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Does Fat Freeze Work? 6 Must-Read Facts On Fat Freezing

“Does fat freeze work?” “What is fat freezing?” In your search for the best ways to eliminate stubborn fats in your body, these two questions have probably crossed your mind. You’ve tried and failed with diet and exercise because they just can’t seem to eliminate the fat in certain areas of your body. 

Behold, fat freezing.

As the name tells you, it refers to freezing the fat in cold temperatures. No I am not joking. In today's world, technology is so advanced that you can look like you exercise daily while living a sedentary lifestyle. This guide is here to answer all your questions about fat freezing and how this amazing, non-surgical and minimally-invasive technique has helped thousands of women around the world shed fat and get their dream physiques. 

Let’s begin!

According to clinical studies, fat freezing is an extremely effective nonsurgical fat reduction way to lose weight and target specific areas of subcutaneous fat. In just one or two treatments, this method can result in an average fat reduction by more than 25%. This percentage is significantly higher than other popular methods for body contouring.

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1. How Does Fat Freezing Work?

If you are wondering... what does Fat Freezing do to the body? The science for the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is quite simple. It eliminates fat with intense cold temperature as fatty tissues are more sensitive to cold temperatures than other types of cells in your body. When exposed to extreme cold, the fatty tissue dies while keeping the surrounding cells and skin surface unharmed.

A membrane is laid on the areas of the body with unwanted fat and the fat freeze machine uses a handheld device with a suction cup to freeze the stubborn fat pockets. The intense freezing temperatures will kill fat cells. The dead fat cells then get flushed out of your system in standard natural ways.

Over time, this process results in a noticeable fat loss in the treated area. Studies show that Cryolipolysis treatment can reduce stubborn fat by up to 25% after just one treatment. And, unlike other fat-reduction treatments, CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure has no risk of saggy and loose skin.

2. Who Is It For?

Small Fat Pockets
Small Fat Pockets

Fat-freezing treatment is not for everyone. In order to have visible fat removal results, the ideal candidate for the procedure is someone who has more than a pinchable fat on stubborn areas.

Being an ideal candidate makes a big difference in the results seen after the treatment as fat freezing cryolipolysis is not a diet substitute or a quick fix. It simply helps tone and sculpts your body to achieve your ideal body weight by reducing those pesky fat pockets that do not respond to dieting and exercising.

If you are considering fat freezing, it is important to consult with a doctor or specialist to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

3. Do Fat Cells Grow Back?

A question we often receive is whether fat cells return after a Fat Freeze treatment. This concern is understandable for those considering coolsculpting treatment as a long-term solution. However, you will be happy to hear that the answer is not definite — the fats do not grow back in most cases, as your body does not create new fatty tissue to replace those eliminated during the treatment.

The human body determines the total number of fatty tissue it has, once it reaches adulthood. This number is set, which means the body does not destroy or create more of these cells. Once cryolipolysis destroys existing fat cells in certain areas, new ones will not grow back, resulting in a long-term reduction of stubborn fat.

Although the results are not always permanent – there is always a little chance that body fat may come back if you do not maintain a healthy lifestyle, stay hydrated, maintain your healthy diet and exercise regularly.

4. How Long Does Fat Freezing Take To Work?

As humans, we naturally have short attention spans. We want things done fast and instantly, especially when it comes to slimming down our body. It’s normal to wonder how long fat freezing works, but the answer isn’t as simple as 1,2,3. 

Don’t be mistaken — fat freezing is a safe and effective body contouring treatment, but it's important to have realistic expectations about the timeline for achieving your desired results. 

Generally, fat freezing may take up to 2 months before you see full results. This is normal, based on how fat freezing works to reduce body fat. After your first fat-freezing treatment session of a large area, on average you will see noticeable results (fat removal) within one to three months.

A single session of fat freeze treatment can result in a 20-25% fat loss in the treated area, but you may need more than one session depending on your desired results and the size of your body part. Studies have shown that the average reduction of fat on the side belly was 20.4% at 2 months and 25.5% at 6 months.‍

Most who have undergone fat freeze are greatly satisfied with their fat reduction treatment after 4 sessions. However, the results of this cosmetic treatment vary depending on several factors and you should check with your provider how many sessions you'd need before undergoing the procedure.

5. Factors That Can Affect Fat Freezing Results

Several factors can affect how long it takes for fat freezing to work and what you can expect from this popular treatment. We discuss them below:

Frequency Of Visits

A single session of fat freezing typically causes a 20-25% reduction in fat for the treated area. Multiple sessions may be necessary depending on the goal of the patient and how much fatty tissue they want gone. With subsequent treatments, more prominent fat removal results will be seen overtime.‍

Size Of Treatment Area

Smaller areas may only require 1-2 treatments, while larger areas like inner and outer thighs or more subcutaneous fat may require 4-6 treatments for optimal results.

Client's Lifestyle

With this body contouring process, dead fat cells will eventually be broken down and eliminated by the body. However, new fat cells can develop in the treated body part if the patient does not maintain a healthy lifestyle with healthy diet and exercise.

Post-Treatment Measures Taken

Although it is a low risk procedure, for optimum results, post treatment measures such as massage and staying hydrated will reduce the recovery time and help your body expedite the process of removing fat from your body in natural processes. To know more about post treatment care you can read our article on fat freeze aftercare.

6. What Are The Pros And Cons Of Fat-Freezing Treatments?

Pro: It Is Non-Invasive 

The fat freezing cryolipolysis is a non-invasive procedure. The fat freezing treatments use a device that has a number of applicators that come in different sizes to work on different parts of the body with stubborn fat pockets such as the belly, arm, inner and outer thighs. A therapist will place the applicator on the treated area and it uses cool energy to eliminate fat cells under your skin surface.

‍There is little to no pain associated with this treatment, as many have described their experience as tolerable as the slight discomfort involved is due to the suction from the applicators similar to a cupping treatment.

Pro: Short Treatment Time

Each fat freezing session can last anywhere from 35 minutes to one hour, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules.

Pro: Short Recovery Period

Clients can resume their normal activities immediately after the fat freezing treatment and there is no anaesthesia required, unlike other invasive procedures such as traditional liposuction.

However, like many other aesthetics treatment, fat freezing does have its own set of disadvantages:

Con: Possible Side Effects

Some clients do experience heightened skin sensitivity, and numbness. Others observe redness or swelling in affected areas after their fat freezing treatments which will typically recede within a few weeks. All these can also be treated or minimised with proper fat freezing do's and don'ts.

Con: Requires More Than One Session

For best weight loss results, doctors usually recommend between two and four sessions of fat freezing treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart. A single treatment will not yield the best results for you. This can be costly for some patients.

Con: Not A Permanent Solution

Fat cells that are frozen during the treatment will eventually be broken down and eliminated by the body. However, new fat cells can develop in the treated area if the patient does not maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise.

Conclusion: Does Fat Freezing Really Work?

Fat freezing may sound too good to be true to the average individual, but it works, 100%. It’s a scientifically-proven body-sculpting technique and understanding as much about the treatment is crucial before getting one. 

If you’re seriously considering fat freezing, we advise you to have realistic expectations of the procedure. Your experience can vary, depending on how much fat is to be treated, frequency of treatment, and overall lifestyle habits. Make sure you also choose a reputable fat freezing clinic to get the best possible treatment. 

Ready to slim down to your ideal body? Kosme Aesthetics offers advanced fat freezing in Singapore, FREE for the first 2 trials. Schedule a consultation with us now or speak to a representative via email or WhatsApp for more information. We’ll happily answer all questions you have about our fat freezing treatment to ease your mind before undertaking the procedure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Freezing Fat Worth It?

Fat freeze is a well-known medical technique that has shown a non-surgical facelift with just a few sessions and is clinically proven safe. Fat Freeze technology a non-invasive non-surgical procedure that helps with fat reduction, resulting in a body contouring effect. It offers many benefits over conventional weight loss techniques as a noninvasive method with minimal down time. 

It's especially popular in areas that are difficult to target through exercise such as double chin.

In 2008 an American Medical Association study found cryolipolysis reduced fat layers by 45%. Over the following weeks, your immune system will clear off the fats in natural ways.

Is Fat Freezing Permanent?

You may still gain weight if you do not maintain your diet. Although our competitors might try to tell you that the results are permanent, we want you to know that this still depends on having the appropriate diet plan.

‍If you do one or two sessions but then eat 5000 calories, you're still going to experience weight gain. If you're doing the sessions and maintaining your ideal body weight, the results often last a long time.

Is Fat Freezing Worth It?

After one session, fat freezing has been proven in clinical trials to effectively lower subcutaneous fats by 25%. Clients who want to reduce body fats while still seeing significant results in the shortest amount of time are attracted to the treatment’s effectiveness. The fat freezing cost varies from place to place and whether it’s worth it also depends on how much you pay.

fat reduction treatment to reduce stubborn fat pockets(unwanted fat cells)
Fat Reduction treatment to reduce stubborn fat pockets (unwanted fat cells)
Why Do I Hold Fat In My Arms?

Different people have different parts of the body where they first store fat. This is usually inherited and comes from your genes and epigenetics. Some people hold fat in their arms, others tummy, thighs, love handles, and butt.

If you have stubborn fats in your arms, thighs, or tummy, you can consider a slimming or sculpting treatment such as fat freeze or emshape

Is Fat Freezing Safe?

Yes, fat freezing is considered a safe and non-invasive body contouring treatment. It is an FDA-approved treatment that has been extensively studied and proven to be effective for reducing unwanted fat in various areas of the body. The cooling technology used in fat freezing selectively targets and freezes fat cells, leaving surrounding tissue unharmed. 

While there may be some temporary side effects such as redness, swelling, and bruising, these are usually mild and resolve on their own within a few days. However, it's important to consult with a qualified professional and discuss any concerns or potential risks before undergoing treatment.

How Much Does Fat Freezing Cost In Singapore?

Fat freezing can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,500, depending on the number of sessions, area to be treated, and individual factors. However, Kosme Aesthetics is offering 2 fat freezing trials for $0, with succeeding sessions costing only $380 for 2 sessions or $190 for 1 session.

Does Fat Freezing Work?

Fat freeze is a well-known medical technique that has shown a non-surgical facelift with just a few sessions and is clinically proven safe. This is a non-invasive non-surgical procedure that helps with fat reduction. It offers many benefits over conventional weight loss techniques as a noninvasive method. In 2008 an American Medical Association study found cryolipolysis reduced fat layers by 45%.

Over the following weeks, your immune system will clear off the fats in natural ways as damaged fat cells are naturally metabolised by your lymphatic system.