Fat freezing is a non-invasive procedure that uses cold temperatures to help reduce fat deposits in the body. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at what you can expect from fat freezing treatment, discuss how it works, and compare it to other weight loss solutions. Keep reading to learn more!
What is fat freezing and how does it work?
Fat freezing is a popular option for people who want to lose stubborn fat. It is also known as cryolipolysis.
Fat freezing is not a weight loss solution, but rather a way to contour your body. Fat freezing can improve the appearance of your arms, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and back. It is most commonly used on these areas, but can be used on other areas of the body, as well.
Fat freezing works by destroying fat cells using cold temperatures that target the fat cells underneath your skin. Once these cells are frozen, your body will naturally begin to eliminate them. During your treatment, you can expect to be in and out of the office within one hour.
Who is a good candidate for this fat freezing method?
Fat freezing is a quick and painless procedure that uses a gel to suck on targeted areas of your abdomen. We have put together a list of criteria that will determine who is a good candidate for this fat removal method.
1. Candidates must be in good health.
A healthy lifestyle and weight are the determining factors.
2. Candidates must be over the age of 30.
It is not safe to fat freeze on anyone younger than 18.
What are the benefits of fat freezing over other weight loss treatments, like surgery or dieting and exercise plans?
Fat freezing is the process of using cold temperatures to reduce the size of your fat cells. It helps to get rid of stubborn fat deposits, such as those that typically appear on the stomach, hips, thighs, and arms.
While other methods of fat reduction, such as liposuction, are invasive, fat freezing is non-invasive. This means you won’t have to suffer from the downtime and discomfort associated with surgery, as a small handheld device is gently glided over your skin to flag the fat deposits.
In a brief treatment session, fat deposits are crystallized and frozen. In a few weeks’ time, the crystallized fat cells are broken down and disposed of by your body. Your frozen fat cells will not expand or multiply, so you shouldn’t experience weight gain after the treatment.
How much does the fat freezing cost, and what is the expected recovery time afterwards?
Fat freezing is a cosmetic procedure that eliminates stubborn fat deposits in your abdomen and flanks. In order to perform this procedure, a fat reducing gel is injected under the skin using a very thin needle. The gel hardens over a few hours and then becomes a solid plug. Over the next few days, the plug will naturally break down and be absorbed by the body, leaving a flatter, more sculpted stomach.
Fat freezing is not a weight loss treatment; it is most effective for eliminating specific pockets of fat that are persistent and cannot be reduced by diet and exercise. In most patients, fat freezing results in losses of 2 to 3 cm. Following treatment, patients can expect to lose even more weight in the weeks and months following treatment, as the body continues to break down and absorb the remaining fat cells.
Like any other cosmetic procedure, fat freezing is not without risk. Some people may develop skin discoloration and redness at the treatment site. Occasionally, patients experience mild bruising or swelling in the treatment area. These side effects are transient; they will go away on their own within a few days.
Are there any risks associated with fat freezing treatment, and are there any long-term side effects that have been reported so far?
One of the biggest risks with fat freezing is the insertion and removal of needles. While this procedure is safe, there is some pain associated with inserting needles into your body. Also, the needles used for fat freezing treatment are not the same ones used to administer IVs, meaning they are not as sterile.
Although the needles that are used to inject fat freezing treatment are sterile, there is still a risk of infection. The insertion sites for fat freezing treatments are not sterile, therefore there is a risk of infection. We recommend only using certified medical facilities or practitioners that know sterile techniques.
Another potential side effect associated with fat freezing treatment is the “freeze burns.” This is very rare, but it can occur. In rare cases, the body may have difficulty absorbing all of the fat cells. When this happens, the body begins to break down the fat cells and can result in small bits of tissue burning.
Fat freezing treatment has been FDA-approved for fat removal since 2010, however there have been few long term side effects reported so far. There have been a few reports of patients having scarring, but this is usually treated through laser treatments.
How popular has fat freezing become in recent years?
Fat freezing has become one of the most popular forms of fat removal in recent years. In fact, many celebrities and models have been doing this to get rid of their problem areas.
Fat freezing is similar to liposuction, but this procedure uses less anesthesia, causes less bruising, and has fewer complications. Best of all, it’s considerably less expensive than liposuction.
Here are the things you should know about fat freezing:
It’s similar to liposuction: Fat freezing uses a needle to freeze fat cells, allowing them to die. Once the dead fat cells have been reduced to ash, they will be flushed away by the body. This process can take several months, but you should see a noticeable difference after a few weeks.
It’s safe: The procedure has been cleared by the FDA, and its safety and efficacy have been proven by clinical studies.
It’s painless: During the procedure, patients are exposed to a temperature of -5° C (23° F), which feels similar to how cold ice cream feels in your mouth. Patients can easily fall asleep during this time.
It’s affordable: Other procedures, such as liposuction, can cost several thousands of dollars. On the other hand, a single fat freezing session can be paid for with a credit card.