Stubborn fat deposits are a common occurrence in many, and can be hard to shift with exercise and healthy diet alone. A lot of people suffer with this issue, due to the natural distribution of fat cells. Some areas will have more fat cells than others, therefore making it more difficult to shift unwanted fat in these areas.
Even though many would rather not undergo surgery, as it can be uncomfortable and rather extreme if it is just a small pocket of fat you wish to budge.
Therefore, cryolipolysis is a promising procedure for nonsurgical fat reduction and body contouring, with no downtime.
WHAT IS CRYOLIPOLYSIS?
The Cryolipolysis uses a non-invasive vacuum applicator to draw in tissue and deliver controlled cooling at the surface of the skin. The procedure is for spot reduction of fat. It is not a weight-loss solution and it does not replace traditional methods such as liposuction. Someone who is overweight can expect to see less visible improvement than someone who has smaller fat deposits. Clinical studies have shown that cryolipolysis will naturally remove fat cells but, as with most procedures, visible results will vary from person to person
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Ideal candidates for the cryolipolysis are relatively fit, but have some modest-size fat bulges that are not easily reduced through diet and exercise. They are seeking spot reduction for specific areas of fat, but are not considering a surgical procedure. The cryolipolysis procedure is not intended for weight loss or obesity, and it is not a substitute for invasive methods such as liposuction. Although men and women tend to show fat in different areas, the cryolipolysis works for both men and women.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
The most common areas to treat with cryolipolysis are:
- Male breast
- Bingo wings
- Inner thigh
- Love handles
HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION? HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
The length of a cryolipolysis session will vary from one hour to several hours, depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. Patient will begin to see the visible changes only after three weeks from the procedure and it will prolong to three months or more. Additional procedures may be required three months after the initial procedure to achieve greater fat reduction.
WHERE DOES THE FAT GO?
Once the treated fat cells are frozen to crystallized, they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body, as fat from food. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. The suction pressure may cause sensations of deep pulling, tugging and pinching. You may experience intense stinging, tingling, aching or cramping as the treatment begins. These sensations generally subside as the area becomes numb. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The cryolipolysis procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the cryolipolysis if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, or cold agglutinin disease. The cryolipolysis is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask your doctor if the cryolipolysis is right for you.
Cryolipolysis is FDA-cleared and with millions of cryolipolysis procedures performed worldwideas, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment.
CAN I RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
Yes, you can. The cryolipolysis is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area. Some may feel a sense of nausea or dizziness. But these symptoms are temporary and will resolve completely. Generally patients return to work once their cryolipolysis session is over.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after three months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I GAIN WEIGHT AGAIN?
After seeing the results from their cryolipolysis procedure, many patients feel more motivated to take even better care of themselves. Many adopt a healthy life style.
However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.