Dr. Ruth Yeilding, MD

What is Cryolipolysis and How Does it Work?

What is Cryolipolysis and How Does it Work? 


Whether you’ve heard this word before or not, it’s no secret that it’s confusing and hard to say. Cryo actually means involving or producing cold in extreme temperatures. So, if you put two and two together, it helps with figuring out exactly what it means.


It is actually known as the key to shaping your body the way you want to. Cryolipolysis is what everyone refers to as fat freezing. It’s a nonsurgical way to reduce the fat cells in your body by using cool temperatures. 


How it’s Performed


opposite from it’s confusing name, the process of cryolipolysis is fairly simple. You usually will go to a doctor’s office where your physician will assess the area that you want to be treated. They will then mark the area and while you’re awake, an applicator will be used to freeze the layer of fat underneath the skin. 


A common question is if it hurts or if there is any damage afterwards. The answer varies depending on the person. There is a gel pad that is applied before the procedure starts so that your skin will be protected. Some patients state that there is some singling and cramping during the first 5-10 minutes, but it usually subsides as the area goes numb because of the cooling.




Other than the fact that this is a very low risk procedure, there are some other benefits and advantages to cryolipolysis:


  • Patients don’t need to be sedated
  • More than one area of the body can be treated per session
  • Fat cells that are destroyed are permanently removed from the body
  • No damage to muscles, blood vessels, or nerve fibers


The benefit of all is how it improves self-esteem because of the improvement of appearance. Call for a free consultation at (407) 960- 1000 or come to the office so that you can personally speak with one of your trained nurses on what the next steps could be.


Dr. Yeilding is looking forward to meeting you!