Do Fat Freezing Techniques Really Work?

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A lot of people in San Antonio are looking for ways to trim a little fat off their bodies, and they are looking for methods that are simple and effective. Fat freezing techniques are gaining in popularity all the time, and it’s not surprising. If done properly, fat freezing as an option for non-surgical belly fat removal is effective because it can be targeted, and it works with your body’s natural systems to remove fat cells. But how effective is it, really? Are there certain techniques that are better than others?

fat freezing techniquesFat Freezing Techniques at Home

Fat freezing is simply getting fat so cold that the cells die off and get flushed away by the body naturally. Since that’s all it is, you should be able to do it at home, right? Maybe people who live in the north just have to go outside in January to shed some fat. Unfortunately, it doesn’t exactly work like that. There are products on the market, however, that claim to provide fat freezing techniques that you can use from the comfort of your home. 

Contouring Shorts

This product is a simple pair of shorts that hold ice packs. These packs can be placed against your back, thighs, or belly. While this might seem like an effective way to freeze fat, it actually isn’t. Going to a professional to have your fat frozen will involve using a bit of suction to pinpoint the site where the fat freezing should be taking place. Just placing ice against the skin will not be enough to fully freeze and kill fat cells. 

Stored Garments

Working off the same concept as contouring shorts, there are garment products that can be placed in the freezer so that they are cold and frozen when they are taken out. You can then wear the garments to theoretically freeze the fat underneath. Much like contoured shorts, there isn’t a lot of evidence that this technique will work. 

There are also claims that doing simple things like sleeping in a cold room or turning down the thermostat will do the trick. This could not be further from the truth, as these methods will not help with non-surgical belly fat removal


Then there’s Coolsculpting. This technique is performed by a medical professional under proper supervision. A cooling wand is used to target the areas that you want to target, and they provide some suction to help to be more precise. This method has been FDA approved and has been shown to be effective for removing the last pockets of fat. It is not to be used for weight loss. 

While not done in the comfort of your own home, each session only takes between 30 to 45 minutes. When you go to a clinic for fat freezing, everything is sterilized and safe so that you don’t have to worry about making a mistake. 

Once you are finished a Coolsculpting treatment session for non-surgical belly fat removal, you can go right back to your daily activities. The only side effects you might feel are tenderness or soreness in the affected area. 

If you’re looking for fat freezing techniques that have proven results, then Coolsculpting is the way to go. Call Ochs Dermatology today to talk about how we can help you remove those last pockets of fat that are holding you back. 

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