Firstly let’s talk about what Coolsculpting is! It’s a modern and widely practiced method of fat removal, a great non-invasive and effective way of reducing stubborn and wanted fat from problem areas. As its non-invasive you can continue with your day without having to worry about surgical risks or activity restrictions.
How does it work?
CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells in order to treat stubborn deposits without damaging the skin or the surrounding tissue. The treatment was developed by Harvard University scientists and based on the idea that cold temperatures can freeze fat cells and help them be removed. Coolsculpting.com
The process works by selecting an area on the body where the fat is to be targeted. A specialised suction cup is placed on the area and this is where the procedure begins. The fatty area is sucked into a cup and then frozen solid, although it sounds scary there is very little pain or feeling and you can work on your phone, ipad or tablet whilst the treatment is occurring. During the one hour procedure, the cup continues to work on freezing all the fat cells in the area. Once the hour is completed the area will need to be massaged back to place, there’s a little soreness but nothing which will keep you away from your job.
The fat cells are then gradually destroyed by your body through normal metabolic process.
That’s it! No injections, no anaesthesia, no cuts or major medical procedures!
The key benefits of CoolSculpting are
- No Surgery
- Ideal for people who have a healthy BMI but struggle to remove those last few stubborn areas of fat.
- Kills fat cells
- Does not require anaesthesia
- Minor pain and discomfort
- Little to no recovery time
What about Liposuction?
Liposuction is performed by creating a small incision a few cms across a fatty bulge. Fluid is then injected into the area to loosen the fat and to encourage the area to remain smooth, a local anesthetic is commonly added to the area to reduce pain.
Once the fluid has been injected and the surgeon is happy with the looseness of the fat, a suction tube is inserted into the body. The surgeon moves the tube around the inside of the incision to suck up the fat.
It’s an invasion procedure which will leave you less mobile for around 3-6 weeks, and although more aggressive it comes with its surgical risks.
Is Liposuction dangerous?
Any surgical procedure comes with their own risks and complications. Patients are put at high risk with liposuction if they are generally unhealthy, overweight or having a large amount of fat removed. If you fit into any of these categories then non-surgical procedures and getting you to a point of being healthy will be much safer, you should consult your doctor or GP before any surgical procedure.
The complications with lipsuction are:
- Infections from the surgery
- Embolism – Fat entering the blood
- Puncture wounds of organs
- Nerve compression
- Changes of sensation of nerves (pain or numbness)
- Weeks of swelling
- Skin death
- Rare cases of fatality
What sets CoolSculpting apart?
One of the biggest differences between CoolSculpting and other methods is the time taken for each procedure. CoolSculpting only takes one hour per session and requires only two sessions 8 weeks apart.
Where can I get Coolsculpting?
CoolSculpting has a greater proven effectiveness; skin clinics such as Prescription Skin Care in Auckland can demonstrate this, with their trained nurses having performed hundreds of successful treatments since 2013. Prescription Skin Care have been researching the TGA-approved technique of CoolSculpting for two years and, from their results, believe it to be the best non-surgical, fat-reduction procedure available. They are the first skin care clinic to introduce CoolSculpting to New Zealand.
If you would like to know more, click the contact us button below to talk to one of the team at Prescription Skin Care and find out if coolsculpting is right for you.