Non surgical fat reduction treatment – Cryolipolysis

Sometimes, no matter how intense the workout or how strict the diet is, one can’t seem to ditch that stubborn fat. Many have certain trouble areas where flab builds up and doesn’t shed, despite their efforts. If you are one of those then Cryolipolysis is just what you are looking for.

What is Cryolipolysis?

Cryolipolysis is an FDA-cleared procedure that involves freezing fat cells to destruction that don’t respond to traditional exercise and diets.  This procedure is noninvasive, meaning that no surgery is involved making it a best non-surgical alternative for liposuction.

CoolSculpting is done to target areas of the body where it is more difficult to remove fat similar to liposuction.

Cryo Sculpting

Cryolipolysis is also called as Cryo Sculpting that selectively reduces 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.

CoolSculpting has many benefits as it is nonsurgical, noninvasive, and requires no recovery time effectively reducing fat cells in the treatment area.

This procedure is designed for people who want to get rid of stubborn fat in certain spots of their body and is not a method of weight loss as it is meant for people who are within 30 pounds of recommended body weight.

How does it work?

Cryolipolysis freezes fat cells, causing them to program themselves to naturally self-destruct. This is accomplished by using a vacuum with round paddles in different sizes to suction the skin and fat, pulling the fat away from the body between two cooling plates. The fat is frozen to a precise temperature for one to two hours in this procedure. At this temperature, the other cells such as skin, blood vessels, and nerves are not damaged.

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.

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.

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 is known to have a high success rate as they are effective for removing areas of fat from the body, and have fewer side effects than other procedures, such as liposuction.

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.

What areas does Cryolipolysis best work on?

Cryolipolysis is used to eliminate stubborn fat, sculpting and re-contouring most areas of the body now. The most commonly treated areas include the abdomen, arms, outer hips, inner and outer thighs, muffin top area, back, bra fat, and even small areas like the double chin. We at Thaj provide patients with an evaluation to see which areas of the body will provide the most desirable outcome.

Who are the ideal candidates?

Some people make better candidates for the procedure than others.  Here are a few signs to know whether Cryolipolysis might be the right option for you:

  • The most ideal candidates are those that eat a healthy diet and exercise.
  • Those who are near their weight loss goals
  • Those who are generally healthy
  • Women who are not pregnant or thinking about pregnancy
  • Those who have enough fat that is pinchable
  • People with realistic expectations

Cryolipolysis can also be used in curvier patients to reduce the fat but only as part of a weight-loss.

The treatment

The procedure 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.

Is Cryolipolysis permanent?

Cryolipolysis is a permanent fat reduction technology, but the patient has to control their weight post procedure as long lasting improvements to the body can only occur by changing to a healthier lifestyle, nutrition and exercise.

To get comparable results, the procedure should be done under the supervision of a skilled Dermatologist with multiple treatment cycles.

Is it safe?

Since this is a noninvasive procedure, the risks, comparatively speaking, are very low. The patients are able to return to their normal activities following the procedure. There are potential side effects, such as bruising, swelling and temporary redness, cramping or stinging in the treated areas, but this is generally mild and doesn’t last long.

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.

How is the frozen fat eliminated?

The frozen fat cells that become crystallized, then die are naturally processed and eliminated by your body.

When will the results be visible?

While results may vary from person to person, the patient may start seeing changes in their body as quickly as 3 weeks after the treatment. The most dramatic results are usually visible after 2 months as the body flushes out the dead fat cells.

Dr Thaj Laser Skin and hair clinic provides Cryolipolysis services in Coimbatore, Chennai, Pondicherry and Thalasseri centers. Whether you’re looking to enhance your body shape, get rid of stubborn fat, or just look and feel comfortable in your favorite clothing, Cool Sculpting is just the answer you are looking for. We offer an individualized treatment plan to address your concerns for the best possible outcome.