Fat Freezing

'Fat freezing’ or 'cryolipolysis’ and various other names, is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure which has over 100 clinical studies to prove it works.


Fat freezing machines, safely deliver precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die - around 20% of the fat cells are lost during each treatment and over time the body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. The ultimately result is a more sculpted shape.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What areas can be treated with fat freezing?

fat freezing can help treat the chin, bra fat, upper back, arms, lower back, flanks, love handles, upper thigh, inner thigh, stomach, knees, bottom.

What to expect at a clinic when having CoolSculpting?

An initial consultation includes a thorough assessment of both health and suitability for your CoolSculpting treatment. The treating practitioner will also discuss body image goals and design a bespoke treatment plan. Once it has been decided which areas are to be treated, the device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. A CoolSculpting treatment itself is easy. As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, patients feel both pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.

How should I prepare for CoolsSculpting?

The CoolSculpting procedure doesn’t require much preparation. However, it is important to make sure the patient is healthy and close to their ideal weight. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution, and very overweight or obese people are not ideal candidates. An ideal candidate is healthy, fit, and looking for a tool to eliminate body bulges.

Although bruising from the suction of the applicator is common after CoolSculpting, it’s a good idea to avoid anti-inflammatories such as aspirin before the procedure. This will help reduce any bruising that may occur. The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical so it is possible to return to work and normal activities immediately.

How long do the results of CoolSculpting last?

Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), the body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

How long will it take to see the results from having CoolSculpting?

A CoolSculpting treatment takes around 12 weeks before results can be seen, with full results at around 20 weeks. Many patients chose to have a CoolSculpting treatment in April and May to be summer body ready.

What are common side effects of a fat freezing treatment?

During a fat freezing procedure it is possible to experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The fat freezing procedure is not for everyone. People should not have the fat freezing procedure if they suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The fat freezingprocedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure it is important to consult an expert to establish if the fat freezing procedure is appropriate.

How much does fat freezing cost?

The price for fat freezing procedures varies depending on the body areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and the ultimate treatment goals. A customised treatment plan is tailored to suit each patient’s body, goals, and budget.

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Dr Selena Langdon

“Carefully done, Fat freezing tones the tummy, slims the upper arms and even reduces double chins, but it also provides a feeling of elation for those who walk through her door. ‘I have seen people cry at the end of this treatment. Some women cannot believe a part of their body they hated for so long is gone.”

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