Dear fat cells: We’re coming for you.


Sculpt Spa has made a reputation for being the nemesis of your fat cells. With the premier CoolSculpting Elite in Las Vegas service, we deliver an exceptional way for you to get rid of nagging fat areas that won’t respond to diets or exercise. The noninvasive process can be administered at a convenient appointment time and cause you no downtime.

8 Fascinating Fat Cell Facts You May Not Even Know (And #5 is Crazy!)

CoolSculpting is the brand name for “cryolipolysis.” Let’s break the word down:

·        “Cryo” = cold

·        “Lipo” = fat

·        “Lysis” = destruction


Cold-induced fat necrosis is exactly how CoolSculpting Elite Las Vegas at SculptSpa works.

Please call us to answer your questions likeCoolSculpting vs liposuction”, “What are CoolSculpting side effectsand “does CoolSculpting work?” Sculpt Spa’s Ultimate Guide to CoolSculpting answers all of these questions and more!

CoolSculpting Elite Leverages Fat Cells’ Weakness to Cold

CoolSculpting Elite leverages the fact that fat cells are susceptible to damage from cold temperatures. The cells become injured through targeted cold, which triggers an inflammatory response by your body. Your body’s reaction then effectively kills the fat cells as part of a purge process. Macrophages move into action as part of your body’s immune system. They carry away the dead and injured fat cells as debris.


The noninvasive, drug-free procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll) and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments. 

How CoolSculpting Elite at Sculpt Spa Purges Fat Cells

The fat cell purge goes like this: First, you get a gel pad to protect your skin. Next, the fatty bulges containing fat cells are suctioned into the applicator openings. You will feel a tugging or pulling sensation as suction is applied. These sensations, intense cold plus other possible sensations – tingling, stinging, aching, cramping – lessen after 5 to 10 minutes as the area becomes numb during the cooling down process. The fat cells are gradually cooled to the target temperature of between 30.2- and 39.2-degrees Fahrenheit.

Upon removal of the applicator, you may see a frozen bulge of fat cells where you were treated. Your Sculpt Spa CoolSculpting Elite expert may apply manual massage to rewarm and smooth out the treated area.

Now your body will naturally start to eliminate your dead fat cells.  Your body will continue to naturally process the injured fat cells for weeks to months after your procedure. Results may take up to 6 months to become completely visible. Visible results will vary from person to person.


Your final results should mean up to 20%-25% permanent fat reduction in the treated area. 

Get The Skinny On Fat Cells

Once these fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good! Since the destruction of fat cells is the target of this process, here are some interesting fat cell facts of which you may not yet know:

1.     The truth about baby fat
An infant usually has about 5.5 billion fat cells. We continue accumulating fat cells until we reach adulthood and at that point our fat cell count stays stable (unless sucked out with Cool Sculpting Elite!)

2.     Which is more, the number of fat cells in your body or the number of people in the world?
Your body wins.  There were 7.87 billion people in the world in 2021. A typical adult has 25 to 30 billion fat cells. An overweight adult has 50 to 75 billion fat cells. So, for humans worldwide, there are approximately 315 quintillion fat cells.

3.     How big does a fat cell get, filled with fat?
A fat cell typically expands to 10 to 12 times its normal size; however, they can also grow to 1000 times their size. Exercise and diet reduce the size of your fat cells, but they do not eradicate the cells themselves. CoolSculpting Elite does.

4.     What is a normal fat cell’s lifespan?
Fat cells die off in your body naturally and the body replaces them with new. (No so with the fat cells killed by CoolSculpting Elite– those are gone for good.) The normal life span of one of your fat cells is 10 years.

5.     How many fat cells have died while you have read this article?
Not that this article is any competition for CoolSculpting Elite, but by the time you finish reading, you will have had 45,000 fat cell deaths. Unlike Cool Sculpting, as we have pointed out, you will have 45,000 replacement fat cells in that time as well.

6.     Are fat cells smart?
The answer to that is likely “no,” but being smart is full of fat cells. Your brain is 60% fat.

7.     Why is Cool Sculpting not appropriate for eye lids?
Your eyelids are arguably an area that you would not want frozen anyway, but the truth is, eyelids are the only place in your body where fat cells do not exist.


8.     Are fat cells equal opportunity players?
Unfortunately, no. We are not all created equal in the distribution of fat cells. Some people have a predisposition to have more than others. If you were overweight as a child, your body was conditioned to have more fat cells as an adult. Women have more fat cells than men.  Women’s fat cells are strategically placed in greater numbers around hips and breasts.

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Now you know the facts about fat cells, it may be time to kill off some of them – get the real skinny on CoolSculpting Elite from a Sculpt Spa expert. CONTACT US TODAY!