Louis C. Cutolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
1557 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: (718) 720-9400
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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, 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.
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
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
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.
Dr. Louis C. Cutolo Jr.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 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