People interested in Fat freezing treatments – technically known as cryolipolysis – are often left wondering if the process really works, or if it’s just the latest fad. If you didn’t know, fat-freezing is an FDA approved treatment that freezes fat cells. This is to get rid of “love handles,” a double chin and other unwanted bulges of fat. It does promise to remove 25% of fat – but not all in one treatment!
The FDA cleared the marketing of the fat freezing method in 2010. This was after a successful study on fat freeze treatments. After 6 months, 60 patients saw their fat reduced by an average of 19%! Since then, fat freezing has become a global phenomenon and here is what you need to know about Fat Freezing.
How does it work?
Fat freeze works with special suction cups that suck in your skin, and goes to work on the cooling process. When it does this, it crystallizes fat cells. The body can then get rid of the fat cells. It usually lasts about 35 minutes to an hour, depending on the area. There’s also some discomfort involved. Although it’s not as bad as getting surgery, you’ll still feel the cold and numbness of the cooling.
However, fat freezing technology “is intended to reduce the appearance of visible bulges, not as a treatment for obesity.”, says Dr. Andrew Weil, and he makes an excellent points. Cryolipolysis will definitely reduce your visible fat, but if you don’t change your lifestyle, it’s like popping diet pills without ever going on a diet.
Can men use Fat Freezing Treatments?
Absolutely! You might not know it, but treatment for enlarged men’s breasts is the fourth-most popular cosmetic surgery for men. In 2015 a study showed that 95% of 21 men that used fat freeze treatments not only looked better, but felt better as well!
Are there risks?
Like with any treatment or therapy, there are always risks. In this case, the risk is minimal. Your body might have some slight irregular contouring because the fat isn’t removed evenly, but that can easily be fixed. You might also experience some numbness and swelling. Each area has their own risks – always check beforehand if you’re not sure!
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