Body Sculpting By Fat Freezing

Did you know that losing fat is not necessarily the same as losing weight? The concept of fat freezing borrows from the idea of what ought to happen to the fat cells to describe the procedure as weight loss or fat loss. For instance, losing weight simply reduces the size of the fat cells while it doesn’t necessarily eliminate the fat cells.

There are many ways through which people have attempted to reduce the number of fat cells in the body, and one of them is by dieting. However, at MINTS Medical Spa, we pride ourselves in embracing the latest technological innovations in advancing state of the art beauty treatments. In line with this, we have been pioneering the body sculpting fat freezing as a way to maintain a perfect body size and shape.

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What is body sculpting

Body sculpting as a treatment has been on the market for quite some time but started gaining momentum in late 2010. This procedure is also known in scientific circles as Cryolipolysis, and is a non-surgical non-invasive FDA approved fat reduction procedure that has proven to be very effective in eliminating stubborn fat cells. Fat freezing has been known to be an innovative and affordable way of contouring your body with no downtime. It helps boost your confidence by giving you the perfect shape you would want to see in the mirror.

The procedure is appropriate for both male and female candidates who feel the need to shape up their appearance by getting rid of stubborn fat. Results from this procedure can vary from one person to another.

In Chicago, this FDA approved treatment is used in treating visible large bulges around the thighs, along the bra fat, underneath the buttocks, upper arm and around the love handles. Body sculpting by fat freezing is cleared for affecting the appearance of lax tissue, especially with the submental areas.

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Techniques of Body Sculpting

As mentioned earlier there are several body sculpting techniques that you might come across on the market. Some of the common ones include using Anti-cellulite garments, Cool sculpting through Cryolipolysis, UltraShape, Liposonix using ultrasound energy and ZERONA which makes use of low-level laser energy. With certain techniques, multiple treatments may be required to make the procedure successful.

Fat Freezing-procedure

The fat freezing procedure itself only takes a few hours depending on the technique being used as well as the areas being treated. Prior to the procedure it might not be necessarily to administer any anesthesia because the procedure is non-invasive. Note that, the fat freezing procedure is performed as an outpatient treatment.

The fat freezing procedure is a combination of cryo and electro therapy. The procedure targets fat cells by lowering the temperature to as low as -9 degrees thus causing the stubborn fat cells to crystalize. At MINTS Medical Spa in Chicago, we use medical grade technology to chill the fat cells to a point where the natural apoptosis process of the body is activated. The process collects the stubborn fat cells and eliminates them from the body. Any remaining fat cells are disposed off from the body through the lymphatic system.

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Advantages over other techniques

Unlike other treatments such as liposuction, body contouring by fat freezing does a good job in destroying fat cells. It is also a mild treatment and simple procedure unlike surgical liposuction and quite inherently non-invasive hence it does not pose any surgical risks, scarring or post procedure pain.


Fat freezing is a very quick procedure which has no downtime. As soon as the treatment is over, you can resume your daily chores without affecting the effectiveness of the procedure. The good news is that the treatment is permanent as long as you maintain the normal diet and exercise, you should be able to maintain the long term results.

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Side Effects

Possible risk of body contouring by fat freezing include;

  • Bruising
  • Light numbness
  • Mild and temporary redness
  • Tingling effect
  • In rare cases, unevenness may occur but you shouldn’t worry about this with our state of the art technology at MINTS Medical in Chicago.

Fat freezing is a great way of contouring your body especially for those who are really committed to achieving optimal fat loss without any surgical procedures. At MINTS Medical we pride ourselves on providing the best treatments. Contact us for further queries and book an appointment now and let us help you achieve your best appearance and body shape.

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