CoolSculpting® Procedure

The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction
treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-
resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you'll look and feel great from every angle.

What is CoolSculpting?

Many people follow strict exercise and diet regimens for years and still can’t seem to get rid of that last bit of stubborn fat. In the past, this problem could only be solved by undergoing an invasive surgical procedure like liposuction. Fortunately, there is a relatively new procedure that has been increasing in popularity and is used to effectively reduce fat without the need for surgery or downtime. 

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved fat-reduction treatment that targets otherwise resistant fat cells via controlled cooling. Also known as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting destroys targeted fat cells by freezing (crystalizing) them. Once they have been frozen, they will eventually break down and automatically leave the body through the liver. This results in your body being more sculpted so you can get the figure you’ve always wanted. The results can last indefinitely if a proper diet and exercise regime is kept up.

Who is CoolSculpting Good For?

CoolSculpting doctors recommend this fat reduction treatment for those that are interested in losing small amounts of fat that has shown to be resistant to dieting and exercise. Ideally, the best CoolSculpting results are seen by those that are already within 15 to 20 pounds of their target weight. It can be used to effectively and safely decrease fat in many areas of the body. 

Many people choose CoolSculpting in New York because it is quick, non-invasive, effective, and allows them to get back to enjoying life immediately after each treatment. 

Top CoolSculpting Benefits

The benefits of CoolSculpting are far-reaching and long-lasting. This is likely the reason why CoolSculpting procedures have increased by more than 800 percent since it was approved by the FDA in 2010. There are many advantages to CoolSculpting, including: 

  • Non-invasive and quick procedure
  • Clinically tested and proven to eliminate fat permanently
  • Effectively reduces fat in target areas by 20 to 80 percent 
  • No downtime or recovery time necessary
  • Can treat many areas on the body
  • Results are realized within 8 to 12 weeks

When You Should Consider Other Options (Who It is Not For) 

While many people are great candidates for CoolSculpting in New York, it is not designed for everyone. Those that are considered obese or are more than 20 pounds over their targeted weight will likely not see a discernible difference after the procedure. 

Furthermore, if you are suffering from conditions such as cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH), it is not recommended to proceed with procedures like Sculpsure or CoolSculpting

Additionally, those who have the following conditions (but not limited to) should avoid CoolSculpting, or speak to their physician before seeking the procedure:

  • Pregnant, attempting to become pregnant, or breastfeeding a child
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Conditions that weaken the immune system
  • Severe anxiety
  • Conditions or medications that thin the blood
  • Skin conditions that affect the immune system (acme, psoriasis, eczema, etc.)

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting is a procedure also known as cryolipolysis. During the treatment, a roll of fat is placed or suctioned between two panels. The panels are designed to deliver controlled cooling to the targeted fat cells that lie under the skin. You may feel an initial intense cold feeling as the procedure begins, but as the area becomes numb, this feeling will soon subside. Once frozen, the fat cells die and are naturally processed through your liver over time. 

This process typically takes multiple visits and about 8 to 12 weeks to see major results. The number of visits will be determined by the areas that you want to target as well as an individual’s body type. 

How to Prepare for Your Procedure

Fortunately, there is not much preparation involved before your CoolSculpting appointment. However, it is imperative that your body is healthy, and you are within 20 pounds of your targeted weight. 

If you are not keen on sitting in a chair for one to three hours with nothing to do, it is recommended that you bring a fully charged cell phone, reading material, handheld video games, etc. to keep yourself entertained while you are going through treatment.

What You Can Expect from Your Procedure

Each CoolSculpting procedure takes about an hour to complete. After your procedure has concluded, you may experience slight bruising from the suction around the area that was treated. After a few weeks, you can expect to see defined and clear results. This gives the fat cells enough time to leave the area targeted with CoolSculpting. 

There is no downtime associated with the procedure; this means that if you want to schedule CoolSculpting during an extended lunch break, you can. However, each patient is unique, and you may desire to rest afterward, depending on the area that is treated. It should be noted that there are some potential side effects of CoolSculpting, which can include:

  • A feeling of pain or stinging at the site of the treatment. 
  • Temporary redness and/or bruising at the treatment site. 
  • The feeling of fullness at the back of your throat.
  •  A slight tugging on the areas being treated during your CoolSculpting session. 

how coolsculpting works

Tips for CoolSculpting Recovery

Unlike liposuction, little to no recovery time is required after your CoolSculpting procedure. After your CoolSculpting in New York, you can easily and comfortably hop on the subway or catch an Uber to your next destination.

As mentioned, you may be sore or experience swelling and/or redness in the treated areas after the procedure. This is normal, and it is recommended that you wear loose clothing that will not make the swelling and/or soreness feel more uncomfortable. 

In some cases, you may feel “nerve twinges” three to five days after your treatment. This is just your nerve endings regenerating, and there is typically no need for concern unless it continues for weeks after your treatment. 

Remember, your results will typically not be seen until three weeks to four months after the treatment. Be patient during your recovery period. For best results, it is recommended that you schedule multiple appointments to reach your goals.  

The Most Common Areas for Targeted CoolSculpting 

Many people use CoolSculpting in New York to target multiple areas of the body. However, CoolSculpting is not made to treat every area. Here are the most common areas of the body that are treated with CoolSculpting:

  • Stomach
  • Waist and Hips
  • Lower Back
  • Thighs 
  • Buttocks
  • Chin

Additionally, patients often use CoolSculpting to decrease the appearance of cellulite that can appear on multiple areas of the body. It is important to remember that the larger the area that is being treated, the more treatments it will likely require. 

How to Maintain CoolSculpting Results

CoolSculpting actually kills fat cells. This gives them no chance of recovering and remaining as fat on your body. This means the results of this procedure can last indefinitely. 

However, this procedure does not mean new fat cells cannot form. If you gain weight after your procedure (that’s not muscle), it is likely that you will gain the fat back in the areas that were targeted during treatment. To maximize and maintain the results of CoolSculping, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Get a Massage Soon After Treatment: Studies have shown that getting a massage shortly after CoolSculpting can substantially improve your results. 
  • Make Changes to Your Eating Habits: The food that you eat will have a significant impact on your recovery, and the maintenance of CoolSculpting results. Ensure that you limit your consumption of processed food, carbohydrates, sugars, etc. as much as possible. 
  • Get an Appropriate Amount of Exercise: Exercising can help to maintain your newly contoured body and ensure that you keep the fat away from those stubborn areas. 

Schedule Your CoolSculpting Consultation Today!

Have you worked hard to eat healthily and exercise yet still have stubborn areas of fat that you can’t seem to get rid of? CoolSculpting may be just what you need to get you through the finish line.

If you live in New York, contact us a call to schedule your CoolSculpting consultation today

 

 

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