The Difference Between Hot and Cold Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Procedures

The Difference Between Hot and Cold Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Procedures

Dr. Grant Stevens, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Marina Del Ray, California, explains the difference between hot and cold techniques for eliminating body fat.

“Fat is sensitive to heat, if you heat it up to 42 degrees or more, you can see some resolution in the fat. The problem is it is not as reproducible and tends to hurt,” notes Dr. Stevens.

He goes on to explain that with Cryolipolysis –cold making fat go away –the results are reproducible. “Fat is also sensitive to cold –it dies. The skin, bone and muscles are fine at that temperature. The dead fat is eliminated from the body naturally and permanently,” explains Dr. Stevens.

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