Cryolipolysis: What is it?
Patients frequently refer to cryolipolysis as “CoolSculpting” since it uses cool temperatures to destroy fat cells. Unlike other types of cells, fat cells are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of cold. The skin and other structures are safe from harm while the fat cells freeze.
With more than 450,000 procedures carried out globally, this is one of the most well-liked nonsurgical fat reduction techniques.
Patients’ motivations for pursuing cryoliplysis
Cryolipolysis may be of interest to patients who want to get rid of a localised fat bulge that has persisted despite diet and exercise.
Who cannot undergo cryolipolysis?
Cryolipolysis should not be performed on those who have cold-related illnesses such cryoglobulinemia, cold urticaria, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobulinuria. It’s possible that patients who have loose skin or weak tone are not good candidates for the surgery.
The function of cryolipolysis
Cryolipolysis works to decrease the amount of fat in a fatty bulge. Some patients may choose to treat multiple areas or to retreat a certain location more than once.
Is anaesthesia required for cryolipolysis?
There is no anaesthetic used during this surgery.
Procedure for Cryolipolysis
An applicator of the right size and curve is selected after the dimensions and shape of the fatty bulge to be treated are evaluated. To help with applicator placement, the region of concern is highlighted. The skin is protected with a gel pad. After applying the applicator, the bulge is drawn into the hollow of the device. The area becomes numb as the temperature within the applicator lowers. Patients may feel pain from the vacuum pulling on their tissue, but this goes away quickly after the area is numb.
During procedures, patients frequently watch TV, use their smartphones, or read. The suction is turned off, the applicator is removed, and the area is massaged after the hour-long procedure, which can enhance the outcome.