Fact Vs. Fiction: Busting Common CoolSculpting® Myths

15 Nov 2021 / Treatments
Fact Vs. Fiction: Busting Common CoolSculpting® Myths

With summer just around the corner, more and more people are turning to CoolSculpting® to boost their confidence for upcoming beach days, events, and holiday parties. If you’re considering CoolSculpting® yourself, it’s important to fully understand the treatment, so you can have realistic expectations and a smooth experience. 

Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths that circulate about CoolSculpting®, leading people to either avoid the treatment or book consultations for the wrong reasons. To help you understand CoolSculpting® and whether it’s the right treatment for you, we’re busting six common myths below.

Myth #1: CoolSculpting® is great for weight loss.

One of the biggest myths about CoolSculpting® is that it is a weight loss treatment. CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that freezes away stubborn weight that sticks around even with diet and exercise. So while you won’t shed pounds with CoolSculpting® treatments, you will be able to achieve a more contoured, toned body.

Myth #2: CoolSculpting® is just a temporary, quick fix.

CoolSculpting® has a false reputation for being a “quick fix.” The results you achieve from CoolSculpting® can be long-lasting, but you have to keep up your healthy lifestyle after treatments are complete. Even though CoolSculpting® eliminates fat cells in treated areas of your body, if you gain weight after treatment, it is possible for new fat cells to be created in these areas.

Myth #3: You can only treat your stomach fat with CoolSculpting®.

You may have seen CoolSculpting® advertisements that show off toned abdomens or inches lost around peoples’ waistlines – but the stomach isn’t the only area that CoolSculpting® can treat. You can also freeze away stubborn fat in the following areas with CoolSculpting®:

  • Under the Chin
  • Thighs
  • Love Handles
  • Back
  • Under the Buttocks
  • Upper Arms

At your consultation with Victoria’s Cosmetic Medical Clinic, we will create a customised treatment plan to target your specific areas of concern.

Myth #4: Everyone can undergo CoolSculpting® treatments.

Many people who come into our clinic are great candidates for CoolSculpting®, but CoolSculpting® is not for everyone. You should not consider CoolSculpting® treatments if any of these apply to you:

  • You are not happy with your weight (CoolSculpting® is for fat loss, not weight loss)
  • You have a medical condition like cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
  • You are pregnant or planning to have a baby soon
  • You don’t have a plan to maintain diet and exercise following treatment
  • You don’t want it for yourself – you should only consider CoolSculpting® for your own confidence, not if you feel pressured into it by other influences.

Myth #5: CoolSculpting® is painful.

CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive treatment that requires no downtime. While it’s not painful, it can be a little chilly for the first few minutes. Controlled cooling is delivered via an applicator to freeze the targeted superficial fat. Though you may feel intense cold initially, this feeling usually subsides as the area numbs. Because most applicators use a vacuum to draw fatty tissue into the applicator cup, you may also feel some pulling, tugging and/or mild pinching.

Myth #6: Only women get CoolSculpting® treatments.

CoolSculpting® is not just for women. Men also experience stubborn fat that seems like it isn’t improving even with diet and exercise. Our male clients turn to CoolSculpting® treatments for areas including upper arms, stomachs, thighs, flanks (love handles), back, and more. Research has shown that men are more resistant to invasive procedures such as liposuction, making CoolSculpting® an ideal solution.

Book A CoolSculpting® Consultation With Victoria’s

Looking for even more information about CoolSculpting®? Download our eGuide here.

If you’ve decided that CoolSculpting® might be just what you need to improve your confidence this summer, book your consultation with us by calling 03 6331 0377! We will determine if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting®, customise your treatment plan, and schedule out your 45-minute sessions. With our experienced team, you can trust that you are receiving the safest, most effective CoolSculpting® treatments. 

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