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What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is the fat freezing revolution. It is not liposuction but really does have similar effects. Coolsculpting is the first and only treatment ever to be FDA approved for the removal of body fat. This revolutionary procedure uses a precisely controlled freezing method called Cryolipolysis to target, freeze, and permanently eliminate fat cells from the body without damage to neighbouring tissue.

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Coolscultping is the world's Number 1 non-invasive fat removal system, and the only FDA cleared fat freezing system which permanently removes fat cells from the body using Cryolipolysis

The device exposes unwanted pockets of fat to cold temperatures, this then causes many of the fat cells in the treatment area to crystallise triggering natural cell death.

Once the cold temperatures has destroyed the fat cells they are gradually eliminated by the body in the same way that dietary fats are broken down, over the next 8-12 weeks. As the fat cells are eliminated gradually by the body (the same as eating one French fry per day), no adverse effects have been recorded in relation to liver function and cholesterol levels. The FDA approval validates both the safety and efficacy of the device.

Good candidates for Coolsculpting include:

  • Patients close to their ideal body weight with unwanted diet and exercise resistant fat bulges
  • Patients seeking reduction of specific areas such as the abdomen, muffin top, inner thighs and bra fat
  • Downtime is not an option/surgery contraindicated

Nb. Coolsculpting is not a treatment for Obesity/individuals seeking a weight reduction programme


All patients that are interested in having Coolsculpting require an initial Consultation with our practitioner.

Patients will receive a thorough and in depth Consultation. The Consultation will include assessing suitability for treatment and discussing the procedure comprehensively. Patients can also have a Consultation with Mr Simon Lee (Consultant Plastic Surgeon), there is a Consultation fee to see Mr Simon Lee. Following an initial Consultation the procedure can be booked.


On the day of treatment we normally advise patients to come wearing comfortable, lose fitting clothing.

Our Coolsculpting practitioner will need to draw on the treatment area with a black marker pen to ensure that the applicator is placed in the correct position. The applicator uses a vacuum which draws the tissue into the treatment cup- this is the fat cells are exposed to the cold temperatures causing natural cell death.

Initially during the vacuum process patients will experience a sharp tug and pressure. This can feel quite unusual to begin with. However once the cooling process begins this soon dissipates.

We encourage patients to bring in any equipment that they would like to use such as an IPOD/IPAD or kindle. Patients will be lying down on a treatment couch for the duration of the treatment.

You can eat and drink as normally prior to, during and following the treatment.

Patients can return to normal activities immediately, there are no special measures that need to be taken. Exercise and heat treatments are best avoided for 24 hours following the treatment due to any mild treatment side effects.

Following the treatment the following side effects are normal and to be expected but these are mild and temporary in nature-

  • Redness, swelling, tenderness, numbness, mild discomfort when touching the area - prescription pain relief can be prescribed if required
  • Occasional bruising can occur in some patients
  • Coolsculpting can only be performed in Medically led clinics- Mr Simon Lee (Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director is always available for advice)



On average, each Coolsculpting procedure results in a 20%-25% reduction of fat in the treated area. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional procedures. Some patients find that one treatment fully addresses their goals. We will discuss this with you and design a plan that suits you best.

Coolsculpting has been a revolutionary treatment within our Clinic. Patients really can enjoy superior results, safely-


  • No needles
  • No downtime
  • No surgery/no incisions
  • No anaesthetic
  • Safe and clinically proven


An individualised costing will be provided at the initial consultation.

For aftercare guides on our treatments, click Aftercare.

I had CoolScultping done on my upper and lower abs after having had two babies in two years and being transformed from having the athletic figure of a dancer to having a substantial mummy tummy. I wanted to get back on stage and so needed to diet to get back into shape. The only problem was my husband liked my new curvier frame preferring it to the muscular skinny physique I had previously sported. We decided upon a compromise. I would only lose half the weight that I wanted to going from 9st 13lbs- 9st 7lbs, rather than the 9st 2lbs I would prefer to be, so long as I could be rid of the mummy tummy.

After much research, I came to the conclusion that Coolsculpting was the way forward and so 15 months after the birth of my second child I bit the bullet and had the procedure done on my upper and lower abs. I had the procedure done in Simon Lee's Aesthetic Medical Clinic in Bristol.

Six weeks later I can honestly say that have I experienced more than a 30 percent reduction in the thickness of fat in the areas treated. My tummy is now now completely flat from the side and I can easily fit into my pre-pregnancy size 12 jeans.

I also lost 4lbs after the treatment by cutting out alcohol and drinking more water and this enhanced the effect, but by no means could be considered the reason for the new appearance of a flat stomach. I've never had a flat stomach, not even when I weighed 8st.

I also took before and after measurements of the area. They were 29 waist, 37 drop waist and 38 hip before, followed by a 28 waist, 35 drop waist, and 38 hip after. So it is obvious to see in the figures that it was spot reduction of the mummy tummy that was most significant.

I found the procedure itself odd but not unpleasant. The immediate sucking action of the applicator head is the most startling, followed by an intense cold, but it is soon replaced by a complete numbing of the area. I had slightly pink skin for a day afterwards and it felt tender to touch, but did not stop me from going about the daily chores required of me with two babies under three.

I did experience intense itching and bee sting like pains in the area on days 5-10 and did not feel up to doing any exercise on these days but these symptoms passed by day ten. It is six weeks since I had the procedure and I still have the sensation of having a slightly numb tummy, but only if I really concentrate on it. I took paracetamol during days 5-10, although this had little impact upon the bee-sting like pains, but as they were not severe in nature I was not perturbed. Rather it was annoying as I found it difficult to sleep through. I did call the Clinic's manager on day six to find out if I could take anything else and was given advice about further pain relief, which it turned out I didn't need in the end anyway.

The staff at the clinic were friendly, knowledgeable and reassuring. I'm sure I've never been offered so many cups of tea during a beauty treatment! I am considering treating my love handles in the future as I am one hundred percent convinced this procedure works for me.

See the full review here: Real Self: Review of Coolsculpting at Simon Lee Aesthetic Medical Clinic

If you would like to discuss this or any of our treatments and whether they are suitable for you, please contact us. We offer a very discrete and personal level of service that will help decide you to decide on the best treatments for your needs.


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Coolsculpting risks

Coolsculpting was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 2010. It is therefore the only Non-Surgical device approved for permanent fat removal.


Coolsculpting - before and after belly area


Coolsculpting in the press

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