Longitudinal evaluation of cryolipolysis efficacy: two case studies

J Cosmet Dermatol. 2013 Jun;12(2):149-52. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12036.


Cryolipolysis treatment, or cold-induced destruction of adipocytes, provides a noninvasive option for localized subcutaneous fat reduction without damaging the overlying skin or adjacent structures. This case study examines the long-term visibility of fat layer reduction subsequent to cryolipolysis treatment, through longitudinal evaluation. Two male subjects were unilaterally treated on one flank. Baseline and postprocedure photographs (at 2 or 5 years) of the treated and contralateral untreated flanks display durable results despite natural fluctuations in body weight.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Controlled Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Cryosurgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Subcutaneous Fat / surgery*
  • Time Factors