Cryo Slimming

Top Questions About Fat Freezing / Cryo Slimming

Is fat freezing effective? What occurs throughout the procedure? When it comes to body slimming or sculpting, the fat freezing option is becoming increasingly popular. 

While more individuals are exploring this form of body sculpting, they often have a few questions in mind. 

In this post, we’re pleased to present to you the most common questions about fat freezing or cryo slimming and the answers to them.


What Exactly is Fat Freezing?

Fat freezing was found while researchers were examining frostbite; they realized that fat freezes before skin does. 

This freezing affected the cells of the fat without causing damage to the skin. The procedure is carried out using nonsurgical equipment designed to target fat, cellulite, and skin tightening.

The fat freezing procedure uses two mechanisms to kill fat cells: cavitation and a condition known as cryolipolysis. 

Because the fat cells are destroyed on the inside and turned into liquid, the body gets rid of them on its own. This means that invasive procedures won’t be needed in the future.


Is It Possible to Freeze Your Fat at Home?

While this is a frequently asked question, the answer is no. At home, you cannot freeze your fat. 

The cavitation and cryolipolysis procedures use soundwaves at a certain frequency to convert fat into a liquid that can be absorbed by the body. It is just not feasible to attain the necessary frequencies through home therapy.

How Does the Fat Freezing Procedure Work?

The fat freezing equipment is used to target only one region of undesirable fat at a time. This usually affects one or more of the following areas: the belly, hips, bra fat, inner/outer thighs, or chin. 

The equipment gently drags tissue containing undesirable fat into a chamber using vacuum suction. 

The treatment region is then subjected to controlled cooling, and the fat cells undergo “cryolypolysis” (cell death) as a result of the freezing, while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected.

Is Fat Freezing a Painful Procedure?

The commencement of forceful suction and severe cold causes some moderate, transitory pain. You could feel tugging, minor pinching, tingling, stinging, or cramping. 

However, when the temperature drops, a numbing effect occurs, and most users sit comfortably throughout treatment, reading, watching television, or even dozing. 

Following treatment, there may be some hypersensitivity of the skin in the treated region, although this often resolves within a few days. Users can normally resume regular activities shortly after treatment.

Will The Fat Return?

Once you reach adulthood, the overall number of fat cells in your body remains constant. 

As you gain or lose weight, the size of these cells changes, but the number of cells remains constant. Cryo slimming permanently eliminates fat cells in the treated region by destroying them. 

As a result, it decreases the overall number of fat cells in your body and prevents your body from storing as much fat in the treated region as it could previously, leaving that area “sculpted” even if you gain weight in the future.

How Long Does it Take to Notice a Difference?

Results can be observed as soon as one to three months after the treatment. The treated region will initially suffer minor irritation and edema. 

This should settle within one to two weeks, after which there will be a perceptible improvement. 

The full benefits of that session should be realized within 12 weeks. Many people require more than one therapy session to attain the outcomes they seek.

Are There People Who Should Not Undergo Fat Freezing?

Anyone interested in fat freezing must be in good health, have a normal renal function, and have no medical history of neurological or orthopaedic disorders. 

Users with cold-induced disorders such as cryoglobulinemia, cold urticaria, and paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria should also avoid this procedure. 

Fat freezing should be avoided on skin surfaces that have dermatitis, varicose veins, or other diseases.

Is It Safe to Freeze Fat?

Unlike liposuction, which requires anaesthesia and has the risk of bleeding or severe infection, fat freezing is generally a painless in-office procedure with no downtime. 

Each treatment takes 35 minutes, and it may take more than one treatment to cover a large area.

What Is The Difference Between Cryotherapy and Tummy Tuck?

The key difference between cryotherapy and a stomach tuck is that cryotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment, whereas a tummy tuck is a surgical procedure. 

A tummy tuck, also known medically as abdominoplasty, is a procedure that removes extra fat and skin from the abdomen. 

The main goal of a belly tuck is to make the stomach flat and toned, which is similar to the goal of fat freezing but done in a very different way.

A tummy tuck will need anaesthesia, most often intravenous sedation. An incision will be created, the skin will be raised, and the underlying muscle deficiencies will be corrected. 

Fat freezing, on the other hand, doesn’t hurt the muscles. Instead, it makes the fat liquid and lets the body absorb it normally.

Final Takeaways

Cryolipolysis is a safe and effective way to get rid of stubborn fat in most parts of the body, such as the thighs, upper arms, stomach, chin, flanks, and everywhere else. 

For those residing in London and seeking cryotherapy, cryo-slimming or fat freezing, please feel free to make an appointment with our specialist for a full consultation.


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