As it is one of the most common questions online, it’s safe to say that many people are looking into how to get rid of fat cells. The CoolSculpting experts at Vively Body Science have put together information on the science behind fat cells, as well as your options for getting rid of them. Read on to learn more.
What fat cells are made of
In academic terms, fat cells are known as adipose cells. These cells store energy as fat, and the fat comes from food and calories eaten. The body uses these cells as the main storage of energy in the body. There are other types of fat cells surrounding the organs that act as soft padding, known as visceral adipose tissue (VAT).
CoolSculpting treats subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT), which is the fat beneath the skin prevalent in areas such as the abdomen, arms, back, legs, and face.
How fat cells work
Adipose cells work as a fuel reserve and also help conserve heat within the body. During exercise or lack of energy intake (e.g., fasting), fat cells secrete fatty acids to be used in muscles or other tissues as forms of needed energy.
Why fat cells are important
The amount of fat cells in the body can greatly impact your overall health. Too little fat can affect reproductive function, mental health, heat regulation, the condition of skin and hair, among other concerns. An excess of fat can lead to health issues such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, or cardiovascular disease.
How to Get Rid of Fat Cells
When researching how to get rid of fat cells, the main recommendation is to use energy through exercise. If you use the energy stored in fat cells, they reduce in size.
We are all well aware of the many benefits of exercise to our health, and it can help with fat loss in the body. Unfortunately, some fat cell tissue can be stubborn, and exercise is not great for targeting fat loss in specific areas that may be most bothersome. This is where CoolSculpting comes in.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure that uses fat targeting technology to freeze away unwanted fat cells in very specific areas. Because of this, it’s an amazing non-surgical fat loss option in combination with exercise. It creates a sculpted look in targeted areas of the body, and patients can see up to a 25% fat reduction in the treated area. Typically full results are achieved 75-90 days after the procedure.
Choose Vively Body Science for CoolSculpting
The professionals at Vively are highly trained and experienced at giving the best care and quality treatments to patients receiving a non-surgical fat reduction procedure, including when it comes to CoolSculpting. In fact, Vively is home to Minnesota’s third Master CoolSculptor 🏆 (We had to brag because we are so proud!)
We’re also a CoolHub training center; this means we have achieved a level of result with our CoolSculpting patients that we were chosen to demonstrate and help to train other providers in the region. Needless to say, we have extensive experience and advanced training for this procedure (and many others!). You will be in excellent hands at Vively Body Science should you choose us for your CoolSculpting treatment.