Have you tried and tried to trim down certain areas of your body but no matter how much you work out and eat sensibly, it just doesn’t happen? You may be like many of my patients, both male and female, who still have pockets of stubborn, unsightly fat cells that simply will not go away, even after regular exercise and watching what they eat. In these cases, I often recommend a highly-effective, non-invasive fat reducing treatment known as CoolSculpting.
The only FDA-approved technology of its kind, CoolSculpting achieves a noticeable reduction of approximately 20-25% of the fat bulges in stubborn areas like the abdomen, thighs, flanks and under the chin in as little as one 1-hour session.*
As well as CoolSculpting, I also offer a wide range of body sculpting procedures to help you achieve a more shapely body, which you can learn about here. To find out more about CoolSculpting, watch my short video by clicking on the image below.
CoolSculpting works by destroying fat cells, and those cells will not return
Unlike traditional weight loss methods, with CoolSculpting your fat cells are completely removed, not shrunk down. It does this by freezing them, which kills them. Your body then expels these cells by excreting them through your urine as waste. They’re completely gone and will not return. As long as you maintain your weight with normal diet and exercise, your results should be long-term.
What happens during a CoolSculpting session
First, a gel pad is placed over the area that is being treated to protect your skin from the freezing treatment. Next, a device similar to a large vacuum hose is attached to your skin, which vacuums the skin above the area of fatty tissue into an applicator that cools the fat cells. You will feel a cold sensation like an ice pack on bare skin, then a firm tug and pull — enough to make sure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. Then you will feel a sensation of intense cold, followed by numbness in the area. Cold does not damage other types of cells in the way it does fat cells, so there should be no damage to the skin or underlying tissue.
A CoolSculpting procedure takes about 30 minutes per area of your body, and since it is completely non-invasive and does not involve incisions or anesthesia, you can return to your normal activities immediately. You may experience redness, minor bruising, tingling or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary.
CoolSculpting is for fat reduction, not weight loss
As I tell my patients who are considering CoolSculpting, this is not a weight-loss treatment. It is designed for people who live active lifestyles, experience minimal weight fluctuations and are wanting to target certain areas of their bodies that are stubbornly resistant to exercise and healthy eating habits.
CoolSculpting is ideal for patients who:
- only need a small reduction in fat
- have no hanging skin
- are within 20 pounds of their ideal weight
- do not want surgery in order to achieve a tighter, toner body
How soon can you see the results from CoolSculpting?
Results from CoolSculpting 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*.
If your treatment plan calls for a second procedure, you can experience an additional 20% reduction of fat. Note: overall loss of total fat may be more or less, depending on the individual patient, his/her body type and the amount of fat that is treated.
For more information on CoolSculpting, read these 3 blogs
So you can be fully informed before you decide to have a CoolSculpting treatment, I recommend these three blogs explaining the procedure and its benefits:
- Tired Of Stubborn Fat? Freeze It Away With CoolSculpting!
- Get the Facts About CoolSculpting In Dr. Beran's Short Video
- Kiss Your Love Handles Goodbye With CoolSculpting!
Want to learn more about CoolSculpting?
If you are thinking about getting CoolSculpting, please contact me to schedule a free consultation and I will send you additional information prior to your appointment. When we meet, I will answer all your questions, evaluate your body type and understand what you’re hoping to achieve. Then together, we’ll choose the areas for CoolSculpting that will bring you the best possible results.
To learn more about all the body contouring procedures I offer
For further information on the many body slimming, toning and contouring procedures I offer, you might find these pages on my website helpful:
- Body Procedures
- Butt Augmentation
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Lower Body Lift
- Mommy Makeover
- Tummy Tuck
*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.