What is Fat Freezing (Cryolipolysis)

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What areas of the body are best suited for cryolipolysis?

The Food and Drug Administration has approved cryolipolysis to treat fat deposits beneath the chin, upper arms, inner and outer thighs, abdomen, hip/flank (“love handles”), upper back (“brassiere rolls”), lower back, and underneath the buttocks.

 

How is cryolipolysis performed?

The procedure can be done in a doctor’s office or outpatient clinic. The size and shape of the fatty deposit is assessed and the area to be treated is outlined with a skin-marking pencil. Patients are awake during the procedure. Evidence has supported its effectiveness at three to four months. It appears primarily applicable to only a limited discrete of the fat bulges.

The Cryolipolysis treatment works in order to reshape the different contours of the body and the degree of exposure to cooling causes an apoptosis (also called cell death) of the subcutaneous fat tissue, without causing apparent damage to the overlying skin. The suction and cooling sensations will eventually feel you go numb and the procedural setting is very relaxing.

You need to take a few treatments or sessions of Cryolipolysis to get to your optimum results, as a single treatment will yield very minimal change in the body. The Cryolipolysis process can eventually reduce up to 25 percent of the body fat at the contours, and the reduction will only take place in the treatment area, and not the whole body. Doctors often suggest for mild fat reduction which will help to reduce the waistline, and slightly improve the waistline, with less bulging of any particular area which might be concerning to you.

How long does it take to recover?

There is no form of specific post treatment guidelines for the Cryolipolysis treatment. But if you face some sort of skin problem, or any internal problem, it is advised to visit the doctor immediately.

You should minimize exposure to the direct sun for a few weeks. You should avoid certain types of food or make certain changes in their lifestyle like yoga or exercise, as the several cells have died due to Cryolipolysis, it is advisable to perform certain activities so the body can function properly and steadily. Apart from this, there are no specific guidelines for the Cryolipolysis treatment.

 

What are the advantages of cryolipolysis?

  • No surgical incision is required.
  • It is a low risk procedure. There is no risk of infection.
  • The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis.
  • Patients do not need to be sedated or anesthetized before undergoing the procedure.
  • More than one area of the body may be treated in a single session.
  • Most people can resume their normal daily activities immediately after treatment.
  • The procedure can be performed on people of all ages.
  • There is no damage to nerve fibers, blood vessels, muscles, or lasting damaging to skin in the treatment area.
  • Fat cells that have been damaged or destroyed are permanently removed from the body.
  • Patients may experience an increase in self-esteem due to an improvement in their appearance.
– Mark Wood

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