What is it?
Fat freezing, or Cryolipolysis, is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure that involves using cold temperatures to freeze and reduce fat deposits in the body. It is often done to get rid of those fat deposits that are unresponsive to any diet and exercise regime. Fat freezing can be effective on any part of the body with excess stubborn fats, but is mainly used for the chin region, upper arms, thighs, abdomen, hips, back, as well as buttocks.
Fat freezing can provide several benefits, including:
- Lower risk of infections (non-surgical nature)
- No sedation required
- Ability to target multiple regions of the body in one go
- Little to no recovery time needed
- Little to no damage to the surrounding nerves, muscles and tissues
- Complete reduction of the targeted fat cells
- Improves self-image and self esteem
How is it done?
Prior to selecting fat freezing for your stubborn fats, you will need to consult the doctor in order to understand your situation better, and for the doctor to accurately determine your problem areas to target using this method. Once fixed, you will be administered in an outpatient setting, and your target regions will be marked off. A handheld device is then used to section of the targeted regions and freeze the fats within. Once complete, the device moves onto the next portion, until the desired regions are frozen. After freezing the desired areas, these regions may be massaged for a short while to stimulate reduction of the fat cells.
What are the Pre- and Post-procedure steps for Fat freezing?
Before the fat freezing session, you will be asked to follow some instructions which ensures a safe and smooth treatment session. You may be asked to avoid heavy meals, as well as coffee and alcohol, before the treatment. You may also be asked to avoid sun exposure in the target region, as well as any other laser treatments in the region.
After the treatment is complete, you will be asked to follow several aftercare steps, that can ensure a speedy and effective recovery. Some steps may include avoiding hot baths, sun exposure and steam rooms during the recovery period. You may also be asked to avoid alcohol and caffeine, as well as heavy meals, during the recovery period.