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Cryolipolysis

Does it really work?

Studies show that Cryolipolysys (a fancy name for fat freezing) is an effective fat reduction procedure. Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive, nonsurgical medical procedure that helps to remove extra fat cells from beneath the skin. As a noninvasive treatment, it has several benefits over traditional surgical fat removal procedures.

How does it work?

The procedure is known as cryolipolysis. It works by placing a roll of fat into specially designed and contoured handles that cool the fat to a freezing temperature.

2009 studyTrusted Source looked at the clinical efficacy of cryolipolysis. The researchers found that cryolipolysis reduced the treated fat layer by as much as 25 percent. The results were still present six months after the treatment. Frozen, dead fat cells are excreted out of the body through the liver within several weeks of treatment, revealing full results of fat loss within three months.

Some people who do Cryolipolysis opt to treat several parts of the body, usually:

  • thighs

  • lower back

  • belly

  • sides

It can also reduce the appearance of cellulite on the legs, buttocks, and arms. Some people also use it to reduce excess fat underneath the chin.

It takes an hour to treat each targeted body part. Treating more body parts requires more Cryolipolysis treatments to see results. Larger body parts may also require more treatments than smaller body parts.

Who does Cryolipolysis work for?

Cryolipolysis is not for everyone. It is not a treatment for obesity. Instead, the technique is appropriate for helping to remove small amounts of extra fat resistant to other weight-loss attempts such as diet and exercise.

Cryolipolysis is a safe and effective treatment for reducing body fat in many people. But there are some people who should not try Cryolipolysis. People who have the following conditions should not do this treatment because of the risk of dangerous complications. These conditions include:

  • cryoglobulinemia

  • cold agglutinin disease

  • paroxysmal cold hemoglobuinuria (PCH)

Whether or not you have these conditions, it’s important to talk to your doctor before seeking to have the pocedure.

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