• Amber Moncrieff | Hunter Plastic Surgery

Freezing fat away: From the mouths of babes to banished bulges

A way to tackle those stubborn bulges that just won’t go away no matter how good your diet is or how much exercise you do is the holy grail for many, and until now has been very difficult to achieve. But now Hunter Plastic Surgery offers a proven solution based on cooling, not surgery.

Dr Nicholas Moncrieff, from Newcastle’s leading plastic surgery clinic, explains. “Paediatricians in the 1970s noticed that children who ate too many icy poles lost fat in their cheeks but all the surrounding muscles, skin and other tissues remained undamaged. This selective fat reduction is the secret of CoolSculpting.”

“This is because fat cells simply don’t like the cold and will shut down after relative modest exposure to low temperatures that aren’t low enough to damage other cells.

“It took a few decades, but once those in the cosmetic science field realised this phenomenon could be applied to fat reduction in adults, it didn’t take long for it to become one of the fastest growing aesthetic procedures in the world.”

The CoolSculpting procedure is the only non-surgical body contouring treatment in the world that freezes and eliminates fat from the body using carefully controlled cooling. There are no needles, no special diets, no supplements and no downtime. It can be used on the thighs, tummy, love handles, back and arms on both men and women.

Each bulge requires treatment for just 1 hour and the full results can be seen in two to four months. The treated fat cells are gone for good with long-term studies showing that even if weight is gained, the bulges remain smoother.

Dr Moncrieff has recently commissioned a second CoolSculpting machine in his Charlestown clinic. “We exclusively launched CoolSculpting in September last year and demand for this non-invasive fat reduction procedure quickly outstripped what we could supply with just one machine. Now 9 months on, we have performed over 300 of these treatments.”

“After 15 years as a surgeon, I know the power of surgical procedures to change how people look and feel. This made me a little sceptical about fat freezing when I first heard about it a couple of years ago. But after experiencing CoolSculpting for myself last year, I'm wearing a smaller shirt size and am confident in the science and research behind the technology!”

“Of course there are some patients who will always want and need a surgical solution, such as those with abdominal muscle separation, back pain and loose skin requiring a tummy tuck, but CoolSculpting is perfect for many others.”

“We have also been treating our previous surgical patients who now want to transform other parts of their bodies to match the results we have achieved for them.”

Dr Moncrieff’s wife and Director of Hunter Plastic Surgery has also experienced the power of CoolSculpting. “I just couldn’t believe that just by having a cold applicator applied to me for 4 hours that I could restore my tummy and love handles to what they were like before our 3 boys, including twins, arrived in the last few years. It took just six weeks for the treated fat cells to disappear and suddenly I was back to wearing skinny jeans without changing a single aspect of my lifestyle.”

Hunter Plastic Surgery offers complimentary consultations for people wanting to find out if this treatment would be appropriate for them.

FAQS How much does CoolSculpting cost? Individual areas can be treated for $950 with package discounts for more areas. The most common package price is $3230 which includes 4 area treatments to tackle combinations such as the lower abdomen and love handles.

How long does it last? The frozen fat cells are permanently removed from your body. Remaining cells can only increase if you put on weight.

How many will I need? Fat in each area treated will be permanently reduced by 20-30% after just one treatment.

How do I book a consultation? Call 4920 7700 to secure your complimentary consultation. If it is out of hours, just send them an email via their website contact page and they will contact you the next business day.

What guarantee is there? Hunter Plastic Surgery is confident in the science of CoolSculpting and the results they have obtained for their patients, so are happy to offer a money back guarantee that it will work for you.

What are the benefits of CoolSculpting at Hunter Plastic Surgery?

  • They exclusively offer CoolSculpting in Newcastle.

  • They offer a money-back guarantee that you will see visible results.

  • Superior comfort - their rooms have industry-leading patient comforts - fresh coffee, snacks and a range of entertainment options including iPads.

  • Their CoolSculpting University trained therapists have had it themselves and can show you their own results.

  • Part of Newcastle's leading plastic surgery clinic - they offer an assessment based on their expertise in anatomy and can expedite a consultation with one of their plastic surgeons if a surgical procedure would be more appropriate.

Have more questions? See Hunter Plastic Surgery’s dedicated non-surgical website www.renewmediskin.com.au or call their friendly team on 4920-7700!

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