Cryolipolysis for Fat Reduction and Body Contouring

Cryolipolysis, commonly known as ‘fat freezing,’ is a modern method for reducing body fat and contouring the physique. This technique stands out for its use of controlled cooling to target and eliminate fat cells, offering an alternative to traditional fat reduction methods. It has gained attention for its balance of effectiveness and minimal invasiveness, appealing to those seeking a practical approach to body shaping. Backed by scientific research and FDA approval, Cryolipolysis is notable for its safety and efficiency.

If you are curious about how this treatment might benefit you, here are the key details you need to know.

The Science Behind Cryolipolysis

Cryolipolysis works by using controlled cooling to target and destroy fat cells directly. Unlike surgeries for fat removal, it explicitly affects fat cells without harming surrounding tissues. During the treatment, the targeted fat cells are exposed to cold temperatures, causing them to crystallize and break down.

The body then naturally eliminates these damaged cells, leading to a gradual reduction in fat layers. The effectiveness of Cryolipolysis lies in its precision: fat cells are more vulnerable to cold than other cell types, allowing for focused treatment on specific areas. This targeted approach provides a safe and efficient solution for body contouring, explaining its popularity in cosmetic treatments. 

The Procedure

Cryolipolysis is a straightforward and systematic process crucial for achieving effective fat reduction and body contouring. Here’s what to expect: 

  1. Initial Consultation: The process begins with a consultation where a specialist assesses the individual’s suitability for Cryolipolysis, discussing goals and expectations.
  2. Mapping the Treatment Area: The targeted area is mapped out on the body before the procedure. 
  3. Application of the Device: A specially designed device is applied to the targeted area. This device gently suctions the skin and underlying fat into a cooling applicator.
  4. Cooling Process: The device cools the fat cells to a temperature that causes them to crystallize and break down. This process is carefully monitored to ensure safety and comfort.
  5. Duration: Each session typically lasts about an hour, depending on the size and number of areas treated.
  6. Post-treatment: Immediately after the procedure, the treated area might appear red and feel numb or sensitive.
  7. Natural Elimination: Over the following weeks, the body naturally processes and eliminates the destroyed fat cells.
  8. Follow-up Sessions: Multiple sessions may be necessary for optimal results depending on individual goals and the treatment plan.

Efficacy and Results

Cryolipolysis is particularly effective for those near their ideal body weight but struggle with stubborn fat deposits that resist diet and exercise. The treatment permanently eliminates the targeted fat cells, which do not regenerate. However, maintaining these results requires a stable weight; any significant weight gain can enlarge the remaining fat cells, potentially diminishing the contouring effect.

Not a weight loss

Cryolipolysis targets localized fat deposits, not the larger scale of body fat that affects weight. The process of Cryolipolysis freezes and eliminates fat cells in targeted areas, resulting in a reduction of fat layers and improvement in body contour. However, this localized fat loss does not equate to a substantial decrease in overall body weight. 

The treatment is designed for body sculpting and contouring rather than weight loss, making it ideal for those who are already close to their desired weight but struggle with stubborn fat in certain areas. It’s important to have realistic expectations and understand that Cryolipolysis is a tool for refining body shape, not a weight loss solution.

Common Treatment Areas for Cryolipolysis

The common treatment areas for Cryolipolysis include:

  1. Abdomen: Targeting stubborn belly fat.
  2. Flanks: Addressing love handles or side areas.
  3. Thighs: Treating both the inner and outer thigh regions.
  4. Under the Chin: Reducing double chin.
  5. Back: Focusing on upper and lower back fat.
  6. Upper Arms: Contouring the arm area.
  7. Under the Buttocks (Banana Roll): Smoothing the area beneath the buttocks.
  8. Knees: Targeting fat above the knee.

What To Do Before and After Treatment

Preparing for and recovering from a Cryolipolysis treatment involves specific steps to ensure the best possible results and minimize potential side effects.

Before Cryolipolysis Treatment:

  • Consultation: Check with your healthcare provider to ensure the suitability of the treatment for you.
  • Diet and Hydration: Maintain a healthy diet and stay well-hydrated.
  • Comfortable Clothing: Wear clothing that is comfortable for the procedure.
  • Medication Avoidance: Refrain from taking certain medications that might increase bruising or swelling risks.

After Cryolipolysis Treatment:

  • Post-Treatment Massage: A 2 to 3-minute massage of the treated area is beneficial to aid in the breakdown of fat cells.
  • Lymphatic Drainage or Pressotherapy: At least one session is recommended to help eliminate fat and accelerate results.
  • Monitoring Results: Visible changes usually start around 15 days post-treatment, with progressive improvement over eight weeks.
  • Follow-up Assessment: After eight weeks, assess the results to decide if further sessions are necessary.
  • Interval Between Sessions: Ideally, sessions should be spaced at least two months apart.

Safety and Side Effects:

  • Professional Procedure: Ensure the treatment is performed by a trained professional using a properly calibrated device.
  • Respecting Session Intervals: Avoid scheduling sessions too close together to minimize risks.
  • Possible Temporary Side Effects: These may include pain, aches, tingling, redness, swelling, skin discoloration or bruising, and sensitivity or numbness, lasting from a few days to a few weeks.


At On The Glow Medical Spa, we provide the latest and most effective treatments in body contouring, including Cryolipolysis. Our ensures a comfortable, safe, and satisfying experience for every client. We understand that each individual’s journey towards achieving their ideal body shape is unique, so we offer personalized consultations to tailor treatments to your needs.

Embarking on this journey with On The Glow Medical Spa means you’ll receive expert care every step of the way. From the initial consultation to determine the best treatment plan for you to the aftercare and follow-up, our dedicated professionals will support and guide you.

Don’t let stubborn fat hold you back any longer. Take the first step towards a more confident and sculpted you by contacting On The Glow Medical Spa today. Visit us to explore our range of services, learn more about Cryolipolysis, and schedule your consultation. Let us be your partner in achieving the body you’ve always desired.Search