Where Does the Fat Go After Body Sculpting Procedures?

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 Where Does the Fat Go After Body Sculpting Procedures?

A healthy diet and regular exercise play an undeniable role in shedding pounds and achieving your goals. But you're not alone if you’re struggling with stubborn pockets of fat that linger despite your best efforts.

In the quest for a more sculpted and toned physique, many people turn to noninvasive body sculpting, an innovative treatment that targets and eliminates unwanted fat cells. And if you’re researching body sculpting procedures, a natural follow-up question is, “Where does the fat go?”

Our team at Transformed Medical Weight Loss Solutions specializes in body contouring, and we’re here to answer all your questions. Here’s what to know about the fascinating process of noninvasive body sculpting.

The science behind noninvasive body sculpting

Noninvasive body sculpting has surged in popularity over the last several years, and it’s easy to see why. It’s an alternative to surgical liposuction that can reshape and contour your body without incisions or downtime.

We can treat all the most common problem areas where stubborn fat clings, including your:

  • Chin
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs

It’s hard to lose weight from specific areas of your body, but body sculpting is a highly customizable way to shed fat from your trouble spots. Body sculpting procedures typically use one of two techniques: extreme heat or cold fat cells.

Heat-based body sculpting

Heat-based body sculpting devices use radiofrequency or lasers to deliver controlled heat to your target area. The heat permanently damages fat cells without harming surrounding tissue, and the fat cells break down and die. This process is known as lipolysis.

Cold-based body sculpting

Cryolipolysis, or cold-based body sculpting, is the opposite of lipolysis. These devices use extreme cold to target and crystallize fat cells in your treatment area. Once frozen, the fat cells die and disappear.

So, where does the fat go?

Body sculpting procedures target and damage unwanted fat cells. Once they’re damaged, they start to die — and your body takes over to eliminate them naturally.

Your lymphatic system filters waste and toxins from your body; it processes and clears the dead fat cells. The dead cells and waste products move to your liver, which metabolizes them. Eventually, your body excretes the waste, primarily through urine.

The key takeaway is that fat cells destroyed during body sculpting don’t return. Unlike diet and exercise, which shrink fat cells but don't eliminate them, these treatments permanently reduce the number of fat cells in your target area.

Because of this, the results you achieve with body sculpting can be permanent. You can maintain your new look by maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, and exercising regularly.

Whether you're looking to trim your abdomen, tone your arms, or sculpt other areas, noninvasive body sculpting is a safe and effective option. Schedule a consultation with our Transformed Medical Weight Loss Solutions team to learn more.

Call our Brooklyn, New York, office at 718-400-9155 or book an appointment online now.