Fat Freeze Treatment | 9 Fast Facts About Cryolipolysis
First employed in 2010, fat freeze treatments have quickly emerged as safe and effective methods to eliminate unsightly fat deposits. In fact, fat freezing clinics have seen more than an 800% increase in demand over the past two years. Here are nine fast facts to get you acquainted with this procedure.
- The process of freezing fat is scientifically called cryolipolysis. That’s a fancy way of combining cryogenics with lipolysis. Cryogenics refers to freezing and lipolysis refers to the breakdown of fat deposits.
- Cryolipolysis includes cooling localized areas on the body where fat deposits are. The procedure involves placing a cup-like device over the treatment area, and then applying suction to suck the fat deposits into a cooling chamber. The procedure is relatively painless and no anesthesia is required.
- Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive procedure that destroys the fat deposits that lie directly beneath the skin. That type of fat is called subcutaneous fat. Visceral, brown and white fat deposits are not targeted with this type of procedure.
- Bodily contours can be reshaped and made more physically attractive by freezing the subcutaneous fat deposits. These fat buildups freeze before the skin that covers them. No damage results to the skin; just the fat. The procedure can be used on love handles, fat chins, thunder thighs and big booties too.
- Cryolipolysis is known now as a non-surgical alternative to more costly, more frightening and more dangerous liposuction surgeries. It just seems so much more relaxing to have a small device placed over an area to gentle cool the fat to death than to violently shove a liposuction cannula in and rake it back and forth.
- The procedure involves placing a localized section of the body into a cooling chamber. It takes about an hour to freeze the subcutaneous fat deposits. After the freeze is over, the fat has been destroyed (in part) and the skin is left unharmed.
- Cryolipolysis success involves multiple treatments per treated area. So don’t expect a single 1-hour treatment to miraculously change your appearance. Each successive treatment destroys more of the unsightly fat deposits in the treatment area(s).
- There have been very few adverse side effects stemming from cryolipolysis. In fact, the only side effects reported to date have been mild-to-moderate pain at the treatment sites. This pain rapidly diminished and never returned in all cases reported.
- The fat cells that are destroyed by the procedure are then transported to the liver for complete disposal from the body.
Safer than the old standard of liposuction, cryolipolysis treatments are becoming hugely popular, even among male patients. Fat freeze treatments are on track to become the new standard of subcutaneous fat removal.