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Who is Not Suitable for Fat Freezing?

TL;DR Summary

  • Pregnant or Breastfeeding: Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid fat freezing.
  • Certain Medical Conditions: Those with conditions like cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria are unsuitable.
  • Unrealistic Expectations: Individuals expecting drastic weight loss from fat freezing alone aren’t ideal candidates.
  • Obesity: Fat freezing is not a treatment for obesity or significant weight loss.
  • Loose Skin: Those with excessive loose skin may not see optimal fat freezing results.
  • Cold Sensitivity: People with extreme sensitivity to cold should avoid fat freezing treatments.
The table succinctly presents the mechanism, effectiveness, and considerations of fat freezing for fat loss, highlighting that it uses controlled cooling to destroy fat cells, can reduce fat layers by up to 25%, and is most effective when combined with lifestyle changes, although results and suitability vary.
Is Fat Freezing Effective for Fat Loss


In my years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I’ve seen many people interested in fat freezing treatments. While it can be an effective way to reduce stubborn fat, it’s not suitable for everyone. I’ve had customers at Wellaholic ask me about the treatment, and I always make sure to explain who may not be a good candidate.

Through my interactions with industry experts and research, I’ve learned that there are certain health conditions and other factors that can make someone unsuitable for fat freezing.

In the rest of the article, I will provide more details on who should avoid this popular treatment to help you make an informed decision about whether it’s right for you.

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Fat Freezing Overview

Understanding the Fat Freeze Treatment

Let’s talk about fat freezing, a popular non-surgical treatment for reducing stubborn fat. I’ve helped many clients achieve their body goals with this innovative procedure.

Fat freezing works by cooling fat cells to a temperature that causes them to die off gradually. Your body then naturally eliminates these dead cells over the next few weeks. The result? A more sculpted appearance in the treated areas.

While fat freezing is generally safe, it’s crucial to have the procedure done by trained professionals. At Wellaholic, our experienced team will guide you through the process and ensure you’re a good candidate for the treatment. With the right approach, fat freezing can be an effective way to boost your confidence and get the body you’ve always wanted.

Benefits and Limitations of Fat Freezing

Fat freezing presents a safe alternative to traditional fat removal methods, targeting specific areas of fat deposits like thigh fat or bra fat. However, the procedure has its limitations and may not be suitable for everyone, requiring a consultation to determine candidacy and potential risks.

Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Techniques

Unlike invasive surgeries, non-invasive fat reduction techniques like fat freezing offer a way to reduce excess fat and sculpt the body without the need for incisions. These treatments help remove unwanted fat cells and achieve body sculpting goals through a series of treatments.

In the bustling city of Singapore, a woman is availing the state-of-the-art WellaFreeze 360 fat freeze treatment at Wellaholic. This revolutionary treatment is designed to assist individuals in their journey towards achieving their desired body shape by targeting and eliminating stubborn fat cells through a process of controlled cooling. The WellaFreeze 360 fat freeze treatment is a non-surgical procedure that employs the principle of cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy fat cells, leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected. The body then naturally metabolizes and expels these dead cells over time, resulting in a more defined and contoured physique. The efficacy of the WellaFreeze 360 fat freeze treatment is well-documented. Numerous customers have reported noticeable changes after just a handful of sessions, making it a sought-after choice for those in pursuit of a safe and effective fat reduction technique.

Candidate Selection

Criteria for Suitable Candidates for Fat Freezing

You should be close to your ideal body weight, with just some stubborn pockets of pinchable fat that you want to reduce. Fat freezing works best on areas like the lower belly, love handles, inner thighs or upper arms. If you have a lot of excess weight to lose, I would recommend focusing on diet and exercise first.

Your skin should still have good elasticity and not be too loose or saggy in the areas you want to treat. While fat freezing can reduce fat, it won’t tighten loose skin. If there is some mild skin laxity, we can combine fat freezing with skin tightening treatments like radiofrequency for better results.

It’s important to have realistic expectations. Fat freezing can reduce fat by around 20-25% in the treated areas, but it’s not a dramatic weight loss solution. Most people need a series of treatments to see their best results. I work closely with each patient to create a customized treatment plan to help them achieve their goals.

Safety is always my top priority. Fat freezing is very safe for most people, but may not be suitable if you have certain medical conditions like cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. I always do a thorough consultation to determine if it’s right for you.

Potential Risks and Concerns with Fat Freezing

While fat freezing is generally considered safe, there are potential risks and concerns associated with the procedure. Understanding these risks, such as cold temperature effects on the skin or fat layer, can help in taking necessary precautions and avoiding unsuitable candidates from undergoing treatment.

Health Conditions that Might Impact Eligibility

Individuals with certain health conditions, such as medical issues or factors that pose a risk during fat freeze treatments, may be deemed unsuitable for the procedure. These health conditions could exempt them from candidacy due to safety reasons and the need for alternative fat reduction methods.

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Consultation and Evaluation

Consultation before undergoing fat freezing is crucial to assess the individual’s suitability for the procedure. It allows the healthcare provider to discuss the treatment areas, suitable applicators, expected fat loss, and potential results with the patient.

Importance of Consultation Before Fat Freezing

Prior consultation ensures that the patient is well-informed about the fat freezing process and sets realistic expectations. It also allows the healthcare provider to evaluate the patient’s health conditions, lifestyle factors, and overall suitability for the treatment.

Determining the Treatment Area and Applicator

During consultation, the healthcare provider identifies the specific areas where fat reduction is desired and selects the appropriate applicator for effective treatment. This personalized approach ensures targeted fat loss and optimal results for the individual.

Discussing Expected Fat Loss and Results

The consultation also includes a discussion on the expected fat reduction outcomes and the timeline for visible results. Understanding the potential fat loss helps the patient prepare for the treatment and set realistic goals for body contouring.

Several factors influence the suitability of an individual for fat freezing treatment. Understanding these factors is essential to ensure safe and effective results while minimizing potential risks and complications.

Who is Not Suitable for Fat Freezing?

As an Aesthetic Director, I often get asked who is suitable for fat freezing treatments. While fat freezing is generally safe and effective, there are certain groups of people who should avoid it. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not undergo fat freezing, as the effects on the baby are unknown. Those with certain medical conditions like cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria are also unsuitable candidates.

It’s important to have realistic expectations when considering fat freezing. The treatment is designed to target stubborn pockets of fat, not achieve drastic weight loss. If you’re expecting significant weight reduction from fat freezing alone, you may be disappointed with the results. Fat freezing is also not a treatment for obesity. Additionally, those with excessive loose skin may not see optimal results, as the treatment does not address skin laxity. Lastly, if you have an extreme sensitivity to cold, it’s best to avoid fat freezing treatments altogether.

Wellaholic conducts straw polls with our customers, in order to learn more about their aesthetic preferences.

Wellaholic’s Professional Observations (with our Customers)

Based on my experience treating customers at Wellaholic, here are a few interesting observations about who may not be suitable for fat freezing treatments:

The key is always to have an in-depth consultation to review the patient’s goals, medical history, and treatment areas to determine if they are likely to be satisfied with the results of fat freezing. Setting appropriate expectations is crucial for a positive treatment experience.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who is Generally Considered Unsuitable for Fat Freezing?

Individuals with medical conditions that make them sensitive to cold temperatures, such as cryoglobulinemia, cold urticaria, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, are generally considered unsuitable for fat freezing. This non-invasive fat reduction treatment, also known as cryolipolysis or CoolSculpting, can exacerbate these conditions, posing a significant health risk. Moreover, those with severe skin conditions or open wounds in the treated area are advised to avoid this procedure to prevent complications.

Is Fat Freezing Suitable for People Looking to Lose a Lot of Weight?

No, fat freezing is not advisable for those seeking significant weight loss. It’s designed for reducing fat in specific areas of the body with stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. It’s not a weight-loss solution but rather a fat reduction procedure aimed at contouring and sculpting the body by eliminating unwanted fat cells. Individuals with obesity or those seeking to lose extensive weight are suggested to consider alternative weight management and fat reduction treatments.

Can Fat Freezing Be Performed on All Areas of the Body?

While fat freezing can be impressively versatile, it’s not universally applicable to all areas of the body. The procedure is most effective on areas where subcutaneous fat can be easily targeted by the applicator, such as the abdomen, thighs, bra fat, back, and under the chin. Fat bulges in these areas can typically be reduced effectively with cryolipolysis. However, fat freezing might not be suitable for treating areas with thinner layers of fat.

Who should avoid CoolSculpting?

People who should avoid CoolSculpting include those with known sensitivity to cold such as cold urticaria, Raynaud’s disease, pernio, or chilblains, cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. CoolSculpting is also not recommended for people who are severely overweight or obese, pregnant or breastfeeding, have poor circulation in the treatment area, or have an active implanted device like a pacemaker. Additionally, the treatment should be avoided if you have a hernia, eczema, inflammation, or recent surgery on or near the treatment area.

What disqualifies you from CoolSculpting?

At Wellaholic, we prioritize your safety above all else when it comes to CoolSculpting treatments. You may not be a suitable candidate if you have conditions like cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria that make you hypersensitive to cold temperatures. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and trying to conceive are also contraindications. We don’t recommend CoolSculpting if you have poor skin elasticity, chronic pain, severe anxiety disorders, or bleeding conditions. Certain skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, as well as recent surgery or injury in the treatment area may also disqualify you. The best way to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you is to come in for a consultation so we can review your medical history and aesthetic goals together.

With over 8 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I am passionate about enhancing beauty and wellness through innovative, science-based approaches. As the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, I am committed to delivering exceptional services that are tailored to each client's unique needs. My expertise spans across advanced skincare treatments, body sculpting, hair removal services, and nutritional supplements, all aimed at helping clients achieve their personal best.

Serene Chiam, Aesthetic Director

Serene Chiam is the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, a well-known aesthetic chain in Singapore. She has more than ten years of experience in the aesthetics industry. With a Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) and CIDESCO certifications, she expertly combines scientific knowledge with practical skills. Serene is known for her personalized approach to beauty, ensuring each Wellaholic client’s journey is unique and transformative. Her significant contributions have been pivotal in establishing Wellaholic’s reputation for excellence in aesthetic wellness.

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