What to know before having a CoolSculpting Procedure

what to know before coolsculpting

what to know before coolsculptingNew York City, NY

Plastic surgeons have been using liposuction for decades to help their patients remove troublesome areas of fat. While technological advances continue to make liposuction more convenient, this procedure is not right for everyone, as some patients simply prefer not to deal with extensive surgery and lengthy downtime. Luckily, there are alternatives.

CoolSculpting can be used to achieve similar body contouring effects as liposuction, but without requiring actual surgery. Your Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. B. Aviva Preminger has significant experience using CoolSculpting to help patients achieve the more contoured body they desire. Here are some things you should know about CoolSculpting.

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, CoolSculpting could be right for you: 

  • Are you within 10 pounds of your ideal weight?
  • Are you in relatively good overall health?
  • Has your skin maintained all or most of its normal elasticity?
  • Are you noticing pockets of fat that seem unresponsive to your regimen of diet and exercise?
  • Do you have stubborn fat in your abdomen, buttocks, thighs, back, neck, or love handles that you wish to get rid of? 

We want to reiterate that CoolSculpting is not intended as a weight loss treatment. The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting already is at or near their goal weight but desires a more defined body contour by removing those stubborn deposits of fat, and to tighten loose skin. Many men and women experience these troublesome areas of fat, especially as they advance in age and their metabolism slows. In short, CoolSculpting should be considered a supplement to—and not a replacement for—your existing routine of nutrition and fitness.

CoolSculpting results are not immediate, but they are permanent 

CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells underneath the skin. Your body then flushes out those cells, creating an improved contour. This process may take a few days, or possibly as long as two months before you see results. You may experience some redness and numbness initially after the procedure, but these should fade within a few hours. The end results are firmer skin and a slimmer body contour. Many patients notice a 20-25 percent reduction in fat in the area or areas that have been treated. Best of all, this treatment eliminates these fat cells for good, although it may take multiple treatments in order for you to achieve your aesthetic goals.

CoolSculpting is an extremely convenient way to remove fat

If you undergo a CoolSculpting procedure in Manhattan, you can expect to resume your regular routine right away. There is no downtime entailed. While there are mild side effects such as soreness, bruises, numbness, tingling, and swelling, these effects should subside within a week and often go away after just a few hours. No medications or supplements are needed after a CoolSculpting treatment.

CoolSculpting in Manhattan

At Preminger Plastic Surgery, we use our expertise and advanced techniques like CoolSculpting to help our patients achieve the look they always wanted. Find out more about CoolSculpting or any of our other procedures by calling our office to schedule your initial consultation.

Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, Preminger Plastic Surgery is proud to offer state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery and non-surgical services to help you look your best.