Fat reduction (fat-freezing) treatment and body sculpting
What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting, also known as cryolipolysis, is a revolutionary new fat-freezing technique which is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive method of removing stubborn pockets of fat which may be resistant to exercise or diet: it has been the subject of over sixty clinical papers in medical journals and over four million Coolsculpting procedures have been performed world-wide. Evolve Advanced Cosmetic Medicine is one of the only aesthetic medical clinics in Melbourne CBD to have the advanced Coolsculpting Melbourne procedure.
How does Coolsculpting work?
The non-invasive fat-freezing technique utilises a process as cryolipolysis: the fat cells in your body are known to freeze at a different temperature to other, healthy cells. Coolsculpting Melbourne takes advantage of this fact by applying a device that resembles a cold vacuum to your love-handles, double-chin or other problem areas, and freezing the fat cells, while leaving the normal tissue unharmed.
The body’s natural processes then break down and eliminate the fat cells over the next few weeks and months. No hospital stay, no anaesthetic, no painful surgery or incisions, and you can go back to work immediately after your treatment. The most commonly treated areas include the stomach, hips, love-handles, thighs and double-chins, although almost any problem area can be targeted with a Coolsculpting fat-sculpting treatment.
What body areas can be treated with Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a revolutionary new treatment for those stubborn pockets of fat which may hard to remove with exercise and diet. Body regions which may be treated with Coolsculpting include:
- Submental fat or “double-chin”
- Abdomen, stomach, “belly”
- Hips, flanks, “love handles” or “muffin-tops”
- The upper and lower back, “bra-bulge”
- The male chest or “man-boobs”
- Upper arms, “tuckshop or bingo arms”
- Inner and outer thighs, “saddlebags”
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Am I a suitable candidate for Coolsculpting (Fat-Freezing)?
Coolsculpting is a safer, non-invasive alternative to liposuction which can help treat those stubborn areas of fat. Our service is discrete and confidential, and our highly trained staff will discuss your suitability for treatment during your initial free Coolsculpting assessment.
How quickly does Coolsculpting work? How long until I see results?
After a Coolsculpting treatment, what happens to new fat coming into the treated area?
What should I expect during my Coolsculpting treatment?
Each treatment session may take from half an hour to one hour depending on the area treated. Treatments can happen all at once, or over a number of sessions depending on your individualised treatment plan and the amount of time you have available.
The Coolsculpting “vacuum” will be applied to the targeted areas for fat loss, and you can relax in our comfortable chairs while your treatment takes place.
You can spend the time watching television, reading, getting some work done, or even having another treatment such as a chemical peel, lip fillers or anti-wrinkle injections.
What does treatment with Coolsculpting feel like?
As the tissue is cooled, some patients may experience a cold sensation, but it is not unusual for the area to feel warm: this is because the nerves in the area can sometimes have difficulty telling the difference between cold and warmth. Some patients find this sensation mildly unpleasant, but the area then goes numb after five to ten minutes.
The first time you have a Coolsculpting treatment, the staff will stay with you until you are fully comfortable and relaxed. Immediately after treatment, as the warm blood flows into the frozen area, some patients feel an unpleasant sensation that lasts for a few minutes.
Some people may require mild pain-killing medications such as paracetamol following a treatment, but in general it is extremely well tolerated. Our highly trained staff will discuss the procedure and your need for medication during your initial Coolsculpting assessment at Evolve Advanced Cosmetic Medicine.
What should I do after my Coolsculpting Melbourne treatment?
Is Coolsculpting only for women? What about Coolsculpting for men?
Our service is discreet and confidential, and your highly trained doctor or nurse will discuss your suitability for treatment during your initial Coolsculpting assessment.
Will Coolsculpting replace exercise and diet?
How much does Coolsculpting Melbourne cost?
At Evolve, we realise that everybody has different areas of concern and different treatment goals, and we aim to treat everybody as an individual. Therefore the number of treatments (cycles) required will vary depending on the condition being treated, the size of treatment and the location on the body. Your highly trained doctor or nurse will discuss your likely treatment course and total cost during your initial Coolsculpting assessment.
What are the risks of Coolsculpting?
Apart from the mild discomfort during the treatment, some patients may feel bruised or mildly tender for a twenty-four to seventy-two hours. A rare complication is late onset pain thought to result from irritation of the nerves during treatment: this pain generally appears on the third to fifth day after treatment, and although it usually resolves by itself, some patients may require a stronger pain medication which our doctors are able to write you a prescription for.
Your treating Coolsculpting Melbourne specialist will call you a few days after your treatment to discuss your progress, and assist you with any concerns. An extremely rare complication (seen in less than on in every ten thousand patients) involves growth of fat, rather than fat loss at the site and may require surgical correction.
I am pregnant or breastfeeding. Can I have Coolsculpting?
Your team can advise you on treatment alternatives to enable you to continue working towards your aesthetic goals throughout your pregnancy and while you are breast feeding.
I have a medical condition. Can I have Coolsculpting?
Recent surgery in the area to be treated, or hernias in the area are best avoided due to the vacuum suction applied. Patients with impaired sensation or a history of nerve problems (including shingles and diabetic neuropathy) may be at increased risk of nerve pain following treatment.
Treatment should be postponed if there are any wounds, infections, acne, eczema or psoriasis at the site to be treated. Patients with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators should not have Coolsculpting fat-freezing treatment close to their implants, but joint replacements and surgical prostheses are generally not a concern.
Patients with a history of cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria should not undergo treatment with Coolsculpting.
At Evolve Advanced Cosmetic Medicine your safety is our highest priority and a full medical history will be taken prior to treatment. Our highly trained staff will discuss your suitability for treatment during your initial Coolsculpting assessment. Genuine Coolsculpting Melbourne clinics will be listed on the official Coolsculpting Zeltiq Australian website.