Fat Freezing – CoolSculpting
At Illuminate we use CoolSculpting for all fat freezing treatments. CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive procedure that freezes away unwanted fat, helping to contour your body and give you the figure that you want. The treatment is undertaken in clinic with the patient either sitting or lying down. A CoolSculpting applicator is attached to the area of the body being treated to freeze away the unwanted fat cells, delivering long-term results.
Entirely safe and highly effective, CoolSculpting can be used to remove fat from many areas of the body including the stomach, hips, inner and outer thighs and the male chest as well as for bra fat removal.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.
Time required for treatment
One hour per applicator. On average between 4-8 hours in total, dependent on area(s) being treated.
Time until results seen
3 weeks - 4 months
Results will be long-term
Number of treatments required
Usually only 1 treatment is needed. Occasionally a second or third treatment may be recommended.
Before & Afters
Take a look at these before and after pictures to see the difference this treatment has made.
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How does this treatment work?
Fat cells are especially sensitive to cold. Once the areas to be treated have been carefully identified, CoolSculpting freezes them at -10 degrees centigrade, destroying approximately one third of all fat cells targeted.
What happens during my treatment?
You will either be sitting or lying down during your treatment. As part of treatment planning we will take photos of the areas to be treated. When ready, a cold gel pad will be put onto your skin and the CoolSculpting applicator will then be attached to this area and freezing will take place. This is followed by a post treatment massage.
While your treatment is taking place you will be able to watch TV, read a book, eat a snack and have a cup of coffee.
What happens to the fat that has been removed?
The dead fat cells are treated as normal waste by your body and disposed of naturally.
Will I feel any pain or side effects?
You may feel mild discomfort during the first 10 minutes of the treatment or during the massage that follows. Some delayed onset pain may also be felt (usually as few days after treatment) by those who have CoolSculpting treatment to the stomach area. Dr Sophie will prescribe a preventative painkiller for this if required.
Fat Freezing – CoolSculpting Videos
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What our patients say
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