Cryolipolysis, also known as “fat freezing” or cool sculpting, is an advanced procedure that involves the non-invasive and quick cooling of body fat, resulting in a reduction of body fat without damage to other tissues.
Who is the ideal candidate for cryolipolysis?
Ideal candidates are relatively fit but have small amounts of stubborn body fat in the lower abdomen, the flanks, love handles, saddle bags, bra bulges, back; that cannot be easily reduced by diet or exercise.
Benefits of cryolipolyis
The procedure is non-invasive and quick. It is an effective alternative for those wanting to avoid the high cost, pain, and recovery time associated with surgery. There are no significant side effects of this treatment. Anesthesia and pain medication is also not needed.
What areas are most commonly treated?
The most commonly treated areas are the lower abdomen, the flanks, love handles, saddle bags, bra bulges, back fat or flabby knees. “Cryolipolysis” can be used to reduce ‘male breasts’.
What does it feel like during the procedure?
Cooling begins during the first few minutes; you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon disappears. Many people do reading, official work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment. A vacuum applicator is placed in contact with the skin to bring it into contact with cooling panels. Patients feel a cold sensation for a few minutes, as it produces an anesthetic effect.
What to expect after the procedure
Cryolipolysis treatment will take no recovery time. Patients can go to their normal routine activities at the same day. Cryolipolysis requires multiple therapy sessions to see visible results. This differs person to person because the thickness of fat and area to be treated.
Changes can be visible over a number of weeks, 12 weeks being the estimated time to see the maximum result, although some of our clients begin to see changes at around 2 weeks. In clinical trials 12 weeks post treatment, 9 out of 10 people saw an undeniable reduction in the treated area.