Fat Freezing in Kent.
What is Fat Freezing?
Fat Freezing, also known as Cryolipolysis, is a treatment used to sculpt the body and reduce fat in hard-to-shift areas. Fat Freezing is a breakthrough, non-surgical fat reduction and body shaping treatment that’s becoming increasingly popular with stars including Colleen Rooney, Amy Childs, Patsy Kensit, and Danielle Armstrong. It has also been featured on Lorraine on ITV, and treatment is now being offered at clinics up and down the country, including at Elite Aesthetics, where we treat clients in Bexley, Bexleyheath, Greenhithe, Tunbridge Wells, West Malling, Gravesend, Bromley and the surrounding areas in Kent.
Unlike traditional surgical liposuction, fat freezing is non-invasive, doesn’t have any need for general anaesthetic, needs no long recovery times and doesn’t pose any of the other risks associated with surgical aesthetics. Fat freezing is a fantastic and much less drastic bodysculpting treatment to help reduce fat and reshape the body.
Our bodies store fat in a static number of fat cells in different areas of the body. Some areas have more or less fat cells, but the total number largely remains constant. This is why we have different body shapes and the way people carry fat varies from person to person. When we gain or lose weight, the volume of each of these fat cells increases and decreases, leading to pockets of fat in common areas of concern. As we age, it becomes increasingly difficult to reduce the appearance of fat in these areas, and many people struggle to maintain their ideal body shape, making them feel less confident about their bodies.
However, due to the number of fat cells in these areas varying from person to person, younger people are also susceptible to these fat pockets and find it difficult to reduce or remove them, even with a good metabolism and healthy lifestyle.
Fat freezing works because fat cells die at warmer temperatures than the rest of the body’s cells, including skin, muscles and vital organs. By dramatically cooling or ‘freezing’ targeted areas, we can permanently reduce the number of fat cells in certain areas of the body, which leads to a reduction in the size of the area, that can’t always be gained through shrinkage of fat cells alone. As the treatment is closely monitored by our experienced aestheticians, and tailored to you and your needs, there is no danger of damaging other tissues in the body like skin, muscles and organs with fat freezing treatment.
During fat freezing treatment, targeted areas of the body are cooled using a 3D Lipo device. The skin is covered with a protective membrane during treatment to avoid damage to the skin, and a vacuum is used to surround the treatment area and make the cooling process more effective.
During your fat freezing treatment, the fat cells are cooled and frozen to around -6 degrees. This causes the fat cells to crystallise and disperse, leading to a permanent reduction in the number of fat cells in the area.
In the days and weeks after treatment, the destroyed cells are removed by the body’s natural processes, leaving you with a smooth, toned and sculpted appearance.
What Can It Treat?
Fat Freezing technology can be used to permanently remove the fat cells from common areas that cause concern, such as:
- The chin.
- The stomach, including both the upper and lower abdomen.
- The hips.
- The inner and outer thighs.
- The buttocks.
- The upper arms.
When used in these localised areas, fat freezing reduces the number of fat cells, leading to a contoured and toned appearance.
At Elite Aesthetics, we always carry out a full consultation process with our clients before any treatment. Our senior aesthetician, Charlotte Thomas, carries out all of our fat freezing treatments at our purpose-built clinic in peaceful Greenhithe, Kent. The consultation process allows Charlotte to determine whether fat freezing treatment is right for you, and how to make sure you get the results you want. We will also take photos to help show you your progress and results during your consultation. Charlotte is loved by her client base for really getting to know each and every one of her clients, and putting together personalised treatment plans that are perfect for them. During your consultation, you also have the opportunity to get to know us and see our clinic, as well as to ask any questions or raise any concerns you have about your treatment. Our knowledgeable staff are happy to work with you to make sure you get the perfect treatment for you.
Charlotte has been using 3D Lipo for fat freezing treatment for over seven years, with consistently high-quality results, making her one of the most experienced practitioners in the area.
During your fat freezing treatment, Charlotte will mark the areas the treatment will take place, as well as placing a protective gel membrane down to act as a barrier between the device and your skin, and make sure your skin and other tissues aren’t affected by the treatment. The 3D Lipo device is then applied, and vacuums the skin and fatty tissue in the area into an applicator that surrounds the tissue and cools the fat cells. You will feel cold in the area and some patients report feeling a tugging sensation as the tissue is placed into the vacuum. However, the cold temperatures numb the area, and most patients report feeling very comfortable during the treatment.
During the treatment, you can relax, and many of our clients read a magazine or watch a film for the duration of the procedure. The treatments are comfortable and painless.
After the treatment is complete, the device is removed and the area is massaged to help aid the breakdown of the frozen cells. The area will feel cold and firm straight after treatment, and you should let it come back to normal body temperature naturally.
You can get back to your day straight away after fat freezing treatment, as it is a non-invasive procedure with no downtime. Over the next few weeks and months, as the body removes the frozen cells, the results of the procedure will improve, with optimum results being seen at around eight to twelve weeks after treatment.
The results of 3D Lipo can be permanent, as the fat cells don’t repopulate, however, the remaining fat cells will still work normally, growing and shrinking as your weight fluctuates. In order to see permanent results, fat freezing should be combined with a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise.
The Benefits of Fat Freezing
Fat freezing is a non-surgical and non-invasive process that works to effectively reduce fat and sculpt the body. It carries none of the risks of surgical liposuction as it requires no anaesthetic and is non-invasive, so there is no risk of infection. It also has no downtime, so you don’t have to take recovery time out of your busy schedule. Treatments are quick, simple and painless, making it one of the easiest bodysculpting procedures available.
At Elite Aesthetics, we use 3D Lipo technology to carry out our fat freezing treatments. Similar to CoolSculpting, one of the most common forms of cryolipolysis treatment, 3D Lipo is our fat freezing equipment of choice at Elite Aesthetics. 3D Lipo is a device developed in the UK to provide an ‘all in one’ treatment for fat pockets and other similar concerns. Using the 3D Lipo device, fat freezing can be performed as part of a 3D Lipo treatment course, or as an independent treatment, depending on your concerns and aims. We prefer 3D Lipo as it allows us to help create a more personalised treatment plan than a CoolSculpting device, which isn’t as flexible and can’t be tailored to your personal needs.
The fat freezing process with 3D Lipo and CoolSculpting is very similar, and both have similar treatment processes and side effects. However, 3D Lipo devices have two applicators, meaning that more than one area can be treated at the same time. This is especially useful for areas like the hips and thighs, where you want both areas treated simultaneously, and helps cut down on treatment time compared to CoolSculpting, which can only treat one area at a time. For example, a 3D Lipo treatment that takes an hour to carry out would usually take two hours with CoolSculpting technology. 3D Lipo is also a considerably more affordable treatment, and generally has more consistent results than CoolSculpting treatment options.
Why Choose Elite Aesthetics?
At Elite Aesthetics, our team are what makes our client’s experiences with us special. Charlotte Thomas, our senior aesthetician, carries out all of our fat freezing treatments. Charlotte has been with Elite Aesthetics since 2017, after working in some of London’s most well renowned aesthetics clinics. During her time working in Harley Street and Mayfair clinics, Charlotte had the opportunity to work alongside some of the most highly respected cosmetic surgeons and teams in the industry. Working closely with Dr. Shirin Lakhani, Elite Aesthetics’ founder and medical director, Charlotte endeavours to always give our clients the beautiful results they need from a wide variety of treatments at our private clinic in Greenhithe, Kent. Charlotte’s specialisms are in microneedling and skin rejuvenation procedures, and she is also highly experienced and skilled in carrying out body contouring, skin peel and skin tightening procedures. An expert at putting together personalised treatment plans that truly make a difference to her clients’ confidence, health and wellbeing, and highly regarded by her client base as well as her industry peers, we are very proud to have Charlotte with us as our senior aesthetician. She has also been awarded Beauty Therapist of the Year at the Kent Health and Beauty Awards.
Headed up by Dr. Shirin Lakhani, an experienced aesthetic doctor and our practice leader, Elite Aesthetics pride ourselves on our industry leading approach to aesthetic procedures. Following Dr. Shirin’s lead, all of our staff, and the clinic as a whole, are advocates for safer and more ethical aesthetic treatments, and put patient safety at the very heart of our practice. Dr. Shirin uses her extensive experience in the NHS as a guide for treating our patients at Elite Aesthetics. Dr. Shirin is fully registered with the GMC (GMC number 4634863), and follows their standards of Good Medical Practice. Elite Aesthetics is also CQC and Save Face accredited, showing our commitment to safe, ethical and caring aesthetic practice. We make it a point to treat all of our aesthetics clients with the same level of care and attention as we would a medical patient, so you can feel confident that you’re in safe, dedicated and experienced hands. We also uphold our ethical standards by never overtreating or inappropriately treating any of our patients. If a client were to ask for a treatment that our staff didn’t think was in their best medical interests, we would not carry out that treatment, and instead would work with the patient to find the most suitable treatment plan.
Elite Aesthetics’ clinic is located within 20 acres of the beautiful Kent countryside, in peaceful and quiet surroundings on the banks of the Thames, and yet is less than half an hour from central London by train. The tranquility of the area as well as our private, purpose-built clinic help to make your experience at Elite Aesthetics relaxing and enjoyable. Upon arrival at the clinic, you’ll be greeted by our friendly staff and made to feel welcome, safe and comfortable throughout every step of your treatment with us. Ensuring our clients all have a positive experience and leave the clinic feeling incredible about themselves is the driving force behind what we do at Elite Aesthetics. We are proud to be able to use our knowledge and expertise to improve the lives of our clients in Maidstone, Sidcup, Orpington, Dartford, Kings Hill, Kings Cross, and the surrounding areas, as well as our clients from further afield.
If you think that fat freezing treatment at Elite Aesthetics might be right for you, or if you want to learn more about Elite Aesthetics, our ethos and the services we offer, contact us today to arrange your consultation, and let us make you feel happy in your own skin again.