Cryolipo / Fat Freezing FAQs

Some of the questions we are frequently asked about our Fat Freeze cryolipolysis / cryolipo treatments answered. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.

What is Cryolipolysis / Fat Freezing?

Our specialist cryolipolysis treatment is also known as fat freezing and cryolipo. This treatment uses advanced cooling technology which results in localised fat death and removal from your body. Clinical trials have confirmed that fat cells are killed when placed in certain cold conditions. This is because Fat cells crystallise when exposed to cold at certain temperatures for certain periods. Fat freezing is targeted by breaking down only the fat cells whilst not impacting all the other tissue like the skin, muscle and nerve fibres in the area that is being frozen. This is because they freeze at a much lower temperature than fat cells so are not effected by the temperatures we use.

For more details on the science see our what is cryolipolysis page.

Does Cryolipolysis / Fat Freezing really work?

Yes 100%, I was a client myself before I decided to offer the treatments and it 100% worked for me. There are many trials, celebrity reviews, doctor reviews and TV features that support the effectiveness of fat freezing cryolipo. Take a look at our in the in the news page for further details.

It is accepted among doctors and surgeons as one of the most effective non-invasive (no surgery) fat loss solutions, capable of losses between 20-45% of fat cells after a single cryolipo session. It’s much more popular in the USA as it was first introduced there but is becoming more widely known about in Europe.


How does Fat Freezing / Cryolipolysis work?

A cryolipo cup is placed on the selected area. The area is then cooled to a precise temperature for a pre defined period which is between 45 and 60 minutes depending on the fat thickness measured and other conditions.

As the fat cells in that area are cooled the fat cells crystallise and as a result no longer function in their usual way and breakdown using a process called Apoptosis via the bodies natural functions.

This process then results in the elimination of the fat cells without damage to the surrounding area, nerves or tissues, although it should be noted that there are some times some redness and bruising after a sessions.


Why choose Ice Beauty for my cryolipo / Fat Freezing session?

We use state of the art technology which is crucial to the success of the cryolipo process. Our technician, Emma, is highly trained and knowledgeable about cryolipo, having had the treatment herself and undertaken manufacturer training in the use of the machine and science behind Cryolipolysis.


With four different sized cryolipo heads available to suit different body shapes, areas and sizes our technology offers specifically calibrated heating and cooling which reduces treatment times and for certain body areas we are able to treat two areas at the same time, although this is no always possible. Our Cryolipolysis machine also includes phototherapy (light therapy) to enhance collagen production in the frozen area during your cryolipo session. We also utilise clinically proven aftercare products to help with the process to break down fat cells

We specialise in cryolipolysis and we will not treat someone who we don't think is suitable and will not treat an area if we don't think you will get good results. Happy clients is our number one goal not taking your money for the sake of it!


We are happy to advise you on which areas might respond best, which areas are not suitable for treatment on you and give comprehensive aftercare advice and are on hand after cryolipo should you have any queries.

We have free wifi, refreshments, a comfy treatment room and magazines for you to read whilst you have your cryolipo.



Why do I need a consultation?

A consultation is important so we can check your medical history and ensure that you are a suitable candidate likely to have good results, if not we will not treat you.

We can to carry out a telephone or email consultations if you would like to find out some more about cryolipolysis and to determine if cryolipo fat freezing is suitable for you, it is not suitable for all people for medical reasons etc.

This enables you to get more details without having to travel to visit us and we can understand your exact needs, medical history and body goals which can be useful if you do not live locally to our location in Somerset. We are able to book a consultation and cryolipo on the same day dependant on availability and if the initial consultation is telephone or email a final face to face consultation will be carried out with our specialist technician before any cryolipo session starts.

The consultation process can be made flexible to your needs and circumstances. Contact Us now for a free consultation or to discussed this in more detail.


What happens to the Fat after Cryolipolysis?

Following cryolipo fat cells die and are removed from the body via natural processes. Over the following weeks & months as the fat breakdown process occurs and fat is removed from the body completely. How quickly this happens & the extent of the result varies upon the individual and the conditions such as amount of fat and water intake in the days and weeks after treatment. We give full after care advice to ensure you are able to achieve the maximum benefits.


How long does a Cryolipolysis session it take?

Each session is between 40 and 60 minutes per area, depending on the thickness of the fat in that area. Your cryolipo will be tailored to your individual requirements which are agreed during the consultation, usually we advise clients to allow up to 60 minutes per area treated - so 3 areas would be up to 180 minutes.


What results will I have follow Cryolipolysis?

Studies have shown reduction of fat cells is between 20% to 45%. Our experience and past results show that those that follow the aftercare advice will get the best results from the treatment process. Exact results cannot be guaranteed and will vary on the individual scenario as are subject to the thickness of the fat and the lifestyle maintained after your treatment session with us.

In our treatments with have seen clients who have had

- 4" removed from a single thigh after 5 weeks

- love handles reduced by 35% after 3 weeks (45% after 8 weeks)

- A total of 6" lost from the stomach and waist combined after 8 weeks. That particular client went from a 36" waist to a 30" waist!

So the results are proven in the real world as well as medical trails


How long until I see results of Cryolipo?

This depends on a number of variables such as the fat thickness in the area treated. Although 12 weeks is the estimated time to see the maximum result we have had clients report good results after 2-4 weeks. Studies and clinical trials have shown that  9 out of 10 people saw a reduction in the treated area when comparing measurements 12 weeks after they underwent the Cryolipolysis process.

What will Cryolipolysis feel like?

Cryolipo is largely pain free and comfortable, although some do report light bruising in the days after treatment.

A freeze membrane is put in place to protect the skin. The hand piece being applied then sucks the area up, some people report pulling on the skin but it is not painful.

Once they are over the initial sensation we often have clients become so relaxed that they doze off during the treatment process.

What will happen after the Cryolipolysis treatment?

One of the main benefits of Cryolipolysis fat freezing is there are extremely rarely any side effects at all. There is no recovery period, or downtime needed following a treatment. Your skin will feel cold and partially numb in the area treated, but will return quickly to its normal temperature, usually within an hour or so of the treatment.

Peoples skin is often red and feels a little sore immediately after the treatment and there may a small amount be localised bruising, but it is very rare to have extended redness or bruising afterwards, if there is any bruising its normally very light and gone after a week or so. You should be able to resume normal daily activities without discomfort immediately after the session. Liposuction requires many weeks of down time and discomfort, as this is no the case with cryolipo this is one of the main draws of having your fat frozen


Can I drive and go to the gym after the Cryolipo treatment?

Yes, you will be able to resume your daily activities straight after the treatment, that includes driving and going to the gym etc

Is it a surgical procedure?

Cryolipolysis is completely non invasive so there are no cuts or any form or surgical process involved.

Are the results permanent or will the fat come back?

Once destroyed fat cells leave the body they will not come back in that area assuming you maintain a healthy lifestyle and do not have excessive fat intake.

Who is the ideal person to have Cryolpolysis?

We find the best candidates are those who want to reduce localised fat areas but who are not generally over weight. These tend to be areas that they find stubborn to diet and exercise that no matter how much exercise or dieting is done just will not reduce.

Although most people are suitable for cryolipo treatments it should not be seen as an overall weight loss solution or way to skip a healthy lifestyle. Some people are not suitable for medical reasons and the ideal candidate is within or quite near their ideal body weight range (BMI). It have been proven people in this group will see the best results. We have also found that it can also be an excellent additional motivation aid.

Do I need to diet?

No particular diet plan is required. You should follow the simple aftercare advice leaflet given as part of the aftercare consultation process.  After care includes advice to increase your water intake to help flush fat out of your body, also to avoid or reduce caffeine & other toxins that can slow down your bodies natural processes.

What is the difference between cryoilpo and other treatments?

Cryolipolysis results in a natural reduction of fat tissue, avoiding invasive methods such as liposuction. The risk of damage to surrounding tissue and scars and other damage that can be associated is avoided by not making any cuts on incisions.

Liposuction is dangerous and there have been hundreds of thousands of people who become critically ill or die after liposuction. This is not the case with Cryolipolysis! It is different to other non-invasive laser lipo offerings that use lasers (like I-Lipo and Laser Lipo) and body wraps.

Cryolipo physically destroys the fat cell, and no course of cryolipo is required as in these other laser based treatments, although some people do benefit from further treatments for stubborn fat deposits. No exercise is required for cryolipo to achieve results and the results are permanent but if you want a better and quicker result the lots of water and light exercise is useful to see the maximum result.

The results are not as predictable as traditional invasive procedures like liposuction, however cryolipo is clinically proven as an effective alternative for those wanting to avoid the higher cost, pain, risks, and recovery time associated with surgical procedures. Also unlike bodies wraps the effects are permanent with proper aftercare.

The results are not generally as predictable as traditional invasive procedures like liposuction or tummy tuck. However cryolipo is an effective alternative for those wanting to avoid the higher cost, pain, risks, and recovery time associated with surgical procedures.

When you treat the area what happens to the rest of the fat, will it just move around my body?

Once the fat cells are frozen and leave your system those cells are removed from your body forever. Fat will not come back to the same area that was treated unless you put on more weight and fat after the cryolipolysis. There is no risk of fat from other areas moving over to the treated area so your fat will not shift around your body to fill the void left.

How large is the cryolipo treatment area, can you do whole sections of my body?

We have various sized application handpieces ranging from 100mm, 150mm, 200mm, 250mm and 300mm. This allows us to treat most areas of the body. Our specialist technician will select the fat freezing cup that will give you the best value for money and suits the contours of your area most appropriately.est.

What counts as a treatment areas?

Each cup we used is classed as an area so for example a pair of love handles would be classed as 2 areas, 1 for each love handle. Further examples are:

Upper or Lower Abdomen = 1 area 
Upper & Lower Abdomen = 2 areas
Hips = 2 areas
Both Love Handles = 2 areas
Inner or outer Thighs = 2 areas
Back Rolls = 2 areas
Both Arms (Bingo wings) = 2 areas
Abdomen & Both Hips = 3 areas
Lower Abdomen & Love handles = 3 areas
Upper & Lower Abdomen & love handles = 4 areas

What areas can I have treated?

See below diagram for details of all areas. We now also treat double chins.

We cannot treat ankles, wrists or knees.





How much does it cost

See our Prices  page for details


Who cannot be treated?

You are not suitable candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, recently had stomach surgery, have certain conditions such as cold sensitivity you cannot be treated. Also those taking certain medications may not be suitable for cryolipo. We will discuss your past and current medical history with and if you if you fall into any of the non-treatable categories we will not progress with the treatment.



 Cryolipolysis a process used in technology adapted by various brand names such as Coolsulpting, LipoGlaze and our own Fat Freeze brand.

Coolsculpting is the most widely know brand name that use the cryolipolysis process they use the same cryolipolysis process in their machines. CoolSculpting charge up to £800 per area in the UK.

The machines Emma uses are very similiar and use the same process of sucking the skin and fat to be frozen into a cooling cup and precisely targeting the area to be fronze. Emma has had many customers who have had treatments at other companies in the past visit for a trearment at Ice Beauty. They are now repeat customers having said that our machines and Emmas processes delivered better results. The process requires expertise to assess the fat thickness and required freezing temperatures in order to acheive the optimum results. Emma is a Cryolipo expert so able to assess you in order to get the best results.

Emma wanted to offer people the best value so we worked with the manufacturer of the Cryolipolsyis machines to create our own brand ed machine. IceBeauty Fat Freeze uses the same technology and achieves the same results for a fraction of the cost. That direct engagement with the manufactuer and the lack of any advertising, all clients find us, which means we are able to offer lower prices that the main brands but deliver excellent results. This was Emma quest when

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"I had stubborn areas of fat around my love handles after having a baby. I exercised and dieted loads but just couldn't shift those pockets of fat it.

Thankfully I discovered cryoplipo from Ice Beauty. Emma was able to sculpt my love handles - I couldn't be happier, now I have body confidence and lost 4" around my waist"

J Smith - Taunton