Fat Freezing – Does Non Surgical Liposuction Work?
Cryolipolysis or Fat Freezing as it is more commonly known, is a revolutionary treatment that non-surgically reduces the number of fat cells in specific areas on the body. The treatment is proving to be both a popular and highly effective non-invasive alternative to liposuction.
Until very recently, the removal of stubborn fat, fat that is resistant to dieting or exercise efforts, was only possible with surgery. Although traditional liposuction is effective, there is considerable downtime following the surgical procedure and as with any invasive treatment, there are risks of infection and complications. In addition, liposuction is considerably more expensive than the non-surgical alternatives that are available today.
Although fat freezing is a relatively new procedure, it is rapidly becoming the “go to” treatment for those who need to tackle surplus and unwanted fat.
How To Spot Reduce Fat
It has long been known that so called “spot fat reduction” does not work. It can seem that no matter how many sit-ups, donkey kicks or jumping jacks one performs; or however well you try to eat; some stubborn areas of fat just won’t budge. It is these areas; where exercises like sit-ups and endless hours of cardio have failed to work, that are now the domain of non-surgical treatments such as Cryolipolysis and surgical procedures such as Liposuction. The process of fat freezing could allow us to target stubborn pockets of fat and can be very effective at treating the following areas:
- Stomach fat or muffin tops
- Flanks or love handles
- Inner thighs
- Back fat
- Upper arms
In addition to being able to target stubborn areas, it is the speed, price and convenience of the procedure that has created an ever increasing demand.
Fat freezing is the controlled freezing of fat cells. When fat cells are frozen they crystallise. Crystallisation starts a process that results in the fat cells naturally dieing.
Fat cells are more vulnerable to cold temperatures in comparison to other tissues such as skin and muscle. Therefor the freezing process does not damage other tissues, giving this treatment a considerable advantage over other procedures.
Once the fat cells have been destroyed, the body naturally eliminates the dead cells via the lymphatic system and flushed from the body over the subsequent weeks.
The time taken for visible results to appear can vary but some clients have noticed reductions in the treated areas from as early as just 4 weeks. Results are most pronounced within approximately 8 weeks. Fat reduction can continue improving for up to twelve weeks.*
Is Fat Freezing Safe?
There have been millions of fat freezing treatments delivered worldwide and the procedure is considered to be a very safe treatment. With the potential health risks and recovery times associated with cosmetic surgery, cryolipolysis has become a very popular treatment for those seeking an alternative to traditional liposuction.
Fat freezing treatments are non-invasive, there are no needles or incisions required. Treatment times are quick, between 30 minutes and 1 hour can treat one or two areas. And more areas can be treated on the same day. Two areas can be treated at once keeping treatment time to a minimum. Unlike Liposuction, there is no down time or recovery time meaning you can get back to your daily tasks straight away.
Who is Suitable for a Fat Freezing Treatment?
The ideal client for Fat Freezing is a healthy weight or within a couple of stones of their ideal weight.
He or she has stubborn areas of soft, squeezable body fat.
Clients with a higher BMI’s can also be treated but they will most likely require multiple treatments on the same area. We normally recommend combining treatments with our weight loss programme to achieve a transformational result.
How Many Fat Freezing Treatments Do You need?
Most clients have 1 or 2 treatments.
Initially a client will receive one treatment per area; for instance on their lower abdomen. They will then return at 8 weeks for a treatment review. Everyone responds differently but our clients could achieve a reduction in fat that could equate to several inches or a change in dress or trouser size.*
At the 8 week review the client can decide whether they wish to re-treat that same area for a bigger reduction. You can treat an area multiple times to achieve the desired results.
3D Lipo Treatments
Cryolipolysis can be combined with our other 3D Lipo non-surgical body shaping treatments to enhance results.
These treatments include:
- Ultrasound Cavitation (all round inch loss)
- Radio Frequency Skin Tightening for Face & Body (for loose or sagging skin)
- Cellulite Reduction Treatments
We always recommend that a thorough face to face consultation with an experienced practitioner is undertaken. The consultation allows for a full assessment of your body shape and advice on which treatments will deliver the best results.
A reputable clinic should also be able to demonstrate a wide range of before and after photos of their OWN clients which can help you make an informed choice about your treatment.
*Disclaimer: The results shown on this site are from real clients, however the results are not guaranteed. Results will vary from person to person. Results will be long lasting if clients maintain a health lifestyle and body weight.