What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is one of the world's leading non-invasive fat reduction treatment. It eliminates fat cells by freezing them, especially those in stubborn, hard-to-remove areas. The treatment is FDA approved, safe, and has minimal downtime. With over 7 million treatments performed globally, CoolSculpting is one of the most popular methods to help people lose stubborn fat and contour their body into its optimal shape.
How does it work?
Fat cells are able to be frozen away at higher temperatures than that of other body cells. This means that CoolSculpting can safely target and freeze fat cells without the risk of damaging or affecting the surrounding skin and muscle cells. Via a handpiece placed upon the target area, the CoolSculpting machine will apply controlled levels of cooling to crystallise fat cells. These crystallised cells will then gradually die off, allowing the remaining fat cells to condense and collapse onto each other, thus reducing the overall layer of fat on the body.
Coolsculpting vs Liposuction
Unlike Coolsculpting, Liposuction is an invasive procedure that requires surgery and general anaesthesia. Liposuction utilises large tubes to drain fat from target areas of the body, providing immediate results. The downside to this is of course increased price and weeks of downtime. Additionally we always recommend that patients interested in liposuction find a well-trained, experienced liposuction physician to minimise the risks associated with the treatment. In contrast, Coolsculpting is non-invasive, doesn't require surgery and has minimal downtime.
Coolsculpting vs Diet & Exercise
As with all treatments, CoolSculpting is not recommended to be a replacement for a healthy lifestyle involving a well-balanced diet and regular exercise. Instead, similar to a protein shake, we recommend it be used as a supplement to aid you achieving your fat loss goals. The key difference is that diet and exercise are capable of reducing the appearance of fat cells, but does not permanently remove them. CoolSculpting on the other hand is able to freeze and eliminate fat cells for good, especially stubborn areas which are hard to remove from diet and exercise alone.