CoolSculpting by Zeltiq™
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is a cutting-edge process that utilizes a cooling system to target and destroy fat cells in selected areas of the body. Our CoolSculpting NYC service provides a non-invasive procedure that can help patients reduce fat deposits without surgery, anesthesia, pain medication, or down time. Each CoolSculpting treatment in NYC can be performed in our Manhattan office in approximately one hour, and the procedure generally does not cause significant discomfort or side effects.
How does CoolSculpting by Zeltiq work?
Our CoolSculpting NYC
service uses a controlled cooling process called selective cryolipolysis to damage and eliminate fat cells. During a one-hour CoolSculpting treatment in our NYC office, the device is pressed against a small area of the patient’s body, usually in the back or abdomen. The device then cools the patient’s body to a temperature cold enough to damage the fat cells in the treatment area, while leaving the skin, blood vessels, and muscle cells unharmed.
Over a period of two to four months after a CoolSculpting treatment at on of our NYC offices, the body slowly disposes of the damaged fat cells. These cells are eliminated through the body’s normal metabolic processes, similar to how the body metabolizes fat from food. Most patients see a 20-40% reduction in the thickness of the fat layer in the months following the initial treatment.
Am I a candidate for CoolSculpting by Zeltiq?
Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting in our NYC office are generally interested in targeting modest, localized fat bulges that do not respond well to diet and exercise. Successful CoolSculpting patients are usually within 10-20 pounds of their ideal weight, and should be in good overall health.
Though CoolSculpting can significantly reduce the thickness of the fat layer in selected areas of the body, CoolSculpting is not a direct substitute for liposuction
in NYC, and should never be used as a treatment for obesity. Patients who are interested in substantial body reshaping should carefully discuss their options with a board-certified NYC plastic surgeon who offers a full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical procedures.
Is CoolSculpting safe? Are there side effects?
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure, and the risk of complications is minimal. CoolSculpting services in NYC have been fully approved by the FDA as a tool for fat removal, and does not involve the pain, risk, or recovery time that is often associated with plastic surgery.
Most patients experience only minor discomfort during the procedure and do not generally require pain medication following a CoolSculpting treatment. Side effects may include redness for a few hours after the treatment, or mild bruising that clears up within a reasonable time frame. A small number of patients also report a feeling of numbness in the treated area, but the sensation usually subsides quickly. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately following a one-hour CoolSculpting treatment in our NYC office.
How many treatments will I need?
Patients can expect to see a 20-40% reduction in the fat layer in targeted areas after only one treatment in our New York office. However, each treatment covers only a small area of the patient’s body, and additional procedures may be required if a patient wishes to reduce the fat layer in multiple locations. Patients who desire additional fat reduction may choose to undergo additional treatments several months after the initial procedure.