Do you have areas of fat that simply will not go away, no matter how much you diet or exercise? Are you tired of your love handles, belly pooch and/or saddle bags? Do you long for a leaner, trimmer, tighter silhouette but do not want to have a surgical procedure to get it? If you answered yes to these questions, CoolSculpting may be for you. For more information on CoolSculpting, download our free fact sheet!
What’s different about CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting freezes away stubborn fat by gently targeting and cooling unwanted fat cells to produce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges. Very effective in the treatment of bulges on the tummy, back, hips, thighs and arms, this non-invasive procedure takes about 60 minutes per section and involves no needles, surgery or “downtime.”
Unlike ultrasound- and heat-based fat-reducing treatments which actually explode unwanted fat cells, CoolSculpting works by freezing them, causing them to die and be flushed from the body as waste, leaving you more toned and sculpted. This procedure has fewer side effects than other methods (which can cause bruising and soreness) and delivers more effective results.
How long do CoolSculpting results last?
Once you reach adulthood, you do not produce new fat cells, so the number of cells destroyed and removed from the body by CoolSculpting is long-lasting. However, gaining weight after CoolSculpting could still mean an increase in the size of the remaining fat cells in your body. That’s why it’s important to maintain your ideal weight after the procedure so that the results remain long-term.
CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment
It is designed for people who live active lifestyles, experience minimal weight fluctuations and want to target certain areas of their bodies that are stubbornly resistant to exercise and healthy eating habits.
The CoolSculpting procedure: what to expect
The CoolSculpting machine includes a vacuum-based applicator containing cooling panels which bring fat cells to the ideal temperature to kill them off without harming the body's water-based cells.
First, a gel pad is placed over the area that’s being treated to protect the skin from the freezing teatment. Then a handset similar to a large vacuum hose is attached to your skin. You will feel a cold sensation like an ice pack on bare skin, then a firm tug and pull – enough of a pull to make sure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. Then you will feel a sensation of intense cold, which soon goes away.
The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-invasive so you can return to normal activities immediately. You may experience redness, minor bruising, tingling or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary.
Results can be seen as soon as 3 weeks following treatment*, with the greatest results occurring over the next 2-4 months*(as shown by the illustration below). Your body will still be flushing fat cells at that time, and it will continue doing so for up to 4 months*.
Interested in CoolSculpting?
If you are thinking about having CoolSculpting and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me. I will send you additional information prior to your appointment.
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*Results may vary from person to person
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.