Fat Freezing Specialist

Iftikhar Ahmad, M.D. -  - Medical Spa

MINTS Medical

Iftikhar Ahmad, M.D.

Medical Spa located in Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL

At MINTS Medical, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad and his team offer Fat Freezing treatments. Give us a call or book a free consult online to schedule an appointment.

Fat Freezing Q & A

WHAT IS FAT FREEZING?

Fat Freezing is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that will not shrink through diet and exercise alone. No general/topical anesthesia or pain medications are required. There is no downtime and you may resume normal exercise and activity immediately. Results will gradually develop over 2 to 4 months following your treatment. Fat Freezing will remove 15-25% of the fat from the treatment area after two treatments. Areas can be retreated if necessary in the future.

HOW DOES FAT FREEZING WORK?

All cells of the body are susceptible to extreme of temperature. Fat cells are more sensitive than most of the other cells of the body. Therefore, when extremes of temperature are applied to the fat cells, they suffer irreversible damage before other cells of the body.

The Fat Freezing procedure uses a non-invasive vacuum applicator to draw in tissue and deliver controlled cooling at the surface of the skin. The procedure is for spot reduction of fat. It is not a weight-loss solution and it does not replace traditional methods such as liposuction. Someone who is overweight can expect to see less visible improvement than someone who has smaller fat deposits. Clinical studies have shown that Fat Freezing will naturally remove fat cells but, as with most procedures, visible results will vary from person to person.

WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT TO SEE THE RESULTS?

There is about 15% to 25% reduction of fat cells over three to four months after treatment. For best results two treatments 4 weeks apart should be applied to the same area.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FAT FREEZING TREATMENT?

  1. Please avoid any medication or over the counter supplements that may increase your tendency to bleed for a week before the treatment.
  2. If you have had Herpes in the treatment area, please let us know before your appointment so we can prescribe anti-viral treatment.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?

  1. Gentle massage of the treated area is recommended.
  2. You may feel altered sensations in the treated area. This is totally normal.