CoolSculpting has been a hot topic in plastic surgery clinics recently. The nonsurgical approach to fat removal has revolutionized patient treatments and benefitted many men and women already. From minimal recovery time to fabulous results, CoolSculpting has a lot to offer. Like liposuction, however, many patients may look to CoolSculpting as a solution to their weight problems. Liposuction isn’t recommended as a weight loss tool, but what about this new procedure? Could CoolSculpting help you achieve your ideal weight?
How CoolSculpting Treatments Work
CoolSculpting works differently than any other fat removal technique available today. It is completely nonsurgical, working from the outside to eliminate unwanted fat cells. Using a controlled cooling device, the skin and fat of the affected area is sucked up in between two panels. The cooling technology targets just the fat cells, freezing them to cause cell death while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. Once the cells are frozen, they begin to die off and get flushed from the body. Results will appear gradually over a period of weeks and up to three months after your treatment.
The procedure is painless and can be performed while the patient is awake, reading a book or working on a laptop. Some patients take a nice, restful nap while the CoolSculpting machine is at work, completely without the use of anesthetics or sedatives. The CoolSculpting treatment can last around an hour or more, depending on how many treatment areas are being targeted during your session. Many patients plan for two or more visits with their plastic surgeon in order to achieve their best results.
Who CoolSculpting Can Help
CoolSculpting is designed to help patients who have fatty deposits in trouble spots that diet and exercise can’t help to eliminate. Sometimes, these patients have recently lost weight and can’t get rid of these last hidden pockets of fat. In other cases, the fat has cropped up as a result of pregnancy or aging. However, the fat got there, CoolSculpting can help to get rid of it.
Typically, prospective CoolSculpting patients are looking for treatment in one or more key areas. The procedure works well on the abdomen, upper back, lower back, flanks (or love handles), arms, thighs, and even male breasts. CoolSculpting is ideal for patients who need fat removal from specific areas but aren’t eligible for liposuction surgery or do not want to spend a long amount of time recovering.
About That Weight Loss Issue…
When it comes to losing any procedure to lose weight, you’re getting into dicey territory. When too much fat is removed suddenly, this can have lasting effects that harm the body, including metabolic problems. Slow, consistent weight loss is always the safest and longest lasting way to achieve a specific weight goal.
Plus, there is a key difference between losing weight and having fat removed. When you lose weight on your own, the fat cells shrink and return to normal, healthy size. When fat is removed, inflated fat cells are removed, leaving other inflated fat cells behind. The only change is the number of fat cells in your body. CoolSculpting is best saved as a way to contour your slimmer body and achieve the sleek look you want by removing bulges and pooches.
CoolSculpting treatments can remove up to 20% of the fat cells from a targeted area. While treatments can be repeated safely when spaced out appropriately, your plastic surgeon will likely monitor the amount of fat cells being lost to ensure your own health and well-being. Some areas are safer to treat more intensively, so discuss your specific concerns with your plastic surgeon to design the right CoolSculpting treatment plan for you.
Learn More About CoolSculpting Today
If you’re tired of that excess fat and you want it gone forever, it’s time to think about planning for your own CoolSculpting procedure. If you’re still on the fence, plan a consultation with Dr. Rubinstein, who will be able toproject his expected results from your procedure with a revolutionary new technology. The VECTRA 3D Imaging system allows the surgeons at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists to modify a 3D photo of you with your planned surgical changes. This helpful tool provides the ultimate way to really see if where and how CoolSculpting can make a difference for your body contour.
Contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, where Dr. Ran Rubinstein can help you to achieve the surgical results you desire. Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 14 years and specializes in facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. He uniquely combines his medical and surgical expertise to help patients feel better and look better. He holds dual board-certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
Renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Rubinstein at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists of Newburgh, New York. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is the only specialty plastic surgery practice in the Hudson Valley area with an on-site joint commission certified surgical suite. To contact Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.