Cryolipolysis Fat Freezing and Shockwave Therapy

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Imagine being able to achieve your dream body without having to go under the knife. Fat freezing technology can help eliminate small pockets of stubborn fat and cellulite that won’t budge no matter how much you diet and exercise. Cryolipolysis offers an effective, non-surgical alternative to invasive liposuction. By taking a 3D approach, Harley Street MD is proud to offer the latest technology in removing pockets of localised fat with virtually no pain and downtime. We include complimentary shockwave therapy, which helps speed up the process of eliminating the fat cells.

How Does Cryolipolysis Fat Freezing Work?

Cryolipolysis helps sculpt, contour and shape your figure by killing fat cells that are then eliminated through the body’s natural excretion process. 3D advanced fat freezing is particularly effective in fatty areas with bulges and flab — subcutaneous fat cells are more vulnerable to the effects of cold than other surrounding tissues, making them the perfect target for fat freezing. Tailored carefully, the procedure will help you to achieve a shapelier silhouette and give you attractive curves without unsightly rolls.

Research and development of fat freezing technology began around 2008 with its invention by Dr Dieter Manstein and Dr Rox Anderson. They created a device called a Coolsculpting machine that chills targeted areas of fat to around -5○C in a controlled, precise manner to kill fat cells without damaging surrounding important structures. All fat cells exposed to temperatures lower than -1○C will undergo crystallisation (freezing) and will be irreversibly damaged. As a result, their cell walls break down and, consequently, trigger a process known as apoptosis (programmed cell death). The dead fat cells and their fatty contents will then be eliminated through the body’s natural excretion process.

What Is Shockwave Therapy?

The combination of cryolipolysis and shockwave therapy treatments is far superior compared to fat freezing alone — up to 40% of the fat can be eliminated in a single session. We go the extra mile to offer 3D acoustic shockwave therapy free of charge as part of the cryolipolysis package. This therapy complements the effects of fat freezing by utilising soundwave energy to reduce fat and cellulite faster. As the device passes over the target area, it emits pulses of radial pressure waves (RPW) through the skin. 3D shockwave therapy creates vibrations to force triglycerides to be released from the fat cells and guide them to the adjacent lymphatic drainage system. As a result, it improves the blood flow to the skin, decreases the volume of fat and greatly reduces the appearance of cellulite.

Harley Street MD is proud to be one of the first clinics to offer this revolutionary new shockwave machine that is designed to reduce excess body fat effectively and non-surgically. By layering these different technologies in the same target area, they become a formidable alternative to invasive liposuction. 3D technology is certainly one of the most advanced and complete devices of its kind.

Which Areas Are Good for Fat Freezing and Shockwave Therapy?

Keep in mind that fat freezing isn’t meant to be a weight-loss tool or help you shed unwanted pounds. This procedure targets small pockets of fat to help with body contouring. You may need more than one session to get the results you desire. Areas that can be treated with cryolipolysis include the stomach, hips, thighs, chest, back, upper arms, buttocks and chin.

Harley Street MD Uses the Best 3D Technology on the Market

The 3D cryoelectrophoresis system that we use in our London clinic is an award-winning technology that made numerous national headlines with countless positive testimonials from celebrities. Unlike other alternatives on the market, the 3D machine not only freezes fat, but it also enables the incorporation of electrophoresis and shockwave therapy in actively reducing localised fat. These cutting-edge technologies have brought cryolipolysis to a whole new level.

What Is the Procedure Like?

When you come in for treatment, the applicators will be placed on the target areas and you will get to relax. The machine uses suction and cold temperatures to numb the area, so you will feel something, but it shouldn’t be painful. The treatment can take an hour, so it’s a good idea to bring a book or something to work on with you. With the new duo-cryolipolysis function, it is now possible to have two areas treated at the same time. Why pay for two sessions and spend two hours on the treatment table when you can pay for only one session and get two areas treated with us?

On top of cryolipolysis of up to two areas per single session, we also include shockwave therapy to maximise your result. You should wait for three months to have your next session in the same area. A bespoke treatment plan will be discussed with you at your initial consultation.

Is the Procedure Safe?

Cryolipolysis is a safer, non-surgical alternative to liposuction, without the complications and downtime. Since it’s a non-invasive procedure that has been clinically studied, doesn’t require anaesthesia and is approved by both the FDA and the EU, the risks are very low. Irregularities in skin contour may occur as they might with liposuction. It’s a good idea to discuss all the risks and ask questions about the procedure at your consultation to make an educated decision on whether or not fat freezing is right for you.

How Long until I See Results?

Perhaps you are trying to slim down for a special event, or maybe you want to get your body beach-ready in time for your next holiday? Whatever the reason may be, Harley Street MD is here to help you achieve your goal. Keep in mind that the process of fat clearance may take a few months to complete, so you’ll want to give yourself ample time before a big day. Results are typically visible after two to three months and are considered long-term as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Call us today to experience 3D advanced cryolipolysis in our London clinic. We will help you lose your unwanted “love handles”, “muffin top”, “saddlebags” and/or “double chin.”

Want to get the body you’ve always dreamed of? If you want to learn more about fat freezing and shockwave therapy and its many benefits, get in touch and book a free consultation at our central London Harley Street clinic today.

DISCLAIMER: Cryolipolysis is scientifically proven to eliminate fat cells permanently, but it cannot prevent other fat cells from forming and expanding in areas that have not been treated. Individual results may vary.

About Your Treatment

Your treatment

  • PROCEDURE TIME 45-60 minutes

  • BACK TO WORK Same day

  • ANAESTHETIC Not required

  • FULL RECOVERY 1-2 weeks


  • RESULTS 3-4 weeks

Treatment price

Cryolipolysis: single session

More information

• Avoid Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine for at least two days (e.g. ibuprofen)
• Avoid vitamin E and Ginkgo Biloba for 2 days
• Avoid all alcoholic beverages for one day
• Avoid aspirin for 7 days (if you take aspirin for medical reason, please first consult with your doctor)
• Do not consume large meals immediately before your procedure, or directly afterwards
• Applicators to be put on the target areas. They will generate a vacuum environment to bring the fatty area into the cooling plates.
• Target areas will be chilled to -5 ○C with Cryolipolysis technology
• Electrophoresis incorporation during the chilling phase
• Cryoelectrophoresis may take up to 60 minutes per session
• During the fat freezing treatment, you can lay back, read, work, and listen to music.
• Shockwave therapy during thawing phase
• Each session can have up to 2 areas treated if found suitable (i.e. both sides of abdomen, both thighs, both flanks) with no extra cost.
• A 1-week gap is advised between 2 subsequent sessions – on separate target areas only
• The same area can be repeated after 3 months
Cryoelectrophoresis is not suitable for patients with the following:
• Pregnancy, recent pregnancy or breast feeding
• Heart conditions including pacemaker
• Thrombosis or thrombophlebitis
• Anticoagulant therapy (e.g. warfarin, rivaroxaban, LMWH)
• History of cancer
• Metal prosthesis or implants on target areas
• Diabetes
• Epilepsy
• Autoimmune conditions
• Transplant surgery
• Kidney or liver impairment
• Redness and swelling are likely to occur locally. These usually fade very quickly. You might experience discomfort for 2-3 days post treatment.
• Bruising can occur and is rare – this can last for up to 10 days
• Temporarily numbness may occur. Usually up to 10 days, though it may be up to 2 months in rare cases.
• The treated area can feel cold and firm for up to 2 weeks
• Blistering and freeze burn are extremely rare, these will take longer to heal

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