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How Can Fat Be Removed By Freezing It?

There are a number of body sculpting procedures available today that claim to provide lasting fat reduction results. At The Ottawa Clinic, we offer multiple treatments to help patients struggling to lose stubborn pockets of fat, including one non-invasive treatment that has been growing in popularity: CoolSculpting®.

Based on the science of cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling energy to target and crystalize excess fat cells. Since fat freezes at a higher temperature than water, the CoolSculpting machine is able to damage the fat cells without harming the surrounding skin or other tissues. As a precaution, the technology has built-in safety features that monitor skin temperature and cause the system to automatically turn off if it detects the tissue is getting too cold.

Once the fat has been destroyed, it is gradually metabolized through the body’s natural processes, and once the cells are removed, they cannot return. However, the remaining fat cells can increase or decrease in size due to weight fluctuations over time. As a result, it is important to be at or near your goal weight when you undergo CoolSculpting and continue to maintain this weight following treatment to prolong your positive results.

This FDA-cleared technology is an exciting option available to patients wishing to contour a trouble area without having to undergo surgery. If you would like more information about CoolSculpting and how it can help you achieve a more toned-looking physique, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.