Fat freezing, or cryolipolysis, is a non-invasive procedure wherein areas of stubborn fatty tissue are targeted by cooling paddles that suction the skin and crystalize fat cells. If you’ve struggled to lose fat in select areas of your body, this may be an excellent option to reduce the appearance of unwanted fatty tissue.
The number of fat cells each individual has is unique and determined during childhood and adolescence, and rarely fluctuates much as we age. When we gain weight, the fat cells expand, and when we lose weight, those cells shrink down. For those with otherwise healthy weight and BMI, stubborn pockets of fat can be managed through the use of cryolipolysis.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How Does Fat Freezing Work?
During your treatment, the skin above the fatty area to be treated will be gently suctioned up to a device that will then begin freezing the fat cells. These cells are more susceptible to such cold temperatures than skin and muscle, and as such, freeze and shrink long before your skin is affected. Your skin may begin to feel numb, but will quickly return to normal once the treatment is complete. Meanwhile, your fat cells below will shrink by up to 25%.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
In most cases, your fat freezing treatment will take about an hour at each appointment. We will customize your treatment plan based on your specific needs, but in many cases, more than one appointment is needed to maximize the fat-shrinking results.
Is Fat Freezing Effective for Weight Loss?
Simply put, no, fat freezing will not help you lose any significant amount of weight. The best candidates for this procedure typically already have a healthy weight and BMI before treatment.
For fat freezing to work effectively, it must be combined with a well-balanced diet and regular exercise. As this is not only beneficial to your overall health to maintain a healthy diet and rigorous exercise routine, it can also improve the appearance of fat cells and help your results to last longer.