What Is Fat Freezing? What Are The Risks?

What is fat freezing? This is a question a lot of people are wondering about these days. Fat freezing cryolipolysis treatment is a new procedure that can help you lose stubborn fat pockets to achieve your desired body goal. But what are the risks? Who is the ideal candidate for this treatment? In this blog post, we will answer your questions about fat freeze.

What Is Fat Freeze Treatment?

As the name tells you, it refers to freezing the fat with cold temperatures no I am not joking. In today's world, technology is so advanced that you can look like you exercise daily while sitting at home and having fun.

Fat freezing treatments are proven safe, effective and an alternative to liposuction for fat reduction in many areas of the body with stubborn fat cells.

Fat freezing work by causing cell apoptosis (fat cell death) at very cold temperature. A membrane is laid on your body and the fat freeze machine uses a suction cup to freeze fat cells which would kill fat cells.‍ Over the next several weeks, macrophages, part of the immune system's clean-up crew, digest the dead fat cells and your lymphatic system eliminate fat naturally. If you are looking for a non-invasive alternative to liposuction fat reduction treatment, fat freeze is the right choice for you.

To find out more about how fat freeze removes unwanted fat cells, hop right into our article:

"Fat Freeze 101: How Does Fat Freezing Work"

Slimming treatments

Since we do over 250 fat-freeze treatments every month, we've seen a lot of clients achieve a slimmer tummy, smaller thighs and a reduction in water retention in stubborn areas.

Note that even though other places claim it's not painful, we've found that many of our clients consider this at least slightly painful.

Also, despite what other people might tell you when they overpromise, this is not a magic bullet. Studies have shown an average fat reduction of between 15 and 28 percent at around 4 months after initial treatment. It's an effective slimming treatment best combined with a healthy lifestyle with exercise, diet, and other weight loss treatments if you want to lose weight fast.

It is most commonly used for fat reduction in the following body parts:

- Love handles

- Flanks

- Bra bulge

- Back fat

- Underneath the buttocks (banana roll)

- Upper arms

- Inner and outer thigh

Areas which can be treated by fat freeze
Areas which can be treated by fat freeze

What is at stake?

Even though coolsculpting fat freezing procedure has advantages, it also has its own set of risks associated with it.


  • The most common risk associated with fat freeze is skin burns
  • Fat freeze can also cause nerve damage, which can lead to numbness and tingling in the treated area although it's temporary
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not have this procedure done
  • People with heart conditions or who are on blood thinners should not have fat freeze done as it can increase the risk of complications

Who is the ideal candidate for this treatment?

The ideal candidate for fat freezing, Credits: Istockphoto,VladimirFLoyd
The ideal candidate for fat freezing

The ideal candidate for fat freeze is someone who is:

  • Has pockets of stubborn pinchable fat that they can't seem to get rid of with a healthy diet and exercise
  • Has good skin elasticity
  • Does not have any medical conditions that would make freezing fat a risky procedure

Who should avoid Fat Freeze?

  • If you have a condition that causes an extreme reaction to cold, including cold urticaria
  • If you have improper blood circulation to the area which is to be treated
  • If you have any cuts or wounds in the area to be treated
  • If you have Hernia or have had it previously in or near the area to be treated
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not have this procedure done
  • If you have any active implants, such as a pacemaker

Guidelines before the Fat Freeze treatment:

  • Get a consultation so that you understand whether this is the proper treatment for you‍.
  • Measure the targeted areas of your body so you know how many inches it was before and after‍.
  • Consider where you want to go for treatment - Because from our experience, most places offering Fat Freezing trials have a bad reputation for pressure selling and hard selling.
Measure the targeted areas of your body
Measure the targeted areas of your body

In summary, Cryo Fat Freeze is best for people with a body type that has around 5-15kg of weight to lose and fits well as part of an overall weight management plan.

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Fat Freeze pricing

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 as damaged fat cells are naturally metabolised by your lymphatic system.

Are there any side effects to the treatment?

The most common side effect is temporary numbness in the treated area. Other side effects may include redness, bruising, and swelling.

These side effects are usually mild and resolve within a few days. How long does it take to see results? You may notice some results immediately after the procedure. However, we've seen people get the best results after 4-6 sessions.

How Long Does Fat Freezing Last?

Many might try to tell you that the fat freezing results are permanent, we want you to know that this still depends on having the appropriate lifestyle for maintenance.

Imagine exercising everyday and eating 5 burgers right after each workout.

What Is The Downside Of Fat Freezing?
  • The results are not always permanent – stubborn fat cells that are destroyed can come back if you do not maintain a healthy lifestyle, such as maintaining a healthy diet. This is because fatty tissue is built when you overindulge.
  • There is some pain and discomfort associated with the coolsculpting treatment as it kills unwanted fats.
  • It can be expensive and prices can range from $150 to $2000 per session, depending on where you go, which treated area you're targeting, and how many parts you treat. Many people search for fat freeze promotion to try and find reasonable deals to test i