#AskID: If I have fat removed with Z-Lipo, is there any chance it will come back?

No, the results of Z-Lipo are long-lasting, as treated fat cells are permanently removed. With cryolipolysis, unlike with diet and exercise, fat cells are actually destroyed and eliminated from the body. This means the same fat cells cannot return or enlarge with weight gain.

Z-Lipo is the most advanced, non-surgical technology for fat reduction and body contouring of exercise-resistant stubborn fat from the waistline, neck, upper arms, knees and thighs. The highly innovative ZLipo system makes it possible to target fat depots and reduce them permanently and non-invasively using controlled cooling to target and kill fat cells. Unlike other forms of cryolipolysis, ZLipo begins with a pulsed vacuum suctioning to further break down the fat cells before the freezing begins and increases the positive effect on lymphatic drainage and metabolism. The carefully positioned applicators deliver precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized-frozen, then die by a process known as apoptosis, without disturbing the surrounding tissue. Over the following 10-12 weeks, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells through the lymphatic system. These fat cells are gone forever and can not regenerate.

Since the surrounding tissue does not respond to the cold treatment in the same way as fatty tissue, the treatment is considered safe, gentle and non-invasive. Fat reduction after ZLipo is enhanced in our patients by using ZWave shockwave action which also serves to tighten the skin and reduce cellulite.

If you’d like to book a consultation with us please contact us on (01) 912 3030 or email us at info@instituteofdermatologists.ie.