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?

  • A special vacuumed applicator is applied to an area of the body and a controlled cooling technique lowers the treatment area to -9C.
  • Cooling energy treats the fat layer without any damage to surrounding cells.
  • 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.
  • The result: up to 30% of permanent fat cell death in treated areas!


Body Catalyst is Australia’s largest and most experienced Body Shaping and Wellness clinic.

We offer non-surgical Cryolipolysis Fat Freezing treatment in locations across Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne. All our treatments are non-invasive and require no downtime. Our Clatuu fat freezing technology is registered in the ARTG #243432 and #259035, offering permanent fat reduction of up to 30% in the treated area with each treatment.

Wondering if this is right for you? Click below to book in a free consultation and enjoy 50% Off Your first treatment.

Fat Freezing Before and Afters

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

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Permanently eliminate up to 30% of stubborn fat cells with cryolipolysis fat freezing. We use Clatuu technology with 360 degree cooling applicators for more effective treatment.

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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

Does fat freezing work?

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.

Where does the fat go?

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.

Is fat freezing permanent?

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.

Is fat freezing safe?

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

When will I start to see results?

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

Does fat freezing hurt?

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.

How long does each treatment take?

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

Can I return to normal activities after the treatment?

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.

Are all fat freezing machines the same?

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

Why choose Body Catalyst?

Because we are the largest and most experienced body shaping 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's Next


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


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


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


Treatments begin once your treatment plan has been mapped out


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


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


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


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