NYC CoolSculpting by Zeltiq Q & A

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What makes CoolSculpting by Zeltiq a great procedure?

CoolSculpting is such a great procedure because it provides a real body contour improvement without the pain and downtime associated with surgery. Patients don’t need anesthesia and can resume their active lifestyle immediately without the need for compression garments.

What makes someone a good CoolSculpting candidate at your NYC office?

The best candidates for CoolSculpting are those with localized areas of fat deposits who are at or near their ideal body weight. Patients should also have good skin tone to allow for the best contour improvement.

What is the average treatment time for CoolSculpting procedures?

Each area that is treated with CoolSculpting will last one hour. So, if a patient is treating the abdomen, they can expect to be there for one hour and if a patient wishes to have their love handles treated, they will be in the office for two hours. We do everything we can to make our patients comfortable while they are being treated. Most patients will listen to music, read a book, or watch TV while they are being treated.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting and Liposuction?

Both procedures accomplish a similar objective- improving body contour by reducing the fatty component in the subcutaneous layer of the skin. How they accomplish this is quite different. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that is usually performed with sedation anesthesia. Through small incisions, fat can be aspirated and removed, allowing the skin to contract and provide the improved body contour. Externally applied compression is necessary to help the skin contract and to reduce swelling. With CoolSculpting, patients do not require anesthesia and there are no incisions. In addition, there is no need for the use of compression garments and there is virtually no pain. Liposuction can provide a more dramatic contour improvement than Coolsculpting, however for those patients who are not ready or willing to undergo a surgical procedure, CoolSculpting will be a great option

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