With advancements in technology, there are multiple ways to lose weight in today’s society. Some involve surgery or invasive procedures and others don’t require surgery at all. With each there are different results and different ways of treating the patient but the goal is generally the same. It helps you lose weight!

What Is Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight loss surgery involves invasive or surgical procedures that aim to reduce the stomach’s size so that you eat less than you did before. There are multiple ways to achieve this goal with varying side effects for each option.

Surgical procedures include gastric sleeve surgery, lap band surgery, gastric bypass and duodenal switch surgery. Most of these surgeries are permanent and take a portion of the stomach out of your body, which can affect the way you absorb nutrients, vitamins and minerals. You may find that you will have to take supplements to make up for this. There is also a chance that you will end up with gastrointestinal issues.

Less invasive procedures for weight loss include gastric balloons, endoscopic gastric sleeves and vagal blocks. These procedures aim at inserting devices into your stomach to decrease your appetite and promote weight loss. They are less invasive than surgery but also have their own set of risks.

What Is Fat Freezing?

Fat freezing is a newer technology than weight loss surgery that aims to freeze fat so that your body can absorb it to reduce weight. This can be performed as a full body or localised treatment depending on your needs.

With localised Canberra fat freezing treatments, which we perform at our Canberra fat freezing clinic, a cooling applicator is applied to the patient. The skin has a protective layer placed over it in the area of application and the device is then placed on top. A gentle suction then occurs and the area is cooled to freeze the fat cells.

Fat freezing is a non-invasive treatment, which is fast and effective so you can continue with your daily routine as per normal. It can have some minor side effects but nothing as drastic as weight loss surgery. Results can also be seen after just a couple of treatments with skin firming and tightening as the area loses fat.

Which Is Better For Me?

Deciding to lose weight is a big decision as well as the way you want to lose it. Weight loss surgery can be very beneficial for those who are morbidly obese, however, there can be major side effects that will affect the rest of your life.

Our Canberra fat freezing treatments are non-invasive with little to no downtime so your life and body won’t be drastically affected in a negative way. The fat freezing treatments are simple and straight forward which makes it perfect for those who are looking to sculpt their body.

If cryotherapy Canberra is the right weight loss choice for you then book a Canberra fat freezing treatment at our Canberra weight loss clinic on (02) 6239 7347.