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Non-invasive and non surgical fat reduction treatment designed to tackle areas of unwanted excess fat that diet and exercise alone have been unable to reduce.

Reshape and contour your body

Non surgical fat reduction

Target chin, arm, bra fat, tummy, hips and thighs

Minimal discomfort and downtime

8 million treatments performed worldwide

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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee for The Private Clinic.
Last Reviewed March 22nd 2022

Stubborn areas of fat can be tricky to shift with diet and exercise alone. Our advanced CoolSculpting treatment is a non-surgical fat removal method that gradually reduces the amount of fat permanently in the problem area to reveal a smoother and more contoured, sculptured body.

CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive and non surgical fat reduction treatment designed to tackle areas of unwanted excess fat that diet and exercise alone have been unable to reduce.

The CoolSculpting® technology uses controlled cooling targets and destroys only the fat cells being treated. It is a popular treatment that is ideal for patients looking for gradual fat removal, no surgery with no downtime. CoolSculpting is also known as fat freezing or Cryolipolysis.

Coolsculpting consultations and treatment available at our clinics in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Northampton, Stoke Poges, Bucks and Marylebone, London 

8 million treatments worldwide and FDA approved for fat removal.

What body areas can be treated with CoolSculpting?

Our highly skilled Coolsculpting practitioners treat the following areas on the body:

  • Chin/Neck/Double chin
  • Upper arms/bingo wings
  • Bra Fat
  • Flanks/sides/hips
  • Abdomen/tummy
  • Thighs (inner, outer)
  • Back Fat
  • Buttocks/bottom/bum
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Procedure Time
35 mins (1 cycle)

Anaesthetic Type
Not required

Hospital Stay

Support Garments
Not required

As normal

As normal

No restrictions

Up & Mobile

Sexual Activity
No restrictions

Back to work


No restrictions

Full Recovery Time
24 – 48 hours

Final Results
8 -12 weeks

What are the top 10 advantages of Coolsculpting?

  1. 8 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide and FDA Approved Treatment for Fat Loss
  2. Led by World expert Tracy Mountford, whose clinics have treated over 16,000 patients, no 1 UK and Europe.
  3. Results within 8-12 weeks
  4. Treated fat cells are permanently destroyed
  5. Minimal discomfort and no anaesthetic needed
  6. No surgery, no needle and no downtime
  7. Clinically proven method of fat loss
  8. Targets specific fatty areas of concern
  9. Natural looking results
  10. Our expert Coolsculpting practitioners ensure results
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Before & After

Take a look at the Before and After photos to see CoolSculpting treatment results.

What to Expect

Our expert coolsculpting nurses will firstly assess your suitability for treatment before working on a personalised treatment plan to help you get the best from the fat freezing treatment to achieve your desired body goals.

CoolSculpting Treatment

  • Arriving at the clinic for your fat freezing treatment you will meet with one of our expert coolsculpting practitioners again who will chat through what to expect from treatment.
  • The area/s being treated are then marked up and you will be given some time to get yourself comfy on the treatment bed. Once settled, a gel pad is placed over the area being treated to protect the skin.
  • The CoolSculpting applicator is then applied to the area which then uses a vacuum to pull the skin into the hollow of the applicator. The temperature in the applicator will then proceed to drop which will cause the area to become numb.
  • Whilst the treatment is taking place many patients choose to read a book, watch a TV series on their tablet or check their phone, our expert CoolSculpting practitioners will check on you to ensure you are comfortable at all times and assist you with anything you need.
  • Typical treatment time ranges from 35 – 60 minutes depending on the area/s being treated and after this time the applicator will be removed, and the area will be specially massaged to help improve your final results.
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After your CoolSculpting procedure

Immediately following your CoolSculpting procedure you will be free to leave the clinic. Your practitioner will give you aftercare advice and details on how to get in touch with the clinic should you have any questions or are seeking advice following treatment.

There is no downtime associated with CoolSculpting and patients are able to return to work, exercise and all their other usual activities immediately after treatment should they wish too.

Patients may experience minor redness or soreness in the areas treated but this will only be temporary.

Patients will be required to return for a 6-week follow-up appointment with their coolsculpting practitioner who will be able to assess your results and advise if further treatment may be required.

Many patients start to see results from 4-6 weeks after treatment and these results will continue to improve for up to 14-16 weeks. Your body will continue to eliminate fat cells from the body for 4-6 months following treatment.

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Am I suitable for CoolSculpting treatment?

Who qualifies for CoolSculpting?

An ideal candidate for CoolSculpting fat freezing treatment is a patient who has unwanted fat in specific areas or noticeable bulges in areas that they would like to remove. The procedure is not a weight-loss solution and should not be seen as an alternative to diet and exercise.

CoolSculpting treatment is not suitable for patients suffering from cryoglobulinaemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria.

Your first step should be to book a consultation to speak to a CoolSculpting medical expert to see if it is a suitable procedure for you.

What is coolsculpting fat removal and how does it work?

CoolSculpting, also known as Fat Freezing or Crylipolypolis treatment is a non-invasive fat removal or reduction treatment. It works to freeze areas of unwanted fat to help re-contour your body.

CoolSculpting works by freezing or crystallising the fat cells in the area being treated using cooling vacuums, surface plates or cups. The fat freezing technology selectively targets and destroys fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissue. Once the fat cells are treated, they are then destroyed and removed as your body processes the fat and removes these dead cells through a natural inflammatory clearing process. The procedure involves no surgery, no needles and there is minimal downtime following treatment.

CoolSculpting originated many years ago when scientists at Harvard University observed that children who ate ice lollies develop dimples in their cheeks. Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD began to realise that that ice could selectively damage small pockets of fat cells and from that; the technique of fat freezing was developed. The idea that the cold could target fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue was the insight behind cryolipolysis, the science on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based on.

More than 7 million CoolSculpting fat freeze treatment cycles have been performed worldwide.

To find out more about CoolSculpting, book a consultation with one of our experts.

How does fat freezing work?

At The Private Clinic, our fat freezing treatment is carried out with CoolSculpting which uses the cryolipolysis technique to freeze the fat.

CoolSculpting is suitable to be used on different areas of the body where stubborn fat can be found. Areas treated include the thighs, tummy, arms and under the chin.

The treatment involves placing an applicator on the skin of the area that is being treated.

The applicator applies freezing temperatures to the skin which freezes the fat cells beneath causing them to die however the surrounding skin and tissue is not affected.

The controlled cooling technology is able to precisely target fat cells to the exact point when they crystallise and die which is a process is called apoptosis.

Once the fat cells have died, they are processed naturally by the body via the lymphatic system and then exposed of naturally by the body as waste.

The fat cells that have been removed from the body do not grow back meaning patients can expect long lasting results providing they maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Treatment can take from as little as 35 minutes, and multiple machines can even be used to treat different areas at the same time.

To find out more about Fat Freezing treatment, contact us to book a consultation.

What areas can CoolSculpting treat?

CoolSculpting is a great procedure for treating visible fat bulges in areas such as:

  • Under the chin/submentum
  • Inner/outer thighs
  • Tummy/abdomen
  • Flanks/love handles
  • Bra fat/axillary puff
  • Back fat
  • Lower buttocks/banana roll
  • Upper arms.

During your consultation our expert CoolSculpting physicians will create a customised treatment plan that’s tailored to your body and your individual goals.

Can CoolSculpting get rid of belly fat?

Is stomach fat removal possible with Coolsculpting?

CoolSculpting treatment can be really effective to reduce belly fat. The stomach or abdomen is a common area for both males and females to store fat. Fat around the belly can be tricky to remove with diet and exercise alone. It is often caused by high stress levels, hormonal imbalance, ageing and a poor diet high in alcohol, refined carbohydrates and saturated fats.

As we become older, hormone levels will change making it much harder to reduce excess weight from the stomach. Weight loss can’t be focused to one particular area so if you have noticed weight loss in other areas but no change to the stomach or very little change then Fat Freezing may be an ideal option without causing too much downtime.

To find out more about how CoolSculpting can treat belly fat, book a consultation with one of our fat freezing experts.

Things to Consider

Our advice on what to consider when deciding to have a coolsculpting procedure:

1. When choosing a clinic, you should always do your research, and only go to an established, reputable clinic.

The Private Clinic has been in the cosmetic surgery industry for over 35 years. We are here to answer all of your questions and give you peace of mind.

2. When choosing a practitioner, make sure you know who you’ll be seeing. Their expertise, qualifications and patient satisfaction rate are important factors to take into consideration.

At The Private Clinic, we only source the most experienced and specialised practitioners. 

3. Price should never be the deciding factor when choosing where to have your treatment. Safety should be your number one priority and feeling confident that they will look after you – not only before, but also after your procedure

4. When it sounds too good to be true, it often is. Always find out what your clinic’s reputation is.

Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape.

Patient Stories

Outstanding care, patient satisfaction and results mean everything to The Private Clinic Team

Our reputation for excellent care is second to none. See what some of our patients have had to say about our CoolSculpting procedures.