One of the biggest drawbacks of this treatment is the risk of uneven fat removal. It’s not surprising given that the procedure is carried out by a machine instead of a human being. There is less mechanical action involved which is easy on the technician but also critical for the outcome. Sometimes technology can fail us.
When it comes to fat-freezing, the technician operating the device has little control over what is happening underneath the skin. (The same doesn’t apply to liposuction.) And if the applicator is placed the wrong way, it can leave ridges across the surface, which creates irregular skin and overly unaesthetic results.
Not to mention, fat-freezing is mostly used for small areas of fat. It’s not capable of dealing with large fat deposits, unlike liposuction.
Another possible aftermath of the procedure is something called lipohypertrophy, which describes the accumulation of extra fat in the treated area in lieu of fat loss.
Lastly, the areas that have undergone cryolipolysis are not suitable for fat graft harvesting. As fat cells are so vulnerable to damage, they will not meet the requirements for fat transfer once they have been exposed to this kind of treatment.