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If you are one of those people who is constantly active, eats healthy, enjoys running or hiking, and overall has a pretty healthy lifestyle, then you’ll know how annoying it is when you can’t get rid of stubborn fat in areas like your belly, thighs, back (back rolls) and even neck (double chin). No matter what you try, sometimes it just feels like it doesn’t want to get away! That’s until you hear about fat-freezing and its incredible results to sculpt and shape your body. But, what is fat freezing and how does it work?
Fat-freezing is a process of ‘’cryolipolysis’’ – cold (cryo), fat (lipo), and destruction (lysis). Rumor has it, it was discovered by accident when, in a different study, they noticed how the cheekbones of different kids start reducing by sucking on popsicles and resting them on the sides of their cheeks.
At the time, it was called ‘’cold-induced fat necrosis’’ and, after the observation of the positive effects that cold exposure had on the body, an investigation on itself began. Thanks to this, we now have the technology to reduce inches of body fat without the necessity of going through plastic surgery.
There is one thing to know about how cryolipolysis works: not all fat is the same. In fact, there are two types of fat in our body: visceral fat – which is the one around the organs – and subcutaneous fat – the one we all know and hate, which is under the skin. The amount of subcutaneous fat you develop depends on genetics, physical activity, and diet. Of course, this kind of fat it’s not all bad, it actually has some benefits, like:
1. Functioning as our energy storage.
2. Protects your bones and muscles from getting damaged at falls or accidents.
3. Helps regulate the temperature of your body.
Cryolipolysis treatments target subcutaneous fat, reducing it up to 20-30% in the treated area. Final results can take 1-3 months to appear as the body naturally gets rid of the destroyed fat cells. However, some patients see their results begin to emerge in the first 2-3 weeks.
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Cryolipolysis is not a miracle product to end overweight problems. It is designed to eliminate extra fat from bodies with a lower body mass index, meaning you can’t use it as a weight loss method. However, it can help you sculpt your body shape. The ideal candidate for fat freezing (cryolipolysis) is a person with the following characteristics:
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The number of fat-freezing sessions can be different for every patient and their body type. Usually, one session is enough for smaller areas; for larger areas, 1 to 3 sessions may be necessary (each one done every 2-3 months).
At Bellphoria, we understand that everyone responds differently, which is why we designed comprehensive treatment plans to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
To perform body sculpting with fat freezing, we use the technology of Cooltech, a powerful, high-end machine capable of destroying the fat cells in a safe and controlled way. The treatment can be resumed in 3 steps:
1. Evaluation. You’ll be evaluated by a specialist to determine the areas to be treated and the sessions required to target them.
2. Fat Freezing Process. A cool gel pad will be placed on the area or areas to be treated, to protect your skin. Next, one or two applicators will be used to apply the cold directly.
3. Massaging. A fat-freezing session usually lasts an hour; after the area or areas are treated, the applicators are removed. Then, the specialists massage the area to help with the breakdown of the fat cells. No recovery time is needed.
Body shaping with fat freezing is a noninvasive, safe procedure that – using the power of a high-tech, controlled cold system – can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Call us for more information or schedule an appointment today!
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