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It’s called stubborn fat on purpose. Because no matter how much effort you put into eating healthy and exercising, it’s virtually impossible to lose that unwanted fat. You’re forced to just live with it or think about surgery. Sounds drastic - that is exactly why we developed CoolSculpting®.

CoolSculpting is a proven procedure which involves freezing fat cells without damage to your skin. There’s no needles, no surgery and no lasers. After your treatment, you get on with your busy day.

Typically, most see a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area after one visit. You can lose even more with additional appointments, if you and your doctor deem it necessary. What does that mean? Simply put, your clothes fit better. You look better. The fat cells are naturally eliminated from your body over the following few months, leaving you feeling more like yourself again. It’s non-surgical, medically cleared, and there’s usually little to no downtime whatsoever -- unless you count reading a book or checking email during your appointment as downtime. And what’s more is there are no pills or supplements and as long as you maintain your weight with normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable. Hello, you again.

CoolSculpting is available in Townsville at Chrysalis Medispa, just downstairs from Queensland Plastic Surgery". Please contact Chrysalis Medispa on 47792886 for a complimentary 45 minute CoolSculpting consultation.

Asked Questions

To answer some of the most commonly asked questions, please review the topics below:

What are common effects after theCoolSculpting® procedure?

The CoolSculpting® Procedure is completely non-invasive, which allows return to normal activities on the same day as the procedure, such as work or exercise. Redness may appear in the treated area, and may last from a few minutes to a few hours. Some localized bruising may occur, which clears within a few weeks. Many patients experience a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area lasting one to eight weeks.

What is the CoolSculpting® Procedure?

The CoolSculpting® Procedure is a non-invasive way to gently and effectively reduce fat in targeted areas of your body.

What makes the CoolSculpting® Procedure different is its advanced cooling technology that targets and eliminates fat cells in the treated area.

Unlike traditional invasive surgical procedures, the CoolSculpting® Procedure is non-invasive requiring no surgery or downtime.  The procedure is performed in a medical clinic under the supervision of a physician specialising in cosmetic procedures.

How long do the results From CoolSculpting®last?

Patients experiencing fat layer reduction show persistent results at least six months after the CoolSculpting® Procedure. Longer term studies have not been completed. The elimination of fat cells as a result of the CoolSculpting® Procedure is expected to last about as long as fat cells removed by invasive procedures such as liposuction.

What clinical evidence shows that the CoolSculpting® Procedure really works?

Clinical studies (2) involving hundreds of patients show that, for properly selected patients, the CoolSculpting® Procedure is an effective way to reduce fat without the pain, risk, and recovery time of surgical procedures.

In total over 20 peer-reviewed papers, posters, and abstracts have been published on CoolSculpting and Cryolipolysis.

What happens to the fat cells After CoolSculpting®?

The exposure to cooling causes the fat cells to begin a process of removal, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer.  The fat cells are removed from the treated area and processed in a similar way to how the body processes dietary fat.

How long until I notice results After CoolSculpting®?

In properly selected patients, the CoolSculpting® Procedure results in a noticeable, measurable reduction in fat bulges in two to four months. At that time, you and your doctor can meet to assess your cosmetic improvement and consider additional CoolSculpting® Procedures to achieve greater fat reduction.

How do the results Of CoolSculpting® compare with invasive procedures like liposuction?

The results of the CoolSculpting® Procedure are not as rapid or dramatic as large volume, invasive procedures such as liposuction. However, if you want to avoid the pain, risk and recovery time associated with surgical procedures, the CoolSculpting® Procedure may be the preferred option for you.

How does the CoolSculpting® Procedure work?

Early research done by the same researchers who discovered laser hair removal and fractional laser showed that fat cells are naturally more vulnerable to cold than other surrounding tissue (1).

During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to target and eliminate fat cells in specific areas of your body.  

When fat cells are exposed to cooling during the CoolSculpting® Procedure a process called Apoptosis is triggered and the fat cells are removed,  The result is a reduction in fat bulges that is visible in the majority of patients in two to four months.

Does the CoolSculpting® Procedure hurt?

The CoolSculpting® Procedure is comfortable for the vast majority of patients (3).  No anaesthesia was needed for any patients in clinical trials (2).  Typically patients are comfortable enough to read, work on their laptop computers, listen to music, or just relax during the procedure.

How long does the CoolSculpting® Procedure take?

CoolSculpting treatments take around one hour per site that is being treated. During your consultation, your doctor will discuss how long your procedure will take for the number of body areas being targeted and how much time you should allow for your office visit.

Is there downtime after the CoolSculpting® Procedure?

There is no recovery time after the Procedure. You may resume your normal activities on the same day as your procedure, including work and moderate exercise.

How is the CoolSculpting® Procedure different from other procedures?

The controlled cooling of the CoolSculpting® Procedure targets and eliminates only fat cells. Other treatment modalities such as lasers, radiofrequency, and focused ultrasound affect fat cells and may affect other adjacent tissue in a way that is not comparable to the Zeltiq method of cryolipolysis.


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