Based on the principle of cryolipolysis (the technical term that means 'fat destruction by freezing'), Coolsculpting utilises a controlled cooling system to selectively freeze fat cells. These fat cells are capable of being destroyed at low temperatures without damage to the surrounding soft tissue and blood vessels.
Once frozen, the dead fat cells are attacked by the body’s immune defence cells and excreted by the body naturally over a few weeks.
Following selective exposure to the cooling waves of Coolsculpting™, the fat cells undergo a natural process of cell destruction. The body’s normal metabolic processes gradually excrete the dead fat cells from the body.
Sculpsure™ is FDA and TGA approved based on its excellent safety profile. Hundreds of thousands of treatments have been safely performed in the world over the past decade. There have been no short-term or long-term side effects documented.
However, in our clinical experience, we have encountered two rare complications with this procedure when older applicators were being used:
These two potential complications are now incredibly rare with the implementation of the latest Cooladvantage™ applicators.
Most patients tolerate the treatment exceptionally well. Coolsculpting™ is marketed as a painless procedure in the media.
However, in our clinical experience, some patients do report feeling mild to moderate discomfort earlier on during the procedure. The treatment area turns relatively numb soon after the freezing begins. However, any discomfort associated with the freezing process subsides within minutes.
Note: We also offer inhalation anaesthesia (laughing gas) to patients who request it.
Coolsculpting can be used anywhere on the body, but it is typically used for targeting excess fat around the abdomen, love handles, backs, stomachs, thighs and arms.
The Coolsculpt Mini™ is the latest applicator recently released by Zeltiq™ which targets chin fat (double chin) and armpit fat (underarm bulge).
During the treatment, a non-invasive applicator is applied to the skin’s surface of the area to be treated. This is followed by the gentle and slow delivery of precisely controlled cooling waves to target and eliminate the fat cells in the area selectively.
Once in position, the cooling applicator remains on the skin for a period of approximately 30 to 60 minutes per treated area. During this time you will be able to sit or lie on the treatment bed and read, work on your laptop, listen to music or watch television.
Immediately after the procedure the treated areas can feel frozen, numb and firm as well as appear pinkish red. Some patients may feel temporary discomfort along with temporary bruising and swelling. However, this should subside soon after the treatment.
Following the procedure, most patients typically resume their normal activities and can resume work and light exercise on the same day.
Visible results are seen over a period of two to four months following the first treatment and may be enhanced with a subsequent follow-up treatment if required. Most patients can expect to see a 20$ to 35% loss of fat after a single session.
Yes. Fat cells destroyed by this procedure are permanently removed from the body. However, new fat cells can form in the treated area if the patient fails to maintain a healthy lifestyle, consumes excessive calories and stops healthy levels of physical activity.
For a majority of patients, Coolsculpting entails downtime. However, we do recommend that patients take a day or two off work, especially if more than one area is being treated.
Light activity is suitable after 72 hours, while light exercise is usually acceptable after two weeks.
Most patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their Sculpsure™ treatment. However, it is crucial for one to maintain a healthy lifestyle after any fat reduction treatment to ensure long-term results.
Coolsculpting™ is the ideal procedure for anyone who is wishing to get rid of excess body fat but is not keen to undergo surgical liposuction surgery.
To be considered suitable for undergoing this procedure, you have to:
Coolsculpting is not a weight loss procedure and is not intended for use with grossly overweight patients.
People unfit to undergo this procedure are:
Dual-sculpting™ is the technical term used when two Coolsculpting Machines are used side by side to target two areas simultaneously and reduce treatment times. Medisculpt is one of the handfuls of clinics in Australia to offer Dual-sculpting™.
Pricing depends on the body areas being treated and the number of Coolsculpting cycles being used. Prices start from $800 per Cycle (unless we are running a special promotion).
A 20% discount automatically applies to all dermal therapy treatments you may choose to have while having a Coolsculpting procedure on the same day. The most popular dermal therapy procedures that we perform alongside Coolsculpting are:
A ‘cycle’ is determined by the number of times the CoolSculpting applicator is placed on the skin to cover a pocket of fat (presented by the colour ellipses below). Depending on the size and volume of the fat present, more than one cycle may be required to reduce the fat to achieve the desired result.
Coolsculpting™ is a patented technology originally developed by the American company Zeltiq™ after years of medical research and development. Over the past two years, several Chinese and Korean companies have attempted to copy this technology and have flooded the market with cheaper machines. Often, non-medical salons will offer 'Coolsculpting' using fake machines.
To ensure you are receiving a genuine Coolsculpting treatment, make sure to ask your treatment provider the following questions:
Medisculpt™ in Subiaco is one of the handfuls of clinics in Australia to offer the latest Coolsculpting treatment using the newly upgraded Coolsculpting™ applicator, known as the Cooladvantage™. This new generation of applicators enables us to complete the procedure in less than 30 minutes (compared to older technology which takes over 60 minutes). Moreover, it is far more efficient in destroying the fat cells, with up to 50% more fat cells destroyed.
We are also one of the handfuls of clinics in Australia to offer Dual-sculpting™in Perth. Dualsculpting™ is a technical term used to describe the Coolsculpting™ treatment where two Coolsculpting™ machines are used side by side to target more than one body area at a time.
At Medisculpt™, we offer the entire spectrum of surgical and non-surgical fat reduction treatments under one roof. We are better qualified to advise you about the most appropriate treatment option for you based on your individual concerns, expectations and budget.
Coolsculpting™ fees are calculated by the number of cycles used per treatment. At Medisculpt, prices start from $700 per cycle. Most patients spend anywhere between $700 to $3,000 per treatment.
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