Does Lipo Cryo (Fat-Freezing) Really Work? Here’s My Experience!

Wed, 26 Feb 2014


By Huda Heidi Kattan

Ever hear that old expression, “if something is too good to be true, it probably is”? Well, in the case of Lipo Cryo I can definitely shed some light on whether or not it actually works. Personally, I have had my own struggles with weight. I’ll be honest, I don’t focus on them too much, but I try to do what makes my body feel good. For instance, there is nothing that makes me feel more icky than eating fried food, so I generally avoid it (even though I love it), and juice makes me happy, so I drink a lot freshly squeezed juices when I can. Having said that, I don’t work out, like at ALL! Aside from chasing after my daughter, and applying makeup (that counts, right?), I literally do minimal to zero exercise!

Now, there is an area on my body that has always bothered me–my back fat, or as I like to call it, my wings! Okay, they aren’t horribly bad, but they’ve always been there! When I was in highschool and thick, to when I was obsessed with working out and weight lifting and had dangerously low body fat. They just don’t really go away too much. It’s hereditary and I got them! Yaay! I definitely considered doing liposuction on them since it’s just a problem area that seems to stick no matter what I do, but I am a firm believer that moving fat cells out of your body, will mess with the natural balance of things! After trying Lipo Cryo, I am convinced!

Okay so here’s the review! The whole process is not bad! They basically plug you up to a machine that sucks on your fat, and feels SOOOOO cold, a little uncomfortable in fact. It’s not painful, it’s just not comfortable. Then, you return a little while later for some seriously intense massage, personally this hurt a lot! You’re supposed to see results within 30 days in the treated area. I did this on my back and really was hoping that it would just look a little less flabby, but the opposite actually happened. The area got flabbier! It was awful! I don’t know if it’s because maybe it’s more stubborn fat, to be honest, even though it was fat, it was very firm. Now it’s soft! The women told me it could take two sessions, and I believe since it was a little firm to begin with it would benefit from a second session.

Now here’s the problem: I never really had fat on my arms, I mean they weren’t too toned since I don’t work out, but nothing too bad where I would feel uncomfortable. Well, now I am noticing my arms look really fat! Like almost lumpy! It’s for this reason I am most definitely not into the whole idea of lipo at all! Luckily, I did lose weight by eating fairly clean (thanks to Paleo for a few weeks), but I am terrified of gaining weight and seeing it in my arms again! I do believe lipo cryo may work for some people if it is an area that is fairly soft, but I would expect to see that weight return in other areas, which I am not sure that it is worth the risk! A friend of mine did her arms and now she gained a ton of weight in her mid section!

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26 Comments on "Does Lipo Cryo (Fat-Freezing) Really Work? Here’s My Experience!"

10 months 7 days ago

I’ve been looking to have the non-invasive fat freezing treatment, from what i can tell the best results are to be seen on stubborn fat such as love handles and that it is best if you have a healthy life style, am i wrong in thinking this? Will it work on all fatty areas?

I read an article that explains how fat freezing treatments actually works

10 months 5 days ago


We are a long established clinic, that specialize in Cryo Lipo (generic cryolipolysis or fat freezing), we have been nominated for Cosmetic Clinic of the Year two years running.

Cryo Lipo (cryogenic lipolysis) has been clinically proven to trigger Apoptosis in fat cells (fat cell death).

Cryolipolysis can potentially work on all fat cells, no matter where they are located on the body. Traditionally the abdomen has been the most popular area, but our clinic has the latest technology which offers different sized hand pieces which allow us to reduce fat in areas such as, stomach, hips, male chest, under buttocks, love handles, inner & outer thighs, back, upper arms, inner knee- so we can be very versatile.

We have many many happy clients who have travelled to us from across the UK for our expertise, and because of our reputation – a number of whom you can see before & after photos of in our online gallery & reviews section on our website

The treatments can be very successful. All fat reduction treatments do not replace a healthy lifestyle, so this is always promoted as part of our after care advice

Should you like more information on how we can help you, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Ice Body Sculpting
Fat Freezing Specialists

John Adams
1 year 6 months ago

who does this type of ‘surgery’ in Housotn? BTW, since there are obviously other beneficial side effects, weight loss and fat reduction, can this qualify as a non elective surgery? NOT COSMETIC?

1 year 6 months ago

An interesting review, thank you for sharing. We practice Fat Freezing techniques in our clinic in Cardiff, and get great results from “Cryogenic Lipolysis”. It sounds like you definitely had some changes to your problem area on your back, it would of been interesting to have your results reviewed, to get a better idea of the outcome. Did your clinic take measurements & photos? How does it look & feel now? – we advise that it can take up to 12 weeks in some cases for the area to settle. You can see before & afters & reviews from our clients here too :D

1 year 7 months ago

To the above commenter, “no salt” is a very bad idea, especially when you’re exercising. When you sweat, your body loses electrolytes through it…so you need to replenish them. Coconut water is a good idea in this case. Keep in mind, the body NEEDS sodium. Not too much, but not too little. You could die from too low sodium levels.

10 months 4 days ago

Totaly wrong..salt is the opposite of rehydration stay away, if you sweat drink water with weak fruit juice…

5 months 24 days ago

Our bodies actually need more salt than we general are getting, real salt such as Celtic Sea Salt. Just as the medical community thought fat caused fat and eggs caused high cholesterol, we now know salt is not the big bad wolf. Salt is one of the best thing for the adrenal glands and helps flush the liver and gallbladder. I actually put 1 1/2 tsp. in a water bottle daily and drink it throughout the day, also use on food as much as possible.
If you care to read about why salt is now considered part of a healthy diet there are several wonderful books such as Salt Your Way to Health (I think that is the name)

1 year 7 months ago

Heidi have you check out fat freezing by Asrai’s Touch . It’s different than the expensive lipo cyro you tried and it a home procedure. You wear it at home and the treatments can be repeat until you lose all the fat you want. It’s a spot treatment or an all over body slimming program. I have been using it for 2 years, I’m a perfect size 4 now. That’s the size I had been all my life until I hit my 50s. It’s great not worrying about having an extra piece of pie and putting on 3 pounds. It you would like to try Asrai’s Touch Fat Freezing Body Wrap to give a review, please contact me at . Check out the website, you’ll find some reviews from others who have tried it.. The science of fat freezing is wonderful, it makes our lives so much easier. Here a video that helps explains how it works.

2 years 2 months ago

And play for 45 min daily cross train .. its amazing exercise

10 months 8 days ago

I have been using asrais touch wrap with ice packs for 4 months at home
And have seen little improvement in belly size. It May be firmer, but still is too big. I exercise every day and don’t overeat, but do not starve myself. However, the ice pack wrap is wonderful for my back when it is sore. I even can sleep on it. That alone makes AsairisTouch worth the money.

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