CoolSculpting® | Cryolipolysis

Non-Surgical Fat Removal

Do you have stubborn, exercise and diet resistant areas of fat which you would like reduced painlessly, without needles or surgery? Then don’t agonise about it any longer, CoolSculpting fat reduction may be the answer.

The CoolSculpting procedure is the only clinically proven non-surgical body contouring treatment that uses controlled freezing to eliminate fat from your body. There is no surgery and no downtime.

This walk-in walk-out procedure can target specific areas with no damage to surrounding nerves, blood vessels or skin.

We all want to look our best, fit into those new jeans without that muffin top or get beach ready, but sometimes eating right and exercise just aren’t enough. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that can assist in contouring your body by reducing those exercise and diet resistant bulges without surgery.

CoolSculpting can reduce the fat on your tummy, love handles or flanks, inner or outer thighs, back fat or ‘man boobs’ (gynaecomastia or pseudo gynaecomastia).Pinch-Female2-HiRes

Cosmetic Image Clinics is now offering our new ‘CoolMini’ as part of our CoolSculpting® regime of treatments. We were the first in Australia to offer this non-surgical, non-invasive breakthrough in treating smaller pockets of fat. Areas that can be treated include under the chin, on the back, the medial aspect above the knees or other parts of the body that may have small fatty deposits.

Liposuction under the chin may be a thing of the past. Double chins can be now effectively and painlessly ‘frozen’ away with the revolutionary CoolSculpting® non-surgical liposuction. Also now fat pad ‘puffs’ above the knee and bulges protruding from the bra front and back can now also be improved. These niggling small areas of fat can often be diet and exercise resistant, so talk to us about the new CoolMini applicator that may be the answer.

All you have to do is give us an hour of your day and chill out, relax, read a book or watch a movie while the CoolSculpting technology goes to work on those problematic areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why choose Cosmetic Image Clinics for CoolSculpting®?

Cosmetic Image Clinics in our award winning Aquarius Health and Medispa, voted best Medispa for 2014 by the Australasian Spa Association is owned and operated by Dr Ingrid Tall who has over 20 years of experience in the cosmetic medicine industry.

Our experienced doctor and clinical aesthetic team have been comprehensively trained in the use of the CoolSculpting machine, including Nurse Gina who attended CoolSculpting® University in California in June 2015. This extensive training has allowed Gina to pass on her knowledge to our aesthetic team and provide the best possible advice and treatment for our clients.

We have a dedicated CoolSculpting department within Cosmetic Image Clinics which includes a private room where you have your treatment and a professional photography room to document your before and after photos.

Our CoolSculpting department has all the treatment heads for the machine which sets us apart from many other clinics and this means that we can treat all the areas approved for use. This includes the ‘CoolMini’  applicator head which can treat double or sagging chins; fat pad ‘puffs’ above the knee; and bulges protruding from the bra front and back.

Our clinical aesthetic team who are treating you have also experienced CoolSculpting, so they know first-hand about the treatment and what you can expect, so this gives them the added benefit of being able talk you through the process when you are considering CoolSculpting or during your treatment.

Prior to your first treatment one of our clinical aesthetic team will make an appointment with you to discuss a treatment plan to outline your desired results.

Our clinic is medically supervised and if experience, credibility and a ‘natural look’ is what you are looking for, then make Queensland’s largest cosmetic clinic, Cosmetic Image Clinics your preferred provider.


What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting®  with the Zeltiq Procedure®  (also known as ‘Cryolipolysis’ or’ fat freezing’) is a fat reduction method that is ideal for helping reduce stubborn areas of fat on the abdomen or tummy, inner and outer thighs, buttocks, love handles, back fat and neck.coolsculpting-team-dr-ingrid-tall-nurse-leiha-melinda-at-cosmetic-image-clinics

CoolSculpting is a technique in which the fat cells are frozen in order to destroy the fat cell and then eliminated naturally through body processes.

Cosmetic Image Clinics is proud to be among one of the first in the Brisbane CBD to offer this revolutionary body contouring treatment.

Now you can freeze away those exercise-and-diet-resistant bulges without surgery or downtime. CoolSculpting was developed through the observation that children who sucked on icy popsicles for long periods of time had fat atrophy or fat reduction in their cheeks.

For more information watch these videos:

CoolSculpting fat freezing reduction stomach:

CoolSculpting fat freezing love handles:

CoolSculpting fat freezing muffin top:


Fat reduction occurs by freezing the fat cells in the problematic areas. The gold standard for fat reduction is still surgical liposuction which we offer at Cosmetic Image Clinics, however many people are not prepared to undergo surgery. CoolSculpting is an effective and non-invasive fat busting technology alternative to liposuction.

Cosmetic Image Clinics also offers the revolutionary CoolMini applicator which is uniquely designed for small volume areas of fat. The applicator’s size, shape and curvature is designed to comfortably fit these small, problem areas, such as under the chin, fat pad ‘puffs’ above the knee; and bulges protruding from the bra front and back.

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Is CoolSculpting painful?

Firstly, you will feel a sensation of pressure as the fat is sucked into the handpiece. You will feel an initial sensation of coldness as the temperature drops. Eventually the cold anaesthetises the area that is being ‘frozen’. No anaesthesia is required in this technique. People can read a book, watch a movie on their IPad or phone while the procedure occurs.

Dr Tall was so relaxed during her treatment she had a well deserved nap!
Dr Tall was so relaxed during her treatment she had a well deserved nap!

What is the recovery period like after CoolSculpting?

Recovery time is far less than surgical liposuction. There may be some mild swelling and also some bruising due to the suction effect on the skin. This is much more noticeable if you have had blood thinning agents in the week or two prior to your treatment. This will resolve naturally on its own over the next week or so.

Unlike a lot of other procedures, CoolSculpting takes very little time and is easy to fit into your daily life. After your CoolSculpting treatment you can typically get right back to your busy day. Each treatment lasts one to two hours depending on how many areas being treated.

Is CoolSculpting safe?

This technique has the approval of USA FDA and is widely used in Europe, Canada and other international markets. Only fat cells are frozen. Your healthy skin cells remain, well and healthy. No knives. No needles. No scars.

Once crystallised, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from your body. There is a very remote and rare possible risk of a frostbite type burn to the skin (this is much more common with ‘copycat’ fat freezing machines) and it is not uncommon to experience mild swelling and also occasionally bruising of the skin during the first week after treatment.

What can I expect on the day of my CoolSculpting treatment?

One of our highly trained clinical aesthetic team will escort you to our private CoolSculpting treatment room and apply the applicator, ensuring that you are comfortable and have everything you need throughout your treatment.

During your treatment we provide access to a video service and we also offer beauty therapy treatments, including facials, manicures, pedicures etc.

Our staff who are treating you have also experienced CoolSculpting, so they know first-hand about the treatment and what you can expect, so this gives them the added benefit of being able talk you through the process during your treatment.

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Am I a good candidate for the CoolSculpting treatment?

Ideal candidates for this treatment are relatively fit people who are seeking spot reduction for specific areas.

When will I see the results from fat freezing?

After one visit, you’ll typically see a noticeable reduction of fat. It takes a few months to fully realize the effects, mainly because it takes that long for your body to naturally dispose of the fat cells. And yes, you can lose even more with additional appointments if you and your doctor deem it necessary.

How do the fat cells die?

The fat cells die because freezing leads to condensation and crystallisation of the cells which in turn kills the fat cells. The temperature that is required to damage the fat cells will not affect skin or other cells and tissues present in the body. The degradation products of the killed fat cells or ‘adipocytes’ are removed from the body by the liver and kidneys.

Here are the Top 5 reasons to have CoolSculpting

  1. I don’t love my love handles
  2. Two words: summer vacation
  3. The hours I spend in the gym aren’t showing
  4. My post baby fat is not moving
  5. I’m not overweight but my excess chin fat bothers me

What kind of results can I expect?

Changes may be seen as early as three weeks after your treatment with the most dramatic results after one to three months.Before & After pics for CoolSculpting content - at Cosmetic Image Clinics Brisbane City CBD

This technique can be used in conjunction with lipodissolve injections or other fat busting technologies such as BodyFX™ (radiofrequency and electroporation) which is also offered at Cosmetic Image Clinics.

So after a few months, your clothes will fit better and you will look and feel better. What’s more, there are no pills or supplements. And as long as you maintain your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable.

Do I need a repeat treatment?

22-25% of the fat which is ‘sucked’ into the handpiece applicator head is removed with each treatment. For most people, one treatment per area is adequate, however some people prefer to have or may require further repeat treatments on the same area to have more fatty tissue removed from that area.

How many areas can I have done?

There are people who have twenty or more treatments in their total body transformation. The more treatments you have, the more ‘wow’ factor you experience from your CoolSculpting treatments. Often people would have four to six treatments on different parts of their bodies, for instance, their upper or lower abdomen tummy fat or ‘muffin top’; love handles; back ‘bra fat’; inner thighs; outer thigh ‘saddle bags’; sagging chins; fat pad ‘puffs’ above the knee; and back ‘man boobs’ or gynaecomastia etc.

Can CoolSculpting benefit women suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

Yes, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (or polycystic ovary syndrome – PCOS) is a condition in which woman’s hormones are out of balance and this condition can also cause other symptoms such as weight gain.

So CoolSculpting can effectively assist in reducing body fat, especially around the tummy or abdomen that can be a symptom of polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS.

Liposuction vs CoolSculpting®

Both treatments can help to alleviate those stubborn fat bulges that often exercise and diet just won’t move.

How do you know which procedure is the right one for you?

The short answer is both procedures can be effective for people who are good candidates, but for some, one option may be a better choice than the other.

Click here to read our informative blog about Liposuction vs CoolSculpting®.

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