Coolsculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that selectively removes fat cells from the body.
If you eat a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regularly but are still struggling with stubborn deposits of fat, you might consider Coolsculpting. The treatment is a fat reduction procedure, rather than a weight loss technique, making it best suited to those who are at a healthy, stable body weight but would like to reduce visible bulges of fat from areas such as the abdomen, buttocks and arms. It is, of course, important to consider any cosmetic treatment carefully before committing to the process. Read on to find out how the treatment works, and if it suits your particular needs…
What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a process in which fat cells are removed from the body in a way that does not damage the surrounding tissue and cells. The process, which is known as cryptolipolysis, works by cooling fat cells to temperatures that trigger their natural death — fat crystallises quicker than other cells, which means that the cold temperatures do not affect any other tissue. Over the weeks and months following the treatment, the fat cells shrink and die as the body metabolises them before naturally eliminating them completely.
Is the treatment safe?
As with any cosmetic treatment, there is always risk of side effects. That said, Coolsculpting tends to be a very safe and effective procedure. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical option, which means that there is no need for any anaesthesia, plus there is no downtime following treatment. At Cranford House Plastic Surgery, all Coolsculpting treatments are performed by a trained and experienced professional so you can rest assured that you are in good hands! If you would like to find out more about our team, have a look here.
Is it for me?
The decision to go ahead with a treatment like Coolsculpting is very personal and we recommend that you discuss your desired goals and areas of concern with our team before going ahead with the procedure. Generally, the treatment is best suited to those who are struggling with stubborn deposits of fat that have proven resistant to diet and exercise. The treatment works well on a number of areas of the body, including the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and upper arms.
What are the options?
At Cranford House Plastic Surgery, we offer both Coolsculpting and Coolsculpting’s CoolAdvantage Petite. The latter is specifically designed to target small areas of the body and uses controlled cooling target and kill fat cells in a range of areas, including the upper arms, underarms, stomach, hips, buttocks, thighs and knees. Both Coolsculpting and CoolAdvantage Petite are non-invasive treatments that require no incisions, anaesthesia or downtime. If you would like to find out more about Coolsculpting, have a look here. To read more about how CoolAdvantage Petite works, have a look here.
If you would like to find out more about Coolsculpting and what the process involves, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are a boutique practice conveniently located in the Adelaide CBD and our team is dedicated to providing a wide range of safe and effective treatments. Dr Quoc Lam is known for his high-quality care and considered approach to all procedures — each patient is treated with respect and care, and Dr Lam will always take his time to understand your unique concerns and aesthetic goals. Read more about Dr Lam’s qualifications, experience and special interests here.