Despite your best efforts at healthy eating and regular exercise, do you still have pockets of unsightly, unwanted fat cells that simply won’t go away? Are their certain areas of your body that you wish were firmer, smoother, more toned? Now that summer’s here, do you want to look better in a bathing suit, lingerie and skimpy clothing? If you answered yes to these questions, I recommend a highly-successful, fat-reducing treatment called CoolSculpting. For more information on CoolSculpting, download our free fact sheet!
What exactly is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that freezes stubborn fat cells and then eliminates them from your body. The only FDA-approved technology of its kind, CoolSculpting achieves a noticeable reduction of approximately 25% of fat bulges in the treated areas—without needles, surgery or “downtime.”
However, 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 looking 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, and do not want surgery in order to achieve a tighter, toner body.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
One of the first questions my patients ask me when they’re considering CoolSculpting is how much it will cost. My answer is that there is no one standard price. Every woman’s body (and fat pockets) are unique, and the results she is seeking from CoolSculpting are specific to her. That’s why I determine the exact cost of the procedure after I have met with the patient, evaluated her body type, overall physical condition and her personal goals and expectations. Then together, we will decide what areas would benefit the most from this procedure and give the best possible results.
How soon can you see the results from CoolSculpting?
Noticeably smaller fat bulges and a more toned appearance can be seen as soon as 3 weeks following treatment,* with the greatest results occurring over the next 2-4 months* (see 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 probably 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.
The best part: the results last a really long time
During the CoolSculpting procedure, the treated fat cells are completely removed from your body. As long as you maintain your weight with normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should be very long-lasting.
What happens during the procedure
First, a gel pad is placed over the area that is being treated to protect the skin from the freezing treatment. Next, a device 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.
Since the CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-invasive (non-surgical, no incisions), 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.
Interested in CoolSculpting?
If you are thinking about having CoolSculpting and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me and I will send you additional information prior to your appointment. To make sure you are fully informed about this procedure and understand exactly what results to expect, I will take all the time you need to make sure all your questions are answered.
More information on body sculpting procedures
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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.