Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive (without contact) procedure in which doctors place a small suction cup on a patient's skin. The device gradually extracts body heat until the subcutaneous fat is frozen.
A specially designed cooling applicator is applied to the desired area of fat reduction to extract energy from the underlying fat tissue without damage to other tissues. The applicator cup uses a gentle vacuum pressure to draw the tissue between the cooling panels.
During the procedure, the applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling conditions that have been proven to target and eliminate fat cells in specific areas of the body. When fat cells are exposed to precise cooling, they trigger a process of natural removal that gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer.
Fat cells, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School, are very sensitive to cold. They discovered that intense, localized freezing killed adipocytes – the cells involved in forming fat tissue. Therefore, cold destroys fat by damaging the cells: they gradually die and are then naturally metabolized by lymphatic system.
The cryolipolysis system controls the rate of energy extraction or cooling during the procedure. The result is a reduction in fat bulges that is visible in most patients in two to four months. The fat cells in the treated area are gradually eliminated through the body's normal metabolic processes, similar to how fat from food is eliminated.