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Here at Shape Studio, we offer the world renowned CoolTech system for localised fat reduction. With over 1 million treatments performed worldwide, and very high satisfaction rates.

Permanently remove up to 30% of fat in the treated area in just one treatment!

Body Sculpting using fat freezing methods, or more scientifically called Cryolipolysis, CoolTech Fat Reduction uses controlled cooling techniques to permanently eliminate unwanted pockets of stubborn fat.

Fat Freezing

Fat freezing is a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t affect the surrounding tissue.

Fat cells are significantly more vulnerable to changes in temperature than any other type of body tissue.

The treatment takes up to 70 minutes depending on the area of the body being treated and there is no down time required post treatment.

Areas that can be treated include the abdomen, flanks, bra roll, inner thighs, outer thighs, knees, under buttock, double chin and upper arms.

Fat Freezing is an unregulated treatment in New Zealand, which means you need to be mindful of the clinic you employ to perform your treatments.

Shape Studio staff have been extensively trained to ensure optimum safety and use scientifically proven medical-grade devices.

It is for this reason that we ask you to have a short consultation with our trained practitioner prior to treatment so we can ensure the best outcome for you.

Body Shaping Before & After

Here are some pictures of fat freezing before and after treatments. With just one treatment, you can reduce fat cells by up to 30%. To see before and after fat freezing treatment results, move the vertical line left and right. View more fat freezing before after pictures. 

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How does it work?

CoolTech Fat Reduction uses Cryolipolysis, the medical treatment for destroying fat cells.

Fat cells are significantly more vulnerable to changes in temperature than other types of body tissue. With controlled cooling of these cells, CoolTech activates apoptosis (controlled cell death) which gradually and naturally eliminates the stubborn fat through the body’s metabolic system.

This results in up to a 30% reduction of fat cells in the treated area

What happens during the treatment?

Each CoolTech Fat Reduction session takes approximately 70 minutes depending on the area being treated. Smaller treatment areas using the ‘Tiny’ applicator take only 45 minutes. You may need to allow for at least 90 minutes from consultation to completion of your treatment.


Once you are comfortable, our clinic technician will apply a gel membrane to the area being treated. The application head is then placed on the area. The adipose tissue will then be pulled in to the application head via suction and will begin cooling the tissue, reducing body fat in the treated area without damaging surrounding cells.


When the applicator is removed, the area will feel cold and firm. This is how we know we have achieved a good harvest of fat cells and is a positive indication of pending results. A 5 minute post treatment massage will help restore the frozen fat layer back to normal and also assist in optimising results.

Does it hurt?

The CoolTech Fat Reduction treatment is a non-invasive treatment, which is usually very comfortable. Some patients may experience some discomfort as the suction begins. The first 10 minutes of cooling may be slightly uncomfortable until the tissue becomes numb, and then the remainder of your treatment should be perfectly comfortable.


Some clients have reported some minor discomfort during the post treatment massage also. We do however provide a warm towel to help minimise any potential discomfort during the massage.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required will vary from person to person, and ultimately it will depend on your desired result. For clients who are ‘ideal candidates’, we recommend a minimum of 1-2 treatments, depending on the area being treated and the amount of tissue available to be treated. Some clients have seen more than satisfactory results following one treatment, while others have chosen to undergo subsequent treatments to optimise their results.


We like to allow a generous time period of 8-10 weeks between treatments to allow for the results to develop before completing subsequent treatments, as the same applicators and positioning may require adjustment due to the changing shape of your treatment area.

How long do results last?

The number of fat cells we have does not increase or decrease as our body weight fluctuates, it is the fat cells themselves that grow and shrink during these fluctuations. Once a fat cell is destroyed and metabolised by the body, it does not regenerate.


Therefore, the results of CoolTech Fat Reduction should be permanent, providing the client maintains a healthy diet and exercises regularly to aid in avoiding weight gain.

When will I see results?

Patients can expect to see a reduction of up to 30% in the treated area with just one treatment Results from your CoolTech Fat Reduction treatment may begin to be visible from as early as two weeks post treatment, with maximum results visible after 90 days.

Are there any side effects?

Due to the CoolTech treatments being non-invasive, side effects are minimal. Normal and temporary side effects associated with fat freezing that you may or may not experience include numbness, tenderness, swelling, itching and red skin at the treatment site.


There is no down time, no surgery involved, you simply come to your appointment and afterwards resume your normal activities.

What areas can be treated?

It can be used to treat small areas of stubborn or excess fat on many different areas of the body, including the abdomen, flanks, bra rolls, love handles, banana roll (under buttock), thighs, knees, arms, and double chin. The CoolTech system has a range of applicators to suitably shape to these areas.


shape studio faqs what areas can be treated

Who can have CoolTech Fat Reduction?

If you have sufficient pinchable tissue and are close to your ideal weight, then you are likely a good candidate for this treatment, however CoolTech Fat Reduction is not a treatment for anyone who is obese (BMI 30+), as it is not a weight loss solution. If you are underweight (BMI of less than 18) or if you have lost a great deal of weight and have loose rolls of skin that are not filled with fatty deposits, generally you are not a candidate for CoolTech Fat Reduction treatments.


There are some medical conditions that make fat freezing treatments not suitable. The best way to find out if you are a suitable candidate is to contact Shape Studio and book a consultation.

Is there any pre or post treatment care required?

Generally speaking, there is no pre-treatment or post-treatment care required as the CoolTech Fat Reduction treatment is non-invasive and you can return to normal activities immediately after your treatment.


We do however advise that drinking an adequate amount of water following your treatment can aid the lymphatic system in flushing out the treated cells. Drinking alcohol and caffeinated beverages can hinder the body’s ability to flush these cells which may delay the onset of your results.


You will be provided with a post-treatment care guideline following your treatment.

How is CoolTech different from other body sculpting technology?

Client satisfaction is paramount to Shape Studio so a significant amount of time was spent researching and trialing popular fat freezing technologies. There was one device that consistently came out on top with larger applicator cups for better results, visible results in shorter timeframes, and less treatments required to achieve these results, and that was CoolTech.


CoolTech has six different applicators which are individually designed to ensure that whatever area of the body is being treated, the maximum effect will be achieved with maximum safety. It is also possible to use two different applicators simultaneously, so more areas may be treated in less time.


With over 1 million treatments performed worldwide, a client satisfaction rate of 95% and results visible in as little as 15 days, Shape Studio are confident CoolTech will help our clients achieve the results they have been dreaming of.

For excess skin or skin laxity, we recommend following your CoolTech treatment with a series of skin tightening treatments with Radio Frequency.

Your practitioner will be able to discuss our skin tightening services with you at your appointment.