What is fat freezing?

Cryolipolysis (commonly known as fat freezing) is a breakthrough, non-invasive procedure that uses a controlled cooling technology to permanently kill fat cells, without surgery. It’s the most effective non-surgical way to permanently remove stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

How does fat freezing work?

  1. A special vacuumed applicator is applied to an area of the body and a controlled cooling technique lowers the treatment area to -9C.
  2. Cooling energy treats the fat layer without any damage to surrounding cells.
  3. As fat cells cannot survive at this temperature, these fat cells crystallise, die and over a period of 12 weeks naturally eliminate from the body.
  4. The result: up to 30% of permanent fat cell death in treated areas!
a woman undergoes cyrolipolysis (also known as fat freezing) treatment

Does Fat Freezing Work? Not all fat freezing is created equal

At Body Catalyst we use Clatuu 360° technology. It is a technologically advanced cryolipolysis and fat freezing system, killing up to 30% of fat cells with each treatment, with results starting from 6 weeks.

Clatuu has dual applicators which allow us to treat two areas at once along with 360° cooling applicators for more effective fat reduction. Find out more about the different fat freezing technologies available on the market.

Our CLATUU Fat Freezing machine compared to older technologies

Clatuu Diagram - Body Catalyst

Fat Freezing Before and After Results

Fat Freezing 4 - Body Catalyst

*Inner Thighs Fat Freezing Before and After
 Number of treatments: 2 sessions

Fat Freezing 2 - Body Catalyst

*Love Handles Fat Freezing Before and After  
Number of treatments: 1 session

Fat Freezing 3 - Body Catalyst

*Love Handles Fat Freezing Before and After  
Number of treatments: 2 sessions

Fat Freezing 1 - Body Catalyst

*Love Handles Fat Freezing Before and After  
Number of treatments: 1 session

Fat Reduction 4 - 1 - Body Catalyst

*Lower Abdomen & Love Handles Fat Freezing Before and After  
Number of treatments: 2 sessions

non surgical liposuction - Body Catalyst

*Upper & Lower Abdomen Fat Freezing Before and After

Number of treatments: 2 sessions

* Please note results may vary from person to person due to family history, age and different skin types.

Is this for me?

Cryolipolysis is most effective in people who have stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It does not appear to be effective in people who have large amounts of fat to lose. So if you are within 15 kilos of your ideal weight and have fat pockets that can be grabbed, then fat freezing may well be the treatment for you.

At your initial complimentary consultation, our Body Experts will be able to advise if fat freezing is appropriate for you.

Areas that can be treated include:
Double Chin, Arms, Love Handles, Abdomen, Inner Thighs, Outer Thighs, Banana Rolls, Knees, Back Bra Strap

Frequently asked questions

Yes. The treatment is medically proven to permanently eliminate up to 20-30% of fat cells with each treatment in treated areas. Find out more on our clinical studies page.

Once crystallized, the fat cells slowly break down and are transported through the lymphatic system to the liver where they are processed out of the body as waste.

Once the treated fat cells are gone, they are gone for good. As long as you maintain your weight with your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable.

Yes. The treatments are non-invasive – meaning the treatment does not penetrate the skin so there is no risk of infection or complication. Our equipment is medical grade and registered on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). Clatuu is entered in the ARTG, #243432

Results can start to show as quickly as 6 weeks, with optimal results being seen at the 12th week mark.

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates as the area becomes numb. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.

Each treatment takes 40 – 60 minutes (yep, that’s right, you can literally freeze your arse off in your lunch break).

Yes, you can. The procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. As surgery can lead to months of discomfort and disruption to life, Cryolipolysis is rapidly becoming a popular alternative to traditional liposuction.

No. Not all machines are registered as safe and approved for consumer use on the ARTG. Clatuu is one of the most technologically advanced cryolipolysis systems available today, allowing for faster, more effective fat reduction as it has two applicators, 360° cooling applicators, an intense suction and freezing that goes down to -9°Click here to read more.

Clatuu is entered in the ARTG, #243432

Because we are the largest and most experienced body sculpting clinic in Australia. We consistently perform more fat freezing treatments per year than any other clinic. Also, all our therapists are qualified nutritionists and health professionals because it is important to us to help people maintain their body goals, not just reach them.

What Next?

Book A Consultation

Book a consultation with one of our qualified therapists. During this consultation we will discuss your body goals

Customised Treatment Plan

Your therapist will work with you to create a customised treatment plan to help you achieve your body goals

Receive Nutrional Guidance

As a trained nutritionist, your therapist will offer you nutritional guidance to help maximise your treatments and to ensure your results are maintained

Treatments Commence

Treatments begin once your treatment plan has been mapped out

Monitor your results

On the day of treatment measurements and photos will be taken to monitor your results

Check-In Calls

Post-treatment, you will receive regular check-in phone calls and emails to see how you're tracking

Follow-Up Appointments

Follow up appointments are booked in to monitor progress of results through photos and measurements

Questions Answered

At every stage of the way, our highly trained therapists are here to support you and answer any questions you may have