Cryolipolysis is a safe and effective way to reduce fat without the downtime of liposuction or surgery. It is important to note that this treatment is intended for fat loss, not weight loss. The ideal candidate is already close to their ideal body weight, but has stubborn areas of fat that cannot be eliminated with diet and exercise alone. Cryolipolysis does not target visceral fat, so it will not improve overall health. However, it can help you fit into your favorite pair of skinny jeans.
The fat cells in the treated area are destroyed permanently, so the results will be long-lasting. Studies show that cryolipolysis is safe and effective, with few risks and mild side effects that go away after a short time. On average, it reduces the amount of fat in specific areas by 10 to 25%.Cryolipolysis is considered a cosmetic treatment, so insurance will not cover it. Rarely, freezing fat can cause long-term pain or increase the amount of fat in the treated area.
This condition is known as PAH (Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia). Other treatments use lasers to attack fat, while others freeze or manipulate fat in ways that remove it. The average fat reduction ranges from 10% to 25% per round of treatment, and there is no evidence of side effects throughout the body. While the problematic fat cells in the treatment area will disappear, you can still gain weight, which will minimize the results. CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, is a cosmetic treatment that freezes excess fat to remove it from the most stubborn areas. This treatment can treat problem areas all over the body, such as the belly, lower back, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, abdomen, and even fat that accumulates around the knees.
The fat cells that are targeted by body contouring treatments are permanently destroyed and will never return. In addition to CoolSculpting, other treatments such as TruSculpt use heat to melt away fat cells that gradually disappear from the body. The most significant side effect of cryolipolysis is an increase in fat growth at the treatment site; however, this is relatively rare.