For many of my patients, men and women, despite their best efforts at healthy eating and regular exercise, they still have pockets of unsightly, unwanted fat cells that simply will not go away. In these cases, I often recommend a highly-successful, non-invasive treatment called CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that freezes stubborn fat cells and expels them from your body. The only FDA-approved technology of its kind, CoolSculpting achieves a noticeable reduction of approximately 20-25% of the fat bulges in the treated areas — without needles, surgery or “downtime.” For more information on CoolSculpting, download our free fact sheet!
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.
The best part: the results are very long-lasting
During the CoolSculpting procedure, the treated fat cells are destroyed and then “flushed” from your body. As long as you maintain your weight with normal diet and exercise, your results should be long-term.
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 negative pressure device 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. I will send you additional information prior to your appointment.
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.