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Cryosculpt Fat Removal


Cryosculpt is an fat-freezing treatment that is able to target and reduce stubborn body fat that is difficult to lose by diet and exercise alone.

The treatment works using the process of cryolipolysis. This system ignores healthy skin and nerve cells and only freezes fat cells. These fat cells then crystallise and are broken down by the body’s natural defensives.

This has made the treatment known as cryolipolyis the world’s most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment with cosmetic doctors and patients alike, with over one million procedures performed across the globe.

Cryosculpt Fat Freezing Treatment is effective for treating:

  • Axillary puff, fat above bra
  • Muffin top
  • Love handles
  • Knee fat
  • Saddlebags
  • Flabby inner thighs
  • Man boobs
  • Areas of fat that you can’t get rid of despite exercising and dieting


Does it hurt?
Cryosculpt is not painful however you may experience a feeling of pressure as the fat must remain in the head for one hour in order to freeze.

What’s the downtime?
Afterwards the area that has been treated feel cold and solid, like a butter stick, but within 10 minutes it should resume normal texture. The area may feel bruised for up to 2 weeks

Where do the fat cells go?
When fat cells are exposed to cold they become terminally injured and gradually die. Over time, the body metabolises and excretes them with absolutely no increase in either cholesterol levels or fat levels in the blood.

Will it work for me?
The ideal candidate is within two stone of their ideal body weight with pockets of soft, pinchable fat.

How many treatments will I need?
Each Cryosculpt treatment can lead to a fat reduction of around 20-40% for most patients. You may require more than one treatment depending on the amount of fat to be treated.

How long do the results last?
Cryosculpt destroys fat cells so as long as you maintain your weight with normal diet and exercise the long-term results should remain stable.

What are the risks and complications?
All non-invasive procedures carry a small amount of risk which is why they are only administered after a face-to-face consultation with one of our doctors during which a full assessment will be carried out and a full list of cautions and contraindications discussed.

How does it work:
The medical phenomenon of fat freezing was developed by Harvard scientists who discovered that when fat cells are exposed to cold they become terminally injured and gradually die. After further research the scientists were able to pinpoint a precise temperature that destroyed fat without damaging nerves, skin and other surrounding tissue and the concept of cryolipolysis was born.

The Cryosculpt machine comes with different sized heads that re-contour the most common fat-prone areas including the stomach and thighs. The fat is drawn into the head creating a vacuum and then cooled to a temperature that destroys the fat cells. It takes around 3 weeks for the fat cells to shrink and die during which time they are metabolised and excreted by the body as waste.

Patient Testimonial

This was my second experience at skin South West for fat freezing, I found fantastic previous results which I was amazed at. I lost 6 inches from my waist after the 1 st procedure with following the recommended exercise and healthy eating. Skin South West have been so fantastic and reassuring in the customer care they gave me, I’m so excited to see how much I lose from this procedure! Alexis and Pradnya are amazing and I would highly rate their clinic, choices of procedures, prices and skin care. South West skin is a perfect 10.

Treatment Summary

DISCLAIMER: Everyone is unique. This means that sensitivity periods, treatment plans, treatment results and their longevity will vary from patient to patient. The information on this page is based on the average treatment experience. For more accurate information, you should make a consultation with one of our experts.

No. of treatments: 2 Minimum
Procedure time: Approx 60 minutes
Anaesthetic: None
Sensitivity Period: None
Duration of results: N/A
Back to work: Immediate
Recovery time: 2 Hours

Please Note: results from the treatment will vary from person to person.

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