Cryolipolysis (fat freezing) for belly fat

Everything you need to know about cryolipolysis (fat freezing) treatment of belly fat


What is “cryolipolysis”?

Cryolipolysis (cryo = icy cold; lipo = fat; lysis = dissolution) is a non-invasive technique that provides a smoother body contour by freezing fat cells. Cryolipolysis procedure is also referred as cryogenic lipolysis, lipo freeze and commonly known as fat freezing.

How does fat freezing belly treatment work?

Fat freezing involves the application of a cooling paddle-like device to suction the stomach like a vacuum and cool fat cells down to a temperature around -9°C in order to trigger cell death. As fat is more temperature-sensitive than skin and other body cell types, the fat cells freeze before skin cells do. This non-invasive alternative to liposuction is suitable for mild but permanent fat sculpting (“less bulging”). Only the fat cells are susceptible to cold temperatures, so the neighbouring tissues remain unaffected. After a cryolipolysis session, the dead fat cells are broken down and excreted.

Is a fat freezing treatment of abdomen painful?

Cryolipolysis treatment of belly fat is not painful; most recipients experience mild and temporary discomfort (pressure, warmth and coldness). In fact, some people have a nap during the procedure!

Are there any side effects of lipo freeze?

Although cryolipolysis treatment is a low-risk non-invasive procedure, some people may experience mild bruising, slight swelling, redness, itching or sensitivity – these side effects are temporary and transient. In very rare cases, a reaction called panniculitis may occur where the fat tissue hardens. However, our highly trained medical team at ICE AESTHETIC minimise these risks by conducting an extensive evaluation before allowing treatment.

What do you need to know before a treatment of the belly area?

Before treatment you will need a consultation to ascertain your suitability. As well as recording your BMI, height, weight and blood pressure, your individual treatment plan will be created.
It is advisable to avoid any blood-thinning medications such as aspirin and any alcohol before the procedure. Always seek medical advice before stopping treatment. It can also help to wear loose comfortable clothing to attend your fat freezing belly appointment. For women, it is best not to have cryolipolysis treatment while menstruating.

What happens during the fat freezing treatment of the belly area?

The cryolipolysis abdomen procedure is only conducted by medically-trained staff to maximise patient safety. First, a specific cryoprotection cloth will be placed on the to be treated abdominal area, in order to protect your skin. A specific applicator is placed on the belly. The applicator head sucks the treated area by using vacuum and cools it down to -9°C.


Fat freezing cryolipolysis treatment belly fat Step 1 - ICE AESTHETIC EN

Step 1 – Measuring the abdominal fat layer by using the caliper

Fat freezing cryolipolysis treatment of belly fat female - ICE AESTHETIC

Step 2 – Placing the cloth to protect against cryogenic burns

Fat freezing cryolipolysis treatment of belly female - ICE AESTHETIC

Step 3 – Placing the cryolipolysis applicator on the abdomen area

During the treatment people read, nap, catch up on a TV show or work on their laptops, often it takes place in their lunchbreak.

Which device and applicator does ICE AESTHETIC use to treat abdominal fat?

The cryolipolysis treatment devices that are used in all ICE AESTHETIC clinics are developed and manufactured in France. These CRISTAL® cryolipolysis machines are medically CE certified. Two types of applicator are used for the treatment of the abdominal area: Ruby and Sapphire.

Cryolipolysis machine Cristal applicator head Ruby for fat freeze treatment of belly fat - ICE AESTHETIC

Applicator head RUBY (L x W x H: 200 x 38 x 74 mm) for fat freezing treatment of belly fat

Cryolipolysis machine Cristal applicator head SAPPHIRE for fat freeze treatment of abdomen - ICE AESTHETIC

Applicator head SAPPHIRE (L x W x H: 155 x 35 x 72 mm) for cryolipolysis treatment of abdomen

The RUBY applicator head with a measurement of 200 mm  length x 38 mm width x 74 mm hight is ideal for large fat folds, especially for the abdomen area. The SAPPHIRE applicator is intended for treating smaller areas around the belly zone.

How long does a cryolipolysis treatment of the belly zone take?

The procedure takes just over an hour – usually 70 minutes. Two treatment sessions are recommended (occurring 4 – 6 weeks apart) for optimum results.

Aftercare of lipo freeze treatment of abdominal fat

One of the advantages of this technique is that there is no down-time; you can drive, play sport and return to work immediately afterwards. In fact, activity can improve the speed of your results as they promote metabolism and stomach crunches in particular will help. Other aftercare advice includes keeping hydrated with water (at least 2 litres/day), drinking detoxifying teas (e.g. nettle), avoiding alcohol, reducing carbs, and avoiding saunas and prolonged sunbathing.

What results can you expect from a cryolipolysis treatment of the belly area?

Results from cryolipolysis abdomen treatment will vary depending on the individual’s fatty tissue composition and eating habits following treatment. Most patients will notice an increased firmness of the stomach area and an improvement in how they look and feel in their clothes; some clients even drop a whole dress size!

Here are some before and after pictures of cryolipolysis treatment of belly fat:

Fat freezing belly fat before after picture | female belly fat cryolipolysis treatment - ICE AESTHETIC UK

Fat freezing abdominal fat before after picture | female abdominal fat cryolipolysis treatment - ICE AESTHETIC UK

Fat freezing belly fat of man before after picture | Male abdominal fat cryolipolysis treatment for men - ICE AESTHETIC UK

Are the results of cryogenic lipolysis treatments permanent?

The results of cryolipolysis abdomen treatment are permanent as long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained, as fat cells cannot grow back after being frozen.

Is a fat freezing treatment of belly fat right for me?

If you are looking for a non-invasive treatment to firm up your stomach, fat freezing belly treatment could be the perfect solution. However, cryolipolysis abdomen treatment is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant, obese or had surgery around the abdominal area with the past year. It is best to seek advice from your doctor if you have a medical condition in case cryolipolysis abdomen treatment is not safe, for instance in those with Raynaud’s syndrome, abdominal psoriasis or Hepatitis C.

How much does a fat freezing treatment of belly cost in the UK?

The cryolipolysis prices vary by location – the cost of one cryolipolysis belly session by a doctor starts at GBP 895. Regular customers can look forward to a 10% discount. We also include a free aftercare session in the price, to maximise your recovery.

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