The 411 On Fat Freezing

Fat Freezing: What is it & How Does it Work?


Move over lipo there's a new guy in town

Blame it on bikini season and the official arrival of bare legs and exposed abs, but there’s been a hot topic on the tips of tongues around the nation: Cryolipolysis. Not an entirely new technology, the hour-long fat-freezing procedure uses controlled cooling to crystallise fat cells. Over a period of two to three months, the frozen fat cells are killed off and end their unwelcome life in the toilet bowl. Cool, huh?


We called in the dream team from Body Catalyst to shed some light on the science-backed tummy tightening treatment which has taken the world by storm...


What is Cryolipolysis?

Cryolipolysis is a breakthrough, non-invasive procedure that uses a controlled cooling technology to permanently kill fat cells without surgery.


How does it work?

A targeted controlled cooling process using a special vacuumed applicator is placed onto an area of fat on the body and lowers the treatment area to -6°C. Clinical studies show fat cells cannot survive past -1°C and so it effectively kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination.


Where does the fat go and is it permanent?

Once crystallized, the fat cells slowly break down and are transported through the lymphatic system to the liver where they processed out of the body as waste. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they are gone for good. As long as you maintain your weight with your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable.


Which areas can be treated?

The stomach, flanks, waist, hips, love handles, outer and inner thighs, back and front thighs, buttocks, upper arms, bra-line, calves.


What does it feel like?

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates as the area becomes numb. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.


When will I start to see results?

Results can start to show after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up six months after treatment.


So there you have it guys and gals, if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to revolutionise your fight against fat, Cryolipolysis might just be the answer!


If your keen on quite literally freezing your ass off or you simply want a little more info, head over to and get in touch with Amy and Sam - the body-sculpting gurus!