Many people live life dealing with a little bit of stubborn fat around their midsection. Whether you are dealing with your post-partum body, or have always battled a little extra around your waist no matter how many sit-ups you do, CoolSculpting in Manhattan is a non-invasive procedure that freezes away excess fat.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting eliminates pockets of excess fat without the need for anesthesia or any downtime. Perfect for those exercise-resistant bulges of fat, this FDA-approved procedure can freeze fat cells using a patented cooling technology known as cryolipolysis. Using a special paddle-like applicator, the device applies extreme cold to targeted areas of the body where excess fat needs to be eliminated. The body naturally disposes of the crystallized fat cells over the course of eight weeks.
What is the procedure like?
Prepare for your procedure by wearing loose fitted clothing so that you will be comfortable during and after your procedure. You may feel a tingling or pinching sensation that quickly subsides once the extreme cold takes effect. The procedure takes about an hour, although treatments may last longer depending on how many areas are being treated.
Is CoolSculpting for me?
This fat freezing technology is ideal for patients who are within a few pounds of their ideal weight. Many people exercise regularly and eat healthily but maintain a few pounds of stubborn fat or are unable to target certain areas of their body successfully. This is where CoolSculpting can help. Many patients see an average of a 20-25% improvement in the reduction of fat within their first treatment.
Keep in mind, however, that a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan such as Dr. B. Aviva Preminger at Preminger Plastic Surgery is the best way to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. Certain medical issues may prevent you from being a candidate for CoolSculpting. Therefore, please be sure to disclose your complete medical history during your consultation.
Are there any risks with CoolSculpting?
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks, although CoolSculpting is non-invasive so the risks are minimal. Patients may experience bruising or numbness in the treated area, although these symptoms will subside. The skin may become slightly red or inflamed immediately following treatment, but should subside within a few hours. Although you may feel sensations of pulling or tugging, it is as minor discomfort.
How long do results last?
Results can be permanent as long as you maintain a healthy weight by exercising regularly and consuming a healthy diet. The fat cells that are frozen will not reappear, although new fat cells may develop in the absence of a healthy diet and exercise. Also part of maintaining a healthy weight is to reduce stress, receive adequate sleep, and keep your body in a low-inflammation state.
CoolSculpting in Manhattan
For more information about eliminating stubborn belly fat, please contact Dr. B. Aviva Preminger. Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, Preminger Plastic Surgery is a boutique practice dedicated to serving all of your aesthetic plastic surgery needs. Dr. B. Aviva Preminger’s goal with all of her patients is to provide you with a truly individualized treatment plan that reflects your personal cosmetic surgery goals. For more information, please call us at 212-706-1900.