How to choose a clinic for CoolSculpting?

I am considering CoolSculpting for tummy and love handles and there are many clinics in London offering the treatment. How to choose the right one? They all looking pretty similar. Some of them are even offering very reduced prices... Any advice?

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How to choose a clinic for CoolSculpting - tips from Revere

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That's an excellent question. Many clinics are offering the CoolSculpting treatment, but not all of them will be able to give you great results. Watch out for the following potential pitfalls when shopping around for Coolsculpting:

1. Whatever you do, insist on seeing as many of the clinics own before and after images, testimonials and videos. Look at the images, not just for the bulk reduction, but the quality of the sculpting too.

2. Walk away if the practice doesn't offer the original Zeltiq system or quote you a price without mapping you thoroughly.

3. Many clinics may try to gain your business on price with an inadequate mapping process. Always ask if you're likely to require further treatments to achieve the results as demonstrated by the images they show you.

4. If you're on a budget, It is unwise to treat a given body part partially if multiple cycles are recommend for that area. To give a natural result, applicators are often overlapped and failure to do this in the quest to save money can lead to the appearance of "scooping of fat" with irregular contours being created. They are are notoriously difficult to correct later. At Revere, we'd say you're better waiting, treat one area perfectly before moving onto the next.

Wishing you well on your Coolsculpting journey!

It’s important to be selective when you’re deciding where to have CoolSculpting® done.

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Choose a well-established plastic surgery practice that specializes in CoolSculpting®. Only work with CoolSculpting® Technicians who are experienced, and who understand how to work with advanced cryolipolysis technology. Look for a practice that demonstrates a commitment to quality and consistently produces great results. You can learn a lot by looking at patient reviews and ratings. Once you narrow your options down, an in-person consultation can help you decide where you feel most comfortable having CoolSculpting® performed.

Choose a Certified CoolSculpting Clinic

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Dr. Ebrahim suggests doing your research before you reserve a CoolSculpting Treatment.  First  - Ensure the clinic is a Certified Coolsculpting Clinic like Ambleside Dermedics.  Second - Double check that the Certified CoolSculpting Specialist has attended Zeltiq's CoolSculpting University.  Third - Read testimonials from past clients and patients who have had the treatment done .  Fourth - Reserve your private consultation.  During this complimentary assessment express your wishes and make sure that you and the CoolSCulpting Specialist are on the same page with regards to your concerns and goals. 


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It is important to look into satisfaction rate of their previous patients and testimonials. Another important segment when choosing a provider is the experience of the certified expert who will provide you treatment firsthand as well as having doctor on their team. You need to be examined and your case should be evaluated, giving you professional opinion and few options that may work for you.

Hardik Soni, MD (not currently practicing)
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician

How to choose a CoolSculpting provider

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The best way to choose a provider is experience.  Visit with a couple of providers and pay attention to how they examine your area of interest, and how the body mapping is performed.  Make sure you get a detailed quote with how many treatment cycles it might take.  These treatments take hours sometimes.  Make sure the clinic has wifi and a television so you can pass your time or work on your laptop while there.  

Our CoolSculpting specialist has performed more than 3000 procedures to date.  

Mike Majmundar, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

Experienced CoolSculpting Provider

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Thank you very much for your question, as it is a good one. CoolSculpting is one of the most popular, noninvasive fat elimination techniques used today. However, this means that many experienced or untrained providers are offering the service, often at a ‘discount’ price. To ensure that you receive the safest and most satisfying results, only use a board certified plastic surgeon, with experience in CoolSculpting techniques. The provider, working under supervision of the plastic surgeon, should have specialized training in the CoolSculpting process and with the various applicators. Remember that a bargain price may mean less than ideal results, so avoid offers that are ‘too good to be true’. Schedule an in-person consultation with a reputable plastic surgeon to discuss your CoolSculpting options and to determine if you are a good candidate for this technique.

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 117 reviews

Choosing a CoolSculpting provider

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Hello. It can be very confusing trying to decide who to choose for this procedure. First, make sure your physician is board-certified. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, when a patient visits my office we have every option available to address abdominal contouring. If you are not a candidate for CoolSculpting, I can discuss with you other body contouring modalities, such as liposuction and tummy tuck. I think this is an extremely important point, so you are not guided to one treatment because that is all that can be offered at that facility.  There is often the misperception that nonsurgical treatments at a plastic surgeon's office will cost more than at other facilities, and this is rarely the case. 

Please remember this procedure has the ability to give beautiful results on the appropriate candidates, however, it can still result in permanent contour irregularities if not used correctly. 

Renee Burke, MD
Barrington Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Coolsculpting and Choosing the Right Physician

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Coolsculpting is a fabulous procedure and it is very important to find the correct physician to perform the office. I would consult a board certified dermatologist with years of expertise who is certified in Coolsculpting for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green

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I would strongly recommend that you seek consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon who can discuss and offer all options, including liposuction and other surgical procedures, not just noninvasive procedures such as coolsculpting.   

Jeffrey D. Wagner, MD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 30 reviews


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It's very important to feel comfortable with the doctor who is treating you. This treatment is called CoolSculpting because we really have the ability to "sculpt the body"! That being said, you should have a consultation with a couple of the doctors in the area and see which approach you feel comfortable with. Its important they explain it may take a couple sessions and the location of the application should eliminate the fat you don't like, while leaving your feminine curves.

Janet Allenby, DO
Delray Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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