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CoolSculpting offers a non-invasive solution for targeted fat reduction. With no downtime, it freezes and eliminates stubborn fat cells, leading to a more contoured figure.

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CoolSculpting® in Vancouver, BC

Do you have a stubborn pocket of fat that just won’t budge no matter how much you exercise or how well you eat? While having a certain percentage of body fat is completely normal, our bodies are all unique, and genetics tend to play a large role in how our body holds and distributes fat. This can sometimes mean that regardless of how much weight we lose, our flanks, arms, or even double chin may not reflect this. CoolSculpting is your permanent, non-surgical solution to freezing away those stubborn fat pockets to help you love the skin you’re in a little bit more. With DualSculpting at 8 West Clinic, our Master-trained specialists can perform more comprehensive fat freezing treatments in half the time for the most efficient sessions.


An Elevated Approach

Led by Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, one of North America’s most skilled board-certified facial plastic surgeons, 8 West Clinic is home to extensively experienced physicians, registered nurses, and medical aestheticians. Our providers combine their advanced training with a mastery of elevated techniques and industry-leading technologies to craft artful, efficacious results with individualized precision. We focus on a comprehensive spectrum of treatments with customized plans that are as unique as every individual who walks through our doors.

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The Benefits of CoolSculpting®

For decades, liposuction was considered the only option for those wanting to remove unwanted fat, but CoolSculpting offers a non-invasive option to reduce fat, permanently. CoolSculpting is known as the gold standard in non-invasive fat removal, and there are plenty of reasons why it’s such a popular treatment:

  • There is no downtime, so you can head straight back to work or your other activities
  • This is a non-invasive procedure—no need for anesthesia or surgery
  • CoolSculpting is permanent. After the fat cells are frozen, it is gone from that area forever!

CoolSculpting is a highly customizable treatment, and can be used on multiple areas of the body including the abdomen, arms, thighs (inner & outer), knees, hips, flanks (sides), and chin. If a double chin or jowl fat is of concern to you, Double Chin Injections (also known as Belkyra/Kybella) is an alternative and complementary option for treatment.

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Our Process

Our unique comprehensive approach focuses on 360º treatment plans bespoke to no one else but you. We aim to help you achieve the best version of yourself—no matter where your starting point is.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a candidate for CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a versatile and non-invasive option for fat reduction, and if you find that you are close to your ideal weight but are wanting to tackle stubborn areas of fat, CoolSculpting may be ideal for you. The most common CoolSculpting treatments are for:

  • Abdomen/Stomach Fat
  • Arm Fat
  • Thighs (Inner & Outer)
  • Knee Fat
  • Bra Fat
  • Hips
  • Flanks (Sides)
  • Chin/Jowl

Along with decades of experience, our medical aestheticians will suggest a treatment that will yield the results you are looking for. CoolSculpting has very specific criteria they will assess to ensure this is the perfect treatment for you.

CoolSculpting treats subcutaneous fat, which is the fat that sits below the skin and above muscle. To be able to treat this fat, we need to be able to pinch the fat – so it can fit inside the CoolSculpting suction applicators. Take advantage of our complimentary consultations to determine if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting.

How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting is a safe and effective non-surgical procedure used to reduce fat and contour specific areas of the body, using a technology called Cryolipolysis®. CoolSculpting targets fat cells, freezes and permanently eliminates them.

While diet and exercise can reduce the size of fat cells, they can’t reduce the number of them. With CoolSculpting®, the fat cells are cooled to the point that they die off, are broken down and dissolved by your body, then naturally expelled via your lymphatic system (through your sweat and urine).

All this occurs without any sensations or awareness that this is taking place in the body, so you can carry on with your normal life after your treatment and don’t need to make any changes to your lifestyle.

How is CoolSculpting performed?

How exactly your CoolSculpting treatment will be performed depends on the area you are having treated. We will ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure, and if possible we will have you in a reclined position. Your medical aesthetician will then locate the ideal areas for treatment and mark them. The paddle-like CoolSculpting applicator (or applicators if you are receiving dual-CoolSculpting) will then be applied to the area, to then suction onto the area.

The machine will then begin to cool down to below 0℃, this will feel uncomfortable during this time, but will go numb after 10-15 minutes and we can help with managing this discomfort if required.

Once the CoolSculpting treatment for that area has finished, your aesthetician will remove the applicator and massage the area for a few minutes—this is actually the most important part of the process, as it is helping to break up all of the frozen fat cells to optimize the results.

If you are receiving multiple CoolSculpting sessions as per your customized treatment plan, this process will then be repeated in a different area.

What should I expect with my CoolSculpting treatment?

Immediately after the treatment, the area may seem a bit red or swollen, but it will be practically unoticeable that you had any treatment done at all. In the days that follow, you may experience a little bruising if you find that you do bruise easily (this is due to the suction of the machine).

The treatment area will feel quite numb for the days that follow, with almost a pins-and-needles sensation, but you won’t experience any pain.

The results timeline does vary while your body naturally breaks up the dead fat cells, and passes them through your lymphatic system. Most patients will see results anywhere from 4 weeks, and up to 12 weeks. The 12 week mark is when your medical aesthetician will book you in for your follow-up appointment, and to continue treatment if this is part of your treatment plan.


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Leslie F.

I am very happy with the service and the results of my treatment. Sonya took the time to answer all of my questions to my satisfaction. I recommend this clinic.

Sandy W.

I truly love this clinic! From the first phone call right up to after my procedure! Everyone is super friendly and helpful and the clinic has a warm, happy vibe to it. My visit was for some coolsculpting and I will definitely be back for other services! Thank you 8 West Clinic!

Emily G.

I just had Cool Sculpting session here with the nurse Sonya. She was fantastic! The sweetest person, very kind and so incredibly knowledgeable on the treatment. I felt comfortable and safe and so far very happy with my results. All the staff here are very warm and welcoming. Highly recommend 8West.

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