Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive procedure designed to reduce localised fat in the body. The method achieves weight loss by exposing the fatty tissue under the skin to low temperatures in order to stimulate the death and absorption of fat cells. However, some people will question the effectiveness of the procedure: will the fat cells reappear after cryolipolysis?
Firstly, it is important to clarify that cryolipolysis is an irreversible procedure, meaning that once the fat cells have been ‘torn’, they cannot be recreated in the same area. Therefore, fat cells that have been reduced by cryolipolysis will not regenerate in the same way, but in the event of weight gaining, the fat may form again in a different location. Therefore, in order to maintain the results of Cryolipolysis, one needs to pay attention to diet and exercise in order to maintain the number of fat cells consumed and to prevent new fat cells from accumulating in the same area.
To better understand this, it is necessary to understand how fat cells are grown and consumed. Fat cells store energy in the body and are ‘consumed’ when energy is needed. The degradation of body fat is based on energy requirements and the need to “transport” fat (triacylglycerols) from the fat cells to meet the body’s energy needs. The amount of body fat correlates with the number of fat cells. Therefore, the reduction of fat cells by cryolipolysis can reduce the accumulation of fat in localised areas.
In addition, in the case of weight gaining, new fat cells may appear in other parts of the body than the localised areas of reduced fat. This is because the body automatically stores energy in the fat cells that have not been frozen.
Therefore, to maintain the results of cryolipolysis and prevent the recurrence of localised fat, you need to be aware of your diet and exercise habits and stick to good habits after the procedure. This includes avoiding foods high in sugar and fat, increasing your intake of low-calorie foods and high-fibre foods, and increasing the amount of appropriate exercise, such as brisk walking and yoga.
In conclusion, cryolipolysis is an alternative method of fat reduction, but of course when choosing this method, you need to be aware that results may vary from person to person and that you need to pay attention to your lifestyle habits to maintain the results after the procedure. Also, before deciding whether or not to undergo the procedure, you need to consult your doctor to understand the risks and the implications for you in terms of health and to ensure that your health is put first.