The quest for a sculpted body has always been a challenge. Our diet and exercise regimen can only do so much when it comes to targeting those unwanted, stubborn fats that accumulate in our bodies. 

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body-sculpting procedure that has become increasingly popular recently. It has been hailed as a miracle solution to fat reduction, but the reality is a bit more complicated. 

CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells in the body and removing them from the body. This process helps to reduce the amount of fat in the body, as well as to contour the body. While it can help to reduce fat in certain areas, it’s not a weight loss solution. 

It’s designed to help reduce stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen, flanks, upper arms, and thighs, allowing you to achieve your desired body shape, but not necessarily helping you skip the steps in shedding off some pounds.

Fat Reduction vs. Weight Loss: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to your body and health, it’s important to understand the difference between fat reduction and weight loss. Although they are often used interchangeably, fat reduction and weight loss are very different. 

Fat Reduction

Fat reduction is the process of reducing the amount of fat in the body. This is done by decreasing the size of fat cells and reducing their number. Fat cells are located in the subcutaneous layer of the skin, and are responsible for energy storage and insulation. When fat cells are reduced, the overall size of the fat cells shrinks, resulting in a decrease in body fat. 

Weight Loss 

Weight loss, on the other hand, is the process of decreasing overall body weight. This is done by decreasing total body mass, which includes fat, muscle, and other tissues. When you lose weight, the number of fat cells in your body does not decrease, but the size of the fat cells decreases. When you gain weight, the size of the fat cells increases, but the number of fat cells remains the same. 

The Verdict

It’s important to understand the difference between fat reduction and weight loss. While weight loss is a great way to improve your overall health and appearance, fat reduction can help you achieve more dramatic results. By reducing the size of fat cells, you can reduce the amount of fat in the body and achieve a more sculpted and toned physique.

What Happens to Your Fat Cells After CoolSculpting?

When fat cells are exposed to cold temperatures, their cell walls become damaged and the fat cells begin to break down. The body then naturally processes these cells and eliminates them from the body, resulting in a reduction of fat in the treated area. CoolSculpting destroys fat cells in a process called apoptosis, which is the natural, controlled death of cells that occurs as part of an organism’s normal development.

After CoolSculpting, fat cells are gone for good. The destroyed fat cells are then processed and eliminated by the body through the lymphatic system. It is important to note that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure, but rather a fat reduction procedure. It’s not a substitute for healthy eating and exercise, but it can help reduce stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise.

CoolSculpting can provide noticeable results in as little as one to three treatments, and the results can last for years. It’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to see the best results. If you’re looking for a non-invasive fat-reduction procedure, CoolSculpting may be the right choice for you.


For those who are looking to reach their body goals and complement their weight loss routine, CoolSculpting may be the perfect solution. It provides a non-invasive way to reduce stubborn fat and achieve a more contoured appearance. The procedure is safe, effective, and requires no downtime, making it an ideal choice for those looking to achieve their desired body shape.

At Melinda Silva, MD, we offer CoolSculpting treatments to help you achieve your desired body contours. Our team of highly trained and experienced professionals will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and goals. 

Contact us today to learn more about CoolSculpting and to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve your desired results!