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What is Fat Freezing?

by Elisabeth Bester on November 21, 2016

Fat Freezing (also known as Cryolipolysis) is the process of controlled cooling of subcutaneous fat.  This results in destroying the fat cells which are subsequently metobolised through your lymphatic system.

Let’s break that down a little further:

First you are assessed by an accredited and properly trained practitioner.  They will let you know if you’re a good candidate for fat freezing.  Is the fat soft or hard?  Soft fat is known as subcutaneous and it the ideal type of fat for fat freezing.  Hard fat is most likely Visceral fat (underneath the muscle) and is not suitable for fat freezing.

Is your BMI within a healthy range?  And lastly, the practitioner will make you sure you don’t have any contraindications.

Next, the practitioner will take photos to document your “before” body.

Next, a gel pad which is coated in an antifreeze gel, will be placed over the area to protect your skin.  The the machine handpiece is placed on your body and will gently suction your fat in to the cavity of the handpiece. The cooling will begin and last between 60-70 minutes, but no less than 60 minutes.

Once the handpiece is removed, the fat is often quite solid and the practitioner will massage it until it’s soft again.

Over the next 2 days the fat cells *will go through a process called Apoptosis (natural gradual cell death) and your lymphatic system will identify them as toxin and begin to metabolise them at around *2 weeks.  Your body will continue expelling the dead cells for *up to 6 months, with the peak of your results showing *between week 8-12.

If your practitioner recommended more than one fat freezing treatment during your assessment, you will return for your second treatment at around 6 weeks after your first fat freezing treatment.

Around 8-12 weeks after your last treatment, you will return to have your “After” images taken to see your results.

*Results may vary from person to person.

Elisabeth BesterWhat is Fat Freezing?