Dr. Bob Soin - General Surgeon  MA, MB, BChir.(Hons), FRCS(Gensurg), MD.

After several years supplying the Slimfreezer to thousands of happy customers, and now our revolutionary 3rd generation cordless CryoShape, there are still many who may feel hesitant to ask questions about the product. Below we have answered these questions for you, enrolling the help and advice of the esteemed surgeon Dr. Bob Soin. Bob trained at Cambridge, St Mary’s Paddington and Oxford and was a lecturer at Oxford University. Bob specialises in general surgery including upper gastrointestinal surgery, endoscopy, hernia and haemorrhoids treatments.

We have many people who ask about the Lipoloysis process. Can you explain this?

Lipolysis is the term explaining the turning of fat into fluid. This process has been understood for many years. When you apply certain temperatures to a local area of the body for a period of time, this is when lipolysis occurs.

In the case of cold lipolysis, the fat cells just below the skin surface when frozen with crystalize and die. These fat cells do not return.

So what happens to the fat?

When a controlled temperature (in the instance CryoShape) that is a regulated controlled cold temperature, which is important for best results, the fat cells just below the skin crystalize and die. They then harmlessly pass through your body over the following few weeks. This process is called Apoptosis.

What results can I expect?

Results will vary, but there are numerous examples of approximately 20% of the fat cells in the treated area being lost.  

When will I see and feel the results?

You will start to see and feel the results in a matter of weeks. We always encourage you to massage the treated area once the treatment is finished. This increases blood flow and stimulates collagen. It helps speed up the breaking down of the dead fat cells.

Does this mean I don’t have to exercise and care about my diet? 

Absolutely not. Exercise and a balanced diet are very important. Even moderate exercise and eating a healthy diet is so good for you in many ways. No, CryoShape is not a replacement for this. Let me explain it this way, when you consume more calories than you burn, your fat cells will increase in size, so you look and feel bigger. Conversely, when you burn more calories than you consume, your fat cells reduce in size and you feel and look slimmer. The fat cells are always there. CryoShape will extinguish fat cells so once they are gone they never come back.

How often can I treat the same area?

We recommend a wait of 4 weeks before treating the same area as this allows time for the dead fat cells to pass through your body. Do remember that the treatment area is the size of the metal plate. So if you are treating a larger area, say all around your tummy, then this will need several treatments.

Is it safe to use?

If you have any concerns you should always consult your doctor. You shouldn’t use if your are pregnant, have any heart-related illnesses, suffer from epilepsy, fever, inflammation, dermatitis (acne, eczema, herpes), warts, open or recently stitched wounds, serious or progressive illnesses (cancer, AIDS, hepatitis, blood diseases, etc), blood coagulation problems or mental illness. If you are healthy and use as instructed, the CryoShape is perfectly safe treatment.

Does it hurt?

You may feel some numbness during and shortly after the application. This is normal. When I use CryoShape it is not painful.

You mean you use CryoShape? 

Sure…it’s very easy to use. My family also use CryoShape.

We have several requests from new mums asking if CryoShape can help reduce their tummy fat. Would CryoShape help in this case?

This is a good example of where CryoShape is very effective. Of course new mums' priorities are the baby and their health. But it can be challenging for mums to get their body back to how it was before pregnancy. The CryoShape will help to trim fat from the tummy area when used as part of a healthy eating and exercise programme.