CoolSculpting and Body Contouring NYC
The way in which your body is prone to storing fat can be frustrating. While watching what you eat and leading a consistently active lifestyle is the best-proven method to maintain your ideal physique, it has its limitations. Many times, factors outside of your control such as your genetics or body type can make targeting specific regions on your figure a challenge. Especially for those of us in Manhattan who work in sedentary office jobs.
Even the fittest and healthiest among us can struggle with spot-reducing stubborn problem areas that just won’t respond to a balanced diet or sweating it out at the gym. Whether you are trying to get your body bikini-ready or eliminate a post-pregnancy pooch, it can often feel futile when those fat deposits won’t budge despite your hard work.
Contrary to popular belief, losing or gaining weight does not increase or decrease the number of fat cells in your body. In fact, each individual has a relatively fixed number of fat cells that is usually determined in their teenage years. When you lose weight or “burn fat”, you are shrinking your fat cells, not eliminating them. That’s why those pesky trouble spots love to return when your weight fluctuates, or stick around while the rest of your figure slims down. Until now.
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary, nonsurgical fat reduction treatment that utilizes a controlled cooling technology to freeze and destroy fat cells in the most stubborn areas of your body. Rather than shrinking your fat cells, CoolSculpting eliminates the number of fat cells in a given area by 20 to 25 percent to help you achieve a more defined, slimmer physique. The innovation of CoolSculpting allows for your treated fat cells to be eliminated naturally and gradually by your body’s lymphatic system, and once they are gone they will not return.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
The concept for CoolSculpting has a pretty interesting background. Scientists discovered that children who ate popsicles were also developing dimples in their cheeks. These scientists realized that the reason this was occurring was due to the cold temperatures of the popsicles freezing and destroying fat cells in the children’s cheeks. As such, researchers discovered cryolipolysis— the scientific term for freezing fat cells. Therein lies the birth of CoolSculpting.
Today, the innovation of CoolSculpting technology has made it into the most popular non-invasive body-contouring procedure for fat reduction, with over seven million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide. During a CoolSculpting procedure, your unwanted fat cells are crystallized, or frozen, using precise and controlled-cooling to break down fat. Fat cells freeze and are irreversibly damaged at much lower temperatures than other tissues in the body, so the procedure can easily target your desired areas without damaging the surrounding skin or tissues.
Who Can Benefit From CoolSculpting?
An important thing to recognize about CoolSculpting is that it is not a treatment intended for weight loss, nor will it treat obesity. As a body-contouring procedure, CoolSculpting will only address fat pockets that are unresponsive to a diet and exercise regimen alone. The candidates best suited for this nonsurgical body-shaping procedure are individuals who are at their goal weight or within a reasonable range of their goal weight—usually about 20 pounds or less.
It is also essential that patients have enough fat present in their desired treatment area to undergo a CoolSculpting procedure. The applicator device has to have a sufficient amount of fat to adhere to as it suctions and freezes away your fat cells. A good rule of thumb is if you can pinch and grab onto the fat in your desired treatment area, you may be an eligible candidate for the procedure. As long as you have realistic expectations for this procedure and are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle to prolong your toned new figure, CoolSculpting can help you to eliminate your unwanted fat for good.
CoolSculpting Treatment Areas
CoolScupting offers a variety of applicator devices with unique curvatures designed to contour any area of your body that may be prone to storing excess fat. CoolSculpting has been FDA-cleared to reduce unwanted fat cells in the following areas of the body with stunning results:
- Under your chin (submental fullness)
- Upper arms
- Bra fat
- Waist and flanks (love handles or muffin top)
- Hip area (saddlebags)
- Inner and outer thighs
CoolSculpting is an entirely customizable procedure with many patients opting to have multiple areas of their body treated in a single appointment. During your initial consultation at world-renowned Sadick Dermatology, Dr. Sadick will recommend applicators and number of treatment sessions that will give you superior and lasting results.
What Can I Expect From My CoolSculpting Recovery?
As a nonsurgical and non-invasive procedure, there is no downtime required for recovery once your CoolSculpting sessions are complete. Most patients can immediately return to their normal daily activities as soon as they leave our office. Following the procedure, the typical side effects can include light bruising, redness, soreness or numbness in the treatment areas; however, these symptoms are generally mild and should resolve between a few hours and a few days depending on the area and extent of your treatment.
What to Expect From Your CoolSculpting Results
The results of your CoolSculpting treatment will become noticeable over time as your body works to flush out the destroyed fat cells. While some patients will begin to see an improvement to their treated areas in as little as three weeks, the most dramatic results can usually be observed between one and three months following the procedure. In some cases, two or more treatments in the same area will be required to achieve the most optimal results.
Once your fat cells have been eliminated naturally by your body, they will not return to the treated area. The results of CoolSculpting are long-lasting; however, any future fluctuations to your weight will have an effect on the remaining untreated fat cells in your body. To ensure your body’s slim new shape endures, it is critical for patients to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Targeted fat reduction doesn’t have to be impossible. If stubborn problem areas are standing in the way of you achieving your ideal figure, CoolSculpting can directly target the unwanted fat in your figure without surgery or downtime. NYC, if you’re ready to discover how CoolSculpting can help you banish fat for good, contact Sadick Dermatology today at 212-772-7242 to schedule your consultation.
My Sadick Treatment Plan
Each client will receive a custom program designed to address his or her specific condition. We believe in educating our patients and customizing a treatment program tailored to your specific needs while guiding you through the entire process answering any questions you have along the way.