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  • Writer's pictureDr. Lily Phillips

Will CoolSculpting Leave Me With Loose Skin?


If you are frustrated by stubborn pockets of fat that won’t seem to go away despite a consistent, healthy diet and regular exercise, you are certainly not alone. Millions of men and women struggle to get rid of these lingering fat deposits, which often begin to develop as we age, and, ultimately, turn to cosmetic surgery for help. While liposuction was once the only effective option for fat removal, the sweeping advances in medicine and technology now make it possible for patients to eliminate fat cells without going under the knife.


Board-certified physician Dr. Lily Phillips and the expert team at Ageless Grace in Murrieta, CA are proud to offer the innovative and highly advanced CoolSculpting® fat reduction system to help patients achieve the body of their dreams without the expense and downtime associated with surgery. Learn more about CoolSculpting here, including how it works, what results you can expect, and how your skin may look after treatment.


What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a breakthrough nonsurgical fat reduction treatment designed to destroy fat cells that have become unresponsive to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting utilizes an advanced process called cryolipolysis to effectively “freeze” the fat cells, causing them to self-destruct and, ultimately, be expelled from the body through natural functions. Unlike surgical fat removal, CoolSculpting does not require anesthesia, incisions, or extended downtime.


Who is a candidate for CoolSculpting?

Oftentimes, men and women begin to notice small to medium bulges of fat that don’t respond to weight loss methods in the same way, or at the same rate, as the rest of their body. This commonly occurs as a result of aging, hormone imbalance, childbirth, weight fluctuation, genetics, and other conditions. For these patients, CoolSculpting is a fantastic solution for treating isolated pockets of fat without the need for anesthesia, surgery, or a lengthy recovery period. Patients considering CoolSculpting should already be at or near their goal weight and understand that the treatment is not intended as a substitute for weight loss.


Where can CoolSculpting be used?

CoolSculpting is a highly versatile treatment system that can be used to target and destroy fat virtually from head to toe. Some of the most common areas for FDA-approved CoolSculpting treatment include:


  • Abdomen

  • Flanks

  • Thighs

  • Hips

  • Love handles

  • Chin

  • Under the buttocks

  • Upper back

  • Bra line

  • Upper arm


Does CoolSculpting cause loose skin?

One of the well-known side effects of significant or rapid weight loss is the development of loose, wrinkled, sagging skin. With this in mind, it is understandable for CoolSculpting patients to be concerned about how the treatment may affect their own skin. Fortunately, CoolSculpting is extremely unlikely to contribute to noticeable wrinkled or saggy skin for the vast majority of patients. Some of the most compelling reasons why CoolSculpting does not typically result in loose skin include:


  • Amount of fat reduction: Unlike liposuction and weight loss surgery, which may remove larger pockets of fat entirely, CoolSculpting is designed as a fat reduction solution. Generally speaking, CoolSculpting patients can achieve up to a 25% reduction in fat cells in the treated area. While the results can certainly be stunning, the volume of fat destroyed typically isn’t enough to result in loose, stretched-out skin.


  • Speed of results: CoolSculpting does not produce immediate results. In fact, it usually takes up to four months after a patient’s final session for the fat cells to be passed from the body and the full results of CoolSculpting to be visible. This gradual progression actually works to the patient’s advantage by allowing the skin plenty of time to retract and tighten up over the body’s new contour.


During your initial consultation for CoolSculpting in Murrieta, CA, Dr. Phillips will examine your areas of concern, evaluate your skin elasticity, discuss your personal goals, and answer all of your questions at length to determine if CoolSculpting may help you achieve your ideal outcome. If you have specific concerns about loose skin or the potential for skin changes after CoolSculpting, don’t hesitate to mention these to Dr. Phillips so that she can formulate a treatment plan that best fits your needs. In some cases, Dr. Phillips may also recommend CoolTone™, another nonsurgical body contouring treatment that promotes muscle toning and skin tightening.


How long does CoolSculpting last?

The fat cells that are destroyed during CoolSculpting are eliminated and will not return. However, the remaining fat cells can swell with weight gain, and new fat cells can be generated. For this reason, maintaining a stable, healthy weight through regular diet and exercise is critical for ensuring your CoolSculpting results last as long as possible. Future weight gain, including that associated with pregnancy, can compromise the results of CoolSculpting and lead to the need for a second or subsequent treatment.


Say goodbye to stubborn fat and get the gorgeous figure you’ve always wanted with CoolSculpting in Murrieta, CA

Don’t let stubborn fat get you down any longer. If you are desperate to rid yourself of frustrating fat bulges but don’t want the cost and downtime associated with plastic surgery, CoolSculpting may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Call the exceptional team at Ageless Grace in Murrieta, CA – near Temecula, Menifee, and Lake Elsinore, CA – to schedule your private consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Lily Phillips, and learn more about how CoolSculpting fat reduction can help you achieve or restore the body of your dreams in as little as one treatment!

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