Coolsculpting treatment


Treatment Overview

Objective: To permanently freeze and kill stubborn fat to enhance the figure in patients who have already reached their healthy weight.
Anaesthesia: None
Procedure duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour per application
Pain level: 1/10
Recovery time: None
Resumption of physical activity: Immediate

What is CoolSculpting®?

Developed by scientists at Harvard University, CoolSculptingⓇ uses a patented cooling system to remove fat cells without surgery or recovery.

Even if you work out and eat a healthy, balanced diet, fat still accumulates in certain areas. Despite your efforts, you cannot shed this stubborn fat. CoolSculptingⓇ helps you shed this stubborn fat without surgery and recovery is immediate.

The treatment freezes fat cells in a controlled way using a sucking applicator that adheres to the skin and body. The tissues are thus frozen and fat cells die. These cells are then permanently eliminated by the body.

Candidates for the surgery are patients who are not or only slightly overweight and who have stubborn fat that they cannot get rid of through diet and exercise.

CoolSculptingⓇ will help you shed these localized fat deposits without effort or surgery!

Before your CoolSculptingⓇ session

Before your CoolSculptingⓇ session, our nurse will meet with you to explain the treatment, record all relevant health information, and discuss your expectations. We advise being at a stable weight to get the most out of the procedure. The choice of treatment will depend on many factors such as the amount of excess fat and skin. If you are a good candidate for treatment, our nurse will develop a treatment plan and you will be able to book your first CoolSculptingⓇ session.

What areas of the body can you treat with CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® can treat excess fat in the following areas:
THIGHS: inner or outer side of thighs, saddlebags
BACK FAT: back fat located under the bra
BUTTOCKS: area under the buttocks
MEN’S BREAST: excess fat in the breasts (gynecomastia)

What does the treatment entail?

CoolSculptingⓇ is a non-surgical procedure. The duration of a treatment depends on the number of applications, and can vary from 35 minutes to 1.25 hours per application. The nurse will mark the area to be treated and make you comfortable. Under the effect of suction, skin and fat are drawn into the applicator. You may feel tugging, pulling and mild pinching during the first minute of treatment but these sensations disappear quickly.

The fat cells are cooled to a controlled temperature, which will kill them naturally without altering the surrounding tissues (reduction of the thickness of the fat layer by up to 27%). Lipids in fat cells crystallize at a higher temperature than water in other cell types. After treatment, the fat cells degrade and gradually die. It is the body’s immune system that will naturally break them down and then eliminate them permanently.

During your session, you will be able to enjoy the comfort of our dedicated private lounge to relax, watch an episode of your favourite TV show, or work.

At the end of the session, massaging the treated area will relax the tissues and improve the resorption of fat by the body in the weeks following the treatment.

After the treatment

You may experience aches, tingling, sensitivity or soreness of the treated area as well as skin redness but there is no contraindication to resume physical activity immediately after the session. No restrictions are imposed afterwards and the treatment does not require a work stoppage.

The effects can begin to be visible as of three weeks, but the final result is obtained around three months after the session.

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