LipoCryo (fat freezing)
The perfect solution to lose volume.
LipoCryo is the perfect procedure to reduce volume in the abdomen or to lose fat in localized areas.
How it works
LipoCryo introduces cooling in the adipose tissue (a process of heat extraction from the tissue) through a selective and controlled procedure in order to reach a temperature of less than 10ºC at the level of adipocytes during a given time and thus cause crystallization.
LipoCryo results in localized fat reduction within a selective and non-invasive procedure that combines vacuum action to capture the subcutaneous tissue and selective cryotechnology to cool it. Fat cells (adipocytes) in the subcutaneous tissue (under dermis) are mostly saturated fatty acids rich cells, and as a consequence, particularly sensitive to cold exposure; by contrast, the contiguous elements such as blood vessels, peripheral nervous system, melanocytes, fibrocytes, or poor fat cells are much less sensitive to cool exposure. This feature definitely results in the adipocytes elimination without damaging the surrounding tissues.
LipoCryo is particularly indicated for local adiposities: the ideal candidate is not the obese patient with generalized adiposity, but the one who wants to reduce local fat concentrated for instance in the abdomen, flanks, lower back, arms and buttocks.
The elimination process of exposed adipocytes to LipoCryo action is produced following next steps:
- Crystallization process
- Apoptosis process
- Progressive cell dissolution with gradual lipids release
We will need from 1 to 3 sessions, depending on the adipose tissue thickness and the desired reduction, and the preferably waiting time between 2 sessions will be about 45 days. According to the treating area extension, more than a single application could be necessary. Each application will last between 30 and 45 minutes. The procedure is not painful for patients; they will notice a slight tension close to the treated area due to the vacuum effect, and an intense cold local feeling, mainly at the beginning of the procedure. Usually after the session appears redness and numbness in the treated area that can last a couple of hours. And exceptionally, a slight hematoma that will resorb within a few days.
The patients will appreciate significant results from the first session. Depending on the initial adipose tissue thickness, the average loss will be between 3 and 15 mm; in terms of loss percentage of adipose tissue, the equivalence is around 25%. The average results will be noted six weeks later.
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