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Is fat freezing suitable for you?

Despite the minimal risks associated with fat freezing, this treatment is not suitable for everyone. Certain medical conditions or temporary circumstances are considered contraindications, meaning they may make individuals ineligible for fat freezing.

Treatment may not be appropriate for individuals with specific health conditions, temporary or localised problems.

General contraindications

General health conditions that may make you ineligible for fat freezing include:

  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria
  • Cold urticaria, Raynaud’s disease, Chilblains, Pernio
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Heart or lung disease
  • Cardiovascular or cerebral disease
  • Immune system disease
  • Hypoproteinaemia
  • Nerve pain, chronic pain or impaired skin sensation
  • Bleeding disorders or simultaneous use of blood thinners
  • Severe or uncontrolled diabetes
  • Physiological hypotonic
  • Hyper or hypotension

Temporary contraindications

Temporary conditions:

  • Pregnant, breastfeeding, or within 6 months of giving birth
  • Surgery in the past 12 months (including plastic surgery)

Local contraindications

Localised conditions within close proximity of the treatment area:

  • Impaired peripheral circulation or impaired skin sensation
  • Open or infected wounds
  • Metal plates, joint or other artificial implants
  • Cosmetic implants
  • Umbilical hernias, hernias or weak stomach muscle walls
  • Chronic or currently active skin conditions

Additional considerations

Fat freezing and other fat reduction treatments are not advisable for individuals struggling with body image issues or body dysmorphia. These treatments cannot be considered effective solutions and are unlikely to improve a person’s self-perception.

Is treatment suitable for you

If you are over 18 years of age and you do not have any of the above contraindications then treatment is likely suitable for you.

If you are unsure about the above conditions, or you are concerned about a health condition not listed above then we recommend you to book in a phone consultation prior to booking in your appointment.