FAQs

Am I a good candidate for the CoolSculpting Procedure?

For properly selected patients, the CoolSculpting Procedure is an effective way to reduce fat without the pain, risk, and lengthy recovery time associated with surgical procedures such as liposuction.

Suitable CoolScultping candidates are relatively fit people who have some modest-size problem areas that are not easily reduced through diet and exercise. If you are seeking a non-surgical solution for spot reduction of specific areas of fat, CoolSculpting could help you to achieve your body sculpting goals.

The CoolSculpting Procedure is not a way to lose weight or treat obesity. If you are unsure, contact Sculpt Clinic Sydney for a confidential consultation. Our highly-trained staff at will ascertain whether you are a good candidate for the CoolSculpting Procedure. 

How does the CoolSculpting Procedure work?

By using the scientific principle of Cryolipolysis™, a painless applicator directs controlled cooling to the target area of the body. Fat cells exposed to cooling temperatures are eliminated by triggering a natural process removal, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer. The result is a reduction in fat bulges that is visible in most patients after 4-6 weeks of regular treatment.

How does the process remove fat?

By exposing fat cells to the dramatic, controlled cooling, a process of natural removal is triggered. This gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer. The fat cells in the treated area are gently eliminated through the body’s normal metabolic processes in the same way the body naturally eliminates fat from food. This results in a reduction of bulges in treated problem areas.

Why choose CoolSculpting ?

The results of the CoolSculpting Procedure are not as rapid or dramatic as invasive procedures such as liposuction. However, if you wish to avoid the pain, risk and recovery time associated with surgical procedures, the CoolSculpting Procedure may be the preferred option for you.

What areas respond best to CoolSculpting treatment?

Almost any area of the body can be targeted during treatment. But most commonly, clients wish to remove stubborn bulges or problem areas which have not responded to exercise.

Commonly treated areas include “muffin top” waistline roll, outer thighs (saddlebags), abdomen, the hips, waist, inner thighs, buttocks and knees. Upper arms, isolated skin folds in the flanks, the breasts and bulges to the sides of the breasts, as well as other problem areas have shown excellent responsiveness to treatment.

Is the procedure painful?

Unlike traditional invasive surgical procedures such as liposuction, the CoolSculpting Procedure is non-invasive, with no needles and no incisions. There is no need for anesthesia or pain medications and there is no recovery time.

When the cooling panels begin working, clients feel an intense chilled sensation which quickly reduces. Because they are comfortably seated or lying during the procedure, clients are able to work on their laptops, read a book or simply relax while undergoing treatment.

What clinical evidence shows that the CoolSculpting Procedure really works?

The scientific principles of Cryolipolysis™ were discovered by dermatologists Dieter Manstein, MD, and R. Rox Anderson, MD, of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Their research demonstrated that fat cells were more vulnerable to the effects of cold temperatures than surrounding tissue.

The physicians and their team conducted research which demonstrated that;

  • Exposing fat cells to cooling triggers fat cell apoptosis – a natural, controlled cell death that gradually eliminate the affected cells.
  • Inflammatory cells gradually digest the affected fat cells in the months after the procedure, reducing the thickness of the fat layer.
  • Lipids from the fat cells are slowly released and transported by the lymphatic system to be processed and eliminated, much like that of fat from food.

Based on their research findings, the investigators concluded that “prolonged, controlled local tissue cooling can induce selective fat cell reduction and subsequent loss of subcutaneous fat, without damaging the overlying skin.”.

How long do the results last?

Most clients notice the changes after their first treatment, with an average reduction of up to 25%* in the treated area four months after treatment. The fat cells treated have been eliminated and if you maintain your body afterwards the results will remain stable.

* individual results may vary.

What are common side-effects experienced after the procedure?

Sculpt Clinic Sydney offers the convenience of a walk-in, walk-out treatment. Because the CoolSculpting Procedure is completely non-invasive, clients are able to return to work, exercise and normal activities on the same day. Redness may appear in the treated area, and may last from a few minutes to a few hours. Some localized bruising may occur, which clears within a few weeks. Some clients may experience a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area lasting one to eight weeks.

How long does the procedure take?

The length of time required per procedure depends on the size of the target area being treated.

This is usually between one to two hours per treatment.

How long until I notice results?

You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. Your body will continue flushing fat cells from your system for up to six months.

Will I require time off work or recovery time after the procedure?

No, there is no downtime after the procedure. Clients can safely resume your normal activities on the same day as your procedure, including work and exercise.

What People Say

“CoolSculpting is my best discovery of the year!”

Debra Messing

“Two months after CoolSculpting, I can see my waist again!”

Ali Landry

“The CoolSculpting procedure is Hollywood’s best kept secret.”

Molly Sims

Look and feel great in your clothes again.