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Body Contouring by Fat Freezing

One of the most popular forms of non-invasive body contouring is fat freezing. This revolutionary technology allows for a toned physique without spending hours in the gym every day. Fat freezing is especially useful for shifting unwanted bulges and puffiness from problem areas that resist traditional exercise and dieting. Body contouring by fat freezing is a completely painless outpatient procedure that will have you up and enjoying your new body in no time. Fairview Laser Clinic is the leading provider of fat freezing procedures in Toronto with over 15 years of experience helping our clients achieve the silhouettes they desire.

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What Is Fat Freezing?

Body contouring through the process of fat freezing is a state of the art non-invasive treatment for achieving the body of your dreams. It involves freezing stubborn fat deposits using controlled exposure to cold temperatures by a medical professional. These frozen fat cells are then eliminated naturally from the body with no side effects. Fat freezing requires no incisions, very minimal downtime, and specifically targets fat cells that diet and exercise cannot eliminate as effectively. Many patients use body contouring in conjunction with a balanced diet and exercise routine to enhance their results.

Fat freezing is not a weight loss solution for those who are obese, however, it can produce results similar to liposuction without requiring any incisions. The ideal candidate for body contouring is close to, or at, their ideal body weight and have bulges in localized areas that they would like to get rid of. At your consultation with Dr. Jain, she will work one-on-one with you to help determine if body contouring is right for you. By assessing your needs and expectations from undergoing the body contouring procedure, Dr. Jain can ensure you are getting the results you want. Some patients may benefit from combining fat freezing with other treatments such as cellulite reduction.

How Does Body Contouring Work?

The process of body contouring through fat freezing happens by cryolipolysis, which is the crystallization and freezing of fat cells in a localized area. These frozen fat cells then “die”, and are naturally eliminated by the body. Controlled, targeted cooling will be administered through suction paddles to the treatment area to freeze the fat cells under the surface of the skin. This will significantly reduce the size of fat cells and will not damage or disturb surrounding tissue, cells, or structures. Body contouring by fat freezing takes approximately 1 hour to complete and is completely painless. For optimal results, patients are usually required to undergo between 1 to 3 sessions, depending on their needs and desired results.

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What Areas Can Be Treated By Fat Freezing?

Fat Freezing works best in areas of the body with pinchable bulges of fat deposits. Popular treatment areas include the abdomen area, upper arms, love handles, back, and the outer thighs. These areas of the body are of particular trouble for many patients and are difficult to eliminate with normal diet and exercise. Where fat builds up will depend entirely on your individual body type and composition. Body contouring by fat freezing allows for a completely customized experience without any surgery or downtime required. This removes the risk of infection, pain, or other complications that can accompany any intensive surgical procedure.

What Results Can I Expect With Body Contouring?

The non-invasive fat freezing body contouring treatment will allow you to resume your normal activities straight away, meaning you can return to work on the same day. Some patients do notice a slight fat reduction after their first visit, and results will continue to improve over the course of several weeks.

Slight bruising in the treatment area is common for a few days or weeks, and will normally resolve on its own. Full results from fat freezing are usually noticeable within 13 weeks. Results are not immediate because the body takes this amount of time to naturally eliminate the fat cells, and the best results will be experienced 3 months after your session. The body will continue to eliminate the fat cells for up to 6 months after your treatment. Most body contouring procedures will allow for up to 25% of total fat in a given area to be eliminated, which can drastically improve the visual aesthetic of problem areas.

How Long Do The Results From Fat Freezing Last?

Optimal results from body contouring by fat freezing are generally experienced 12-16 weeks following treatment. Once the dead fat cells have been eliminated from your body, they will stay gone. The results from your fat freezing can remain for as long as you desire if you continue with a healthy diet and exercise regime. Should you gain body fat back after the procedure, you may not notice the results as clearly, but the fat cells that were eliminated will still be gone.

Are There Any Risks To Fat Freezing?

As a completely non-invasive body contouring solution, fat freezing has very few, if any, risks or side effects associated with it. As the procedure relies on the body’s natural fat elimination processes, there are typically no associated side effects following fat freezing. Some light bruising is normal around the treatment area, however, it is significantly less than the bruising associated with liposuction. The intense cold that is used is applied in a completely controlled and target manner, removing any risk of cold-related damage to non-target cells. Some numbness in the treated area is also common due to the cold nature of the procedure, but this should wear off quickly after your body contouring procedure.


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