You may be close to your normal weight, but diet and exercise just isn’t getting rid of stubborn pockets of fat. No matter how hard you work, the mirror reveals bulges or cellulite dimples. Any trainer will tell you that it is impossible to “spot reduce” -- you can only work on your overall BMI. The human body is built to store fat as a reserve, particularly in certain areas. Science has advanced to the point where we can improve on what nature has given us, and target unwanted fat deposits – and eliminating them forever.
What is CoolSculpting?
In the past, liposuction was the only choice, but now a highly effective and far less aggressive non-surgical technology can help you to achieve the sculpted, trim body you want. NYBG Plastic Surgery offers CoolSculpting in Long Island, a revolutionary process of eliminating fat cells based on the proven science of cryolipolysis, a controlled freezing of fat cells.
What will I experience during the CoolSculpting Procedure?
When you come in for a consultation for Long Island CoolSculpting at NYBG Plastic Surgery, we’ll discuss the area or areas you’d like to have sculpted and plan a custom program of treatment. Each treatment usually lasts between 35 minutes and one hour. If needed, more than one area can be treated in the same appointment. During the procedure, you will recline in a comfortable chair and a small gel pad and applicator is placed in the target area. A suction cup pulls your fat tissue up into CoolSculpting paddles. Meanwhile, our patients often read, listen to music or even nap. In the first few minutes, you may feel an intense cold, but that sensation is brief. After the device is removed you will receive a massage of the treated area which can produce a tingling sensation.
Because there is a series of stages that fat cells go through when frozen, your initial results may take 3 weeks to appear. Improvement will continue and will be most noticeable at about 2 months after treatment. Your body continues to process the eliminated fat cells for up to 6 months.
Benefits of CoolSculpting
- Non-invasive, non-surgical
- Fast and convenient
- Permanent fat cell loss
- No downtime, no recovery time
- Controlled targeting of areas for optimum sculpting
- Motivates maintaining your weight through a healthy diet and exercise
Why Choose NYBG Plastic Surgery?
The New York Bariatric Group (NYBG) Plastic Surgery is headed by Dr. Kevin Small, a well-known innovator and educator in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Because Dr. Small has a very wide range of experience in all aspects of body sculpting and rehabilitation, he offers his patients guidance, as well as answering all questions and concerns about having their first CoolSculpting treatment. When you come into our office, you’ll experience an infectious enthusiasm for producing the results our patients envision. Schedule a NYC CoolSculpting consultation with us today – and start on the path to a trimmer, more youthfully-contoured body.
CoolSculpting is effective on both men and women. If you are an adult above 18 years of age and have a body weight that is within 30 lbs of your ideal body weight, you are a good candidate. If you meet these conditions and have excess fat around your abdomen, flank, thighs, and/or arms, CoolSculpting is an ideal choice for getting rid of that bulge!
To achieve best results from your CoolSculpting in Long Island, your body weight should have ideally been stable for at least six months before the procedure.
Liposuction used to be the only choice to get rid of unwanted extra fat in different areas of the body. The procedure usually involves local sedation and sometimes general anesthesia that might require a longer stay at the facility. In this procedure, a cannula is inserted into the area from where the fat has to be removed and heat or energy is applied through ultrasound, laser or manual pressure to break up fat. The broken or liquefied fat is suctioned out through the cannula. Swelling or bruising in the areas treated could take a longer time to heal. As with any invasive technique, the risks can include blood clot formation, bleeding, infection, fluid build-up, and/or skin darkening.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that does not involve needles or anesthesia. There is no risk of bleeding or clot formation and there is no downtime! There is no tissue damage or skin discoloration in the area treated.
Exercise and a healthy diet are absolutely essential no matter what procedure you choose! CoolSculpting is not a replacement for balanced diet and exercise but rather complements it perfectly. Sometimes, even with rigorous exercise and healthy eating, some stubborn pockets of fat refuse to budge. Dieting or exercising are useful in shrinking the fat cells by size but do not reduce the number of fat cells. The excess fat percentage in the body is known to be an independent risk factor for many chronic illnesses!
CoolSculpting helps you fast-track the removal of extra fat and aids in your overall efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Because CoolSculpting destroys fat cells, there is a reduction in the number of fat cells, which means a healthier body composition along with a shapely contour!
CoolSculpting can effectively get rid of excess fat in these problem areas:
- Love Handles or flanks
- Double chin
- Male Chest or Pseudogynecomastia
- Bra area