Fat Freezing

fat freezing

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Studies show that Fat Freezing is an effective fat reduction procedure. Fat Freezing is an alternative to surgery as it is non-invasive medical procedure that can help to eliminate extra fat cells from beneath the skin.

As a non-invasive procedure, Fat Freezing has several benefits over traditional surgical fat removal procedures and as a result, Fat Freezing is increasingly in popularity. But it is important to realise that while Fat Freezing can reduce body fat, this is not the same as weight loss and it is not recommended for those who are medically obese.

Fat Freezing is a viable option for those who are at their ideal weight, but may have persistant fat, typically ‘love handles’, on their thighs, lower back and stomach area. Some people also use the Fat Freezing procedure to reduce excess fat underneath the chin.

The Procedure

Fat Freezing works by cooling the fat to a freezing temperature. These fat cells then die and over a period of weeks, they are eliminated by the body. The frozen, dead fat cells are excreted out of the body through the liver within several weeks of treatment, revealing full results of fat loss within three months.

The researchers found that cryolipolysis reduced the treated fat layer by as much as 25 percent. The results were generally still present six months after the treatment. It typically takes an hour to treat each targeted body area. Treating more body parts requires more Fat Freezing treatments to see visible results. Larger body parts such as the thighs often require more treatments than smaller body parts.

The Fat Freezing procedure is most effective with a proper consultation, an experienced medical practitioner and several sessions to maximize the results and reduce the risk of side effects.

Fat Freezing however has many benefits over traditional liposuction in that it is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that requires no recovery time.

FAQ

Q. Does Fat Freezing work?
A. Yes. This procedure has a high efficacy rate – though that only applies to those that this procedure is recommended for. It is NOT a replacement for weight loss through diet and exercise and it is generally advised that multiple treatments may be required to achieve the desired outcome.

Q. Should I do anything in advance to having a Fat Freezing treatment?
A. As with any procedure, it is advisable to have a consultation with a medical professional to ascertain whether this procedure is right for you. If it is, your clinician will advise you about any preparations you should take before undergoing your Fat Freezing treatment.

Q. Do I need to do anything after a Fat Freezing treatment?
A. This procedure benefits from your behaviour after treatment. Maintain your weight, keep active and increase your water intake, while reducing your alcohol and coffee intake. All these behaviours assist your body to eliminate the treated fat cells.

Q. Does having a Fat Freezing procedure feel uncomfortable?
A. Yes, but almost everyone finds it ‘bearable’. Most people describe it as having a rubber band flicked on your skin. Treatments are generally 20 minutes or less, though longer treatments may be increasingly uncomfortable. It also depends on where you are having treated. For instance, the upper lip would be more sensitive that say the outer thigh region.

Q. Are there any risks associated with a Fat Freezing procedure?
A. As with most cos-medic treatments, it is imperative you are treated by a qualified and experienced practitioner. In good hands, Fat Freezing is a safe and effective treatment, however, some possible side effects of Fat Freezing include short-term redness, swelling, bruising, and some soreness and sensitivity at the treatment site.

Cost

The cost of Fat Freezing varies. As most treatments require a number of sessions for the desired result, most clinics sell Fat Freezing sessions as packages. The cost also depends on the treated areas. Obviously, small areas are quicker (and therefore less expensive), than larger body areas. As a guide, pre-paid three sessions range from $1000 to $2200. With any procedure, it is worth having a consultation with at least two reputable providers before committing your time and money.