Guaranteed fat removal, non-invasive and painless. Sound too good to be true? Philippa Hennessy goes under the ‘vacuum’ and finds out for herself just what fat freezing is all about.

Just can’t banish those stubborn pockets of fat? If you’re on the wrong side of 40 then it’s an uphill struggle, no matter how much you exercise an diet. So, when I was presented with the opportunity to trial revolutionary treatment (Namely, 3D Lipo Cryolipolysis, followed by a course of Lipofirm Pro) I was intrigued and readily accepted.

3D Lipo Cryolipolysis

3D Lipo Cryolipolysis is essentially fat freezing, lasting 45 minutes to one hour. It’s a safer alternative to liposuction, being a more natural method which involves the cooling of fat in pockets. And, it’s only repeated once every six months, if needed.

The goal is to remodel the body’s shape and reduce bulges of fat which are resistant to diet and exercise, by upto 40%. Destroyed, they dissolve into lipids which are metabolised by the body’s natural pathway and permanently removed over a period of six to 12 weeks. Simply choose which part of lower body you wish to treat and off you go. Once you’ve had it, it’s easy to get hooked and many go back for seconds to focus on other areas, such as the lower and upper abdomen, love handles and bottom.

Before & After

The Procedure

A vacuum-based applicator draws in the fat pocket of the treatment site, in my case the inner thighs, by using controlled cooling. The device is left for 45 minutes, allowing time for the temperature to drop. Whilst not a relaxing treatment, it doesn’t take too long to adjust to the cold and I am able to semi-switch off. After it’s removed, the area (albeit a little chilly) is massaged, to stimulate blood flow.


At first there are no obvious changes to the area, other than it can be red and rather cold to touch. it takes the body several months to flush out the dead fat cells, therefore results will be visible after six to 12 weeks. I am told that as an active person who regularly works out, results may be visible before then.


I am waiting to see the physical benefits but what appeals to me is the speed of the treatment, it’s risk-free and it’s a one-off. I will definitely consider repeating the treatment in several months’ time.

Follow-up with Lipofirm Pro

A course of six 35 – 45 minute treatments, carried out once a week, achieving long-term fat reduction. Using radio frequency to stimulate collagen, the Lipofirm Pro treatment tightens the skin, tones the muscles and removes liquidised fat through the lymphatic system.


This is quite an uncomfortable procedure which causes a burning, tingling sensation, but it’s not for long and if you stick with the whole course, you will notice a difference. No pain, no gain, eh?

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