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The Benefits of Fat Freezing

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Benefits of Fat Freezing

Want to learn more about the benefits of Fat Freezing?

Using only Freeze technology to freeze fat cells and letting your body’s natural process take over, many in the UK  have favoured fat freezing treatments, better known as cryolipolysis, over the traditional fat-reduction surgery liposuction as it won’t leave you bruised, lumpy or bumpy.

If you’re looking to reduce body fats in the fastest way possible, this article will help shed some light on the pros and cons of fat freezing.

How does fat freezing work?

Fat freezing treatments target your fat cells by freezing them, causing apoptosis or “cell death”. The dying cells then go through your body’s lymphatic system into the spleen passing it through your urine. As fat cells have a higher sensitivity to temperature than skin cells, this leaves the surrounding skin undamaged using the anti-freeze membrane, this makes it so much quicker and easy than liposuction as there is no downtime and you can get back to your day to day routine

No surgery or incisions make it a relatively popular fat-reduction treatment.

Some areas of the body that can be treated with fat freezing are:

  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Love Handles

Pros of Fat Freezing

There are so many pros to having Fat Freezing over traditional cosmetic surgery. We have listed a few of the benefits below.


Popular fat freezing devices such as the Med: Cryolipolysis have several applicators with a range of sizes to effectively work on any part of the body. A specialist will place the applicator on the treated area and it will get to work by functionally tugging on the skin, releasing cool energy to destroy the fat cells under your skin.

Many have described their experiences to be pain-free, with the suction of the applicators too be tolerable and once the freeze gets underway the treated areas go numb and you can’t feel a thing.

Short treatment time

Each treatment takes up to 45 minutes for one localised area. If you have more than one area you’d like to target effectively, it may take longer for results to show. Larger parts of the body such as your back would also take longer to see results. To top it all off we have a tv and Netflix in the room for you to sit back and watch whilst having treatment.

No downtime

Compared to liposuction, fat freezing treatments can be done as an outpatient treatment. You will be able to return to work the day of or the next day after your treatment. This is also partly because of the low downtime to the treatment.

Clinical studies have also shown that fat freezing can effectively reduce subcutaneous fats by 25% after one session.

The effectiveness of the treatment appeals to clients who are looking to reduce body fat and want significant results in the shortest amount of time.

Side effects

As with all body sculpting treatments, fat freezing treatments also come with side effects, although they are few. Some clients report feeling numbness, seeing redness or swelling in affected areas or heightened skin sensitivity after their treatment, with a lot of clients not having side effects at all. Don’t worry though as these normally go after a couple of days

But with proper fat freezing aftercare, you can reduce such side effects to a minimum or none at all. Practitioners will always go through the aftercare and it will also all get emailed to you on the day of treatment

Require more than one session

People see results after one session as it is clinically proven to reduce and remove fat cells in the treated areas up to 25-40%. However, we recommend having 2-3 sessions to see the best benefits.


Posted: 23rd May, 2022
Written By: Ryan Towart
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