Fat can be one of the most troublesome conditions. It tends to be the type of tissue that can remain in certain areas even after you go through a large amount of diet and exercise. The reason for this revolves around the way the body stores and utilizes fat. The stores that are the most convenient are used first, which leaves the less convenient ones. Fortunately, surgeons are able to non-surgically remove excess fat by freezing it. If you are sick and tired of stubborn fat deposits on your body, then you should learn more about how our surgeons are able to non-surgically freeze fat.
How Does Freezing Fat Away Work?
The process of freezing fat is called cryolipolysis. It leverages fat’s weakness against changes in temperature to break down fat cells, which in turn allows the body’s lymphatic system to remove the fat cells. The process itself utilizes a wand or another instrument that contacts the skin.
Heat is drawn away from the affected areas using this tool. While this does mean that skin cells, collagen and other cells will experience a temporary drop in temperature, these cells do not get cold enough to experience permanent damage.
The fat cells that are targeted become affected by the change in temperature. The body slowly begins to remove them over a period of weeks to months, which in turn allows the body to acclimate to the reduction in fat by tightening the skin.
How Does Cryolipolysis Work Compared to Other Fat Removal Methods?
The main difference between cryolipolysis and surgical methods for removing fat involves how the fat is actually removed. Surgical methods, which include tumescent liposuction, require the fat to be removed by inserting a suction device through an incision. This results in an abrupt removal of fat, which forces the body to rapidly adjust. This can put excess stress on the body, which may be undesirable in certain types of patients.
Surgeons can non-surgically freeze fat by using the lymphatic system to remove targeted fat cells. This system already does this for the remainder of the body, which is why cryolipolysis tends to take a decent amount of time to remove the affected fat cells.
The other major difference between cryolipolysis and surgical methods involves the way fat is contoured. Surgical methods of removing fat may produce somewhat unpredictable results with regards to contouring, but cryolipolysis tends to produce more predictable contouring due to the way it follows the surface of the patient’s body.
Should You Freeze Your Fat Away?
Freezing fat away is a viable option for people with a healthy diet and exercise regimen. They represent ideal candidates who will be the most likely to see long-term success after receiving cryolipolysis treatments. Given the non-invasive nature of cryolipolysis, this makes it ideal for a wider range of candidates requiring fat contouring.
To see if freezing fat away is ideal for your unique situation, schedule an appointment at Facial Aesthetic Concepts. We can diagnose the condition of your body, and match you with a treatment plan that will help you to get the body you desire.
We can give you all the details about how our skilled surgeons can non-surgically freeze fat away from your body. We have locations in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. Contact us today to book your consultation.