Cryolipolysis surgery, also known as “fat freezing,” is a cosmetic procedure that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat cells that are resistant to diet and exercise. The treatment involves placing an applicator on the targeted area, such as the abdomen, thighs, or hips, which then uses suction to draw the fat between two cooling plates. The cooling technology freezes the fat cells, causing them to die off and be naturally eliminated by the body over time.
Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive procedure, meaning it does not require surgery, incisions, or anesthesia. The treatment takes about 30-60 minutes per area and may cause some discomfort or numbness during the procedure, but patients can resume normal activities immediately after. Results are typically seen within 1-3 months, with an average reduction of 20-25% of the treated fat.
Cryolipolysis is generally considered safe and effective for treating areas of stubborn fat, but it is not a weight-loss solution or a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. It is important to discuss any potential risks or complications with a qualified healthcare provider before undergoing the procedure.