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Love What You See in Your Mirror: Fat Loss vs. Fat Reduction

August 24, 2022

Written by: Cat Sanders

Do you feel confident in your body, or does looking in the mirror negatively impact your self-esteem?

Many people struggle with body confidence, especially as aging bodies start changing shape. That once-slim-stomach now spills over the top of the jeans you struggle to button. You start wearing cover-ups at the pool and beach to hide your thighs, belly, or love handles.

Worse, you may even talk yourself out of attending events and special occasions, like parties, vacations, or reunions, because you don't like what you see in the mirror.

It doesn't help when the children in our lives pipe in with all of their innocence, asking you if there is a baby in your tummy (spoiler alert: there is not) or why your arms wiggle and jiggle when you wave.

Do you want to eliminate body fat in the areas that bother you the most? Schedule an appointment with Formed to turn your dream into a reality.

The Truth About Weight Loss and Body Fat

Many people have found that a healthy diet and exercise program can help them lose weight and regain some of the confidence they've lost as their bodies change due to age, pregnancy, and shifts in hormones. Weight loss can help improve markers of physical health by improving sleep quality and reducing the risk for heart disease.

However, diet and exercise alone won't help target fat reduction in specific areas of your body.

The number of fat cells in your body remains consistent throughout your adult life, whether you diet and exercise or are naturally thin.

This preset number of fat cells — and their placements on your body — are part of your genetic makeup. If your mom, grandma, and great-grandma all had fatty areas under the chin and around their bellies, there's a very good likelihood you will carry those family traits, too.

When you diet and exercise, your fat cells can shrink in size, but they never disappear. That's why so many people regain their fat when they stop their latest diet program or fall off their exercise routine. Their fat cells haven't gone away; they're still there, waiting to grab onto and store excess energy (fat) for you.

Permanent Fat Reduction IS Possible

But there's hope: permanent, targeted fat reduction is possible with an FDA-approved treatment called CoolSculpting Elite.

Unlike weight loss, which helps shrink your fat cells and can help you reduce your overall body size, CoolSculpting is a treatment that leads to permanent fat reduction in specific, targeted areas of your body.

The double chin and weight gain around your midsection that was a genetic gift from great-grandma? You can CoolSculpt away fat from your chin and belly.

You can also CoolSculpt away the love handles, bra bulge, or upper arm fat that causes you to wear a long-sleeve shirt, even during hot summer days.

And say goodbye to covering up your thighs with skirts and wraps; start proudly wearing shorts and swimsuits again after you CoolSculpt your legs to remove the pesky fat pockets that never seem to go away with diet and exercise.

CoolSculpting works by using cold therapy to freeze fat cells in targeted areas of your body. Each time you undergo a CoolSculpting Elite treatment, you freeze and kill off 20-25% of the fat cells in that area. Your body then naturally eliminates these fat cells and removes them from your body.

CoolSculpting is not the same as weight loss. With weight loss from diet and exercise, you can reduce the overall size of your body and improve physical health symptoms, but you can't achieve targeted fat reduction. Your fat cells shrink, but they are still present.

With CoolSculpting, you can remove fat cells from specific areas of your body, reducing fat from bellies, thighs, upper arms, love handles, under the chin, and other problematic areas.

CoolSculpting will not lead to an overall reduction of your body size, however, and for best overall results should be combined with a healthy diet and exercise program so you can reduce your overall body size and target fat reduction from problem areas.

How and When to Measure CoolSculpting Results

Unlike weight loss from diet and exercise, CoolSculpting results aren't typically seen on a scale. At our CoolSculpting Elite body transformation studio, we measure results for clients through progress pictures.

  • At 4 weeks, initial CoolSculpting results will begin to appear.
  • By 8-12 weeks, optimal results have set in!

But the best measurement of results comes from our client's feedback. Their stories about the confidence they've gained after treatment are an incredible measurement of the positive impact that better body image brings.

  • A 30-year-old male client used CoolSculpting to reduce the size of his "beer belly," and was so inspired by the results that he began a regular workout routine at his gym.
  • A 38-year-old female client was shocked to see her thighs again when sitting in the car after treatment. She had grown so accustomed to having her belly block her view of her legs whenever she sat down!
  • A 64-year-old female wanted nothing more than to wear a white shirt, something she hadn't done in over a decade. She was in tears when she told us how good she felt putting on her favorite article of clothing after treatment sessions.
  • A 45-year-old female client was going through peri-menopause and was so tired of her belly fat making her appear pregnant. She rejoiced when she could tuck a shirt into a skirt without a belly bulge.
  • A 51-year-old female whose career had taken over her health was so inspired by her treatment results that she took up a regular boot-camp workout routine, giving her back a sense of control over her days.

CoolSculpting is an incredible gift to yourself. It's a safe, non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that works to reduce fat in the areas that cause you the most stress.

Give yourself the gift of better body confidence, improved self-esteem, and a body that brings you inspiration. Schedule a CoolSculpting Elite consultation today and start living your life in a body you love.

Get Atlanta’s Best CoolSculpting Experience at Formed!

If you want the absolute best CoolSculpting Atlanta has to offer, Formed is the place for you! Our friendly CoolSculpting specialists offer an incredibly personalized experience, with treatments that can help you get the body of your dreams. Schedule your initial consultation today to begin your FormForward journey at Formed!

3216 Paces Ferry Place NW, Atlanta GA 30305

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