A non-surgical alternative to Liposuction

Cryo Sculpting

Cryolipolysis or Cryo Sculpting (a portmanteau of “cryogenic” and “lipolysis”) is a unique non-invasive medical treatment for the selective reduction of fat deposits with localized controlled cooling.

The procedure involves the use of an applicator that cools the fat cells in the targeted area of your body for a simple, natural fat removal process. This is based on the finding that fat cells beneath the skin are naturally more vulnerable to the effects of cold than the other surrounding tissues.

Cryolipolysis; how does it work?

Its principle relies on controlled cooling to near -4 Celsius for the non-invasive localized reduction of fat deposits to reshape body contours. The exposure to cooling is set so that it causes cell death of subcutaneous fat tissue without apparent damage to the overlying skin. The treated fat cells are removed through natural metabolic processes within the body, similar to the way fat from food is removed.

The procedure uses probes to suction your skin and fat like a vacuum. The treatment session is so relaxed that you can simply nap while the machine goes to work. The whole process usually takes two or more hours to perform, depending on the size of the area being treated.

Cryolipolysis is the first fat removal system where research has shown the fat reduction on a lasting or permanent basis. Moreover, it’s safe.

Cryolipolysis before and after

1 Some stubborn fat bulges are immune to diet and exercise.
2 Cryolipolysis targets and cools fat cells to temperatures that trigger fat cell apoptosis.
3 No damage to nerves or other tissues because lipids in fat crystallize at a warmer temperature than water in other cell types.
4 Following treatment, fat cells enter an apoptotic death sequence and are gradually removed in the next few weeks and months by the immune system.
5 Fat layer thickness significantly reduced.
6 Fat layer reduction in targeted area leads to an improvement in flank appearance.

Cryolipolysis Treatment


Anyone looking for an inch loss over abdomen, thighs, upper arms, hip, love handles can undergo this treatment. It is best suited for people with moderate amounts of fat. It is preferably done on an empty stomach; 2 or 3 hours after food. No other preparation is necessary, and it is an outpatient procedure.

The treatment is performed by first selecting the appropriate probe based on the anatomic location being treated. The patient will be asked to lie down and the area to be treated is covered with an antifreeze gel sheet. The probe is then applied, and the skin and fat fold are brought into the suction head. After the skin and fat layer is cured, the temperature is dropped sufficiently to freeze the fat.

The temperature used will vary from -2C to -6C. Two areas can be treated simultaneously. There is no pain or discomfort during the procedure. The patient can resume their activities immediately. Next treatment is usually done after 2 months.

Cryolipolysis side effects

There will not be any major side effects and hence the patients can resume their activities soon. The treated area may look red and slightly swollen for a day or two.

The dead fat is slowly removed by the body over a period of 3 months. Hence results will be visible over a period. During this period some amount of pain and altered sensations can be experienced.

Is Cryo lipolysis permanent?

The answer is yes, but to get comparable results, the procedure should be done under the supervision of a skilled Dermatologist with multiple treatment cycles.

It is permanent in a sense that your fat cells are permanently removed from your body.

You do not typically grow additional fat cells unless you put on an immense amount of weight that provides the stimulus for cells to divide.

If you maintain your weight within a reasonable range, you can expect permanent results to the treated area.

The Cryo-lipolysis treatment is available at our Coimbatore, Chennai, Pondicherry and Thalassery centers.