How Does Cryolipolysis Work?

A non-surgical fat reduction method known as “fat freezing” or “cryolipolysis” uses cold temperatures to dissolve fat deposits in specific body parts. The cryolipolysis machine is designed to eliminate bulges or localised fat deposits that don’t go away with diet and exercise. Obese people are not the target audience. Under the name CoolSculpting, the method has been patented. The FDA has approved Cryolipolysis to treat excess fat under the chin, in the upper arms, the inner and outside thighs, the abdomen, the hip/flank (love handles), the upper back (brassiere rolls), the lower back, and beneath the buttocks. The technique discovered that fat cells are more vulnerable to damage from colder conditions than other cells, like skin cells.

Cryolipolysis: How Does It Work?

The technique can occur in an outpatient clinic or a doctor’s office. Doctors will use a skin-marking pencil to draw a border around the treatment area after determining the size and form of the fatty deposit. During the procedure, the patients are awake. The surface of fat cells (adipose cells) under the skin is frozen using a portable tool called an applicator. A gel pad is first applied to the area to protect the skin. The fat bulge is vacuumed or suctioned into the applicator’s hollow opening. 

As suction is used, you’ll experience a pulling or dragging sensation. After 5 to 10 minutes, the area becomes numb due to the cooling down process. These sensations—intense cold and other potential sensations—such as tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping—lessen. The seek appropriate of between 30.2 and 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit is gradually reached by cooling the fat layer. Doctors can effectively treat an area for up to an hour. The applicator is taken off after the area has been treated. To help break down the fat cells, massage the area for two to three minutes.

How Do Fat Cells Decompose?

The process is based on the fact that fat cells are more vulnerable to cold-related damage than other cells, such as epithelial cells. The fat cells suffer damage from the cold. The body’s inflammatory reaction in response to the injury causes the fat cells to die; a type of white blood cell, macrophages and components of the immune system, are called to the injury location to remove the body’s dead fat cells and debris.

What Benefits Does Cryolipolysis Offer?

The benefits of cryolipolysis are numerous:

  • A surgical incision is not necessary.
  • It carries little risk. Infection is not a concern.
  • The procedure is possible without an overnight stay in a hospital.
  • Before the procedure, patients do not require anaesthesia or sedation.
  • A single session may involve treating multiple body parts.
  • After treatment, most patients can resume their regular daily activities immediately.
  • People of any age can undergo the procedure.
  • No muscles, blood vessels, nerves, or skin are permanently damaged in the treated area.
  • Damaged or destroyed fat cells are eliminated from the body permanently.


You may only need one treatment session if you only have one problematic area. You could have more than one problem area that needs treatment, or you might require more than one remedy in a given area to get the desired results. You and your doctor will create a plan that best achieves your objectives and determines how many treatment sessions you will need. Your desired outcomes will determine the total cost of using a cryolipolysis machine. A typical treatment programme typically costs somewhere between $2,000 and $4,000.


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