Cryolipolysis is a slimming treatment that can reshape and thin the figure effectively and naturally. Using the destructive action of cold on fat cells, this fat removal procedure does not involve any scar or anesthesia.
To help you determine if fat removal treatment with Coolsculpting is right for your body type and cab fulfil your expectation, the practice offers a Body Diagnostic consultation.
In brief: Fat removal with CoolSculpting
- Principle: Eliminate definitely and without surgery fat in excess thanks to the action of the cold
- Results: Optimum after 3 months
- Anesthesia: None
- Pain: Between 0 and 2/10 (the cold anesthetizes the treated area)
- Scars: None
- Recovery: None
- Resuming sport activities: Possible immediately after the end of the treatment
- Duration of treatment: 35 minutes per cycle
- Number of cycles required: depends on the amount of fat to be removed
The principle behind cryolipolysis
Cryolipolysis is an innovative medical treatment based on the damaging action of cold on fat cells. These cells are more sensitive to cold than other cells of the body, they are damaged during treatment and are then naturally eliminated by metabolism.
Given the results it allows, cryolipolysis can be considered as an alternative to liposuction. It makes possible to avoid the consequences inherent to any plastic surgery procedure (scars in particular). Daily activities can be resumed immediately after the end of the session.
For which patients?
Cryolipolysis is a treatment indicated for people who have unsightly bulges and stubborn curves, resistant to dieting or exercise.
Which parts of the body can be thinned?
Coolsculpting allows in particular to remove fat deposits located on:
- the belly
- the inside of the thighs
- the outer side of the thighs (breeches)
- the hips (love handles)
- the buttocks
- the back
- the arms
- the knees
- the chest (men’s adipomastia)
- the double chin
Cryolipolysis has an action on superficial fat. It makes it possible to treat localized zones of fatty overload for which a liposuction could be considered as a too heavy surgical procedure.
Cryolipolysis acts more superficially than liposuction can do but more deeply than Keybody-Lipo can do in a single session. Keybody-Lipo acts more "layer by layer" while Coolscupting will treat what is "pinched" buy the device (the "love handle", for example).
CoolSculpting or Liposuction?
Coolsculpting can be an alternative to liposuction for patients who do not want to undergo a surgical procedure and have post-operational effects. In this case, several sessions may be necessary to have a result comparable to what liposuction can achieve.
Cryolipolysis is not a treatment indicated for patients with obesity. In case of obesity, it is necessary to treat both tissues in excess and fat through interventions such as bodylift or abdominoplasty.
For the cryolipolysis that he practices, Dr. Cédric Kron uses the COOLSCULPTING device developed by ZELTIQ. Developed by researchers at Harvard University, the effectiveness of the COOLSCULPTING device has been clinically proven.
Description of a coolsculpting session
On the day of treatment, it is recommended to wear loose and comfortable clothes.
During the visit, the doctor will help you select the area to be treated and determine the appropriate treatment.
Duration of the session
A cryolipolysis session usually lasts between 1 to 3 hours depending on the goal and the treated area. CoolAdvantage applicators reduce the time needed to treat a body part to 35 minutes.
Dr. Kron uses the Coolsculpting Dual System, which can treat multiple areas of the body at the same time and dramatically reduce treatment times.
A typical treatment that includes 4 locations (2 at the stomach, 2 at the hips) can be performed in 3 hours 30 instead of 5 hours 30. In the case of the treatment of the saddlebags which requires action on both hips, the Dual System reduces the duration of the treatment of 2 hours (3 hours 30 instead of 5 hours 30).
The Coolsculpting device combines the effects of suction and cold to effectively treat fat zones. The skin is maintained for the duration of the session at a cold temperature with a gel pad, safe for the skin but resulting in crystallization of fat cells which will then be eliminated by the body. Less sensitive to cold, the surrounding muscles and tissues are not affected by the procedure.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment is not painful. The patient feels a pinch and an intense cold at the beginning of the treatment but the cold acts quickly like a natural anesthetic. During the treatment, it is possible to rest, read or listen to music.
At the end of the session, temporary side effects may appear, such as redness, swelling, numbness, bruising and tingling. These effects usually disappear after a few hours. Side effects are significantly reduced as a result of a treatment using Coolsculpting CoolAdvantage applicators.
Daily activities can resume immediately after the session.
Results obtained by cryolipolysis with Coolsculpting
Cryolipolysis with Coolsculpting allow a thinning and trimming of the figure with a natural, scar-free result. This treatment also allows a firming of the skin and a reduction of superficial fat and therefore of cellulite.
Can can I see the result?
The result of a cryolipolysis session is not immediately visible at the end of the procedure. The cells damaged by the cold are then gradually and naturally eliminated by the body. The definitive result of the procedure can be found 2 to 3 months after the session even if a thinning can already be seen after 3 weeks.
If the reduction of fat deposits allowed by cryolipolysis is definitive, a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet will ensure the sustainability of the result. Generally, patients are motivated by the result obtained and maintain a healthy lifestyle to make it sustainable.
How many sessions are necessary?
A single session is often enough to sustainably treat a part of the body when the excess fat is moderate. If the excess is greater, a second or a third intervention may be necessary to obtain a result comparable to the result of a liposuction procedure.
EMSculpt: an alternative to coolsculpting?
EMSculpt is a non-invasive treatment for body contouring. This is the only treatment combining muscle building and fat removal. Indeed, EMSculpt simultaneously promotes muscle gain as well as the elimination of subcutaneous fat for optimal results.
EM Sculpt therefore makes it possible to obtain a more significant result than a treatment such as cryolipolysis. Indeed, Coolsculpting only acts on fat deposits.
While it may be an alternative treatment for action on belly fat, EM Sculpt may also be a complementary treatment to CoolSculpting. In the case of the abdominal belt, EM Sculpt will help dry out and tone the abdominal muscles and CoolSculpting will remove thicker fat deposits or at the level of the wrists of love.
Before & after: cryolipolysis with Coolsculpting