In healthy adults, fat cells that are treated by CoolSculpting can’t form again in the same area. With other means of fat reduction, the cells grow larger when you gain weight and smaller when you lose weight. But the number of fat cells remains. So, when you stop exercising or consume more calories than you expend, the excess is stored in fat cells in the subcutaneous layer of fat underneath the skin. The pudgy pockets can develop in the same area all over again. With CoolSculpting’s ability to actually destroy fat cells, the treated area remains contoured. But fat can still develop in a generalized manner throughout the body, albeit distributed more evenly than before treatment.
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Millions of people are at or near their ideal weight, but they have problems with contouring localized fatty areas. That’s because these pockets of fat are often due to factors that can’t be effectively addressed with diet and exercise alone. These factors include a genetic propensity to storing excess fat in areas, such as around the middle, hips, and thighs; an increasingly sluggish metabolism with advancing years; declining estrogen levels as women enter menopause; and other hormonal changes. For instance, the stress hormone, cortisol, can contribute to an apple shape.