Fat freezing, technical term cryolipolysis, is a non-surgical fat reduction therapy that freezes the fat cells in our body. Fat freezing helps destroy fat and burn calories without any diet or exercise.
The areas in our body where you can use cryolipolysis are:
– Stomach ( specifically lower abdomen)
– Hips ( muffin tops)
– Back ( around the bra strap area and love handles)
Fat freezing doesn’t categorize as a weight loss treatment, but rather a cosmetic procedure, and it is designed to help eliminate fat deposits in our body.
Cryolipolysis has been researched and proven to work. The research states that fat cells can be destroyed by exposure to cold temperatures through special wraps use fat freezing and cold thermogenesis to target stubborn fat.
Using these wraps is a piece of cake. Begin by placing specially formulated gel packs that are used as the freezing material into the pockets of the wrap. Then tightly wrap the “wrap” around the area in which you need fat freezing. The desired wear of the wrap is 60 minutes per day, 3 times per week, up to 8 to 10 weeks. Desired effects will start to show near the end of the therapy while some results can be seen at even 3 weeks. The fat freezing wrap works in a way that in time, the fat will be cooled to the point that causes apoptosis (or cell death), which results in a reduction of your fat cells.
The wrap has been proven to have positive effects on your metabolism, and burn additional calories on the way, subsequently reducing more fat.
Other benefits of fat freezing
Fat freezing helps to contour and tone outer and inner thighs, shed back, belly, and love handles, smoothens the dimple formation of cellulite, aids in muscle recovery after a workout, increases wellness and improves metabolism, and more.
How does it feel?
The treatment lasts 60 minutes, and during the beginning, you will feel pressure and intense cold. The cold soon disappears, and during this time you might feel slight discomfort, pinching, or deep pulling in the area where you are fat freezing. It is best recommended to read a book or watch a movie during the treatment so that you don’t pay attention to the discomfort.
What happens next?
Fat freezing takes little to no effort and little to no recovery time after the treatment, and you can return to your normal activities after the treatment.
Is it safe? Is there side effects?
The fat freezing treatment has been already an effective treatment with over 1 million procedures worldwide. It is a non-surgical way of removing fat cells and proven safe. After the treatment, there have been reports of slight pain, temporary numbness, swelling, redness, tingling, and stinging feelings. It is recommended to consult with the doctor or nurse performing your treatment before going ahead with the procedure.
What happens to the fat after the treatment?
After the procedure, the frozen fat cells die, and the body naturally processes them and eliminates them through our metabolic process.
Fat freezing is not recommended for pregnant women or women breastfeeding. People with severe medical conditions are not to be considered for the treatment.
How much does it cost?
Fat freezing is not covered by medical insurance since it is a cosmetic procedure, and can cost you around $600 per treatment.