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Are You A Good Candidate For Fat Freezing?

You can control where you build muscle, but alas, you can’t control where you lose fat. That’s where fat freezing treatments like CoolSculpting and CoolTech come in. They help you get rid of stubborn pockets and bulges that don’t respond to diet and exercise. How do you know if you’re a good candidate for Fat Freezing?

Clues That Fat Freezing May Work For You

CoolSculpting and CoolTech both have an applicator “cup” that gently suctions onto the treatment area.

The applicator cup uses cooling technology to freeze fat cells in the area, essentially destroying them. Your body then removes those cells naturally, giving you a leaner and more contoured appearance.

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CoolTech Applicator Cup

For Fat Freezing to be effective, you would ideally have a localised pocket or pad of fat, such as a lower abdominal bulge, love handles or a fat pad on the inner thighs.

To see if you’re a good candidate, you can try a pinch test. If you have a few centimetres of fat you can pinch, and you can feel that it’s fat (not just loose skin), then there’s a good chance that fat freezing can work for you.

Of course, the most accurate way to find out if you’re a good candidate is to have a consultation with a Clinician who can listen to your goals and assess the area being treated.

Although clinical tests have shown that CoolSculpting can reduce up to 25% of fat in the treated area1, it can only reduce fat in the area treated. For larger areas, you can use more than one applicator cup, but it depends on the shape and distribution of the spot you’d like to treat.

In some cases, you might be recommended another treatment option. We offer free consultations so you can find out if CoolSculpting or CoolTech are right for you before making a commitment.

Fat Freezing Post Pregnancy

“I have a lot of clients who come in for CoolSculpting post-pregnancy,” our Senior Clinician Anna said. Most women have a little fat pocket on the lower abdomen post-pregnancy, and it often doesn’t respond to diet and exercise.

CoolSculpting has become popular post-pregnancy to help with these little pockets. You can also follow it up with Ultrasound Skin Tightening for abdominal skin that may have stretched during pregnancy.

Though Fat Freezing is safe and non-invasive, it hasn’t been tested for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding, so you should wait a couple of months after your pregnancy or breastfeeding term is complete before you have a treatment. This will also give your body time to settle and adjust.

If you choose to do a fat freezing treatment before having children, you should plan to have your last treatment at least four weeks before trying to become pregnant. This is because it takes four weeks for your body to naturally remove the fat cells that were destroyed during treatment.

Who May Not Be A Good Candidate For Fat Freezing?

Fat freezing can work for most people, but for some, there are other options that are more suitable.

Visceral Fat

Your abdomen has two layers of fat. Subcutaneous fat sits underneath the skin, but above the muscle. Visceral fat sits below the muscles.

CoolSculpting, and other non-invasive fat reduction methods, treat subcutaneous fat (below the skin). Visceral fat can only be managed with lifestyle adjustments. If you need help with visceral fat, we recommend speaking to your doctor or a weight-loss professional.


Cellulite is a textural concern. Some clinics claim that you can reduce cellulite by freezing away the fat, but we have achieved better results with ultrasound-based treatments such as LipoBlast or Ultraformer.

Ultrasound technologies can be used to eradicate fat cells while also tightening loose, dimply skin, such as cellulite.

Loose Skin Instead Of Fat

Sometimes we get a little bit of loose skin that we mistake for fat. It’s especially common on the arms and under the chin.

For these areas, an Ultrasound treatment such as Fat Reduction with Ultrasound might be a more suitable option. This technology uses ultrasound to target and destroy fat cells, while also stimulating collagen in the deeper layers of your skin to help tighten it up.

The Right Fit

We’re all beautifully unique, and we all have our own ideals. The best way to find the most effective treatment for you is to discuss those goals and get an assessment with a Clinician who has experience with the different fat reduction treatments. At Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia, the assessment is complimentary and obligation-free, so why not book it in?

  1. Data on file. Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.

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