Fat Freeze 101: How Long Does Fat Freeze Take To Work?

Nowadays, people are turning away from invasive liposuction and looking for nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. These nonsurgical fat reduction procedures are popular because it is less harmful and has proven to help people get rid of stubborn fat and lose weight.

Among the different types of non-invasive fat reduction procedures, (fat freezing, ultrasound therapy, radiofrequency), fat freeze has the lowest pain level as it uses cold temperatures instead of invasive methods and require fewer treatment sessions.

Even though fat freezing procedure is effective, it may take up to 2 months before you see full results. This is normal, based on how fat freezing works to reduce body fat.

Weight loss after fat freeze
Fat Freeze results over 3-4 months

How Does Fat Freeze Work?

The science behind how fat freezing work is actually quite simple. Fatty tissue or subcutaneous fat, is more sensitive to cold temperatures than any other cells in the body. A membrane is laid on the targeted areas of the body and a handheld device with a suction cup will be used to freeze the stubborn pockets.

Accompanied by the cold temperature, a pulling sensation will be felt. The freezing temperatures will kill fat cells, leading to fat reduction in the treated area. The fat cells destroyed then gets flushed out of your system in standard natural process, resulting in reduced fat layer at the treated area.‍ This non invasive cosmetic procedure is approved by food and drug administration to remove fat bulges on tummy, upper arms, love handles, thighs and more.

How Long Does It Take To See Results?

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.

Factors That Influence Fat Freezing Results

1) The 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 patient and how much fatty tissues they want gone. With subsequent treatments, more prominent fat removal results will be seen overtime.‍

2) 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.

3) 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.

4) 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 linked below.

Take Away:

Although fat-freezing treatments have been shown to reduce fats within 2 months, it is influenced by various factors such as body parts and frequency of treatment. If you are interested in fat freezing to remove excess fat but you are not sure how many sessions you will need, we recommend scheduling a consultation with an expert. Freezing fat cells is a safe and effective treatment when done in a professional setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Is freezing fat 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.

kill fat cells by fat freezing which helps in body contouring, the dead fat cells gets flushed through lymphatic system
Kill fat cells by fat freezing which helps in body contouring, the dead fat cells gets flushed through lymphatic system

Is Freezing Fat 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.

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.

unwanted fats, loose skin, weight concerns might be a problem of aging
Unwanted fats, loose skin, weight concerns might be a problem of aging