Non-surgical Liposuction (Coolsculpting)

Non-surgical Liposuction (Coolsculpting)

What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is fat removal without surgery, using a fat freezing technology.

It is the only non-surgical fat removal technique that can compete with the results of surgical liposuction, and where results are achieved in only one to two sessions. Coolsculpting is the leader in non surgical liposuction in the United States and is FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved.
Zeltiq Coolsculpting has got a track-record spanning more than one million succesful procedures in the United States already, with over 200 centers all over the country. This sets Coolsculpting apart in non-surgical fat removal.

How does Coolsculpting work?

This treatment enables “frosting” of the subcutaneous (underneath the skin) layers of fat. The frosting leads to subsequent elimination of the fat in the 3-4 weeks following the treatment.

The procedure does neither require incisions, anaesthesia, nor any physical recovery. Depending on area treated, treatment duration is usually one to two hours.

Coolsculpting works via extraction of heat (energy) from the deep fat in the area of the treated tissue. The heat extraction is extremely effective and produces temperatures down to -12 degrees without damaging the skin. In contrast to Coolsculpting, the abundance of copies in “cryolipolisis” try to apply cold instead of extracting heat.

This is far less effective and it is impossible to reach deep tissue freezing temperatures without damaging the skin. This is the reason why Coolsculpting works and the abundance of copycat “crylipolisis” do not.


What results can I achieve with Coolsculpting?

This is the only non-surgical fat removal technique that produces results matching those of liposuction with surgery in only one session.
Most patients opt for Coolsculpting makeover packages with treatment to 3-4 different body zones. These makeover packages can indeed produce results comparable to liposuction

See the before and after gallery of Coolsculpting here

Who are best candidates for Coolsculpting non-surgical liposuction?

Coolsculpting is a very good treatment option for patients who:
•    Are within reasonable weight range and physically active.
•    Have some very stubborn fat deposits that are impossible to tackle even with extreme dieting and excercise.
•    Have further understood that they either live with those unwanted deposits forever or do something about it
•    Do not want to accept the stubborn fat
• Definitely do not want surgery

We recruit our ideal Coolsculpting candidates from these patients.

Therefore, for highest patient satisfaction, we furthermore find it helpful for patients to know that there is a great difference between Coolsculpting and the endless myriad of paramedical fat removal attempts which usually just cost money, nerves and time and produce very little to no result.

Coolsculpting versus Cryolypolisis?

The treatment works with applicators effecting heat extraction and frosting in the subcutaneous fat layer, reaching frosting energies of up to -12 degrees Celsius.

The success of original Zeltiq technology has inspired an endless myriad of copies. As a result, an abundance of “Cryolipolisis” technologies have popped up in the market. “Cryolipolisis” machines have even appeared at beauty salons and hairdressers. This has nothing to do with original Zeltiq Coolsculpting. Such machines usually require endless sessions, have no result guarantee nor would they dispose of any backing by peer reviewed scientific publications.

In detail, most of the copy-techniques work by trying to apply cold. Only very moderate cooling energies can be applied without damaging the skin.

On the other side, Coolsculpting works via extraction of deep tissue heat and achieves temperatures as low as -12 degrees (copy devices usually do not even reach zero degrees)

What are the costs?

It is impossible to give detailed pricing for something as individual as medical treatment.
Everybody is different and needs a specifically tailored plan.
Most our Coolsculpting patients opt for customized makeover packages, to get the optimum outcome from their Coolsculpting non-surgical liposuction treatment.
Original Zeltiq Coolsculpting is not necessarily cheaper than surgical liposuction.

Are the results permanent?

Authentic Coolsculpting technology by Zeltiq leads to selective apoptosis (cell death) of the affected fat cells. Zeltiq has patented the so-called “Freeze-Detect” technology. “Freeze –Detect” enables the Coolsculpting practitioner to expose the patient’s subcutaneous fat to temperatures as low as -12 degrees. This is lethal for affected fat cells. They cannot come back.

Could I also lose fat with diet and exercise?

Coolsculpting is usually used for areas where fat deposits are diet resistant. Both sexes have areas where it is virtually impossible to lose fat, which are for example especially love handles and saddlebags.
Patients requesting Coolsculpting non-surgical liposuction usually understand that those specific deposits will otherwise never go away, and decide to do something about it.

  • Before-coolsculping
    Before coolsculping After

Frequent questions Non-Surgical Liposuction

What areas can I treat?

It can be applied to nearly all areas of the body. The suitability of your problem area will depend whether we can apply the necessary applicators or not.
Best results and highest patient satisfaction are usually achieved in the so-called “love handles” and the lower abdomen.

How many sessions are necessary?

Original Zeltiq Coolsculpting produces an effect in only one session.
Most of our patients choose Coolsculpting makeover packages. Coolsculpting makeovers treat different areas in different sessions and produces very impressive results.

Is it painful?

The treatment is usually not painful and does not require any needles or incisions. Some patients will experience discomfort after removal of the Coolsculpting applicators, which is usually only for a few minutes.

What is the recovery?

Coolsculpting does not require any recovery period, or downtime. Patients do not have to disrupt their activities. It is not necessary to wear compression garments.

When can I excersice after Coolsculpting?

You can excercise immediately after you treatment. There are no restrictions to physical activity.

How long does the treatment take?

One Coolsculpting treatment cycle takes about one hour. Patients can read, watch a movie or have an accompanying aesthetic treatment at the same time.

What does FDA approval mean?

The FDA stands for Food and Drug Administration in the United States. The FDA is the strictest regulator for medical products worldwide. FDA approval means that the treatment has been approved both for safety and efficiency.

In reverse, no other “cryolipolisis” treatment so far has even come close to being granted FDA approval.

What is a Coolsculpting makeover?

Transformation packages are treatment plans where patients have multiple applicators on different zones.
With these packages, results comparable to surgical liposuction are achievable.

When do I see results?

In most patients, very noticeable results are visible within around 4 weeks.
Improvements should continue to be noticable up to 3 months after treatment.

Do I need to wear compression garments?

No, this is not necessary.

What are references for Coolsculpting non-surgical liposuction?

It is the only fat freezing technique with both FDA (United States) as well as UE (Europe) clearance. Such clearance is granted for proven efficiency and safety.

Furthermore, Coolsculpting at present has a very robust scientific background, with its efficiency being shown in 30+ peer reviewed scientific articles.

All other single session non surgical liposuction techniques using cold have neither FDA clearance nor any peer reviewed scientific publications proving their efficiency.


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Edif. Panorama, Planta baja, Local 2
Ctra. de Cádiz, km 184
E – 29603 Marbella
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