It’s important to understand the difference between weight loss and fat reduction prior to answering this question. Coolsculpting is intended for Fat Reduction, not Weight Loss. What’s the difference you may be thinking?
Losing weight makes fat cells smaller and does not eliminate fat cells. We are born with a fixed number of fat cells in our body. When losing or gaining weight, it does not increase the number of fat cells; rather the size of the fat cells. So, generally speaking, when you gain weight, the cell gets bigger and when you lose weight, they shrink.
When getting treated by Coolsculpting, you reduce the number of fat cells up to 25%. Thus, less number of fat cells in the treated area (approximately up to 25% less). You are more likely to see inches come off rather than weight loss.
However, if you do end up gaining the weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just the treated areas. The remaining fat cells in the treated area may inflate or increase in size giving an illusion of weight gain.
Many people feel motivated to maintain or even lose more inches or weight after a Coolsculpting procedure to see the best results.