Burning fat is quite a challenging task that involves vigorous exercises and diet. Ever thought of a simple way to lose fat without going to the gym or not sacrificing your favourite food? Here is the solution. Fat freezing, also known as cryogenic lipolysis is a novel way to lose fat. It is an advanced cooling technology that selectively targets fat cells and eliminates them without harming the surrounding tissues. It is sought-after as it is a non-surgical procedure. It is an alternative to liposuction, a surgery that employs a suction technique to remove fat from different areas of the body. Fat freezing also proved to help many people struggling with obesity and celebrities/models.

How is it done?

Fat freezing is not such a complicated procedure. First of all, a gel pad and applicator are applied to the area to be treated. The targeted fat is subjected to controlled cooling. At a temperature between 0°C to 11°C, fat cells will get frozen. When they are frozen to the level of damage, they dissolve. The treated fat cells get crystallized and are processed and eliminated by the lymphatic system over the next 3-12 weeks.

For the entire procedure to be completed, you have to sit for at least two hours. Sometimes you have to attend multiple treatment sessions for better results or perceptible change. The procedural setting is so relaxed and comfortable as you can feel at ease and even take a nap while getting the procedure done.

What are the Benefits?

The most attractive aspect of fat freezing is that it can target any part of the body, such as the tummy, thighs, back, or arms. It is a non-surgical procedure that helps you to lose fat. The treatment result will be different for each person, and it may take a few months to witness noticeable change. If you plan to have a new look for a special event, don’t forget to make an early appointment, maybe 3-6 months before the event. This technique can reduce about 25% of fat in the area treated. If you can control your weight, fat freezing becomes a permanent solution to fat reduction. For that, you have to follow a proper diet, do adequate exercise, and bring changes to your eating habits. Unless you do that, the results may not be permanent.

What are the Drawbacks?

Though fat freezing offers excellent results, it also has some side-effects that include mild redness and numbness to the treated area. But these are very normal and will last only for a short while. It does not help you lose much bodyweight as fat does not weigh as much as muscles. Another drawback of this technique is that it requires more than one treatment session to yield a desirable result as the change after a single session is always inadequate. This will cost time as well as money.


Newer technologies like liposuction and fat freezing proved effective towards permanently getting rid of excess fat. But people tend to depend on non-surgical methods, and fat freezing is a popular favourite!