Many men and women experience areas of stubborn body fat, but treating these areas can be difficult to do with diet and exercise, and invasive procedures aren’t always ideal.
At Princeton Plastic Surgeons, we offer CoolSculpting to slim problem areas and restore natural contours with no downtime or recovery.
What is CoolSculpting?
Developed by scientists at Harvard University, CoolSculpting is the first and only FDA-cleared treatment for fat reduction using cooling technology. While other treatments utilize heat to get rid of fat, CoolSculpting freezes fat cells and eliminates them permanently.
Using patented Cryolipolysis technology, CoolSculpting targets fat cells while leaving skin and surrounding tissues undamaged. This revolutionary technology can be used on multiple areas of the body, including the:
- Love handles
- Inner and outer thighs
At the beginning of CoolSculpting treatment, patients typically experience a sensation of intense cold for a few minutes, after which time most people read, check their email and even nap during this painless, non-invasive treatment.
The Benefits of CoolSculpting
- No Surgery
- No Scars
- No Downtime
- Long Lasting Results
Although CoolSculpting is designed to rid the body of excess fat, it is not a solution for weight loss or a substitute for diet and exercise. Candidates for this treatment are typically already at their target weight, have good overall health, have areas of excess fat with flexible skin, and have realistic cosmetic goals and expectations.
Number Of Sessions
Dr. Hamawy and his experienced staff will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. Typically, each session is about an hour long.
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment, and the remaining fat and skin will accommodate the fat reduction, improving the contours of treated areas.
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good. However it is important to continue to exercise and have a good diet.
Although the treated fat cells are eliminated permanently you can still gain weight and the natural aging process can compromise results. This should be a great jumpstart to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and working to keep a stable body weight and image.
Since this procedure is completely non-surgical, you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Oftentimes, patients return to work immediately after their CoolSculpting session is over. Stop in on your lunch break! Get comfortable, take a nap or watch TV, let us freeze your fat, and then you can be on your way!
Average cost: $600-$800 (per cycle)
The cost of your coolsculpting procedure will depend on your specific case and if you opt to receive additional treatments or procedures. Please feel free to schedule a private consultation to receive a quote.