Dermatology, Laser And Surgery Of Flatiron PLLC


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CoolSculpting® Non Surgical Fat Removal Treatment


CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive fat removal procedure that can freeze stubborn fat cells and improve body contours. CoolSculpting® can target unwanted fat pockets around the midsection, flanks, thighs, and chin to shape your body without undergoing surgery. Excess fat is often difficult to remove from these areas of the body, even with a proper diet plan and frequent exercise. As a result, these areas are often cosmetic concerns for patients. CoolSculpting® uses cryolipolysis (cooling technology) to remove stubborn fat and slim the body without the need for extensive procedures or prolonged healing time. At Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron, we provide CoolSculpting® as a non-surgical body contouring alternative that can achieve long-lasting results for NYC patients.

CoolSculpting Treatment

CoolSculpting® Overview
Targets stubborn fat deposits around the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and chin Non-surgical fat removal procedure
Can reduce the appearance of diet and exercise-resistant fat buildups Uses cryolipolysis technology to freeze fat cells, resulting in their removal from the body
CoolSculpting® can treat multiple problem areas in 1 procedure Treatments typically last 35-60 minutes
Can achieve long-lasting body sculpting results Patients can resume daily activities immediately following CoolSculpting® treatment

What Is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses cryolipolysis when targeting excess fat. Controlled cooling technology is delivered to the treatment area. Underlying fat cells are frozen during your CoolSculpting® procedure. Over time, these fat cells are processed by your body and naturally removed.

CoolSculpting® Treatment At A Glance:

When undergoing CoolSculpting®, the cryolipolysis device is positioned over the treatment area. Cooling energy from the CoolSculpting® applicator is directed to targeted fat cells. Patients typically feel a cold sensation for the first few minutes before the treatment area goes numb from the cooling energy. This numbness will subside after your procedure.

CoolSculpting® Treatment
Procedure Overview Conditions Treated Recovery Specifics
The CoolSculpting® applicator is placed over the treatment area Bulges and love handles around the midsection and flanks Daily activities can be resumed immediately after CoolSculpting® treatment
Cryolipolysis technology sends cooling energy to stubborn fat cells Stubborn fat around the inner and outer thighs Mild numbness, tingling, redness, and sensitivity may occur for a few days before subsiding
Fat cells are frozen and gradually processed by the body for removal Excess fat contributing to a double chin Consistent dieting and exercise are advised to sustain your body contouring results

How Many CoolSculpting® Treatments Are Required?

CoolSculpting® can achieve substantial non-surgical fat removal results with 1 treatment. Some patients choose to target multiple areas of the body during 1 CoolSculpting® procedure. In some cases, multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve your desired CoolSculpting® results. Our CoolSculpting® doctors at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can further discuss the details of your CoolSculpting® treatment during your in-office consultation.

CoolSculpting® Vs. Traditional Liposuction

Unlike traditional liposuction options, CoolSculpting® is completely non-surgical and does not require the use of incisions. While traditional lipo utilizes tiny cannulas to extract fat cells from the body, CoolSculpting® disrupts unwanted fat cells using cooling energy that is delivered through specialized applicators placed over the target area(s). There is virtually no healing time necessary following CoolSculpting® treatment, while liposuction patients generally experience a few weeks of recovery.

CoolSculpting® Liposuction
CoolSculpting® applicators are placed on the skin Small incisions are made and tiny cannulas are introduced beneath the skin to extract stubborn fat
Cryolipolysis freezes fat cells, which are then processed by the body Fat cells are gently suctioned from the body
Non-invasive body sculpting procedure Minimally invasive body contouring procedure
Virtually no healing time required A few weeks of recovery time are usually necessary

Who Is Considered An Ideal Candidate For CoolSculpting® Treatment?

CoolSculpting® candidates include patients who want to remove stubborn fat deposits from the abdomen and flanks, inner and outer thighs, or submental area beneath the chin. Additionally, patients seeking a non-surgical body contouring procedure can opt for CoolSculpting® to slim the body. Our team at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can help advise whether CoolSculpting® is right for you during your consultation at our New York City offices.

Is CoolSculpting® A Weight Loss Procedure?

No. CoolSculpting® should not be considered as a means for weight loss. When you lose weight, you are actually shrinking the size of your fat cells. Instead of making fat cells smaller, CoolSculpting® is designed to remove these fat cells. Cryolipolysis freezes stubborn fat and, over time, your body removes these cells from your system. CoolSculpting® is designed to improve body contours, as opposed to losing weight. CoolSculpting® patients should be near their ideal body weight before undergoing this non-surgical body sculpting treatment.

Is Anesthesia Recommended?

CoolSculpting® does not require any form of anesthesia. Cooling technology from the CoolSculpting® machine progressively numbs the treatment area, which can help reduce any discomfort during your procedure.

What Should I Expect After Undergoing Treatment For CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® patients may experience mild numbness, bruising, swelling, redness, or tingling for a few days following non-invasive body sculpting treatment. You are free to resume your daily routine immediately after undergoing your non-surgical fat reduction procedure.

Who Can Perform CoolSculpting® Treatment?

At Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron, our board certified NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, will perform your CoolSculpting® treatment. Dr. Levine is one of New York City’s leading cosmetic surgery experts and has years of experience performing complex body sculpting procedures. Dr. Levine can use CoolSculpting® to slim the midsection, flanks, thighs, and neck, achieving natural-looking results without the need for surgery.

What Kind Of CoolSculpting® Results Can I Expect?

CoolSculpting® can achieve long-lasting improvements to body contours. Patients are advised to maintain proper dieting and consistent exercise to help maintain CoolSculpting® results.

How Do I Get Started With CoolSculpting®?

The doctors and staff at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron would be happy to discuss your CoolSculpting® treatment in more detail. Please give us a call at 212-982-8229 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.