CoolSculpting: Why it Works


coolsculpting victoriaStubborn body fat is a burden. No matter how healthy you eat or how frequently you exercise, the unwanted fat around your hips, abdomen and thighs may not be going anywhere. It’s frustrating to work so hard without seeing the results you want and you may feel as though you’re out of options.

Fortunately, CoolSculpting is available at MIPS to help reduce the localised pockets of fat that you’re struggling to eliminate and it works without incisions or downtime. Although a nonsurgical treatment method with minimal side effects may seem unheard of, it’s precisely what CoolSculpting provides. Once you learn why it works, you might decide that CoolSculpting is right for you!

The Connection Between Fat and Controlled Cooling

With the amount of effective fat reduction methods using thermal energy to destroy fat cells, it may seem counterintuitive to use cooling technology for the same purpose. CoolSculpting, however, uses Cryolipolysis to freeze and eliminate fat cells from the body.

Once frozen, the fat cells are slowly processed and removed, creating a slimmer body contour. Patients and physicians alike recognise the effectiveness of CoolSculpting due to its ability to target fat cells without damaging surrounding tissues.

Receive Treatment in One Hour

CoolSculpting treatment involves the use of an applicator that gathers targeted fatty deposits and emits controlled cooling. Immediately, CoolSculpting beings freezing fat cells and effectively killing them.

CoolSculpting works on several areas of the body with specified applicators for each region. The most common areas of treatment include the chin, upper arms, inner and outer thighs, abdomen, back and buttocks.

Because it is non-invasive, you will be awake during your CoolSculpting procedure. In one hour, you can treat the area of your body that has been causing you cosmetic concern for years. Most patients will read, check their phones or even take a nap — it’s that simple!

See Results After One Session

After your CoolSculpting procedure, you will be able to return to your daily routine that same day. Although the treated area may feel numb, the sensation will wear off within hours and shouldn’t keep you from engaging in everyday activities.

You may notice a slight reduction in fat within the first few weeks after CoolSculpting but the full effects of the procedure will not be apparent for two to four months. The metabolisation of fat from your body is a gradual process that will not be noticeable right away but over time you should see a significant reduction in unwanted fat and a slimmer profile.

If after your initial treatment session you decide that you want further enhancement, you can talk to your physician at MIPS about additional CoolSculpting procedures; however, many patients achieve their desired outcome in one treatment session alone.

Want to Learn Whether CoolSculpting is Right for You?

The physicians at Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery would be happy to help you decide whether CoolSculpting will meet your cosmetic expectations. With a consultation, we can examine your skin and localised regions of fat to determine whether controlled cooling will improve your body contour.

Contact our office at (03) 9508 9508 to schedule an appointment.