It's easy to get confused when it comes to the difference between fat reduction and weight loss. While weight loss only reduces fat cells, fat reduction reduces the number of fat cells in the body. This means that when we lose weight in one area, our fat cells become smaller, but the actual number of fat cells we have remains the same. They have simply shrunk.
When we gain weight, fat cells grow back. It's important to note that the number of fat cells we have remains fairly constant in adulthood. This is why there is a growing number of people seeking treatments to both lose weight and reduce fat. With fat reduction treatments such as CoolSculpting, the actual amount of fat cells in the treated area is reduced. Unlike weight-loss surgery or other non-surgical weight-loss procedures, the results of HIFU ultrasound and lipolysis treatments are long lasting, since once fat cells are destroyed, they disappear forever. In conclusion, it's important to understand that while weight loss and fat reduction are often used interchangeably, they are two different things. Weight loss only reduces fat cells, while fat reduction reduces the number of fat cells in the body.