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What is fat freezing? The celeb-led treatment offering an alternative to liposuction
CELEBS famously have all manner of tricks up their sleeves to remain in killer shape.
CELEB FAVE: Casey Batchelor has dabbled in fat freezing (Pic: TWITTER / CASEY BATCHELOR)
While some jet off to bootcamps or juicing retreats, others opt to go under the knife to achieve their body goals. However, with aesthetics always developing, a large swathe of stars are opting for less invasive treatments to streamline their physiques, including the likes of Kerry Katona, Katie Price and Casey Batchelor.
The most popular among them? Fat freezing. Otherwise know as Cryoliposis, the procedure uses the CLATUU device to target stubborn pockets of fat. The science is simple – fat cells are exposed to freezing temperatures, destroying them there and then. The body subsequently flushes out these cells over several months, resulting in a loss of up to two inches from the target area.
Daily Star Online tried out the treatment at the New York Laser Clinic, Bishopsgate.
After a consultation, we opted to undergo the treatment on our midriff – though it’s worth mentioning that CLATUU can be used all over the body, and even on some parts of the face. However we must stress that the treatment is designed with body contouring, not weight loss in mind.
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If you’re looking to drop the pounds in a major way, fat freezing may kickstart things, but a balanced diet and exercise will be make or break when it comes to long term results. A protective film was placed across our stomach, to ensure that the skin wasn’t damaged by the sub-zero temperatures.
The part of the device that makes contact with the skin is essentially a suction cup that pulls the targeted area away from the body slightly before freezing it. At first the sensation was a little uncomfortable, but after a couple of minutes the area was numb and we didn’t feel a thing.
The machine’s cycle runs for an hour, so we were made comfortable with blankets and left to our own devices while it worked its magic. We recommend bringing a book, some music or a podcast to kill time, although apparently no shortage of patients end up catching 40 winks while they wait.
Once the device was removed, our midriff looked red with a firm, raised section in the middle where the cells had frozen. Fortunately after a massage from out technician to warm the cells and break down the ‘ice cube effect,’ the area returned to a normal shape. Furthermore, the redness subsided within a few hours.
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One of the best things about the treatment is the lack of downtime. We were allowed to carry on with our day as usual and were simply encouraged to drink lots of water and keep up our regular gym sessions to accelerate the fat reduction process.
We suffered no bruising and started to see results after just a few weeks. Our silhouette was more even, without the ‘muffin top’ bulge we sported before. If you’re looking to target localised fat pockets and exercise and dieting aren’t doing the trick, we can’t recommend fat freezing highly enough.