Where does the frozen fat from CoolSculpting go?


CoolSculpting is a popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses cryolipolysis technology to freeze and destroy fat cells. The treatment has gained popularity due to its ability to produce noticeable results without the need for surgery or downtime. However, many people are curious about where the frozen fat from CoolSculpting goes after the treatment.

How does CoolSculpting destroy the fat cells?

When CoolSculpting is performed, the targeted fat cells are frozen and destroyed through a process called apoptosis. Apoptosis is a natural process that occurs when cells die and are broken down by the body. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they are gradually eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system.

What is the lymphatic system?

The lymphatic system is responsible for removing waste and toxins from the body. It is a network of vessels and organs that help to transport lymph, a fluid that contains white blood cells and other immune system cells. The lymphatic system also plays a crucial role in the removal of fat cells from the body.

How long does the lymphatic system take to get rid of destroyed fat cells?

After a CoolSculpting treatment, the lymphatic system starts to work to eliminate the destroyed fat cells. The lymphatic system is a slow process in eliminating fat cells from the body. As a result, CoolSculpting results can take time to be seen, with earliest results see at 4-6 weeks post treatment and more progressive improvement seen up to 14 – 16 weeks.

During the elimination process, the frozen fat cells are broken down into small particles and transported through the lymphatic vessels to the liver. Once in the liver, the fat cells are metabolised and eliminated from the body as waste.

CoolSculpting results and maintenance

It is important to note that CoolSculpting does not result in immediate fat loss. The fat cells are gradually eliminated from the body over time, and it can take several weeks to see the full results of the treatment. It is also important to keep a healthy diet and exercise regimen to maintain the results of the treatment. Maintenance is an important factor to get the best out of your CoolSculpting results.

CoolSculpting treatment is often viewed as an investment in personal well-being and body confidence. With an expert clinic team trained in fat loss expertise, you know you can trust and rely on The Cosmetic Skin Clinic’s professional advice.

See our amazing before and after CoolSculpting results here.

Are there any CoolSculpting side effects or risks?

Although CoolSculpting is commonly acknowledged as a safe and effective procedure, it is crucial to remain mindful of potential side effects and risks, as with any medical intervention.

In rare cases, some patients may experience mild side effects from CoolSculpting. These can include redness, swelling, bruising, and numbness in the treated area. In extremely rare cases, patients may experience paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), which is a rare condition that causes the fat cells to grow in size rather than being eliminated from the body. PAH can only be corrected through surgery.[1]

In summary

The frozen fat cells from CoolSculpting are gradually eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system. The process can take several weeks to several months, and it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to maintain the results of the treatment. While complications are rare, it is important to discuss any concerns with a qualified medical professional before undergoing the treatment.

CoolSculpting at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic

With a track record of over 50,000 successful fat freezing treatments conducted at our clinics in London and Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, you can have complete confidence that your fat freezing procedure will be carried out by highly skilled and experienced professionals, ensuring the utmost safety and expertise.

As the No1. CoolSculpting clinic in the UK, The Cosmetic Skin Clinic is renowned for our exceptional team, outstanding body contouring results, and overall patient satisfaction. Our state-of-the-art clinics are equipped with a variety of CoolSculpting applicators, including CoolSculpting Mini, CoolAdvantage, and CoolSculpting Elite, allowing us to effectively address various body areas, whether they are large or small. Additionally, we offer the convenience of targeting multiple areas simultaneously.

Find out more by booking a consultation with our experts or contact our London clinic or our Buckinghamshire clinic at 0330 057 5425.

[1] CoolSculpting_Important_Safety_Information_IC02192-A.pdf

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