 to 120 days.

 

Why and How Does This Fat Loss Occur?

Specific, near freezing temperatures have the ability to freeze fat cells first, without causing any damage to other cells like skin and tissue. This temperature, which is about 39 degrees Fahrenheit, is achieved using a combination of cooling pads and a gentle vacuum that keeps fat cells on the surface. Without these vacuums, fat cells would retreat towards organs as a form of protection.

 

When fat cells freeze, they “crystallize.” The body also stimulates an immune response around them that causes inflammation, furthering the cell damage.

 

A Bit of Unknown

The next step in this fat loss is a bit more complex, and scientists are still in the process of determining what it is that causes the specific response. What is known is that once the fat cells crystallize, they become damaged. Then, along with the immune response triggered by the inflammation, your immune system starts to remove the cells almost as though they were foreign invaders.

 

This process is slow, because your body isn’t equipped to remove millions of fat cells all at one time. So over the course of several weeks, the crystallized cells continue to get removed by your immune system until there are no more damaged cells left.

 

Do the Damaged Cells Come Back?

Once a crystallized cell has been removed, it does not come back. Weight gain is still possible, however, if you overeat or do not maintain a healthy diet. Anecdotally, however, weight gain after CoolSculpting ® does not appear to cause the same amount of weight as you would normally see with the same weight gain.

 

Determining if CoolSculpting ® is Right For You

For those that want to see the results of their Orange County CoolSculpting ® session right away, this weight can be stressful. But many actually seek out CoolSculpting ® because the slower cell removal process appears more natural. Results show up slowly over time, so no one has to know you underwent a procedure, and the weight loss itself is painless, with no surgical complications or discomfort.

 

Contact Orange County Fat Freeze Today

Orange County Fat Freeze is happy to answer any questions you may have about the science of CoolSculpting ®. It is a relatively new technology, so it’s not uncommon to have questions about the procedure.

 

Feel free and call us at 949-337-1431 if you have any questions, or to schedule an appointment for your CoolSculpting ® session. We are conveniently located in Newport Beach, and as Premier Crystal service providers, we are happy to serve the rest of Southern California, including Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and all of Orange County.


 

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