Women and men who would like to look slimmer can now achieve a fresh look without surgery by visiting board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard D’Amico for CoolSculpting treatments in Bergen County and Englewood, NJ.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring method can help reduce and remove unwanted fat. This procedure is a fat-freezing solution to problem areas that won’t seem to go away no matter how much your diet or exercise.
While this CoolSculpting not a substitute for proper diet and exercise, it is a powerful new technology that achieves non-invasive fat reduction without the need to “go under the knife.” This treatment is a great alternative to procedures like a tummy tuck or liposuction.
Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Any person looking to get rid of those pesky pockets of fat is a good candidate for CoolSculpting. Ideal candidates for this procedure include patients that:
- Are in general good health
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Have realistic expectations of the procedure
- Want to remove fat in hard to target areas
If you have larger areas of fat, Dr. D’Amico may recommend liposuction, a tummy tuck, or other body contouring measures for effective treatment.
Benefits of CoolSculpting
As a non-surgical treatment, CoolSculpting offers women and men several advantages over surgical procedures. As adults, we do not produce new fat cells. This means that once the cells are eliminated with CoolSculpting, they are gone forever. Other benefits of CoolSculpting include:
- No surgery
- No downtime
- No Anesthesia
- Fast treatment
- Effective reduction of targeted fat
Discussing your goals with Dr. Richard A. D’Amico will help determine if a CoolSculpting treatment is right for you.
CoolSculpting® Before & After Photos*
Procedure by Ivan A. Rosales-Berber, MD *
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting works by selectively cooling the fat cells in the treated area, which destroys these cells and then causes the body to remove the cells through its own natural cleansing process. Because it uses selective cooling, CoolSculpting treatments protect surrounding healthy tissue, improving comfort and completely eliminating downtime.*
What Areas Can Fat-Freezing Treat?
CoolSculpting can address tough areas like the abdomen (belly), hips, love handles, upper back and bra rolls, offering on average a 22 to 25% improvement of a targeted area.
CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction
If you are close to your ideal weight and have areas of fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise on the thighs, abdomen, or flanks, CoolSculpting may be a good choice. People often choose this procedure over liposuction because it does not involve anesthesia, incisions, stitches, or downtime.
Each area to be treated will require approximately 1 hour of treatment time, and you’ll be able to read or just relax while the CoolSculpting device works. Since this is a non-surgical procedure, anesthesia is not used. An additional treatment may be recommended several months after your previous treatment for additional sculpting improvement.
What to Expect After Non-Surgical Fat-Freezing
Our CoolSculpting patients are able to return to their everyday activities immediately following treatment – there is no downtime. While patients may experience some numbness and swelling around the treated area, this typically subsides within 15 to 20 minutes after the treatment is complete*.
Unlike liposuction, which physically removes fat, CoolSculpting damages fat cells and the body gets rid of them naturally. Treated fat cells don’t all die at the same rate and are gradually eliminated, so it will take a few weeks for you to first notice a change in treated areas. Results are revealed gradually as the body eliminates targeted fat cells. Within 60 to 90 days*, our patients are able to see their maximum improvement from the treatment.
Is Fat-Freezing Safe?
The CoolSculpting procedure was FDA cleared in 2012 for non-surgical fat reduction and continues to have a positive safety record. When performed by an experienced provider who considers you a good candidate, these treatments are very safe.
Why Should I Choose Dr. D’Amico?
One of the earliest adopters of CoolSculpting, Dr. D’Amico is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience performing a range of body contouring procedures. During your consultation, he will recommend CoolSculpting only if he believes it can provide the improvements you want. He has experience with a range of fat-reducing treatments and is qualified to recommend which will best serve your needs. If CoolSculpting is right for you, Dr. D’Amico will ensure that the procedure is performed properly and safely so that you attain the best possible results.
CoolSculpting Side Effects
CoolSculpting is not a surgical procedure which means there are less serious side effects than liposuction or tummy tuck procedure. There are, however, possible temporary side effects including:
All patients react to the treatment differently. If you have numbness that lasts more than a few weeks please contact Dr. D’Amico.
Can Coolsculpting Help Me Lose Weight?
CoolSculpting can improve your appearance by reducing superficial fat, which lies just under the skin, but it is not a weight-loss procedure. The treatment reduces the actual number of fat cells you have; because fat cells cannot grow back, results are lasting. Weight loss shrinks the fat cells you have, which means the fat cells are there to enlarge again if you gain weight. While the number on the scale may not become significantly smaller after CoolSculpting, the treated areas will. Patients often have 22 to 25% fat reduction*.
Does Coolsculpting Tighten Skin?
The fat reduction procedure affects only fat cells, so loose skin will remain that way after your treatment. It’s possible that by losing fat you may gain a firmer appearance, but for significant skin laxity you may require a surgical procedure such as a tummy tuck.
Schedule A Consultation
The first step in achieving your cosmetic goals is to request a consultation with Dr. D’Amico, serving the New York metro area. We will apply your consultation fee toward your CoolSculpting treatment or any surgical procedure you choose. We are also happy to schedule appointments by phone by calling (201) 567-9595.