What is Coolsculpting®?
CoolSculpting® fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction or liposuction treatment that uses controlled cooling to reduce stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable and long lasting—so you’ll look great from every angle after your non surgical liposuction.
CoolSculpting® is a form of non surgical liposuction, fat reduction or fat freezing. The treatment delivers precisely controlled cooling to fat cells underneath the skin, causing the cells to crystallise and undergo natural apoptosis. Over time, your body naturally processes and reduces the number of fat cells, leaving you with a more sculpted physique.
How does Fat Freezing / Fat Reduction work?
The CoolSculpting® procedure delivers precisely controlled cooling to target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystallised (frozen), destroyed, and over time your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. The result? A more sculpted you.
CoolSculpting is generally viewed as a safer, non-invasive type of fat reduction surgery than traditional procedures, such as liposuction. Most people do not feel anything during the procedure, aside from a tugging sensation where the skin is between the device’s two cooling panels.
As the procedure does not involve any cutting, tissue manipulation, or anaesthesia, most people do not need any recovery time and can immediately resume normal activities.
The only noticeable side effects of the procedure tend to be minor and occur only around the area of treatment. Most minor side effects reduce or go away within a few days to weeks after the procedure. It is normal, however, to experience numbness or loss of sensation in the treatment area for around a month.
Common side effects of CoolSculpting:
- pinching sensation
- minor swelling
- skin sensitivity
- mild to moderate pain
- muscle cramping
A person may continue to experience these side effects for a few weeks after the procedure. Other common side effects that a person may experience in the first few weeks after CoolSculpting include:
- itchiness, especially a few days after the procedure
- diarrhoea, as dead fat cells are removed from the body
- a feeling of fullness in the throat after treatments involving the neck or chin region
When Will I See Results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 12 weeks. Your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
This depends on your personal goals and treatment plan, which will be discussed during your consultation before the treatment.
Before & After Gallery
- Treatment time 1-2 hours
- Pain None to minimal discomfort
- Results Approximately 3 weeks but improves after 12 weeks
- Results Duration Up to 18 months
- Price Depends on treatment plan