What areas of the body aren’t suitable for fat freezing? 

There’s a good chance that you’ve already heard a lot about how effective fat freezing (or cryolipolysis) can be for ‘zapping’ certain areas of stubborn fat that don’t seem to respond to dieting and exercise. 

Sure enough, here at Nu You Aesthetics, we have an excellent track record of using this non-invasive treatment to target all manner of areas of the body. The thighs, arms, hips and stomach are some of the most commonly requested areas to be tackled with this procedure, and we’re pleased to have been able to achieve great results with all of them. 

As its name suggests, fat freezing is all about literally freezing fat cells which causes them to die through the natural process of ‘apoptosis’, with these dead cells later being flushed out of the body. But does that mean some areas of the body aren’t so well-suited to the procedure? 

Where can I freeze my fat? 

Let’s share the good news first; there really aren’t many areas of the body that aren’t suitable for fat freezing. The treatment has been shown to be safe and effective when performed under the chin and jawline, as well as on the hips, thighs, abdomen and flank. It’s also a procedure that has a proven track record in tackling bra fat, back fat, and fat underneath the buttocks and on the upper arms

If, however, the area of your body that you would like to have targeted isn’t mentioned here, we would advise you to contact our professionals anyway, on 0207 127 5129, so that we can discuss your options. 

As a rule of thumb, crylipolysis is a good option for addressing pockets or bulges of squeezable body fat – think those common hated ‘problem areas’ like belly fat, muffin tops, love handles, and man boobs.

If there is an area of fat that you can pinch – otherwise known as cutaneous fat – and you are within two stone of your ideal body weight, fat freezing may well be a great choice of treatment for reducing it. If, on the other hand, the area in question consists of thick, firm and less ‘pinchable’ tissue, fat freezing might not provide the result to make it worth your money.  Fat freezing may not work so well or be suitable for bony areas such as feet and hands, and isn’t recommended for the face (although there are other treatments you can undergo like Cool Lifting that are designed for the face) calves or ankles. 

The procedure also can’t be performed on areas of skin that are cut or injured, or that contain severe varicose veins, dermatitis or other skin lesions. 

Will fat freezing work for me?

It’s worth bearing in mind that it isn’t necessarily just the specific area of the body to be treated that may dictate whether fat freezing is the right procedure for you. 

That’s because you’ll also need to consider your overall weight and physical condition, as the ideal fat freezing candidate is close to a healthy goal weight and is in good shape.

Whatever your situation, our consultants here at Nu You Aesthetics would be pleased to talk you through the possibilities that may help you to meet your body goals.  Fill in and submit our online contact form today to request a callback.  

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