What is CoolSculpting, and how is it different from other fat removal procedures?
CoolSculpt is a unique treatment for removing fat that utilizes a chiller to cause a breakdown of the fat cells without harming the skin. Instead of suctioning out fat cells, CoolSculpt produces a subsequent death of the fat cells, which is then metabolized away by the body in a very safe way. There is no need for anesthesia, puncturing of the skin, post treatment pain management or compression garments. While not a substitute for liposuction, it can give excellent contouring for those resistant pooches that bother us.
What are the most common areas to be treated?
The upper and lower abdomen, muffin tops, waist, bra fat, back fat, love handles, and “mommy pooches.”
What does CoolSculpting feel like?
There is a sensation of pulling that feels slightly uncomfortable for the first 5 to10 minutes, then it begins to numb from the chilling and is very comfortable.
Is there any recovery or downtime after the procedure?
The skin may show a slight bruising from the suction, and you can feel an ongoing numbness for up to two weeks.
Are there any side effects from CoolSculpting?
We have seen some slight swelling afterward that lasts a few days post treatment, but there are virtually no negative side effects.
How quickly do people see results?
Many report seeing changes in as little as 3 to 4 weeks, but the full benefit may take as long as 60 to 90 days.
How long do the results last?
Once the fat cells are frozen and subsequently metabolized away, the results are permanent. However, big holiday binges and lack of exercise can make you gain in other fat cells. Some people may need to retreat stubborn areas after 60 days to get additional reductions.
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Dr. Asaf Yalif is a triple board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and body. He strives to be your partner in achieving the new you that you’ve always wanted to see but didn’t necessarily know how to accomplish. Utilizing all the most recent developments, both surgical and nonsurgical, he will help you create a unique plan to achieve your goals.
Judith McKernan, RN, B.S.N. is clinic director of A New You and a member of the Association of Medical Esthetic Nurses. Her role with A New You includes consultant, educator, manager and service provider. She is certified in lasers including the Lumenis IPL, Laserscope and Alma platforms. And has received advanced injectable training for Botox and Fillers.
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