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Did you know that losing weight, healthier eating, and life- or self-improvements topped the 2017 New Year’s resolution list? According to, these goals were among the top 10 with 21.4% of 2017 New Year’s resolutions being to lose weight and/or eat healthier. 12.3% were to make life- or self-improvements. If you’re one of the millions of people who set any of these goals and have struggled with stubborn, clingy fat deposits, you are not alone. There is a solution. CoolSculpting can help decrease unwanted fat and sculpt your body. In this blog, we’ll address one of the most commonly asked treatment questions: Is CoolSculpting permanent?

How It Works

CoolSculpting treatments target hard to shed fat deposits in some of the most troublesome places. It’s a proven treatment for reducing fat that is exercise resistant, which is commonly found in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Chin
  • Inner and outer thighs

When you receive a CoolSculpting treatment, a percentage of your fat cells are crystallized and damaged, effectively destroying them. Your body then flushes these dead cells out through your lymphatic system in the weeks that follow. CoolSculpting permanently removes fat cells and, except in cases of extreme obesity, the body does not make any new fat cells after adolescence.

CoolSculpting is a permanent fat loss solution. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative to liposuction. It might be the right treatment for you if you struggle with exercise-resistant fat.

A Compliment to a Healthy Lifestyle

CoolSculpting treats up to 24% of the subcutaneous fat cells that are pulled into the applicator during each treatment. The fat cells that remain will act like normal fat cells. When you gain weight, these cells swell. When you lose weight, they shrink. While the fat cells destroyed during a CoolSculpting treatment are permanently gone, if you gain weight in the months and years that follow, the remaining fat cells can swell. As a result, the body contouring you achieved can be temporarily lost.

It is important to note that CoolSculpting is not meant to be a substitute for a sensible, balanced diet and exercise. It is meant to compliment a healthy lifestyle by helping you target pockets of fat that are a little more resistant to exercise.

CoolSculpting is backed by science and proven results. In clinical trials, CoolSculpting helped patients achieve a reduction of 20-25% of the fat cells in the treated area. Most of our patients see immediate body sculpting results with full effects manifesting about three months after treatment.

If you struggle with stubborn fat or have a goal to better sculpt specific areas of your body, CoolSculpting may be an excellent solution for you. Our experienced staff of medical experts can help you explore all available options based on your desired outcome. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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