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What is cryolipolysis and does it really work?

2021-07-05
  1. What is cryolipolysis?

Cryolipolysis refers to a selective and non-invasive method, aiming at the characteristics that fat cells are particularly sensitive to low temperature and adjacent tissue cells are low sensitive to low temperature, using specific equipment to perform fat freezing treatment on local parts of the body. Selective cooling, the fat cell apoptosis, and then achieve the goal of body contouring and weight loss. 


2. Principle of cryolipolysis

The freezing point of water is 0°C, and the freezing point of fat is 4°C. This is the theory of cryolipolysis published in the American Society of ASLMS (American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery) in 2008. Based on this theory, a company has created a freezing fat-dissolving instrument.

 

This device can freeze fat into jelly, destroy and expel fat cells. The working principle of the cryolipolysis system is very simple. The cryolipolysis system uses the constant vacuum produced by the suction cup to suck a piece of fat, and each piece of fat is cyclically frozen. The cryolipolysis process will gradually absorb the heat of the subcutaneous fat and the fat cells. Low temperature will not affect the skin or muscles while killing the fat cells. The dead fat cells are then excreted through the liver without external force. One treatment can reduce fat by 22%.

3. Who is suitable for cryolipolysis treatment?

Cryolipolysis is not a means to reduce weight or treat obesity, nor can it replace traditional liposuction. Those who have a well-proportioned body shape with prominent local fat but do not want to undergo liposuction are the best candidates for cryolipolysis.

FAQ:

Will it hurt?

 

Most of the patient do not need anesthesia during cryolipolysis, and there will be a discomfort of being stretched during the first 10 minutes. Once the treatment area is cooled, the patient will not feel any pain.


How long does the recovery period take?

 

After cryolipolysis treatment, temporary redness, congestion, soreness, and numbness may appear in the treated area, but these discomforts will gradually disappear within 1 to 3 weeks. Generally, the effect can be seen within 2 to 4 months after treatment, and normal life and rest will not be affected after the operation, and there is no need to take leave for rest. There was only slight discomfort in the treatment area, no wounds.

 

How's the effect?

 

According to clinical studies, within 2 months to 4 months after receiving the "cryolipolysis", the thickness of the fat layer is reduced by an average of 22.4%, and the body shape can be maintained for about 9 to 12 months. 


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