Muffin tops, love handles and excess pockets of belly fat – all are what Dr. Gotkin calls F.R.E.D., Fat Resistant to, Exercise and Diet, stubborn areas of excess fat that just don’t seem to respond to your best efforts at diet and exercise.  Here at Cosmetique Dermatology, Laser & Plastic Surgery, LLP, in addition to all of our body contouring surgery, we have non-invasive methods of Getting Rid of FRED and the best is called CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting is a process by which your excess pockets of fat are frozen with no damage to the overlying skin or the underlying tissues.  It is a non-invasive procedure that requires no needles, no anesthesia, no downtime and no recovery.  Although the benefits are a bit more modest than conventional surgery, the benefits of not having to undergo surgery are tremendous.

Who Can Benefit From CoolSculpting?

If you desire a slimmer body contour and want to get rid of small pockets of excess fat and you’re looking for a quick turn-around without the hassle of surgery, then you’re a great candidate for CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting can treat:

  • Abdominal fat excess
  • Love handles and muffin tops
  • Inner thighs and outer thighs saddle bags
  • Bra area

This unique method targets fat cells and only fat cells. CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction resulting in a quick turn-around with virtually no recovery time.

What to Expect During Your CoolSculpting Treatment

CoolSculpting is a patented procedure that uses a cooling process to kill fat cells underneath the skin. Fat cells are more sensitive to cold than the overlying skin and the underlying soft tissues and, therefore, the cold can specifically target the fat without harming these other layers.  The technique, called Cryolipolysis, freezes the excess fat to the point of death without obvious and apparent skin damage.  The skin and fat are pulled into an applicator device; the tissue then sits between two chill plates and the fat cells are frozen to death.  After the fat cells die and break apart, they are carried away and removed by natural metabolic processes. This process can take two to three months.

After Your CoolSculpting Treatment

Results are not immediate as your body has to go through the process of removing the frozen fat cells. Whether you choose CoolSculpting, Smartlipo or liposuction surgery to remove unwanted fat, there is some time until you are able to see the final result.  As a non-invasive procedure, CoolSculpting is the least involved and has fewest side-effects.  As with any body contouring procedure, it is important to maintain a good diet and exercise routine; this way, long-term results should last.


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