Coolsculpting by Zeltiq New York: Non-Invasive Fat Reduction
The Coolsculpting by Zeltiq Procedure is a revolutionary new method for eliminating unwanted fat in specific areas of your body. Coolsculpting by Zeltiq is designed to reduce 20-25 percent of fat, per treatment, in stubborn problem areas on otherwise healthy bodies—most commonly love handles, back fat or abdominal fat. The Coolsculpting by Zeltiq method uses patented technology to deliver targeted and controlled “cooling” to specific areas on your body, affecting only fat cells and ensuring no harm to any surrounding tissue or cells. Known as Cryolipolysis, this process stimulates the body to remove layers of fat cells through its natural metabolic processes, giving you a leaner, tighter body.
The Coolsculpting solution offers numerous advantages over conventional surgery, as it requires no needles or incisions. Because Coolsculpting is gentle and entirely non-invasive, no anesthesia is needed for the procedure, which means zero downtime for recovery following the procedure. It also means that the treatment carries no risk of side effects often associated with surgical procedures. The procedure is safe, fast, painless and simple, lasting as little as one hour. It is so comfortable, you can relax—even take a nap—while the technology works its magic. The effects, which are often visible within 2-4 months of the procedure, are permanent.
What is Coolsculpting by Zeltiq?
Coolsculpting is a revolutionary new method for reducing fat in common problem areas, including back, flank (love handles) and abdominal fat. Coolsculpting uses a controlled cooling technology that targets and destroys layers of fat cells from the body, helping you reduce unsightly bulges.
How does it work?
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive, painless and simple procedure. We place a gel pad and a specialized applicator to deliver cooling to the fat cells in the targeted area. This process, called Cryolipolysis, chills fat cells and stimulates the natural removal of these cells. The fat is then metabolized by your own body.
How long does it take?
Each Coolsculpting treatment can last anywhere from one to several hours, depending on the size of the area being treated. We will tell you during the consultation how many hours you will require. If you require more than two hours, these sessions can be broken up over several days or can be scheduled all together in one sitting.
Is it painful?
Coolsculpting is a gentle and entirely non-invasive procedure. It does not require any anesthesia or pain medication. Most patients experience no pain to minimal discomfort during this procedure. While having the procedure you can read a book, listen to music or simply take a nap. While everything necessary will be provided, you are welcome to bring any additional comforts of home such as movies, music, pillows or reading material.
Is it safe?
The Coolsculpting procedure is performed under the supervision of Dr. Green in her medical office. The technology enables precise, controlled delivery of the cooling that affects only fat cells on your body, ensuring that no surrounding tissue or cells are affected or damaged. Other common methods for destroying fat cells lasers, ultrasound and radiofrequency can impact other cells, posing greater risk to you. Additionally, because Coolsculpting is non-invasive, there is no risk of infection, complications from anesthesia, or other side effects associated with surgery.
How long does it take to recover?
There is no recovery time required following a Coolsculpting treatment. Patients may resume their daily activities immediately following the procedure. You can even exercise right after the procedure. Mild redness in the treated area can last several minutes up to two weeks. Some people may bruise, which can last up to two weeks. Within the first two weeks you may experience, tingling, tenderness, cramping, itching or soreness. You may feel a temporary dulling sensation in the treated area for up to eight weeks. Patients vary in side effects and while many experience no reaction, others may experience mild side effects.
Is Coolsculpting right for me?
Coolsculpting is designed for individuals who are healthy and fit, but who want to eliminate fat in areas of their body that have not responded well to diet or exercise. Coolsculpting is not a substitute for weight loss or liposuction, nor does it address problems with obesity.
How soon will I see results?
You should see results within 2 to 4 months.
How long do the effects last?
The effects of the treatment are permanent. Fat cells do not reproduce or expand in size. Once Coolsculpting eliminates fat cells from your body, they will not reappear if healthy exercise and lifestyle are maintained.
Can I undergo more than one treatment?
The procedure may be repeated in the same area within two to four months to have a 40-50 percent reduction of fat in that area.