- Indications and Contraindications
A perfect body is obtained through continuous efforts. To become the owner of the ideal body, it is necessary to adhere to the principles of a healthy diet and regular exercise. But for visible physical defects and localized fat loss, hardware-corrected modern treatments are more effective. Fat freezing is one of them.
About Fat Freezing
Fat freezing is a non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic treatment that removes excess fat by rapidly cooling subcutaneous fat cells, and the entire procedure is painless. Removing fat without surgery sounded great, so fat freezing was approved by the FDA in 2010 for the removal of unwanted fat, proving the effectiveness and safety of this method.
However, it is important to note that fat freezing cannot be used to cure obesity. This treatment is more suitable for healthy and active patients. This means that these patients are still slim, but they have some problem areas in the form of localized fat deposits.
Fat freezing can be used on the abdomen, flanks, back, chest, arms, and double chin area. However, different areas respond differently to cryotherapy, with the best results usually observed in the abdomen, back, and flanks.
The technology of Fat Freezing Machine
Fat freezing treatment is in greater demand worldwide than other treatments used for cellulite removal and fat aesthetics. What is the nature of this technique? In fat freezing treatment, fat cells are destroyed by cold. However, this does not happen at the moment of direct contact, but 2-3 months after the completion of the treatment. During 1-2 months, the number of fat cells will begin to decrease and the thickness of the subcutaneous tissue will be reduced to approximately 25%.
Previously, fat could only be removed by surgical liposuction, but now fat freezing is being used in medical aesthetics. Fat freezing treatments are performed using a fat freezing machine without incisions or punctures. During fat freezing, the subcutaneous tissue is cooled to a temperature slightly above freezing, which destroys the fat cells in the subcutaneous tissue and causes them to lack energy, and then the process of apoptosis is triggered - natural cell death.
However, it occurs more slowly than necrotic changes and does not cause scarring and tissue inflammation. In this case, the decay products of fat cells are gradually excreted from the body through the lymph and blood. This process leads to an increase in the number of cells whose task is to trap unwanted, destroyed, and foreign elements. In this case, these are particles of dead fat cells that are completely removed from the body.
When using fat freezing, fat deposits are reduced by cooling the fat using a specialized fat freezing machine. This non-surgical technique for removing localized fat is based on the controlled cooling of subcutaneous adipose tissue, as these cells are unstable to cold.
During fat freezing treatment, the skin and fat folds are placed between the applicators and then gradually cooled to the temperature required for the treatment. The cooling of the fat tissue triggers irreversible biochemical processes, including the conversion of liquid lipids to solid lipids, which then crystallize. This process gradually leads to fat cell death.
The fat freezing procedure is painless - patients only feel cold during the treatment. It is one of the most effective and less invasive high-tech methods available for removing fat deposits.
Benefits of Fat Freezing Treatment
Fat freezing is popular due to the following facts:
- No need to wear special underwear after the procedure;
- No recovery period;
- No tissue necrosis;
- There is no need to prepare for the procedure: if there are no contraindications, it can be performed immediately;
- It is non-invasive, no punctures and cuts are performed;
- It does not have negative effects on the body;
- No need for pain relief, as the procedure, is absolutely painless;
- Only a few side effects (edema, bruising, etc.
- Effective removal of localized fat and cellulite.
The results of fat freezing treatment will be evident as early as 2-4 weeks after the procedure. Maximum results can be achieved after 2 months of treatment. At the same time, there is a significant reduction of approximately 2-4 cm of fatty tissue in the treated area. Typically, a course of fat freezing treatment consists of 1-3 sessions, performed every 2-4 months.
For better results, fat freezing can be used in combination with other treatments: for example, mesotherapy, electro-lipolysis, various massages, etc. In addition, diet and active exercise are required.
Indications and Contraindications For Fat Freezing Treatment
Fat freezing treatment allows you to remove fat, even when diet and exercise are not required. Fat freezing can combat fat deposits in the upper and lower abdomen, thighs, and arms. It can also help you get rid of a double chin. The fat freezing machine works like a sculptor, weeding out the unnecessary and bringing the body closer to the ideal shape.
In this case, the thickness of the fat layer should be 2 - 3 cm, and if the thickness of the fold is small, fat freezing treatment is not recommended. Patients can use fat freezing treatment for:
- For weight loss and body contouring;
- To remove excess fat from the arms, abdomen, legs, back, buttocks, and waist;
- To treat sagging skin and eliminate cellulite.
It is important to understand that such a complex treatment procedure cannot be performed for any patient.
Before performing the fat freezing treatment, it is necessary to check the patient's body for any contraindications. Fat freezing treatment is prohibited in the following cases:
- The presence of benign tumors and oncological diseases;
- Dermatological diseases, including psoriasis;
- Skin problems caused by cold;
- Diabetes mellitus;
- Coagulation disorders;
- Pregnancy and lactation;
- The presence of open wounds, abrasions, and hernias in the treatment area;
- Presence of pacemakers, defibrillators, insulin pumps;
- Under 18 years of age.