Relax & Reshape Your Body

The CoolSculpting* procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat freezing treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you will look and feel great from every angle. It’s easy to sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat, and once treated, the fat cells are gone for good. 

Lasting Fat Freezing Treatment

CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.

Freeze away fat? It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.

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The Only Clinic in Dorset that Offers CoolSculpting 

As the centre of excellence for non-surgical rejuvenation, River Aesthetics is the only clinic in Dorset to provide CoolSculpting treatments. Previous studies have shown that 61% of people feel that they have excess fat on areas of their face and body. Thighs, arms, and the abdomen are the areas in which many patients carry additional weight. 

With data showing that 83% of people are willing to invest in their appearance, River Aesthetics has a non-invasive solution. CoolSculpting triggers a process called apoptosis, which is a form of programmed cell death. It is a treatment that was developed by scientists at Harvard and is only administered by medical led clinics. Results will be visible 6 weeks post treatment, with optimum results at 12 weeks. 

A-List Approval

Such is the effective results achieved through CoolSculpting, Hollywood A-lister Sarah Michelle Gellar is an enthusiast of the treatment. Four years ago, the American actress underwent the non-invasive procedure to remove stubborn fat that she failed to shift through diet and exercise. After being impressed with the results, Sarah Michelle became CoolSculpting’s international celebrity ambassador.

The organic way in which the treatment aligned with her lifestyle encouraged the TV star to spread awareness of the brand. By talking about her experiences, Sarah Michelle is helping others realise the benefits of this revolutionary treatment.

The Treatment Process

Every patient is given a bespoke treatment plan tailored to their needs. Our doctors will provide a clinical recommendation on the areas that can be treated and how many times they should undergo the procedure. Before the treatment begins, the appropriate applicator will be selected, with 4 different attachments available for use. They include:

  • The Advantage+ (for large areas)
  • Advantage
  • Mini (for smaller areas)
  • Petit (for small sections)

Once the area(s) have been selected, we will position the device on your body and apply a gel pad and applicator. The controlled cooling process begins by igniting the vacuum applicators, which draw fatty tissue into the applicator cup. During this, you may feel slight pulling and mild pinching, but you will remain comfortable throughout.

The Science Behind CoolSculpting

The body sculpting treatment targets fat cells that are too stubborn to shift despite having a healthy diet and undertaking regular exercise. The fat cells in patients that lose weight change, but rather than disappear, they just decrease in size. Generally, when a person loses or gains weight, the number of fat cells are not altered, they either decrease or increase in size.

By undergoing CoolSculpting treatment, patients can remove these fat cells for good. Clinical studies have shown that the treatment reduces the number of fat cells by up to 27% after 6 months. Given that the cells are naturally eliminated over time, there is no risk of them migrating to untreated areas of your body.

Treatment Areas


What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a fat freezing device which is the only FDA approved non- surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn pockets of fatty tissue.

Does coolsculpting treat all types of fat?

No. CoolSculpting is only used to treat soft subcutaneous fat. We cannot treat hard visceral fat. If you can squeeze it, we can freeze it!

How long does the treatment take?

One applicator takes only 35 minutes to be completed. However multiple applicators may be required in a treatment session to get desired result.

When will I see my results?

You will start to see your results 6 weeks post treatment and your optimum results are at 12 weeks.

Can you treat the chin with coolsculpting?

Yes! CoolSculpting is amazing for defining and contouring the neck and jawline. It has also got FDA clearing for skin tightening to the neck area

Is CoolSculpting permanent?

Yes. On average you get a 25-30% reduction.

What areas of the body can coolsculpting treat?

Stomach, back, bra fat, chins, arms, inner thigh and flanks.

Is Coolsculpt a weight loss treatment?

No. CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment.

Treatment Summary

Procedure Time
35 - 45 Minutes
Recommended No. of Treatments
1 or 2
Not Required
Side Effects
Bruising, soreness, temporary numbness in treated area
After 8-12 Weeks
Duration of Results
Long term, providing a healthy lifestyle is maintained
Back to Work
Full Recovery

Treatment Results

Before / After 12 Weeks

Before / After 8 Weeks

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Before / After 17 Weeks

Before / After 8 Weeks

Expert Comment

Jessica Sedgwick


“CoolSculpting is an FDA approved fat reduction treatment. We target stubborn pockets of fat through freezing the area down to -11 for a short period of time. Over the space of 12 weeks a natural inflammatory process called apoptosis kicks in disposing of the dead cells. We love this treatment as it gives you noticeable results leaving you with the sculpted look you’ve always wanted.”

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