In general, a healthy, active lifestyle is the key to maintaining a slim, toned figure—but sometimes even diet and exercise aren’t enough to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat around your stomach, hips, or elsewhere, and it can be very frustrating. Liposuction can be an effective way of getting the look you want, but it comes with the risks and potential complications inherent to any surgical procedure. Cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden is a gentle, non-invasive alternative that eliminates that annoying extra fat effectively with no incisions or anesthesia.
Cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden at a glance:
Treatment type: Minimally invasive
Duration: 30–60 minutes per area
Length of stay: outpatient
Ready to be seen in public: Usually immediately
Special after-care: Checkup after 8-12 weeks
Results: Initial results after around 3 weeks; final results after 10-12 weeks
Reasons to consider non-surgical fat reduction
Even sufficient exercise and targeted dieting are sometimes not enough to remove fat from certain areas of our bodies. If you are troubled by stubborn pockets of subcutaneous fat, cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden can help sculpt your figure. Cryolipolysis is a healthy way of contouring your body, though it is not a weight loss method—overweight patients will first need to use conventional methods of getting to a normal weight before considering cryolipolysis. After you’ve lost the weight, cryolipolysis can help melt away any remaining “trouble zones”.
What is cryolipolysis?
In cryolipolysis, we use a special applicator on the treatment area, applying vacuum pressure to it in order to suction it in between two cooling plates. The applicator then cools the fatty tissue without damaging your skin, triggering targeted—but harmless—inflammation inside fat cells. The cold temperatures destroy the fat cells, and your lymphatic system will then transport them out of your body naturally over the next few weeks.
Fat cells freeze faster
Cryolipolysis works based on the principle that fat cells are more sensitive to cold than other cells in the body. They crystallize at around 39° F. By exposing those fat cells to cold, cryolipolysis destroys around 25 percent of the fat cells in the treatment area, without affecting other types of cells. Unlike surgery, cryolipolysis conserves the surrounding tissue (skin, muscles, etc.).
What areas of the body are affected?
Diet- and exercise-resistant fat deposits can build up almost anywhere in the body. Some of the most common problem areas include:
- Flanks (“love handles”, “muffin top”)
- Upper arms
Goals and expected results of cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden
Cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden can help eliminate bothersome pockets of fat that do not respond to conventional methods. The goal of the treatment is to contour those areas of the body in a natural-looking way, giving patients the figure they want. Above all, the results ought to look attractive and healthy.
Advantages of cryolipolysis treatment in Baden-Baden
Although cryolipolysis with CoolSculpting® in Baden-Baden yields final results less quickly than liposuction, the treatment process is far more gentle on the body.
Advantages of cryolipolysis:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- None of the risks associated with surgery
- Shorter treatment time
- No anesthesia
- No scars
- Much shorter period of rest
- Very little to no downtime
- No compression bandages required
- Little to no pain (at most a feeling of tension)
- Comparatively low costs
Is CoolSculpting® safe?
At KASG Ästhetik, patient safety and satisfaction are our top priorities, so we only use safe, high-quality, medically approved materials, equipment, and methods. We perform cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden using the CoolSculpting® process. CoolSculpting® has been approved by the US FDA, which is one of the world’s most stringent approval agencies. CoolSculpting® cryolipolysis has already helped over two million people around the world, making it a safe, effective non-surgical method of fat reduction.
Preparing for cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden
As with every procedure, all of our candidates for cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden start with a comprehensive consultation session with a medical specialist for plastic and cosmetic surgery. This conversation allows us to clarify the results you are looking for and determine the limits of what is medically possible, as well as helping us rule out any potential contraindications (e.g., obesity, infections, pregnancy or nursing). Our experienced specialist will also explain the cryolipolysis process, give you the necessary safety information, describe any alternative treatment options, and tell you about any possible risks associated with cryolipolysis treatment. Generally speaking, treatment does not take place on the same day as the consultation, so that patients have time to make an informed decision about whether or not to undergo cryolipolysis.
What areas of the body can cryolipolysis be used on?
The crypolysis device has several different applicators of varying sizes and shapes, which allows us to adjust our treatment to the specific area. Among other places, cryolipolysis can be used on visible subcutaneous fat deposits under the chin, on the stomach, on the thighs, on the flanks, under the arms, on the back, or underneath the horizontal gluteal crease (the place where the bottom meets the legs). Before doing the procedure, we perform an examination to make sure that the fat in the areas you find bothersome can be treated effectively using cryolipolysis.
Cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden: how does it work?
We start by marking off and disinfecting the area to be treated, and then apply ultrasound gel to protect your skin and the surrounding tissue. After that, we place the applicator onto the area. It applies vacuum pressure to bring the tissue into a stable position between the cooling plates, and then cools the treatment area gradually. The applicator remains in place for up to an hour. The process is painless, even without anesthesia—the only mild discomfort you may experience is a feeling of tightness and/or numbness, and even that unpleasant feeling goes away after a few minutes. During treatment, you can relax, read, listen to music, or do some other quiet activity. When we remove the applicator, the treatment area will be very hard at first, so we massage it for a few minutes to soften the tissue and help transport fat cells away. After that, you can leave the clinic and go on about your day.
Aftercare following cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden
Keep massaging the treated area regularly at home to help your body transport fat cells away more easily. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is very important to getting and maintaining ideal results from your cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden. Generally speaking, there are no other special measures to take following cryolipolysis. We will schedule a checkup appointment with you for about eight weeks after your treatment, so that we can review your results and plan any follow-up sessions. In most cases, however, no corrections are needed.
Are there risks involved in cryolipolysis?
After cryolipolysis, it is normal to experience mild swelling, redness, or bruises due to the vacuum pressure involved; these are nothing to worry about, and generally go away on their own very quickly. Some people also experience temporary tingling, prickling, or numbness in the treatment area. Should the cryolipolysis treatment leave your skin uneven, we can correct it with additional sessions. In general, however, cryolipolysis is an extremely safe and effective method of eliminating “trouble spots” of subcutaneous fat.
Are the results of cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden permanent?
Once destroyed, fat cells do not regenerate, so the effects of cryolipolysis are permanent. However, patients should be mindful about maintaining their ideal weight, because contouring procedures like CoolSculpting® or liposuction are not protection against weight gain.