CoolSculpting in New York City
with Dr. Shridharani
Q: What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting’s distinct non-surgical technology cools and freezes unwanted fat cells. The non-surgical aspect of CoolSculpt ensures very little, to no, downtime after the procedure. CoolSculpt is FDA-approved, safe and effective. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction technology that gently and effectively targets the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected. CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells, causing these cells to crystallize and permanently die. The cells are naturally processed by the body and ultimately expelled.
Q: Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a great option for permanent fat reduction in people who have isolated fat in areas that don’t go away when they diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
Q: Do I need general anesthesia when I undergo CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpt does NOT require general anesthesia.
Q: Are there any needles involved in CoolSculpting?
Q: How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
Every patient is different and your goals will determine how many areas need to be treated and the number of sessions. Bring your iPad, tablet, laptop, or book. You will be comfortable and can clear email and watch a movie during your treatment at our office!
Q: Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
The results are permanent. The fat cells are crystallized/frozen by the CoolSculpt machine during your treatment. Your body will naturally breakdown the old fat cells they will be naturally excreted.
Q: What does it feel like?
When the treatment begins, you will feel pressure with an intense cold sensation, but these feelings quickly disappear. During the course of the procedure, one might experience pulling, numbness or a variety of other minor discomforts. Don’t be afraid to sleep, meditate, and/or return emails and phone calls during the procedure.
Q: Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
You certainly can! CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical, so you can generally head back to normal activity when you get done. We commonly see patients on their lunch breaks or afternoon’s off. Occasionally, a patient will have some redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area. These symptoms and signs will go away soon.
Q: When will I see results?
Results are not present immediately after your procedure. You may see changes as early as three weeks after your treatment. You should appreciate the best results after two months. The patient’s body will continue to expel the dead fat cells for up to six months post treatment.