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Fat Freezing Aftercare

Following the provided fat freezing aftercare will enhance the results and speed up the time in which you can start noticing positive changes.

Post-Treatment care instructions


  • Drink water: It’s crucial to stay hydrated. Aim to drink at least 2 litres of water daily to help your body flush out the treated fat cells.

Healthy lifestyle

  • Balanced diet and exercise: Maintain a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise regimen. This helps enhance the results of the treatment and prevents new weight gain.


  • Lymphatic drainage massage: Massage the treated area twice a day for two weeks. This helps stimulate lymphatic drainage and aids in the elimination of dead fat cells.

Weight management

  • Maintain or lose weight: To achieve optimal results, avoid gaining weight after your treatment. While fat freezing eliminates existing fat cells, it does not prevent new fat from forming.

Potential side effects

Post-treatment, you might experience mild side effects such as bruising, redness, or sensitivity in the treated area. These effects are usually temporary and should resolve within a few days. Where bruising is more significant you may benefit from using arnica gel at home.

Long-term results

Results from fat freezing are not immediate.

Most individuals begin to see changes after a few weeks, with full results visible after up to three months. Factors such as diet, exercise, genetics, and age can influence the outcome. For larger or more stubborn fat deposits, additional treatments may be necessary, with a minimum of six weeks between sessions for the same area.

Enhancing fat freezing results with massage

A study conducted in 2013 found that manual massage of the treated area post-treatment can significantly enhance fat reduction. The study reported a 68% improvement in fat layer reduction in the areas that were massaged two months after treatment.

Fat freezing aftercare FAQs and follow-up

For any questions or concerns about fat freezing aftercare or side effects, reach out to your clinic.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key to maximising and sustaining the results of your fat freezing treatment. Follow-up treatments can be booked as needed, with a waiting period of six weeks between sessions for the same area.