Fat freezing, or cryolipolysis to use the medical term for this cosmetic procedure, is a somewhat new option for body contouring and eliminating fat in unwanted areas. Does this actually work or is it just one of the latest fads though? Treatments that use this method can go by different trademark names, such as Coolsculpting, and scientific evidence has shown that it can be effective when performed properly by an experienced and trained Sydney plastic surgeon.
To get ideal results you will usually require multiple cycles of treatment, and a careful treatment plan must be developed by a practitioner who is skilled in this method. This cosmetic procedure has no down time, it is non invasive and non-surgical so there are no needles, and it does work when used properly.
How Does Fat Freezing Work?
Fat freezing was developed after researchers realized what happens when frostbite is experienced. Your fat cells will freeze before your skin tissues do, and the cryolipolysis uses this action to eliminate some of your fat cells in the targeted area. The devices used for fat freezing were first available in 2010 and this cosmetic procedure has been gaining in popularity as more research shows that it actually works.
When your fat cells are frozen they die off, and your body will absorb and eliminate these dead cells. Over time you will notice less fat under the skin in the area that is being treated. This method is one of the options that you can use for body contouring and it targets fat just under the skin. In fact research studies have shown that fat freezing can be just as effective as liposuction but it is non invasive and carries fewer risks because no incisions are required.
How Long Does it Take to see Results?
Cryolipolysis does not provide immediate results, and the final result that you get and the number of treatment cycles that will be needed will depend on many factors. These factors include the expertise and skill of the Sydney plastic surgeon that you choose as well as the amount of excess fat that needs to be eliminated. It typically takes a few months before you start to see noticeable results and more than one treatment cycle is needed during this time. Studies have shown that when this cosmetic procedure is applied correctly it can result in 20% fat loss in the targeted area over time.
Choosing the Right Sydney Plastic Surgeon is a Must!
According to Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Steve Merten fat freezing can be highly effective when performed properly, but if you do not choose a professional who is highly skilled and experienced you may not get the best possible results. Make sure to discuss your goals and various body contouring options with the cosmetic surgeon that you choose, and make sure that they are properly trained and experienced in cryolipolysis.
To find out more about this or our other cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, please contact Pure Aesthetics on 02 9252 9262.