Frequently Asked Questions

CoolSculpting® (Cryolipolysis) is ideal for patients who have a healthy lifestyle, but have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike Gastric Bypass Surgery, the CoolSculpting® procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. However, CoolSculpting® may be a non-surgical alternative to Liposuction for some patients.

CoolSculpting does not target loose skin, although many patients have reported some skin tightening. So, for example, if you require a tummy-tuck (abdominoplasty) for your excess fat and large overhanging skin apron, then CoolSculpting may not be appropriate for you.

At the Eden Institute, our patients are typically looking to sculpt their bodies in one or a few areas.

Contact us to organise a one-on-one consultation to determine if CoolSculpting® is right for you.


The CoolSculpting® (Cryolipolysis) procedure is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia. With over two million treatments performed worldwide, CoolSculpting® is a proven, safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction. Our best advice to you is to beware of cheaper options that are not supported by scientific studies, appropriate research or safety protocols. We don’t use them because, as a medical clinic, we will not compromise your safety and results.

During the CoolSculpting® (Cryolipolysis) procedure, a non-invasive applicator sends precisely controlled cooling to target and eradicate fat cells underneath the skin in particular areas of the body. When fat cells are exposed to cooling during the procedure, they are crystallised, which triggers natural cell death (a process called apoptosis). Your body then naturally processes and eliminates the dead fat cells over a period of 4-12 weeks.

CoolSculpting® (Cryolipolysis) is great for any area of fat that has proven resistant to exercise and diet. Typical areas for the procedure include the waist, tummy, inner thighs and outer thighs, love handles, back and arms. We have a large and the most up-to-date variety of applicators of different sizes, shapes, design construction and cooling times available. We will work out what is most appropriate for your concerns, to achieve the best results in the shortest times.


During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or slight discomfort. During the first few minutes of treatment, as the cooling begins, you will feel pressure and intense cold but this soon dissipates. If you do have a little swelling or feel a little tenderness in the treated area, this will not last long.

No, the procedure is not painful. There are no incisions, need for anaesthesia or skin damage.

At Eden Institute, we have the largest variety of applicators available. Treatment times vary from 35 minutes to 1 hour, depending on which applicator you require and how many areas are being treated. Throughout your appointment you can be on your iPad, reading a book, watching TV, or checking your emails. At the Eden Institute, we have two CoolSculpting® machines so that we can treat two areas simultaneously (e.g. both sides of your hips) to halve your time.

After the treatment – which also includes a 3-minute treatment with the ultrasound-based Zimmer device to promote a faster breakdown of fat cells – you can get on with your day with little discomfort and there are no pills or supplements to take afterwards.


As CoolSculpting® (Cryolipolysis) is completely non-surgical, you can typically return to normal activities immediately. Often, patients return to work right after the session is over.

The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you'll see results. You may start to see changes to your body as quickly as 4 weeks after your treatment and will experience optimal results after 2 to 3 months. Do note that your body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment.

After one session, you will typically see a 20 per cent visible reduction of fat in the treated area. As a result, some patients may be a candidate for a second round of treatment after 3 months, depending on what they are hoping to achieve.

The results are long-term, provided that you don’t put on additional weight. Results will continue to improve with additional treatments. Ultimately, the number of treatments is dependent on each patient’s individual circumstances and characteristics.

Our patients are reporting that they love the sculpting effects of CoolSculpting® on their bodies. Many are seeing slimmer hips and flatter tummies; and those who have inner thighs that rub against each other love the freedom that comes with fat reduction in this area.


Once the treated fat cells are gone, they are gone for good. Results are permanent.

The number of sessions you need depends on the results you want to achieve. We will develop a customised CoolSculpting® treatment plan that addresses your problem areas. Your individualised treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

CoolSculpting® (Cryolipolysis) results can approximate those of liposuction. It depends largely on what your body needs. Liposuction can target larger areas in one go, and obviously, being surgery, allows Dr Edinburg more versatility with the sculpting of the tissue.  CoolSculpting® may be a preferred alternative for those who want to avoid the pain, risk and recovery time associated with surgical procedures. At Eden Institute, we will always guide you with regard to what procedures are appropriate for you.

After a one-on-one consultation with one of our medical team members, who will explain the whole process and determine if you are a suitable candidate for CoolSculpting®, one of our registered nurses will perform the CoolSculpting® procedure. We will always answer any questions you have and we can help you decide which part/s of your body should undergo fat freezing.

CoolSculpting® (Cryolipolysis) treatments at the Eden Institute can vary. The price per session will vary depending on the area/s you want to target, the number of sessions needed, your goals, and the package you selected. We create a customised treatment plan that is tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. Read more about the cost of CoolSculpting® treatment here.

Definitely! You are sitting down for 1-2 hours during the CoolSculpting® (Cryolipolysis) procedure and it is possible to have a number of other treatments during this time. Treatments that you can combine with CoolSculpting® include Cosmetic Injections (Wrinkle Relaxers and Dermal Fillers) or Medical-Grade Facial Peels. This is an ideal option for people who are time-poor, busy and always on-the-go but looking for effective rejuvenation procedures to refresh their look.

After seeing the results from their CoolSculpting® (Cryolipolysis) procedure, most clients are determined to take even better care of themselves. If you gain weight, however, fat cells in any part of your body may get bigger, including in the treated areas.