Can CoolSculpting be used for weight loss?
CoolSculpting is a body contouring procedure — not a weight loss procedure. The treatment is meant for patients with a normal BMI, i.e., less than 25. Patients who are overweight or obese might not be suitable candidates for CoolSculpting in Yakima. Patients with a higher BMI should pursue traditional means of weight loss, such as dieting or regular exercise, or bariatric surgery, before considering CoolSculpting.
There’s a big difference between fat reduction through CoolSculpting and weight loss. However, to grasp that difference, you must understand the relationship between fat cells and weight changes in your body.
Everyone has a specific number of fat cells in their bodies — this number usually remains constant throughout your adult life. When you lose or gain weight, your body doesn’t lose or gain new fat cells — instead, the existing fat cells contract or expand. Body contouring methods can only remove a limited number of fat cells from targeted regions to achieve a more proportional distribution of fat cells.