Fat Reduction Treatments
How long will it take to recover from Cryolipolysis treatment?
There is hardly any recovery time associated with cryolipolysis.
It is entirely non-invasive, and so in most cases, patients can return to their normal regime on the same day as the procedure, although you might want to wait a day or two before returning to your normal regime if you experience any redness or soreness on the treated area.
What are the risks and potential complications from Cryolipolysis treatment?
There aren’t many side effects associated with cryolipolysis.
Because it is non-invasive, there are no open wounds and therefore there is no risk of infection.
However, some patients may experience redness, numbness, soreness, bruising, tingling, swelling or some discomfort in the treated area – this is simply due to how the tissue is drawn up between the two cooling plates during the procedure.
Any side effects such as those mentioned are temporary and will disappear within a few hours or days.
What should you do after a Cryolipolysis treatment?
It is very important that you follow the advice of your therapist following treatment.
Post-treatment advice may include:
- The use of painkillers to treat soreness or pain in the treated area, as recommended
- The use of cold compresses to treat swelling in the treated area, as recommended
- Drinking up to 3 litres of a water per day
Most clients will be able to go straight back into their normal regime following a cryolipolysis procedure, but if you experience any pain or soreness in the treated area you might want to take extra care washing and caring for that area in the days following the procedure.
Who should not have Cryolipolysis treatment?
To undergo cryolipolysis treatment, you should be in general good health and you should have realistic expectations of the outcome.
Most people are suitable candidates for cryolipolysis, and it is recommended as a safe treatment for individuals who are unable to undergo more invasive procedures such as liposuction, due to the risks associated with anaesthetic.
Cryolipolysis is not recommended for morbidly obese individuals as the procedure will not give any noticeable results.
Summary of advice for Cryolipolysis treatment
Cryolipolysis is a safe, non-invasive procedure designed to kill fat cells. Because the fat cells gradually die and release their contents, the end result is very natural-looking, but this can make a big difference to your appearance, particularly if you are already eating well and exercising regularly.
Following a cryolipolysis procedure, you can expect a slimmer silhouette and smaller, less noticeable fat bulges.
There are very few side effects associated with cryolipolysis.