CoolSculpting has become a very popular option for those who want to do some work on improving their figure and silhouette to the desired look. It’s a noninvasive procedure with quick results and very few side effects. But not all fat is the same and not all areas of the body will respond the same way to CoolSculpting therapy.

The thing to keep in mind is where your fat is and how likely CoolSculpting is to take care of the problem.

Your body stores fat in various ways and some are better than others when it comes to response to CoolSculpting or any fat burning program. The key is knowing how your body stores fat, where on your body it likes to sit, and what the best options is for you, based on this knowledge.

Below are some facts about different types of fat and how CoolSculpting is able to or unable to deal with them.

Visceral Fat

Visceral fat is the type of fat that exists deep in your body. It sits behind the abdominal muscles and within the abdominal cavity itself. It sits in and around a number of vital organs and, thus, puts those organs at risk when that fat becomes too much. The removal of visceral fat is complicated and requires a fair amount of work in exercise and diet to begin to thin it out and burn it away.

Subcutaneous Fat

This is what you think of when you imagine jiggling legs or stomachs when you walk. This type of fat is skin level and fairly visible with the naked eye. It’s also important. Fat at the skin level provides benefits to your body, rather than harm, though too much of it can start to become a problem. It insulates you and protects you from some diseases.


Unfortunately, CoolSculpting is unable to get at the dangerous visceral fat far beneath the surface of your skin. Removal of this fat requires lifestyle changes and hard work to begin to work it away from your organs. CoolSculpting is designed more to help small complaints with subcutaneous fat and fix ways in which it interacts with your body shape.

Related Questions

What Is a Good Subcutaneous Fat Percentage?

Depending on your gender, you’ll want somewhere between 10%-28% body fat (women have a higher body fat percentage than men). If you are above this range but still in the ideal body weight, you may have an undesirable muscle mass level and need to work on replacing that fat with muscle.

How Can I Lose Visceral Fat?

Since CoolSculpting is not the ideal treatment for this deeper level fat, you can tackle it in other ways. Diet and exercise are key, but you want to focus in on eating lots of soluble fiber and maintain a high protein diet. Pair this with exercise and moderate your sugar and alcohol intake. The results won’t be immediate, but if you stick to this they will eventually come.

CoolSculpting can help aid you on an already in-progress fitness journey towards a healthier and happier you. Knowledge and research is key. So, in order to make the right decision for your overall health and body, our Body Sculpting Spa in St Clair Shores always offers Free Consultations. As Michigan’s premier body sculpting specialists, we offer a variety of spa services such as Fibroblast, thermiSmooth, truSculpt id and more! An informed decision is paramount and at the core of our practice. Call us today to learn more about our non-invasive fat reduction treatments as well as our monthly specials!