Staten Island plastic surgeon Dr. Louis C. Cutolo, Jr. understands no one really “loves” love handles and other frustrating fat deposits, such as bra fat or a muffin top. CoolSculpting is an excellent, non-surgical solution that is becoming one of the most popular procedures Dr. Cutolo offers. The innovative, FDA-cleared treatment doesn’t require downtime, meaning you can return to work or other activities immediately following the procedure.
If you’re considering CoolSculpting and live in Brooklyn or Queens, NY, or surrounding areas, request a consultation using our online form to meet with Dr. Cutolo so you can learn more about the treatment. Or call our office at
(718) 720-9400 to schedule an appointment.
CoolSculpting® Before & After Photos
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This 35 year old male desired to reduce his abdominal and flank (love handle) body fat. He found that these areas were diet resistant and he did not want to undergo a surgical procedure such as liposuction in order to obtain his goals. I advised him that he was the perfect candidate for CoolSculpting! He is presented here t... Read More
This 35 year old female wanted to improve the contour of her abdomen..but her busy schedule would not allow "downtime" after a surgical procedure! She needed to be able to get back to her family as quickly as possible!After a thorough discussion of all of her options, we decided that CoolSculpting would give her the imp... Read More
This is a 54 year old female who desired to reduce the amount of fat in her abdomen. Her surgical options included liposuction and a tummy tuck. Because of her busy schedule at work, she could not take the time off for surgery and the ensuing recovery that was necessary...so her best option was to undergo CoolSculpting in Staten I... Read More
This 40 year old female wanted to reduce the fullness in her skin but because of her busy schedule, wanted to do so with the least amount of downtime. After a lengthy discussion which included options such as abdominoplasty and liposuction, she chose CoolSculpting! Each CoolSculpting treatment can lead to a 20-25% reduction of fat... Read More
This is a 37 year old female who wanted to reduce fat in her stomach area ...but wanted to do so without surgery. She has a busy lifestyle and did not want the "downtime" associated with a more aggressive procedure CoolSculpting fits the bill! She could undergo a treatment in the office with no anesthesia and... Read More
This 61 year old female wanted to improve her belly contour...but without surgery! She disliked the fat in her abdomen and wanted to reduce it with the least possible downtime. After a detailed discussion, she chose CoolSculpting..the only FDA approved fat reduction technique. She underwent one treatment i... Read More
This is a 45 year old female who had tried multiple other "non surgical" procedures to reduce the the fat in her abdomen...with no success. She did not want to undergo any invasive procedures that involved anesthesia, "down time", and a period of recovery. She decided to try CoolSculpting by Zeltiq.  ... Read More
This is a 50 year old female who, although in great shape, desired to reduce some of the fullness of her abdomen. She said that even when she lost weight, the fullness still was present in her lower abdominal skin. She did not want liposuction or a tummy tuck, so CoolSculpting was offered to her and was an excellent option!<... Read More
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
The CoolSculpting Procedure
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.
Recovery After CoolSculpting
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.
CoolSculpting Results and Benefits
While experiences vary, patients usually gradually notice that clothes fit more loosely and their bodies look slimmer. Results can typically start to appear as early as 4 weeks after the first treatment, with the full benefits in about 3 to 4 months. In some cases, after several months, patients seek additional treatment.
A clinical study found: “Treatment resulted in a normalized fat layer reduction of 20.4% at 2 months and 25.5% at 6 months after treatment.”1 Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise will help ensure that your great new look lasts.
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... read on
Is CoolSculpting a good option to improve the appearance of my abdomen after having children?
If you are concerned with excess stomach skin and muscle laxity in addition to fat around the midsection — which often occurs following pregnancy — Dr. Cutolo likely will recommend body contouring surgery, such as a tummy tuck and liposuction. CoolSculpting is best for treating fat alone. He is happy to evaluate your midsection and recommend an option that prioritizes your goals.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The cost of CoolSculpting, as with most other aesthetic procedures, depends on a number of variables. The price changes depending on the geographic location of the practice where you get the treatment, the experience and training of the provider, and the number of areas treated. We strive to keep our prices competitive and can give you a customized quote during your consultation.
Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
CoolSculpting has an established track record for safely and effectively minimizing unwanted fat in the midsection. The FDA approved the procedure for use in the U.S. more than 5 years ago, and it is now one of the most popular non-surgical fat reduction techniques in the nation and worldwide.
1 Coleman S.R., Sachdeva K., Egbert B.M., Preciado J., Allison J., Clinical efficacy of noninvasive cryolipolysis and its effects on peripheral nerves, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: 2009; 33(4):482-488. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19296153
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