CoolSculpting offers a non-invasive solution to reduce stubborn fat deposits in targeted areas of the body. This non-surgical fat reduction treatment allows suitable candidates to target their unwanted fat without having liposuction surgery.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat freezing procedure designed to reduce unwanted fat deposits in the areas of concern being treated. It works by using cryolipolysis, a controlled cooling, to freeze stubborn fat cells without affecting the surrounding tissues. Once the targeted fat cells are frozen, they are naturally processed and eliminated by the body over time. For suitable candidates CoolSculpting can treat areas of the body including the stomach, love handles, lower back, upper back (bra fat), upper arms, inner thighs, outer thighs, legs, banana roll, and the double chin.
Improvements in the treated areas can usually be noticed after one session, however, for more significant results, 2-3 treatments are typically recommended. It takes an average of three weeks to start noticing fat reduction results, with the final results expected to become visible around three months post-treatment.
How was CoolSculpting discovered?
Cryolipolysis is the fat freezing technology employed during the treatment, discovered by Harvard University scientists who realised that once subcutaneous fat cells were frozen, they ruptured and died. The lymphatic system then slowly and naturally removes the dead fat cells from the body.
CoolSculpting is an FDA approved, non-invasive procedure, for permanent fat reduction without surgery. It has been clinically proven to effectively reduce unwanted excess fat in targeted areas of the body, with minimal downtime when compared to surgical options including Vaser Liposuction.
How does a fat freezing treatment work?
Designed to reduce unwanted fat deposits in the treated areas, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring treatment option for suitable candidates. Using a cooling technology known as cryolipolysis, the fat cells in each area being treated are cooled to a temperature that causes them to break apart and die, without affecting the surrounding tissue. Over time, these dead cells are naturally processed and eliminated by the body.
The treatment is intended for individuals wanting to reduce unwanted fat in areas of concern on their bodies that are resistant to diet and exercise. It’s essential to understand that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution, and is best suited for individuals close to their ideal weight. As with any cosmetic procedure, there are potential risks and side effects, as well as result variations, which will range from patient to patient.
Results can be seen as early as three weeks after treatment, with the final results observed after around 12-16 weeks. The body can continue to slowly remove and process the dead cells up to four months following treatment. In general, the procedure can reduce the fat layer in each treatment area by 25%.
DISCLAIMER 1. Results vary from patient to patient. 2. All photos are of patients from Cosmos Aesthetics, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks or later post-procedure. 3. Recovery and potential complications will vary for each individual patient. 4. Photos and videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same as another person, and does not guarantee you will receive a particular treatment outcome. 5. All cosmetic procedures have risks, side effects, and complications, which must always be considered.
During the appointment, the problem areas of the body are marked up and drawn on to align with the applicator being used, before a gel pad is applied to protect the skin. The vacuum application device is then placed over the targeted area, which suctions the tissue including the skin and fat up into the treatment cup. As the cooling process begins, patients will feel a tugging pressure and cold sensation, followed by numbness in the area. The procedure typically lasts between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the treatment area. Patients are able to watch shows on their phones, read, listen to music, or just relax during the treatment process.
After the applicator is removed, the treated area may be massaged briefly to break up the frozen fat cells and enhance the fat reduction process. It’s imperative that visible results will not be immediate. The body naturally processes and eliminates the treated fat cells slowly over the weeks and months following treatment.
Is there any downtime after having CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment, and patients usually experience minimal downtime. After the treatment, some patients will notice side effects including temporary redness, swelling, numbness, and tenderness in the treatment area. These side effects are generally mild and subside on their own with time. Individual experiences always vary, and whilst some patients are able to return to their normal activities after having a treatment, others may prefer to take it easy for a couple of days.
Are there any risks from having CoolSculpting?
Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH) is a rare and unexpected side effect that can occur after a CoolSculpting treatment. Instead of the expected reduction in fat tissue, PAH results in an enlargement of the treated area. The exact cause of PAH is not fully understood, but it appears as a firm, painless, well-demarcated mass in the area that was treated several months after the procedure.
The risk of developing PAH is considered to be very low. However, it’s important for patients to be aware of this potential side effect. If PAH does occur, it can be effectively treated and most often requires surgical intervention with liposuction for correction. As always, it’s essential to have a consultation to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the treatment before deciding to proceed.
Who is a good candidate for a CoolSculpting treatment in Adelaide?
Good candidates for treatment are close to their healthy weight, with areas of stubborn fat that resist diet and exercise. Individuals with realistic expectations, who understand that the procedure targets localised fat pockets, rather than providing overall weight loss, are the most suitable, and most satisfied with their treatment results.
How many fat freezing treatments will I need?
Depending on the individual, most patients are able to see an improvement after one round of non-invasive fat reduction treatments. However, for optimal results, multiple treatment sessions may be recommended. More information on how many sessions you might need to achieve optimal results will be discussed during your appointment.
Are the results from fat freezing permanent?
Once the fat cells have been destroyed, they can’t grow back, meaning the treatment results are permanent. However, there will always be fat cells remaining in each treated area, these remaining cells can shrink and grow in size depending on the individual’s lifestyle including weight gain or weight loss.
How much does a CoolSculpting treatment cost?
Treatments start from an average of $450 per application. Packages and further special pricing are available at individual clinic locations. Please contact your clinic of choice to learn more and confirm your treatment plan costs.