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Body Contouring: Is Fat Freezing Effective?

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Body contouring is the process of shaping and defining your body, such as changing the circumference of a part of your body, like your waist or thighs. Body contouring treatments can help to alter your body’s silhouette by reducing small areas of fat.

Creating your dream silhouette takes lots of work and healthy living, and for some, stubborn pockets of fat can ruin the look.

Fat freezing has transformed how we can treat those stubborn areas where fat can remain. Years ago, you would only be able to rely on painful surgery, but now, a relaxing visit to a beautiful clinic is all that you need.

So, what exactly is fat freezing, and how can it be so effective at body contouring?

What Is Fat Freezing?

Fat freezing body contouring is also known as cryolipolysis. It is a non-invasive fat removal procedure that uses cold temperatures to destroy unwanted body fat, allowing you to sculpt your body and reduce fat in those hard-to-shift areas of your body.

Fat freezing is a painless, simple, and natural solution for fat-cell removal that doesn’t leave any scarring.

Because it is a non-surgical treatment, you won’t need any anaesthetic or recovery time. Although you can go about your normal day immediately afterwards, you might experience a little redness or numbness in the treatment area for a few hours.

At Elite Aesthetics, we use a specialist fat freezing machine on your chosen treatment area. This device gently suctions the surface of your skin and cools your fatty tissue right down to a temperature that destroys the fat cells while leaving your skin and surrounding tissue unharmed. 

The process is painless and very safe because fat freezes at a higher temperature than your skin. 

Your body then naturally clears these dead fat cells using your lymphatic system. This occurs a few weeks after your treatment  – and this is when you will begin to see the results take effect. 

Your final results will most likely be visible after a couple of months.

What Body Contouring Can Fat Freezing Provide?

Stubborn pockets of body fat are notoriously hard to get rid of, and if you’ve ever tried exercising them away, you’ve probably found that a healthy diet and exercise will only go so far before you plateau. 

Fat freezing can target stubborn areas such as:

  • Arms – including stubborn bingo wings
  • Thighs – including the inner thigh, outer thigh, and saddlebags
  • Abdomen – reduces fat stores across the whole tummy 
  • Chin – targeting the double chin
  • Back – remove back fat across the upper, mid, and lower back sections
  • ‘Love handles’ – sculpting and redefining the shape of excess fat that sits at the sides of your waist.

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What Are The Benefits Of Fat Freezing?

There are several benefits to fat freezing and body contouring; these include:

No Downtime 

You can have this treatment during your lunch break, and afterwards, you can go about your day as normal.

It’s Safe & Reliable 

It is scientifically researched with over 10 years of evidence to demonstrate its effectiveness. It is also FDA-approved, making fat freezing one of the safest fat-removal treatments available.

Variety Of Treatment Areas

There are a wide variety of areas that this treatment can help with, from your muffin top to your bingo wings.

Discreet & Natural Treatment

Fat freezing is quick and very discreet. You’ll gradually see your physique change, much like you would with diet and exercise. It’s perfect If you prefer to keep your treatment private.


The treatment is completely painless, and because fat cells have a much keener sensitivity to temperature than skin cells, the surrounding area remains completely undamaged.

Long Term Results

You can maintain the results with a good balance of eating the right foods and exercising regularly.

Are There Downsides To Fat Freezing?

There are very few negatives to this treatment. However, some of the reported downsides include the following:

Results Aren’t Instant

It takes a while for your body to process the fat removal naturally, but you should see results within 4 – 6 weeks. 

Possible Side Effects

Although this treatment is painless, you might experience some side effects, including redness and swelling, temporary numbness or tingling, and, very occasionally, a small amount of bruising.

Not A Weight Loss Treatment

Although it can effectively target those stubborn areas of fat, body contouring through fat-freezing treatments cannot be used as a weight loss treatment.

Is Fat Freezing For Body Contouring Right For Me?

If you’re looking for a solution that’s non-invasive to remove stubborn fat that won’t go with diet and exercise, then fat freezing for body contouring could be right for you.

To keep the results, you must maintain a healthy lifestyle, and if you are looking for a reputable clinic that can give reliable and honest advice, then arrange a consultation with us. 

You can book a free consultation by calling us on 01322 381 205, emailing or you can WhatsApp us

You will then be invited to a face-to-face consultation in our private medical clinic in Greenhithe, Dartford, just 20 minutes away by train from St. Pancras, London. 

During your consultation, you will speak to our body contouring specialist aesthetician, who will be able to tell you more about the treatment and what it can do for you. 

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