Everything About Fat Freezing Treatments
There is a new way to melt away fat, and it doesn’t involve surgery or diet pills. It’s called “fat freezing” or Cryolipolysis. This non-surgical procedure has a unique design to reduce the size of fat cells using cold temperatures that kill them off. This Cryolipolysis fat freezing involves suctioning the targeted area with a specialised applicator that contains cooling beads that lower the temperature of the fat cell membrane until it dies off. After a few treatments, one will start noticing results within three weeks—and best yet: no downtime!
Fat freezing is a non-surgical procedure meant to help one lose weight by reducing the amount of fat in certain areas. Fat freezing is professionally called Cryolipolysis, which means “cold fat cell lipolysis.” Cryolipolysis works by freezing fat cells, thus destroying them.
Fat freezing helps reduce bulges on the lower abdomen, hips, love handles and upper arms. It is also used on moles or birthmarks in these areas because it can remove small amounts of tissue without surgery or scarring.
Cryolipolysis fat freezing can also tighten skin after significant weight loss from pregnancy or bariatric surgery (such as gastric bypass). It is the best procedure if one has extra subcutaneous tissue that could use tightening up.
Finding a Certified Provider:
A certified provider has passed a test to prove they can safely and effectively provide these treatments.
There are two ways to find a certified provider:
- Search online for the term “fat freezing” or “cool sculpting.”
- Check with the insurance company, as they may have lists of providers they contract. Be sure to verify whether or not the provider is certified before scheduling an appointment.
Recovery and Results:
While the procedure is quick and painless, one may experience some soreness, redness, and swelling. A practitioner should provide one with ice packs to help reduce any side effects.
One will probably want to take it easy for the first few days after the treatment as far as recovery goes. Avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for at least two weeks after the treatment. If one has a specific event due soon that requires formal attire, make sure to talk with the doctor about how soon before said event they’d recommend doing the procedure.
Most people see results after just one session, but if one wants optimal results, get more than one session done at once so that all the fat cells can be targeted twice in a row on consecutive days instead of having an interruption between sessions—this ensures faster results!
What to expect during the consultation process:
- The consultation lasts about 30 minutes.
- One will be asked a series of questions and have their skin examined by the doctor to determine whether fat-freezing treatment is appropriate for their concerns. This process will help inform how many treatments are needed, which will affect the total cost of treatment.
- One can bring photos or examples of what they want to achieve with fat-freezing treatment (e.g., if it’s fine lines around the mouth, crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes). It might also help if one has researched other people’s results with fat-freezing treatment.
How long do the results last?
It can take 6-12 months for results to appear, and some patients experience better ones than others. The reason is that the amount of fat in the body determines whether one will have a more pronounced result. For example, if one has minimal fat and is naturally thin, chances are good that the procedure will be less effective. On the other hand, someone with more substantial amounts of fat will likely see visible changes after treatment.
To determine how long the treatment will last before needing another one or two touch-ups, consult the surgeon about their policy on follow-up treatments.