CoolSculpting® is a form of cryolipolysis, a non-surgical fat-reduction treatment using controlled cooling to help eliminate stubborn fat. There are other brands that are based on the science of cryolipolysis. These include CoolCrush® and CoolShaping®. Cryolipolysis is commonly used for body contouring, opposed to weight loss, as it targets the fat deposits that are present under the skin on areas such as the thighs, stomach, flank (love handles/muffin top) and the upper arms.

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WHO IS THIS FOR
  • CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure: it is best for patients who are already close to, or already at their ideal weight and looking to sculpt problem areas
  • People looking for non-surgical alternatives to liposuction
SUCCESS
  • Patients will see a reduction of up to 25 per cent in the treatment area, with results appearing as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment.
  • The most dramatic results appear after after 2 months, but your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment.
RECOVERY TIME
  • Because CoolSculpting is non-surgical, patients can resume normal activity immediately after the procedure.
TREATMENT DURATION
  • 35 minutes - 1 hour, per treatment site.
POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS: DURING TREATMENT
  • Patients may feel an initial sensation of intense cold, followed by pulling, tugging, mild pinching, tingling, stinging, aching, or cramping at the treatment site. However, these quickly subside as the area becomes numb.
POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS: AFTER TREATMENT
  • Temporary redness
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Firmness or hardness on the treated area
  • Tenderness and cramping
  • Skin sensitivity
ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS

Costs

Below are average prices for CoolSculpting per area in different countries.

  • Mexico

    €330
  • Austria

    €390
  • Czech Republic

    €580
HOW DOES IT WORK?

The whole procedure does not involve sedation, needles, or downtime. The treatment area is simply covered with a gel pad to protect the skin and a cooling applicator cup is applied.

There are different sized applicators to use depending on the treatment area, helping to create a vacuum on excess skin and underlying fat. This suctioned applicator then delivers controlled intense cooling conditions to eliminate fat cells.

Body regions where CoolSculpting is considered safe and effective for removing minor fat deposits include:

  • abdomen
  • thighs
  • under the chin or upper neck
  • flanks
  • under the armpit
  • back
  • buttocks and under the buttocks

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you typically feel a combination of intense cold and a pulling or tugging sensation before the area goes numb in 5 to 10 minutes.

Each session lasts 35 minutes to an hour per treatment area. After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes.

Once the fat cells are crystallised (frozen), they begin to die and are naturally broken down and consumed by your other cells.

This process is your body’s way of eliminating the dead cells from your body, and occurs over a period of 6-9 weeks.

It is generally recommended that to achieve the best results, patients undergo 2-3 sessions with a break of 30 days between sessions.

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