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The Fat Removal Benefits of Cryolipolysis

It’s no secret that when it comes to getting rid of excess fat in the body, going under the knife has become somewhat of a popular trend. As a matter of fact, it’s safe to bet that it’s already a billion dollar industry.

But for those who are inching to get a fitter and slimmer figure but aren’t sold with the idea of going under the knife, there’s a new and more convenient alternative. The name of this interesting alternative is cryolipolysis. Unlike typical surgical procedures to reduce fat, this one is safer and does not involve any invasive procedure. And when a procedure is non-invasive, it also usually means that it is painless.

The first machine built for cryolipolysis was given approval by the FDA for the use in fat layer reduction in September 2010. The procedure is already patented and uses cooling technology to freeze the subcutaneous fat cells in the body, turning them into crystals. Dermatologists observed that when the fat cells are put through cold exposure, it tends to induce inflammation and eventually, destruction of the fat cells. What happens is that when the fat cells are crystallized, the body will instinctively get rid of them by way of the lymphatic system. In other words, the fat cells will die a natural death.

It may be true that cryolipolysis will take a couple of months for results to be visible, but the most important thing of all is that the entire procedure is safe. The fact is cryolipolysis is just a tool intended to kick start the process, while the body is responsibility for doing the rest. In other words, the process is so natural and comes with absolutely zero risks.

Moreover, cryolipolysis is beneficial to the patient because it does not harm or cause any damage to the skin cells or tissues. There will be no use of anesthesia or even needles. During the procedure, patients are comfortable enough that they can relax in whatever way they can; some even just listen to music or read a book.

Based on ultrasound results, patients who were subjected to this treatment experienced fat reduction by about 20%. It can’t be denied that surgery is better in terms of providing immediate results, but one thing you need to understand about cryolipolysis is that once you subject yourself to the procedure, you can follow it up after just a few months for a more substantial result. But it is worthy of mention that some patients can attest that they are fully satisfied with the full results of the first treatment, which means some don’t really need a second treatment.

Lastly, should you decide to undergo this treatment, it is important that you embrace a healthier lifestyle right after for the results to last.