Fat Freezing in Atlanta—Is The Cost Worth It? The AirSculpt® Opinion

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Thanks to strides being made in science and technology, cosmetic procedures have grown more detailed, advanced, and faster than traditional surgeries. Technology is a great ally when it comes to developing techniques, but patients have to be cautious when choosing new methods that could involve newfound risks that we might not understand.

One of these new procedures that aim to sculpt your body does so by freezing away your fat. "A nonsurgical treatment designed to freeze and eliminate fat cells permanently," as their website describes it, this FDA-cleared treatment claims to eradicate fat in difficult areas like your chin, arms, abdomen, knees, and outer/inner thighs. While this all sounds great, upon further inspection, it might be too good to be true.

Let's discuss some of the facts about fat freezing. 

Fat Freezing: The Facts

  1. This procedure claims to be the only nonsurgical body contouring treatment that freezes and reduces stubborn fat from your body. Studies have shown that freezing fat has little to no effect on permanent fat loss, with positive outcomes appearing temporarily.
  2. The technology makes the treatments more comfortable, pain-free, and completable in about 35 minutes according to fat freezing providers here in Atlanta. In reality, procedures are quite painful, and many providers require a painful massage afterward to break up the semi-frozen body part you had done.

The Risks and Side Effects

  • Tweaking and twitching sensation at the treated area
  • Pain, swelling, aching or stinging at the treated area that lasts around 10 to 14 days
  • Temporary bruising, skin sensitivity, or redness around and at the treated area
  • Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH) - This gruesome risk means the treated area becomes more massive and swollen rather than reducing its size as expected. Such an outcome requires an invasive procedure to correct it.

The Cost of Fat Freezing

One of the biggest misconceptions about this procedure is that the costs are reasonable and inexpensive. This procedure is marketed to the public as a cheap, noninvasive alternative to fat removing surgeries or other methods such as AirSculpt®.

The procedure's costs will vary depending on the patient's expectations, the location in Atlanta or the South overall, and the sessions required. Each session can cost several thousand dollars, and patients can easily hit a bottom line of five-figures.

This total also comes with the recovery needed between each session, which can extend the entire process and generate more costs along the way.

So, is the Price of Fat Freezing Worth it?

Noninvasive body contouring like fat freezing may sound attractive if you want delayed results and minimal results. In the end, cosmetic procedures are a personal decision, and it's entirely up to you which one you decide to get. You may want to consider a safer, result-guaranteed method such as AirSculpt®. This minimally invasive technique uses innovative, patented technology wielded by artistically trained surgeons ready to listen to your expectations and give you remarkable results.

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Thanks to strides being made in science and technology, cosmetic procedures have grown more detailed, advanced, and faster than traditional surgeries. Technology is a great ally when it comes to developing techniques, but patients have to be cautious when choosing new methods that could involve newfound risks that we might not understand.

One of these new procedures that aim to sculpt your body does so by freezing away your fat. "A nonsurgical treatment designed to freeze and eliminate fat cells permanently," as their website describes it, this FDA-cleared treatment claims to eradicate fat in difficult areas like your chin, arms, abdomen, knees, and outer/inner thighs. While this all sounds great, upon further inspection, it might be too good to be true.

Let's discuss some of the facts about fat freezing. 

Fat Freezing: The Facts

  1. This procedure claims to be the only nonsurgical body contouring treatment that freezes and reduces stubborn fat from your body. Studies have shown that freezing fat has little to no effect on permanent fat loss, with positive outcomes appearing temporarily.
  2. The technology makes the treatments more comfortable, pain-free, and completable in about 35 minutes according to fat freezing providers here in Atlanta. In reality, procedures are quite painful, and many providers require a painful massage afterward to break up the semi-frozen body part you had done.

The Risks and Side Effects

  • Tweaking and twitching sensation at the treated area
  • Pain, swelling, aching or stinging at the treated area that lasts around 10 to 14 days
  • Temporary bruising, skin sensitivity, or redness around and at the treated area
  • Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH) - This gruesome risk means the treated area becomes more massive and swollen rather than reducing its size as expected. Such an outcome requires an invasive procedure to correct it.

The Cost of Fat Freezing

One of the biggest misconceptions about this procedure is that the costs are reasonable and inexpensive. This procedure is marketed to the public as a cheap, noninvasive alternative to fat removing surgeries or other methods such as AirSculpt®.

The procedure's costs will vary depending on the patient's expectations, the location in Atlanta or the South overall, and the sessions required. Each session can cost several thousand dollars, and patients can easily hit a bottom line of five-figures.

This total also comes with the recovery needed between each session, which can extend the entire process and generate more costs along the way.

So, is the Price of Fat Freezing Worth it?

Noninvasive body contouring like fat freezing may sound attractive if you want delayed results and minimal results. In the end, cosmetic procedures are a personal decision, and it's entirely up to you which one you decide to get. You may want to consider a safer, result-guaranteed method such as AirSculpt®. This minimally invasive technique uses innovative, patented technology wielded by artistically trained surgeons ready to listen to your expectations and give you remarkable results.

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