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Fat freezing, also known as cryolipolysis, is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that utilizes controlled cooling technology to target and freeze fat cells, leading to their destruction. The procedure is designed to reduce the appearance of excess fat in specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, and arms.
At Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors, located in Sydney, we use advanced technology to deliver precise cooling to the targeted fat cells, without causing damage to surrounding tissues. The procedure typically takes around an hour and patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment.
It is important to note that Fat freezing treatment is not a weight loss solution and it’s not suitable for everyone. It is not a substitute for dieting or exercise, it is best for people who are looking to target specific areas of their body that are resistant to traditional weight loss methods.
The procedure can cause mild discomfort such as numbness, tingling, or stinging sensation during the procedure, but these side effects are usually temporary. It may also cause mild redness and swelling, but these side effects will subside within a few hours after the treatment.
It’s important to note that results of fat freezing treatment are not immediate, it takes several weeks for the body to process the destroyed fat cells and the final results may be visible after 2-3 months. The number of treatment sessions required will depend on the individual case and will be discussed during the consultation.
At Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors, our team of medical professionals are dedicated to providing high standard of care to our patients. Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. If you are looking for a non-surgical way to target specific areas of your body that are resistant to traditional weight loss methods, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team to discuss if fat freezing treatment is the right option for you.
All you need to know about Fat freezing
Fat freezing treatment is a non-surgical and non-invasive body SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctorsing treatment. This treatment uses controlled cooling techniques to
during this procedure, the doctor will use a device to freeze stubborn fat cells under the skin, and help permanently (results may vary for every person and its not guarenteed) remove stubborn pockets. Post this, the fat cells will leave your body via excretion. You’ll essentially reduce up to 20% of the fat cells in your body after each Coolsculpting treatment.
CoolSculpting is the most commonly used brand for fat-freezing cryolipolysis. Coolsculpting fat resistant is the branded and marketed form of reduction of fat layer method. It has Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.
According to nutrition facts, fats are an essential part of the diet and play an important role in maintaining a healthy life.
Fat happens to be the most concentrated source of energy in the diet providing about 8 to 9 calories per gram, while on other hand, carbohydrates and proteins have only four calories per gram. Fat is known to have three elements which include carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. But, it has more carbon and hydrogen than oxygen, leading to nine calories per gram. Fats are the source of energy in food, belong to a group of elements called lipids, and are all combinations of saturated and unsaturated fats.
Subcutaneous fat pockets are parts of the innermost layer of the skin along with connective tissues. This innermost layer of the skin is also known as the hypodermis, and it helps regulate body temperature and contains blood vessels and nerves.
During a CoolSculpting procedure, a surgeon or other licensed cosmetic practitioner commencing treatment uses a special tool to permanently (results may vary for every person and its not guarenteed) remove stubborn pockets of fat by cooling certain parts of your body to freezing temperature.
The procedure can freeze and eliminate fat cells in the part of your body that you are having treated. Within a few weeks of treatment, your body breaks down these dead fat cells and flushes them out through your liver.
As with other forms of cryolipolysis, it uses freezing temperatures to break down fat cells. Fat cells are more affected by cold temperatures than other cells. This means that the cold does not damage other cells, such as the skin or underlying tissue.
During the procedure, the practitioner vacuums the skin above the area of fatty tissue using modern medical grade technology into an applicator that cools the fat cells. The cold temperatures numb the site, hence the name ‘fat-freezing’.
CoolSculpting can help permanently (results may vary for every person and its not guarenteed) kill only localized body fat tissues. Many people have the misconception that fat-freezing is a method for weight loss, but that is not the case. It is a treatment for fat loss, not weight loss.
As a result, you should opt for CoolSculpting cryolipolysis treatment only if you are someone who wishes to reduce or remove localized stubborn body fat that persists despite exercise and diet intervention. Cryolipolysis treatments are less effective in people with high levels of fat and those with obesity.
Yes, most patients generally treat multiple areas of their body at once during a coolsculpting treatment. Your doctor will determine the treatment area according to your pockets of fat and the effectiveness of fat-freezing treatment on those areas.
Typically you can get Coolsculpting done in areas under the chin, your inner thighs and outer thighs, lower abdomen, love handles, back fat, your upper arms and the area underneath your buttocks which is also known as banana roll.
Coolsculpting is been scientifically proven method of fat-freezing that can be performed as a body sculpting treatment that can give you optimal results by removing stubborn pockets of fat by at least 15% – 28% gradually.
It’s also important to note that CoolSculpting is not a treatment for obesity. Rather, it can help eliminate small amounts of excess fat that doesn’t easily go away with diet and exercise alone.
You are a fit candidate for cryolipolysis treatments, like CoolSculpting, if you are an adult and your body’s natural health is good, with no history of neurological or skeletal problems, and with a normally functioning kidney and liver.
CoolSculpting is a safe and effective treatment for reducing body fat in most people. But people with the following conditions should not do CoolSculpting :
cold agglutinin disease
paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
CoolSculpting could cause severe complications for people with these disorders.
Our doctors at Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors offer a complimentary consultation to determine whether you are the right fit for this treatment and do not have any medical conditions that may tamper with coolsculpting fat reduction.
Fat freezing results will provide permanent fat loss in the treated area, getting rid of excess fat that does not go from diet and exercise. You can expect optimal results of body sculpting from fat-freezing treatments.
But you should keep your expectations realistic from this treatment. You must keep in mind that CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment. However, it is a successful, safe and permanent fat reduction procedure. Weight loss treatments only shrink fat cells. CoolSculpting removes the fat cells completely from the body. This results in visible fat reduction, not necessarily weight loss.
This procedure also does not apply to all and will not address the underlying cause of treated fat cells. People undergoing the procedure should couple it with lifestyle changes to prolong its results.
As with all other cosmetic procedures, even fat-freezing treatments have some side effects. These include :
Following a CoolSculpting procedure, you may experience slight pain, stinging, or aching at the treatment site. This may be due to the intense cold temperatures the treatment uses. A study review found that any post-treatment pain usually lasted 3-11 days and went away independently.
Exposure to cold temperatures from Coolsculpting may irritate your skin. This can cause conditions like
temporary skin discolouration
These typically resolve on their own within weeks of the treatment.
If you are opting for fat-freezing treatments, you must be careful at least a week beforehand. Ask your doctor if you should start or stop taking any medications or supplements beforehand and follow their advice diligently.
It is also a good idea to avoid taking an anti-inflammatory medication like aspirin. This will help reduce any bruising that may occur.
Coolsculpting treatment is a completely non-invasive, fat resistant treatment that will not involve making any incisions on your own skin, so the procedure is clinically proven to be pain free.
Although you may experience mild discomfort during the first 10 minutes of the procedure when your fat will be drawn into the applicator and cooled, there is no intense pain.
The procedure requires minimally painful medication or anaesthetic medications. You can be comfortable enough to read, work on a laptop, listen to music with headphones or take a nap during the procedure.
No, you will not be left with any permanent scars from this procedure. There are no incisions and sutures involved. Without the involvement of knives and needles, no scars will be left on the treated area. Although it is normal to get some bruising from the suction of the applicator it goes away in a few hours.
CoolSculpting provides long-lasting and permanent fat loss results. Once the body cells that have fat exit the body, they never return. Areas of your upper arms, inner thighs and outer thighs will always look naturally sculpted and toned after cryolipolysis.
Patients should continue to follow a healthy diet normal diet afterwards. Gaining weight can lead to obesity and produce new fat in the treated areas.
It takes up to one hour to treat an area. After the area is treated, the applicator is removed. The area may be massaged for 2 to 3 minutes to assist with the breakdown of the fat cells.
You may have only one problematic area that may require only one treatment session of body sculpting. You may have more than one problem area that may require treatment. You may also need more than one treatment in a specific area to get rid (results may vary for every person and its not guarenteed) of stubborn fat and achieve your desired goal. Your doctor will design a customised treatment plan and the number of treatment sessions during a free consultation according to the treatment areas and your desired goals.
You may start seeing changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment and experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Yes, fat-freezing is a proven method that is face resistant and can get rid (results may vary for every person and its not guarenteed) of fat pockets present in your body.
CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment or a miracle cure for an unhealthy lifestyle. If a person continues with an unhealthy diet and remains sedentary while undergoing CoolSculpting, they will not get ethical results and can expect a less fat reduction.
Coolsculpting treatment will be ethical fat-freezing work for you if you meet all the requirements of a fit candidate mentioned earlier. Lifestyle and other factors may also play a role.
The procedure doesn’t work for everyone. It works best on people near the ideal body weight for their build with pinchable fat on stubborn areas. A 2017 study has clinically proven that the procedure was effective, especially in those with lower body mass.
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for non-surgical fat reduction that uses controlled cooling. The fat reduction body sculpting procedure works best to get rid (results may vary for every person and its not guarenteed) of stubborn fat cells on the flank, lower abdomen, upper arms, inner thighs, outer thighs, and now the double chin. With over one million CoolSculpting procedures being performed every year, it is proven to be safe and effective treatment patients can go for a non-surgical reduction of excess fat.
The CoolSculpting has no mandatory downtime for recovery since it is a non-invasive treatment. It is safe and completely non-surgical which allows you to return to normal activities immediately. You will completely remain stable after getting the treatment.
After the coolsculpting treatment, you should use Ibugel and Arnica gel to help with bruising and soreness post-treatment.
Our doctors will also recommend daily massaging of the treatment area. Lymphatic system massages and increasing exercise to increase lymphatic system post-treatment will further assist with fat-freezing results. Try and massage the treated area a few minutes a day until you achieve full results or until the doctor says so.
You can return to your daily routine almost immediately after the procedure. There is no clinically proven required time that you need to stay under clinical observation or even take healing time off.
This is one of the benefits of the fat-freezing non-surgical and non-invasive method.
No, you do not have to follow any kind of special new restrictive diet and exercise habits.
It can have adverse effects on the treatment if you opt for an unhealthy lifestyle completely. That may lead to obesity. That is why many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their fat-freezing treatment. It is very ideal to start taking even better care of yourself and pair a healthy diet with mild exercise for best results.
No, any kind of extra supplements or pills is not required after you get a fat-freezing procedure. The immediate results of the treatment are non-reversible and long lasting The doctor may recommend some pain-relief medications in the initial days following the treatment. But other than that, you will not be required to take any extra medications and supplements.
Yes, you can gain weight after the procedure if you do not maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Several other conditions like pregnancy, thyroid complications and other health problems can lead to weight gain. That is okay.
If you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.
Yes, you can talk to your doctor and ask for other cosmetic body or face SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctorsing treatments at the same time as fat-freezing.
Some of the most common treatments people get with fat-freezing are :
Kybella is an injectable treatment that’s used to treat submental fat i.e. the fat below the chin. Many people have unwanted chin fat that isn’t caused by weight gain but often because of genetics, age or a combination of the two things. The reason Kybella is a good complementary treatment for CoolSculpting is that people who have stubborn pockets of fat on their body will often have them in more than one place, for example around the stomach and underneath the chin.
Dermal fillers –
Dermal fillers are used to give the face more volume and to smooth out lines and wrinkles. Many people find that after they’ve lost a lot of weight, they’re not only left with stubborn pockets of fat on their body but also have a sunken or aged appearance on their face. By using CoolSculpting with dermal fillers, you can address both of these issues.
Anti Wrinkle Injections –
Anti Wrinkle Injections is a very well-known injectable treatment that most people have heard of. Anti Wrinkle Injections works by relaxing the muscles in the treated areas and therefore reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. If you want to get a more youthful appearance as well as reduce your body fat then Anti Wrinkle Injections is a great treatment to go with CoolSculpting.
The most common alternative to fat freezing treatment is a surgical liposuction procedure.
While liposuction is an effective treatment that can be used to lose all unrequired body fat and get a sculpted body, it is also a high-risk invasive surgery. The result will be permanent but you will be restricted to a strict diet and exercise regime.
Fat-freezing is a non-invasive treatment that can be performed in a cosmetic clinic as an outpatient procedure. The procedure should only be performed by a plastic surgeon, cosmetic surgeon, or other licensed skin healthcare professional.
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on the areas of stubborn fat you are getting treated, the number of sessions needed and your ultimate goals. A customized treatment plan will be created with our CoolSculpting Specialist that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
Typically, insurance does not cover the cost of aesthetic treatments. But in cases where you have to get cosmetic treatment for medical reasons, on the recommendation of a doctor, some insurance companies may cover the cost of the dermal filler.
At Skin Club Cosmetic doctors, we offer expert nasolabial fold treatments. We have many patients who can attest to the high quality quality of our services.
We also offer a complimentary consultation for all patients considering any cosmetic treatment. We offer top-grade medical dermal fillers that are safe and risk-free to be injected.
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