What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® eliminates fat cells from your body with no surgery, no needles and no downtime. This fat-freezing procedure is the only non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, and can help you achieve your ideal body with minimal discomfort.
Please note: This procedure is only available at our Payneham and Goodwood locations.
How does CoolSculpting® work?
Because fat cells have a higher freezing temperature than skin cells or muscle fibres, they can be safely targeted by the CoolSculpting® applicator without any damage to the surrounding tissues or the surface of the skin. By cooling the subcutaneous fat just under the skin, the cells are crystallised (frozen). The body will naturally metabolise and eliminate these dead cells over the course of the next several weeks or months. The result is a safe, effective treatment, and a reduction in your total number of fat cells. After your appointment, this process should occur without the patient feeling anything out of the ordinary, but the fat in the target area will slowly begin to shrink and disappear.
What happens during CoolSculpting®?
You are entitled to a free, no-obligation consultation prior to booking your treatment. Your body and its needs are unique, so Adelaide MRI will work with you to develop a customised treatment plan to address your specific areas of concern. You may decide that multiple visits are required to achieve your ideal results.
During your treatment, a gel pad or gel and the applicator(s) are applied and secured to the targeted area. A Vacuum applicator draws the tissue into an applicator cup. The applicator will deliver controlled cooling to the targeted fat without damage to the tissue or surrounding skin. After your appointment, the applicators are easily removed, and you can resume normal activities immediately after the CoolSculpting® procedure. The targeted area may be left with a blanched, red or swollen appearance from the applicator suction, but this should disappear within 24 hours or even sooner.
Adelaide MRI will schedule follow-up appointments to evaluate your results, take photos and discuss additional sessions, if needed. Your body will begin to naturally eliminate the targeted fat cells over the following weeks, and your results will slowly be revealed.
What does the treatment feel like?
During the procedure, patients might initially experience feelings of minor discomfort, tugging, pinching and a brief sensation of extreme cold, but most patients do not experience any pain. After a few minutes, the cold will naturally numb the treatment area. Many patients choose to read, watch TV, respond to emails or even take a nap. After the applicator is removed, the cold feeling may briefly return, and the targeted area may be blanched, red, or swollen. However, these side-effects are temporary, and should disappear within 24 hours or even sooner.
Is CoolSculpting® safe?
Yes. In Australia, the CoolSculpting® procedure is TGA-cleared, safe and effective. CoolSculpting® treatments offer patented Freeze Detect® technology that ensures superior safety.
How much does CoolSculpting® cost?
CoolSculpting® is not eligible for a Medicare rebate. The total cost of your treatment will vary based on your target area and ideal end result, and so your personal pricing options can be discussed at your complimentary consultation session. A rough estimation only may be available when you call to book this consultation.
What sort of improvements does CoolSculpting® provide?
The following are images taken of real patients.