CoolSculpting is the fat freezing procedure that has gained popularity amongst men and women – both in Melbourne and across the world. As a non-invasive fat reduction treatment, CoolSculpting has garnered a favourable reputation as a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
The FDA-approved procedure has been performed more than 7 million times across the globe, with more and more patients enjoying the benefits of this fast, effective treatment.
If sculpting the body and tackling those stubborn areas you can’t get rid of through diet and exercise alone sounds good, then CoolSculpting may be for you. In this blog by Evolve ACM, we’ve broken down how CoolSculpting freezes fat cells in the body and included a guide to help you determine whether it’s a good option for you.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting uses a cryolipolysis (fat freezing) process to deliver controlled cooling that targets and cools fat cells underneath the skin, leaving normal cells intact. Now crystallised, these cells are naturally broken down and eliminated by the body. During the treatment, patients might feel an intense cold sensation, which becomes bearable once the area numbs.
Following this process, most patients see results within 2-6 months. However, the body can continue to break down fat cells for up to six months post-treatment.
As a non-invasive alternative to liposuction that requires no surgery or anaesthetic, that is quick and painless with no downtime – could CoolSculpting be right for you?
Is fat freezing right for me?
To help you understand whether you’re a good candidate for a fat reduction treatment like CoolSculpting, ask yourself the following questions:
Do you have stubborn fat you can’t get rid of?
The best candidates for CoolSculpting have large “bulges” or pockets of fat on their body and have already tried traditional methods like diet and exercise to remove them. CoolSculpting targets specific areas of the body and is not a good option for people that suffer with obesity.
Do you have an upcoming event and you want to sculpt your body fast?
Results are visible within just a few months, and often patients around Melbourne choose CoolSculpting to slim down and boost their confidence before a big event, such as their wedding day. CoolSculpting is commonly used to target problem areas such as a double chin, a muffin top, arms and flanks.
Remember that you may need more than one treatment to see results, so speak to your practitioner about your treatment plan to ensure you allow enough time (usually 3-6 months) before the event.
Am I healthy?
CoolSculpting isn’t for everyone, and your safety should be your number one priority. If you suffer from conditions such as cryoglobulinemia (a blood protein disease), cold agglutinin disease (a rare anaemic autoimmune disease) or paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria (a rare autoimmune disease) – then you should avoid fat freezing techniques. You should also avoid cryolipolysis if you’re pregnant or are suffering any skin conditions or hernia in the area to be treated.
This list isn’t exhaustive, and you should discuss your medical history with your CoolSculpting specialist during your initial complimentary assessment before undergoing any fat freezing procedure.
Book a professional consultation to discuss your options
We recommend that anyone interested in a non-surgical fat reduction treatment should book a consultation to discuss their options and suitability. Evolve ACM is one of Melbourne’s leading clinics offering CoolSculpting services – book a complimentary assessment with one of our specialists to determine if fat freezing is right for you.