As the name suggests, fat freeze treatment aims to destroy fat cells. The method is technically known as cryolipolysis and relies on extreme cooling to reduce fat deposits and reshape the body. The non-invasive procedure kills the subcutaneous fat cells while preserving the skin cells.
Fat freezing is an effective solution to stubborn fat pockets that disrupt your body figure. This means that you can easily get rid of the bingo wings, muffin tops and spare tire on your body. One of the best things about this fat reduction method is that there is no knife involved. So it is a great alternative to liposuction.
How fat freezing treatment works.
A suitable laser or civitation device is used in the process. It is placed on the treatment area of your body where it lowers the temperature to around 4˚C. The low temperature causes the fat cells to freeze and as a result die. The dead cells take several months to come out of your body. So results take months, probably 6-12 months. The process can be applied on the abdomen, waist, thighs or arms.
Treatment time & cost.
The procedure takes 45-60 minutes for one part of the body. The overall treatment time is reduced when using a device that can work on more than one part simultaneously. As for the cost, patients pay $750-1500 depending on the device used and the part being treated.
Precautions on fat freezing treatment.
The body slimming method is not suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Patients should not consume large meals prior to the procedure or after. They should also avoid caffeine and alcohol on the day of treatment.
Side effects fat freezing treatment.
The major side effects include bruising, numbness and transient local redness on the affected skin. Other side effects include sensory deficits that go away within a month. There is also a problem with the peripheral nerves, but it’s not detrimental.