CoolSculpting in Buckinghamshire is a non-invasive fat freezing treatment that is used for the treatment of visible fat on various areas of the body. It is ideal for those areas that can be difficult to reduce through exercise alone, such as bulges under the chin or a protruding stomach after pregnancy. Unlike a surgical procedure, CoolSculpting only requires a very short amount of recovery time, which can be ideal for patients who have a busy and fast-paced lifestyle. The results are long-lasting and noticeable as the body continues to flush out the dead fat cells after treatment, for around up to six months.

How does it work?

CoolSculpting works by cooling the fat cells that lie under the skin, targeting them with controlled precision in order to freeze the cells. Once these cells have been crystalised, they are naturally removed by the body. DualSculpting is when two machines perform the procedure at the same time, and the addition of CoolAdvantage, a revolutionary cup design that can be attached to the CoolSculpting machine adds to patient comfort. The procedure itself usually takes around 35 minutes. During this time, the patient may experience some minor discomfort, but is highly unlikely to experience any pain.

Is CoolSculpting safe?

The cold temperatures that are used during CoolSculpting only numb the area being treated, and this does not cause any damage to any of the other surrounding cells. As no incisions or medications are necessary during the procedure, there is a minimal chance of any side effects or complications. The procedure has been approved by the FDA, and research that has been done on the procedure widely follows the consensus that CoolSculpting is a safe, effective method of targeting visible fat.

How long do the results last for?

Once the fat cells have been frozen and destroyed by the cold temperatures that CoolSculpting applies, these particular cells cannot return. Clearer results will begin to show between 4-6 weeks of taking the treatment, and should continue to improve up for sixteen weeks after treatment. However, it is important to note that CoolSculpting is not a replacement for an active lifestyle and healthy diet, and patients should maintain their personal health for best results over a longer period of time.

What are the advantages of CoolSculpting?

One of the main advantages of CoolSculpting as a fat freezing treatment is that there is very little recovery time needed, and concerns that patients may have about surgery can be alleviated. For patients with a busy lifestyle who might not have time to take time off for a surgical procedure, this could be an ideal method to reduce those stubborn areas of fat, targeting them specifically for long long lasting results. In addition to this, the treatment’s progressive improvement means that the re-contouring of the body will become more and more evident as time passes and the body naturally metabolises the crystallised fat cells. During an initial consultation, any other questions or concerns that the patient may have can be addressed, and tailor the treatment plan to the individual.