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 & Dr. Julie Ferrauiola for CoolSculpting® treatments in Bergen County and Englewood, NJ.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive body contouring method that 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.
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 & Dr. Ferrauiola will help determine if a CoolSculpting® treatment is right for you.
Candidates for Fat-Freezing
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 generally 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 & Dr. Ferrauiola may recommend liposuction, a tummy tuck, or other body contouring measures for effective treatment.
CoolSculpting® Before & After Photos*
Procedure by Ivan A. Rosales-Berber, MD *
What Areas Can CoolSculpting® 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.
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.*
How Do I Prepare For A CoolSculpting® Treatment?
For CoolSculpting there isn’t much patients have to do to prepare for treatment. We encourage patients to quit smoking several weeks before treatment and to not take any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen for at least 24 hours before the procedure.
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. Additional treatment may be recommended several months after your previous treatment for additional sculpting improvement.
What Does CoolSculpting® Feel Like?
Some patients experience slight discomfort during the CoolSculpting procedure, while other patients don’t. Usually, patients experience a strong cooling sensation that is followed by a suction feeling.
How Long Do Fat-Freezing Treatments Take and How Many Are Needed?
Each CoolSculpting® session takes about 30-60 minutes depending on the area that is being treated. During the first treatment, only about 22 to 25% of the fat will be affected and so it may require multiple treatments.
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.
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.
Recovery From Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Treatments
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*.
Is CoolSculpting® 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 For My Fat-Freezing Treatments?
One of the earliest adopters of CoolSculpting®, Dr. D’Amico & Dr. Ferrauiola 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 & Dr. Ferrauiola will ensure that the procedure is performed properly and safely so that you attain the best possible results.
Can Non-Surgical Fat-Freezing 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*.
Can CoolSculpting® Help Tighten My Loose 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.
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 & Dr. Ferrauiola.
Schedule A Consultation
The first step in achieving your cosmetic goals is to request a consultation with Dr. D’Amico & Dr. Ferrauiola, 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.