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Fat Reduction With Fat Freezing

Fat reduction procedures are becoming increasingly popular in both the beauty and medical industry as more patients are looking to rid stubborn fat.

Cryolipolysis, also commonly known as fat freezing involves controlled cooling to the area of the body that patients suffer from stubborn fat. The skin and other parts of the body are not affected at these temperatures and only fat cells die naturally. This process is known as apoptosis, natural cell death.

Many patients are looking to rid stubborn fat but do not want to have risky liposuction or long downtime. Fat freezing is both quick and safe with most procedures only taking 60 – 90 minutes. Fat freezing works great alongside a good diet, however, fat freezing is not a weight loss treatment and is designed to rid stubborn fat.

What Is Fat Freezing?

One of the most common questions asked is, what is fat freezing and does it work? Fat freezing is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure for patients suffering from excess or stubborn fat that doesn’t go away with diet and exercise. Fat freezing has become popular as it doesn’t come with the associated risk of both surgery and liposuction. Fat freezing has been featured in both documentaries on tv, such as channel 4, BBC, ITV and Netflix. Vogue news have also wrote an article on the great benefits of fat freezing and great success.

The first company to offer and design fat freezing technology, was first approved by the FDA in 2010, and gained attention when it was rebranded from minor spot treatment to a non-invasive and non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Fat freezing promised to eviscerate love handles, bra bulge or stomach fat with cooling applicators.

his non-surgical fat reduction technology has now been cleared to tackle loose skin under the chin, a smaller area that is more difficult to treat through natural means, such as diet and exercise. Patients can now banish a double chin without the need for surgery, injections or double chin liposuction.

How Does Fat Freezing Work?

Fat freezing (cryolipolysis) procedures use specialised 360 applicators in one of six sizes to apply suction to the skin which sicks the fat inside. While your lying back on a massage bed for 60 – 90 minutes, 360 cooling plates begin to freeze the fat to below -7 to crystallise the fat cells. Some patients feel a mild discomfort, although this is very tolerable and only last 5 minutes or so as the 360 applicators begin to cool to the desired temperature. Click here to read more.

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As the applicators reach the desired temperature to destroy’s the fat cells, the area becomes very numb and you no longer feel anything throughout the treatment. In fact, the procedural setting is so relaxed that patients can bring laptops to do work, enjoy a movie on Netflix, or simply nap while the machine goes to work. Now thats cool!

Who Is Fat Freezing For?

Fat freezing is for patients who are looking for mild – moderate improvements as its not designed for one-stop-shop major fat removal like liposuction. That said, many patients that have cryolipolysis can expect to lose 25 – 40% of fat per treatment session. When you attend a face to face consultation the aesthetic practitioner will consider many factors including, age, skin quality, amount of fat and lifestyle factors.

During the consultation the practitioner will offer advice on issues or problems within your lifestyle that needs changing and will send you a diet plan to follow throughout the course of treatment. RT Aesthetics believe that aftercare is the most important part of treatment, thats why all our treatments come with free follow up appointments and phone support. For more information or to book an appointment please contact us.

Is Fat Freezing Permanent?

In short, yes fat freezing is permanent. Once the fat cells have been destroyed, they are gradually broken down and removed from the body by the liver. Fat freezing technology is a great non-surgical, non-invasive fat reduction solution, however, you do need to control your diet, lifestyle and weight after treatment.

If you gain weight, it will go somewhere on the body and this may not be the area you had treated. Lasting improvements to your body can also occur by changing your lifestyle choices, diet and exercise. A little bit of this is on you: if you’re going to do 3 fat freezing cycles and not change your diet and eating habits at all is not going to change at all.

Fat Freezing VS Weight Loss

Fat freezing is a body sculpting treatment and therefore photos are taken to show you the fat reduction you achieve. Fat does not weigh as much as muscle, therefore fat freezing won’t make you lose lots of weight.

When you’re shedding 25 percent of fat in a handful of tissue, it won’t add up to much on the scale but the photos will show of your great results. Although you may not see a benefit on the scale when you lose the fat cells around your stomach, bra fat, or double chin it counts. However, you should still control your weight and maintain a healthy diet with plenty of exercise after the procedure.

Is Fat Freezing Safe?

Fat freezing is a non-invasive procedure and therefore the risks, comparatively speaking, are very low. Contour irregularities can occur the same way they might in liposuction, this may mean you need treatment on the area that has not reduce in fat, for example, if you got the love handles done the stomach may stick out.

While the fat freezing machine leaves less room for human error in terms of fat removal and reduction, it also has its limitations in terms of fine-tuning removal the way an artful plastic surgeon might by hand.

Common side effects include, redness, bruising or tenderness that settles down between 3 – 5 days. Wounds will not occur from fat freezing, and swelling is very minimal. Further risks will be discussed with your aesthetic practitioner.

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Looking For Fat Freezing Near You

RT Aesthetics fat freezing clinic is based in Whickham near the Metrocentre, which is just off the A1. We are ideally situated to treat clients from all the surrounding areas, including Newcastle, Gateshead, Darlington, Hexham, Durham, Sunderland, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, York, Hartlepool and the surrounding villages near by.

Looking to book a consultation or to learn more about our treatments and how they can help you? You can book a face to face consultation by clicking below. Alternately you can call us on 0333 050 0575 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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*Results vary from client to client, RT Aesthetics cannot guarantee specific results.

Posted: 4th April, 2019
Written By: Ryan Towart
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