Fat Freezing: Everything You Need To Know
Looking for a way to smooth and sculpt your body but hate the idea of liposuction? Fat Freezing could be the solution you’ve been looking for!
Over the last decade, Fat Freezing has become increasingly popular with celebrities such as Gemma Collins, Coleen Rooney and Amy Childs all sharing their love for this non-surgical fat removal procedure.
But what is Fat Freezing? How does it work? Is it safe? And can it really deliver the smooth, firm figure you desire?
Keep reading to find out…
What Is Fat Freezing & How Does It Work?
Fat Freezing, or Cryolipolysis, is a non-invasive fat removal procedure that uses cold temperatures to break down unwanted body fat.
The way it works is quite simple. Fat cells are not very cold-resistant which means they break down when they’re exposed to cold temperatures.
Using a special Fat Freezing machine that suctions onto the skin, we expose the parts of your body that you’d like to treat to cold temperatures – which in turn breaks down up to 40% of the fat cells. Other cells in your body are much less cold-sensitive, meaning we can use these cold temperatures to destroy your fat cells without damaging any other cells in the area.
Your body then clears out these dead fat cells naturally using your lymphatic system, over the following weeks.
What Can Fat Freezing Do?
Fat Freezing is an excellent way to reduce stubborn areas of unwanted body fat. Think of it a bit like a non-surgical liposuction. While it’s not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise, it can help remove pockets of body fat in those hard to shift areas.
Studies show that people who have Fat Freezing treatments report up to 40% fat loss in the areas treated!
So what areas of the body can you treat? Fat Freezing is suitable for use on most of your body, including:
- “Love handles”
Making it an excellent alternative to other surgical procedures such as liposuction.
What Can It Not Do?
As you can see, Fat Freezing can get some pretty awesome results – so what’s the catch?
Fat Freezing is not an alternative to diet and exercise. It’s a fat reduction treatment – not a weight loss plan. It will reduce unwanted pockets of body fat, much like liposuction, but it won’t make you lose weight all over.
So it’s ideal for sculpting, reducing stubborn areas of body fat and targeting specific body parts.
Does Fat Freezing Hurt?
When you’re considering any procedure it’s important to know what you’re letting yourself in for…The great news with Fat Freezing is that it’s totally pain-free!
Due to the non-invasive nature of the treatment, there’s no cutting, slicing or needles involved. You might experience a cold sensation and a mild pinching as the treatment begins, but the area being treated soon goes numb leaving you totally pain-free.
Most people say that the whole treatment is a comfortable experience and in some cases even relaxing!
Is Fat Freezing Safe?
Unlike liposuction, which requires a general anaesthetic and carries a risk of infection due to its invasive nature, Fat Freezing is a safe, effective and comfortable way to shift stubborn areas of unwanted body fat.
Most people who undergo this treatment experience nothing more than some redness and perhaps a little skin sensitivity following the procedure.
However, as with all aesthetic procedures, there are some small risks. Side effects can include mild swelling or bruising, temporary numbness and feeling cold. In some very rare cases – most often when the treatment is performed by an inexperienced or unqualified practitioner – more serious side effects such as freeze burn can occur. Choosing a reputable aesthetician can help reduce these risks.
Overall, Fat Freezing is a very safe treatment making it an ideal – and much safer – alternative to liposuction.
How Fast Do You Get Results?
The results from your treatments won’t be visible immediately. This is because the treatment itself is only part of the fat removal process. The Cryolipolysis kills the fat cells, but you still have to wait for your body to remove them before you see results.
Most people notice a difference in their appearance within 6-8 weeks, with the results continuing to develop as time goes on.
How Long Do The Results Last?
The results from Fat Freezing are permanent. The fat cells that have been destroyed and removed are gone forever – but that doesn’t mean that area becomes impervious to fat!
If you gain weight again then your body can make new fat cells in the area that you had treated, resulting in a reappearance of your unwanted body fat.
But, if you stick to a healthy diet and avoid any weight gain following your treatment then the results from your Fat Freezing will be permanent and you can continue to enjoy your smoother, firmer figure for many years to come.
How Much Does Fat Freezing Cost?
The cost of your Fat Freezing treatment will depend on a few factors including how many areas you wish to treat and how many treatments you’ll require per area.
Some body parts respond well after just a single treatment, others need 2-3 treatments in order to get the best results.
The good news is that while liposuction can set you back between £2000-£6000, Cryolipolysis is a much more affordable treatment!
Most reputable clinics will charge between £200- £300 per treatment, with discounts for block bookings or multiple body areas – making it a cost-effective way to get the sculpted, slimmer figure that you want.
Can Anyone Have Fat Freezing?
Due to the non-surgical nature of this treatment, Fat Freezing is suitable for most people. That being said, as with all aesthetic procedures, it’s important to check the suitability for you and your own unique needs. A reputable clinic will work with you to understand your goals, your condition and your health, giving you the information you need to make the right decision for you.
Here at Elite Aesthetics, we have a team of fully-trained and highly-experienced aestheticians. We’ve over 20 years of experience and a sterling reputation. So if you’re looking for an honest, knowledgeable and ethical clinic to help you with your stubborn pockets of body fat then you’re in the right place.
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