Introduction to Fat Freezing (Cryolipolysis)

Cryolipolysis, also known as fat freezing, refers to a relentless method of reducing fat deposits. Typically, this method involves using cold temperatures to reduce fat storage in certain areas of the body. The idea is to target those lumps or fat deposits that don’t go away with diet and exercise. Keep in mind that fat freezing is not the best solution for overweight people. A similar procedure is called “Coolsculpting.” We should learn more about this technique.

Body parts that can be treated with cryolipolysis

According to the Food and Drug Administration, cryolipolysis can be used to treat fat deposits on the chin, buttocks, upper arms, thighs and mid-body, just to name a few. You can also use this method to treat the back or lower back of the body.

How is this procedure performed?

Usually, this method is performed on an outpatient basis or in a specialist’s office. In addition, a skin test pen is used to examine and show the size of the fat deposits. In addition, it is interesting to note that the patient is conscious during the entire approach.

Typically, a portable machine is used to freeze the fat cells under the skin. Before the procedure begins, a gel pad is placed on the affected area for reassurance. In the next step, a vacuum is used to remove the fat mass, or suck it into a cavity.

The moment the induction agent is inserted, you may feel a pulling sensation, such as tightness, pain, burning, and trembling. After a few moments, the area will become numb and the fat layer will cool down, as its temperature is between 30.2 and 39.2 degrees.

The treatment of one area takes about 60 minutes. Once the treatment is over, the device can be removed.

How can it destroy fat cells?

Essentially, this strategy suggests that fat cells break down more easily when exposed to low temperatures. In fact, low temperature can damage fat cells, causing a strong inflammatory response that leads to fat cell death.

As some studies have shown, you can expect to lose 28% of your fat tissue within 4 months after the main procedure. You may need to continue for at least 3 weeks to get a noticeable change. Sensational improvements can take about two months.

Benefits of Cryolipolysis

Here are some of the main benefits of cryolipolysis.

No need for caution

No risk of illness

No need to go to the emergency room for the procedure

No compelling reason to use sedation before the procedure

Different parts of the body can be treated in a single visit

No compelling reason to be in bed after the session

No age limit for the procedure

No risk of damage to muscles, veins or nerve lines

Permanent removal of fat cells from the body

Increased self-confidence after the treatment

All in all, this is a short prologue about cryolipolysis or fat freezing. After reading this article, you may have a better understanding of the procedure and how it can help you.

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