No one really "loves" love handles and other frustrating fat deposits, such as bra fat or a muffin top. If you aren't ready for a tummy tuck or liposuction in Staten Island but want to slim down and sculpt those areas, CoolSculpting® may be the solution. Approved by the FDA for non-surgical fat reduction, this innovative treatment has become a popular procedure for body contouring for New York City and Staten Island patients.
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A board-certified plastic surgeon in Staten Island, Dr. Louis Cutolo, Jr. is an active member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College... read on
Who is a Good Candidate?
If you are already near or at your target weight, follow a healthy diet and fitness plan, but continue to have stubborn fat in specific areas of your body, you may benefit from CoolSculpting. Good candidates include:
- Women concerned about those bulges on the torso sometimes called "muffin top" or "bra bulge"
- Men with "love handles" or excess fat in the flanks and waist
- Anyone who would like to achieve a moderate fat reduction in their midsection
If you are concerned with excess stomach skin and muscle laxity in addition to fat around the midsection, you may want to ask Dr. Cutolo about other options, such as tummy tuck at his Staten Island practice.
CoolSculpting uses a process called Cryolipolysis™ for gently and effectively reducing the targeted fat cells. Since fat cells freeze at a warmer temperature than surrounding tissues, precisely applied cooling can destroy fat cells without harming surrounding tissues. Cryolipolysis is facilitated through a specially designed applicator which draws the tissue up between two cooling panels. Discomfort is minimal, and most patients soon adjust to this sensation, relaxing during the procedure. You can read a book, listen to music, or even sleep.
After the tissue has been precisely cooled for a certain period of time, the targeted fat cells begin to break down. You require no anesthesia or pain medication and your body's natural cleansing process removes the destroyed fat cells. The result: gradual, targeted fat reduction.
No downtime is required after the procedure, so you can return promptly to your regular routine. Some patients experience mild redness or bruising or soreness. These symptoms diminish quickly.
Results and Benefits
You will gradually notice that your clothes fit more loosely and that your body looks slimmer. Results can typically start to appear as early as 4 weeks after your first treatment, with the full benefits in about 3 – 4 months. In some cases, after several months, patients seek additional treatment.
CoolSculpting reduces the fat in the treated area by 20-25% on average. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise will help ensure that your great new look lasts.