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When you work out hard, but fat bulges refuse to go away, step up your game with CoolSculpting! Love handles or double chin will be melted in no time!

  • Permanent reduction of diet and exercise resistant fat
  • Non-invasive, No downtime, No side effects
  • 25% FDA proven fat reduction after 1 session
  • Entire body & face can be treated

FAST FACTS ABOUT COOLSCULPTING:

About: Sometimes, certain lifestyle changes are just not enough to eliminate certain pockets of fat. CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, is a noninvasive way to trim down focal fat deposits. As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, CoolSculpting allows patients to trim down persistent, bothersome fat in regions that are otherwise difficult to target, such as the abdomen, thighs, arms, buttocks, or neck. It is a no-risk alternative to surgical methods like liposuction. CoolSculpting kills off and dissolves subcutaneous fat cells using FDA-approved cooling applicators.

Safety: The FDA has long cleared CoolSculpting as a viable and safe method of excess fat removal. While there are some possible side effects, CoolSculpting is generally considered safe, especially due to the lack of injections, incision, or other methods that cause skin damage.

Convenience: A CoolSculpting session can take less than 45 minutes or up to a few hours. There is no downtime, making it easy for patients to squeeze CoolSculpting treatments into their schedules. It is also a discreet procedure that shows results within a few months, making it seem like completely natural fat loss.

Cost: The cost of CoolSculpting varies based on patient needs, preferences, type and number of applicators, and number of applicators needed. Single applicators can cost anywhere from $500 to $1200. At most, if you need multiple applicators and sessions, you may pay just below $20000. Most modest approaches may cost as little as $500.

Efficacy: CoolSculpting can remove up to 25% of targeted fat in a single session. Such improvements have been observed in 86% of patients. With millions of patients treated and a 89% patient satisfaction rate, it’s clear that CoolSculpting delivers the fat reduction results people crave.

WHEN DIET AND EXERCISE ARE NOT ENOUGH TO REMOVE STUBBORN FAT

Excess stomach and other body fat is a common insecurity. Even for those who aren’t technically overweight, extra bulge around the belly can be bothersome, particularly when it comes to buying clothes such as body-con dresses or tighter pants. Women especially tend to carry some extra pounds around their midsection, resulting in the dreaded muffin top that frequently bulges out of our otherwise favorite bottoms. Fat also accumulates in other areas, like the thighs, underarms, or chin region. 

This kind of fat accumulation can get in the way of enjoying our everyday lives especially in bigger cities like New York where we walk, run and commune by foot. Some of us hide our flabby arms in long sleeves and refuse to wear shorts because of this. That’s not to mention how exhausting it is to always be jutting your chin out in pictures, trying to hide that submental fatty tissue. Sometimes, these pockets of fat can seem impossible to lose. This doesn’t only apply to the average person – even models like Bella Hadid have to go through extra lengths to maintain their slender physique, including minor cosmetic medical adjustments!

There are several factors that can contribute to weight and fat gain –– some of which come down to personal choices and habits, others which are much more difficult to control.

Poor Diet –– It comes as no surprise to most of us that consuming more calories than you burn will make you gain weight. High-calorie foods with little nutritional value, like fast food or sugar sweets, will often come packed with calories without getting you really full. Trans fats, such as partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, are often an issue. Carbohydrates, or sugars, are a particular culprit when it comes to the accumulation of fat. Nevertheless, we are all subject to the occasional binge and some of us go back and forth yo-yo dieting, leaving us with that “skinny-fat” body. Maintaining a good diet is especially hard in megacities like New York, where so much is happening at the same time including professional and personal responsibilities, with little to no time left for proper nutrition.  

Stress –– Believe it or not, a stressful schedule can be impacting your body. Cortisol, the stress hormone, causes your body to store more visceral fat. A lot of us also have the habit of simply eating more when we’re stressed; snacking on chips while typing away at your laptop or spooning ice cream to get through a break-up, for example, are common coping strategies. A lack of sleep can also play into this, making you more stressed and feeling hungry more frequently. If you live and work in a busy and fast paced city like NYC, you are likely a victim of stress eating, just like the rest of us! 

Lack of Exercise –– An inactive lifestyle can end up building up the pounds over time. A lot of people don’t have the time or resources to spend multiple hours a week at the gym; however, there are little ways to sneak a bit of exercise into your daily life. Without this, you can develop a sedentary lifestyle in which you take in more calories than you use –– hence, you gain weight, and fat collects around your midsection and face, your arms begin to get flabbier, and your legs start rubbing together creating uncomfortable rashes in your inner thighs. It should be noted, however, that spot reduction –– the idea that you can workout in such a way that you will lose fat in specific areas –– is unfortunately a myth. This means that exercise alone won’t be able to change the way fat is distributed in your body, or get rid of a double chin, for example.

Genetics –– It can be frustrating to witness some people eat as much as they want without ever gaining weight, especially amongst young people. We all have that one friend who seems to just pack it in every time you go out to eat, but never ceases to maintain their slender figure. Sometimes, it just comes down to genetics. Your genes determine how efficient your body is at burning calories, along with where in your body you tend to have more fat. Some people naturally carry a bit more fat around the middle than others. Genetics can play a huge role in your overall health, which is why at any doctor’s office, you are typically asked to share information about your family’s medical history alongside your own. This is no different for where you tend to store adipose tissue!

Aging –– As you go up in age, your metabolism slackens, as does your body’s muscle mass. Many of us find that the kind of diet we had in our teen years simply becomes less sustainable as we creep into middle age. Especially for women, hormonal changes associated with menopause often cause a bit of extra jiggle around the middle. Sure, it’s just part of the natural aging process; but these changes in our bodies are not only unflattering, but are yet another not so gentle reminder of becoming older, which is never welcomed.

Medicine and Medical Conditions –– Some chronic conditions and diseases can cause belly fat beyond your control. Certain medications have side effects that include weight or fat gain around the stomach. 

Coolsculpting treatment at Skinly Aesthetics

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUBCUTANEOUS AND VISCERAL FAT

With all the focus on fat loss these days, it’s easy to get a little lost in the idea. A lot of people don’t realize that there are different types of fat. Some fat is beneficial, but too much can be dangerous. It’s important to know the difference between the visceral and subcutaneous fat.

Visceral fat is a deep layer of belly fat located around your abdominal organs. A wider waist or particularly round stomach can be a sign of visceral fat, also known as “active fat.” Everybody needs to have a bit of visceral fat to protect the organs, such as the stomach and liver, but too much of it is dangerous. An overabundance of visceral fat contributes to a higher chance of developing metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and even cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Subcutaneous adipose tissue refers to the layer of fat that sits just below the skin, meaning it’s more superficial than visceral fat. It can be described as pudge or chub, and is often rather minimal, though annoying to deal with –– take, for example, muffin top or bra fat. Subcutaneous fat on the stomach can be reduced by working out and eating well; however, it can prove to be incredibly stubborn. For more resilient and small amounts of subcutaneous fat, Coolsculpting can be a wonderful reduction method.

WHY DO PEOPLE LOVE COOLSCULPTING?

A lot of people in New York suffer from pockets of fat that seem impossible to get rid of. Endless rounds at the gym and fancy new diets seem to only help so much –– extra layers of jiggle, frustratingly, just never seem to go away. You want to look your best, both in person and in pictures, no matter what, or how little, you’re wearing. For some, these persistent bands of fat aren’t just inconvenient –– they can even get in the way of your professional life. Models, actresses, and even professionals outside of the entertainment or beauty industry need to look their best, for meetings, work events, headshots, and to consistently give off a confident spirit in the workplace, and this is even more critical in bigger cities like New York, where everybody strives for a perfect body both for personal and professional success. 

Sometimes that excess fat prevents you from putting your best foot forward –– you may even want to do everything you can to cover up and hide away. Nobody should have to deal with that. Luckily, that’s where minimally invasive types of fat reduction, like CoolSculpting, come in. As a safe, effective, and non-invasive fat reduction method that has been performed over 8 million times worldwide, it’s clear why CoolSculpting is so popular in NYC.

In the past, many who had trouble losing stubborn weight have resorted to liposuction. While this can be quite effective on heavier patients, it’s also a risky surgery that comes with a laundry list of adverse effects. Not everybody is willing to undergo such a drastic and dicey procedure; non-surgical methods of fat removal are often much more desirable. Amongst these, CoolSculpting procedure in New York stands out not only for being completely non-invasive, but also generally safe and efficient, as it has been FDA approved as an option for getting rid of abdominal fat in 2012. 

Many satisfied patients are able to finally experience a firmer, more slender, and toned silhouette thanks to the 25% reduction that comes with every CoolSculpting session. We all know how frustrating excess fat can be, so it’s no wonder that 80% of patients would recommend CoolSculpting to a friend. Because of all the praise and raving about cryolipolysis technology, this method has grown by 823% since 2012. 

HOW DOES COOLSCULPTING GET RID OF FAT?

A CoolSculpting machine features an applicator similar to a vacuum suction attachment; when placed on the targeted area –– whether it be the stomach, thighs, double chin, or underarms –– this applicator delivers controlled cooling temperatures of -11° Celsius to the skin. This chill penetrates the skin into the subcutaneous fat layer, where it gets to work killing off adipocytes (fat cells) in the adipose tissue. This process is called cryolipolysis.

The term cryolipolysis consists of the prefix “cryo” for cold, “lipo” for fat, and the suffix “lysis”, referring to dissolution. This essentially explains cryolipolysis as the breaking down of fat through freezing. This is possible because adipose cells are extremely susceptible to apoptosis –– cell death –– when hit with cold. Cryolipolysis first freezes the adipose cells, which then causes them to shrink and then die off. An inflammatory response sets off a few days after treatment in which the adipocytes become surrounded by neutrophils, histiocytes, lymphocytes and other mononuclear cells. After two to four weeks, macrophages and phagocytes of the body’s lymphatic system, which is responsible for getting rid of cellular waste, envelop and dispose of these cells over time –– usually within a few months, in which the results of the fat freezing become more and more apparent. After the first two to three months following treatment, the interlobular septa of the area are thickened and remain as the primary source of tissue volume.

Adipose cells are more sensitive to cold than the rest of the surrounding tissues, blood vessels, and nerves, which means these don’t suffer any damage from the treatment. CoolSculpting treatment in New York also avoids inflammation and swelling that is common to other fat reduction procedures.

WHERE CAN YOU REMOVE FAT THROUGH COOLSCULPTING?

A lot of people fret about belly fat, but for many of us, that’s not where the trouble ends. Double chins, banana rolls, or squishy tissue around the arms and legs can be a huge headache. If you struggle with these areas, you may be asking yourself: can CoolSculpting address more than just the abdomen? The answer is: yes!

CoolSculpting has been FDA approved since 2012 in New York and can be used on several different areas of concern. One of the most commonly targeted areas with CoolSculpting is the little bands of pudge that circle around the anterior and upper abdomen, as well as flabby arm and armpit fat or chub on the inner and outer thighs. Back and bra fat, as well as love handles and banana rolls beneath the buttocks, can be treated with CoolSculpting. Stubborn pockets of fat located below the chin, including the submandibular and submental region for jawline contouring, can also be removed using smaller, targeted applicators. Even less common areas, such as “man boobs” or chubby knees, can be improved via CoolSculpting treatments.

WHAT AREAS CAN YOU DO COOLSCULPTING ON?

CoolSculpting works on several areas of the face and body which many patients have a genetic proclivity to, including:

WHO CAN GET A COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE IN NYC?

If you’re eager to try out CoolSculpting for yourself in New York City, you should first think about where you are in your body journey and what it can do for you. CoolSculpting is intended to help people who are within a 30 pound range of their ideal body weight solve those problem areas of fat that remain persistent despite all your best efforts. It is not a substitute for proper diet or exercise; instead, it’s a tool to reduce pinchable layers of subcutaneous fat that doesn’t seem to budge, no matter how many targeted exercises you try.

Being fit overall doesn’t mean you can’t still be displeased with certain areas of fat around your body. If you are an otherwise healthy individual, with a body fat percentage around 32% or lower, CoolSculpting can help you go the extra mile in achieving your ideal body. If you have a small amount of fat and don’t want to go through the hassle and complications that risky surgeries like liposuction present, cryolipolysis is a great alternative that won’t disrupt your daily life, or put you at risk for pain and a long list of side effects.

Not everyone is suited to get CoolSculpting, despite it being a low-risk and non-invasive procedure overall. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have certain skin sensitivities (for example, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, cold urticaria, cryoglobulinemia, or cold agglutinin disease), or certain skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis cannot get CoolSculpting done. If you have metabolic abnormalities like diabetes, you may also not be eligible.Poor peripheral circulation or neuropathic disorders, you may also not be a good candidate. You should thoroughly discuss any health concerns as well as your medical background with your provider, so that they can pinpoint contraindications that bar you from this treatment. They must also be made aware of a history of hernias in the targeted area, the use of blood thinners, and any bleeding disorders you may have. Active skin inflammation and rashes needs to be resolved before you can get CoolSculpting.

WHAT IS THE PREPARATION PROCEDURE FOR COOLSCULPTING?

CoolSculpting is notoriously easy for patients to prepare for and go through. You don’t have to worry about any extensive pre-procedure planning, or refrain from doing the activities you love. Before your session, you should make sure to have a consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg at his private office on the Upper East Side in New York City to ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure.

On the day of your session, you should stick to a light meal a few hours before your CoolSculpting session; you want to be comfortable, but not too full so that the suction sensation in your abdomen doesn’t cause stomach upset. You are also encouraged to wear comfortable clothing, such as stretchy yoga pants and a soft, loose shirt. Most CoolSculpting treatments in New York take between 35 and 45 minutes, so you are free to bring a book or even a laptop to keep yourself occupied. You can even bring headphones, turn on some music, and doze off during the treatment.

Apart from ensuring comfort, the only thing you have to do for your CoolSculpting session is have a consultation, and then come to Skinly Aesthetics on the Upper East Side for your procedure.

HOW DOES A COOLSCULPTING SESSION TYPICALLY GO?

A consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg at his NYC clinic precedes any cosmetic procedure, and this applies to CoolSculpting as well. During the consultation, Dr. Schwarzburg will take time to evaluate the region of fat that is of concern to you, learn about your health and medical history, and talk to you about what you hope to achieve through CoolSculpting. This is a great time to voice any special considerations or questions you have. Once you are confirmed to be eligible for CoolSculpting to get rid of unwanted fat, you can go ahead and book your session.

Before your CoolSculpting treatment begins, we will take pictures of the affected area –– whether this be your abdomen, thighs, arms, or chin region. These pictures will be used as a point of comparison for your later follow-up session, so you can determine if you are happy with the results or if you would like to see more change. In the case of the latter, Dr. Schwarzburg can then reassess your treatment timeline and how many more sessions you may need.

The CoolSculpting procedure itself begins with the sanitation of the targeted area with an alcohol wipe. A “gel pad” is then applied to the skin as a protective membrane; this is intended to shield your skin from any cold-induced damage.

After the area of concern is prepared, the CoolSculpting machine is turned on and the CoolSculpting applicator, which Dr. Schwarzburg will select based on the shape and size of the targeted region, gets to work on the layer of fat. Cooling panels on either side of the applicator delivers controlled cooling temperatures as low as -11° Celsius to freeze pesky fat cells; this process isn’t usually painful, but it’s likely that you will feel slight discomfort, as well as a tugging sensation and coldness, until the skin turns numb.

Depending on the applicator, the fat freezing process should take around 35 to 45 minutes; however, several applications may be used during your session, so this time estimate can be stretched to a few hours. During this time, you are free to read, play on your phone, or even fall asleep – at Skinly Aesthetics NYC clinic, you wouldn’t be the first to take a nap during this relaxed treatment.

At the end of your session, you will receive an intense massage to the newly treated area, as this helps to further dissolve the crystallized adipose cells –– a technique that is known to boost the efficacy of CoolSculpting by 25%. There is no downtime or recovery time after your treatment. You are free to continue on with your daily life; if you are feeling any aches or discomfort, you can treat this with NSAIDs including Ibuprofen or Naproxen.

One or two months after your procedure, you will return to Skinly’s NYC clinic to evaluate your CoolSculpting results and take a look at your pre-procedure reference photos. At this time, your body will have begun to break down fat –– this is not an instant, but a gradual process. You can discuss your satisfaction with Dr. Schwarzburg and see if further sessions are necessary.

HOW LONG DOES A COOLSCULPTING SESSION TAKE?

When compared to some other non-invasive or minimally invasive cosmetic procedures –– like filler injections or Botox, for example –– CoolSculpting is a slightly lengthier process. However, it is still quicker than invasive methods like liposuction, especially because you don’t have to factor in a recovery period.
Different CoolSculpting applicators have a runtime of 35 to 45 minutes. Coupled with prep-time before your procedure, a single applicator appointment can take slightly longer than an hour. Some patients end up needing several applicators; for example, double chin treatments commonly use 2 or 3 applicators, while more extensive areas, like the back, often need up to 6 applicators for the desired results. It usually takes around 5 to 10 minutes to switch out applicators. This can add up to several hours, so make sure to set aside ample time in your busy New York City life for your session if you are using multiple applicators. Even a longer CoolSculpting session is a small price to pay for the eye-catching results, which you may not be able to achieve otherwise.

COOLSCULPTING RISKS AND ADVERSE EFFECTS

Most side effects associated with CoolSculpting are mild and temporary, generally resolving on their own within 2 weeks after your session. Of these side effects, the most common ones are erythema (skin redness), bruising, edema (swelling), and neuralgia (pain). Tingling, blanching, and tenderness can also be expected for a few days after your treatment. Two thirds of patients have noted a decrease in sensation in the treated area for up to 8 weeks after their treatment.

A few more serious and rare side effects can sometimes occur, though complications lasting longer than 4 weeks have only been found in 0.82% of patients. The rarest side effect, which only affects 0.14% of CoolSculpting patients, is paradoxical adipose hyperplasia –– this refers to an overgrowth of fatty tissue, rather than a reduction of it. Cold-related burns may be a possible complication for those with very sensitive skin; in the case of skin becoming too cold, the CoolSculpting machine has sensors that cause it to shut down when temperatures are too extreme. Some patients also report experiencing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. In the case of skin becoming darker or more pigmented after treatment, a laser treatment such as Fraxel can be applied to the pigmented area, or a depigmentation cream may be prescribed.

DO YOU NEED DOWNTIME AFTER COOLSCULPTING?

CoolSculpting does not require you to schedule in extra downtime or recovery after your session. This is extremely helpful for New Yorkers who can barely afford any time off and need to work a lot or be seen in public. Many patients prefer it as an alternative to surgery because of this; it is also a gradual, subtle change that is not extremely apparent from one day to the next. You may feel some numbness or soreness for up to 2 weeks after the procedure; you can treat this with ibuprofen or other NSAIDs.

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY FOR COOLSCULPTING LIKE?

Your CoolSculpting experience in New York doesn’t require any recovery period or downtime. You don’t need to cancel plans with friends or ask for time off work to have a CoolSculpting session in NYC; all of your usual activities can be instantly resumed. You also don’t have to worry about any awkward weight loss questions during your next social gathering; because the effects of CoolSculpting take several months to look obvious, this is a discreet treatment that doesn’t stand out as a cosmetic procedure.

You may feel slight discomfort after your treatment, such as tenderness in the treated area. Acetaminophen or NSAIDs can help soothe such discomfort. Massaging the affected area and practicing yoga, stretching, and meditation are also recommended. Studies suggest that a manual posttreatment massage improves the efficacy of treatment by up to 68%. A warm compress can also help relieve a chilly or numb feeling on the skin, as well as prevent further bruising after your session. 

HOW EXPENSIVE IS COOLSCULPTING?

There is no universal price in New York and surrounding suburbs when it comes to CoolSculpting; the cost of the procedure will vary based on an individual patient’s needs, number of sessions, and type of applicator required. Different applicators may cost anywhere from $500 to $1200. Dr. Schwarzburg will select a suitable applicator for the area you want treated –– for example, a CoolMini applicator is usually ideal for double chin reduction, whereas he may choose a CoolAdvantage applicator to cover a larger area, like the back. In addition to the type of applicator employed, you should also expect more than one applicator to be used –– most patients require at least 2 applicators, while others may need as many as 6 for their desired results. Overall, a single session can range in price from $1000 to $8000.

Finally, the quality of care you receive will also have an impact on the price. While going to a nurse practitioner for this treatment might be cheaper, a more experienced, board-certified physician like Dr. Schwarzburg in New York will have a better understanding of the anatomy and aesthetics involved in CoolSculpting. When it comes to your self-image, you don’t want to skimp on the price –– a trained eye is vital to helping you achieve the silhouette you desire and minimizing the chance of adverse effects. You can’t put a price tag on high-quality care. 

DIFFERENT KINDS OF COOLSCULPTING APPLICATORS 

There is no “one size fits all” rule when it comes to CoolSculpting applicators –– just as everybody has a unique body with specific concerns, different CoolSculpting applicators are designed to address these individually. One of the most popular applicators is the Cool-Advantage applicator. It is useful in addressing several common areas of concern, like bands of fat around the top and middle of the stomach, back and hip flanks, and jiggly arms. Another applicator that is typically used to cover larger areas is the Cool-Plus applicator. This can help get rid of excess pudge around the lower belly and pelvic region.

Some applicators are more suited for smaller areas. The Cool-Mini for double chin, for example, is ideal for submental fat that creates double chins. It can also be used on patients who are rather slender, but have a few pockets of minimal fat they would like to eliminate. These tiny areas of pinchable fat benefit more from properly fitted applicators.

CoolSculpting applicators vary not just in size, but shape as well. Some feature flat panels, while others have a curved design –– these are ideal for wrapping around sloped bulges, such as fat inferior to the chin.

WHAT ARE ADDITIONAL TREATMENTS YOU CAN GET IN CONJUNCTION WITH COOLSCULPTING IN MANHATTAN?

CoolSculpting in NYC is one of the most sought-after methods of non-invasive body contouring. But there are plenty of other non-invasive or minimally invasive ways to reduce unwanted fat, or enhance the results. Most of us have more than one thing we would like to change about our bodies or faces, after all. These treatments all contribute to creating your desired silhouette, or a more symmetrical and flattering facial profile.

Contour the Face

  • PDO Thread Lift: If you want a more youthful, lifted face, you don’t have to resort to surgical intervention. PDO threads can draw the lower third of your face upward, combating a drooping or saggy appearance. They can be used on their own or to enhance the effects of CoolSculpting for a double chin. PDO threads are useful when you have significant jowls or fine lines you would like to reduce.
  • Kybella: Kybella is an injectable solution that breaks down and eliminates fat. It is often used as an alternative to CoolSculpting in smaller, harder to reach areas, like the neck.

Shape the Body

  • QWO: Many patients wonder if CoolSculpting will help get rid of unsightly cellulite. While CoolSculpting is not intended for cellulite reduction, it can be used together with QWO, which serves this exact purpose. QWO is a minimally invasive, injectable treatment that releases the fibrous and bands that are believed to cause cellulite, resulting in more even-textured skin.
  • Sculptra: When combined with CoolSculpting, Sculptra can be used to create an hourglass frame. Sculptra is an injectable method of body contouring that particularly targets hip dips, as well as small or flat bottoms. It is a type of dermal filler that can round out and lift up the buttocks, without any kind of incisions or surgery.
  • CoolTone and EmSculpt: CoolTone and EmSculpt are often compared to CoolSculpting as non-invasive methods of slimming and toning the body, however, they do differ in how they contour the body. Where CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to break down fat, CoolTone and EmSculpt employ electromagnetic stimulation to create light muscle spasms. These contractions strengthen and firm up the muscles underneath the skin. When applied to the stomach, arms, or thighs, this can reduce a flabby appearance.

Firm Up the Skin

  • Secret RF: The most important structural component of the skin is the protein called collagen. Loose or thin skin is often due to a lack of collagen. Using radiofrequency, Secret RF promotes the synthesis of collagen in the face and body to smooth out and tighten up skin, by causing controlled damage through the puncturing of several tiny needles into the skin and delivering radiofrequency heat, triggering the body’s natural healing response.
  • Fraxel: If you have already undergone quite a bit of weight loss before your CoolSculpting treatment, it’s likely you are dealing with at least a bit of excess skin. CoolSculpting does not cause loose skin, but it doesn’t solve this problem if it already exists. That’s why many patients turn to the Fraxel laser method to tighten up lax skin and improve its overall quality in the affected areas.

WHAT KIND OF OTHER FAT REDUCTION METHODS ARE THERE?

CoolSculpting isn’t the only fat reduction method on the market. If you are looking into ways to get rid of excess fatty tissue, you may be comparing it to the other methods out there. Dr. Schwarzburg wants his patients to be informed on their different options so they can make an informed choice. These are the primary cosmetic procedures that cut down on unwanted fat:

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is notable for being a completely non-invasive procedure that is able to cut down 25% of fat after a single session. This is possible through fat freezing, the death of fat cells resulting from a controlled application of extremely cool temperatures. Because of its ease and efficacy, it is one of the most popular ways to eliminate fat. In New York, CoolSculpting is intended for use on smaller amounts of superficial, subcutaneous fat on otherwise healthy patients.

Kybella

Kybella works to break down minimal, hard to target pockets of fat by injecting deoxycholic acid. This minimally invasive procedure is quick and doesn’t require any downtime; all it takes is a few specific needle punctures.

Liposuction

Unlike CoolSculpting and Kybella, liposuction is an invasive fat reduction method that involves surgery to physically remove fatty tissue from the body. This is done via a cannula or metal rod that is inserted into an incision made in the targeted area. A vacuum device then suctions fat from the body.

COOLSCULPTING VS. LIPOSUCTION: HOW DO THEY DIFFER?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that uses fat freezing technology to erase stubborn pockets of fat in the body. Cryolipolysis does not harm the skin, neither through incisions or punctures, nor skin laxity that can result from other types of rapid weight loss. Fat elimination through fat freezing is a gradual process that takes place over several months after the CoolSculpting session, in which fat cells die off and are digested by the body. CoolSculpting does not require a significant recovery period and is thus well suited for a busy lifestyle of New York City that cannot afford interruptions.

Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes fat from the body via a suction device. This invasive procedure is performed under general anesthesia. It also comes with a lengthy downtime period that can last several weeks depending on the extent of the surgery. This makes it less than ideal for those who cannot take hefty amounts of time off work, or who simply do not want their personal and social life to suffer. Liposuction yields instant results in terms of fat loss; this has a disadvantage for some, however, because it often causes loose skin to form because of a sudden loss of adipose tissue. 

Last but not least, patients must consider the risks and side effects posed by liposuction; the most common of these include bruising, edema due to fluid accumulation, numbness, kidney and heart damage, infection, and fat embolism –– that’s not to mention the possibility of aesthetic risks. Some patients receiving CoolSculpting treatments are actually trying to correct areas that have undergone poorly performed liposuction, which has left them with asymmetrical or awkward contours. While liposuction can remove greater areas of fat in less time, CoolSculpting can be favorably compared to liposuction as a less risky, more cost-effective, minimal approach.

COOLSCULPTING VS. KYBELLA: HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?

The main difference between CoolSculpting and Kybella is that CoolSculpting is non-invasive, whereas Kybella is considered minimally invasive because of the puncturing method it requires. Kybella is an injection delivered with a needle, instead of panels on a cooling applicator. This means it is often better suited for minimal pouches of fat, and can even be used subsequently to address leftover fat after a CoolSculpting session.

Both of these procedures are typically low-risk, but Kybella does come with the side effect of inflammation and swelling –– this is due to the fact that the injection of deoxycholic causes adipocytes to erupt. Deoxycholic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the liver to break down fat. In its synthetic form, this molecule can destroy unwanted adipose tissues in smaller areas that cannot be reached with a CoolSculpting applicator.

While Kybella causes fat cells to burst, CoolSculpting merely freezes these cells, resulting in them breaking off from fatty tissue. You can think of this in terms of grapes on a vine: cryolipolysis causes these grapes to shrink and release themselves from the branches, while kybella makes the grapes burst.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF COOLSCULPTING SESSIONS?

How many sessions you end up needing will vary from patient to patient. The size of the targeted region, the amount of fat you want to remove, and your body’s response to CoolSculpting all play a hand in how many treatments are necessary. You might need as little as just one session for your optimal results, or as many as 4, with multiple applicators.

IS COOLSCULPTING PAINFUL?

CoolSculpting does not hurt, but it can cause some minimal discomfort. Patients generally experience a chilly and tingling feeling for the first few minutes of the procedure, before the targeted region becomes numb. The numbness of the skin may stick around for up to seven days. The vacuum pull of the applicator also causes light tugging and pinching sensations, as well as some aching that might last a while after the treatment. Compared to other fat reduction methods, such as liposuction, discomfort associated with cryolipolysis is relatively mild; there is no need for anesthesia or rest after the treatment.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE THE RESULTS OF COOLSCULPTING?

Cryolipolysis is marked by a gradual development in which adipose cells are first frozen, then killed off, and finally digested by the body’s lymphatic system. This dying off and digestion of fat takes around 1 to 3 months after your session to become apparent. It can take up to 6 months for the last dead adipose tissue to be disposed of in the body.

A single session of CoolSculpting is designed to reduce 25% of targeted fat over the several following weeks. This percentage increases with every session; hence, multiple sessions will yield more dramatic results. Your dream body may take as many as 4 CoolSculpting sessions.

HOW DOES COOLSCULPTING IMPROVE MY APPEARANCE?

Since around 2011, CoolSculpting in NYC and surrounding TriState area has grown to massive popularity amongst those seeking non-invasive cosmetic methods of body contouring. The results speak for themselves. People are raving about the results of their CoolSculpting. Those who previously struggled with smaller areas of chub will notice up to a 25% decrease in this stubborn fat after each session! That means you can say goodbye to persistent love handles and the double chin you’d rather hide in photos. The region of your body targeted by CoolSculpting will appear slimmer and more firm.

TIGHTENING SKIN WITH COOLSCULPTING

One of our biggest frustrations is stubborn fat that doesn’t seem to go away no matter what lifestyle or exercise changes we make. Persistent loose skin, wrinkles, and cellulite often go hand in hand with this frustration. Unfortunately, CoolSculpting is not a skin tightening method. If crepey or lax skin is part of your concern, you can look into Fraxel laser treatments or PDO thread lifts. The good news: CoolSculpting does not result in the formation of loose skin.

DOES COOLSCULPTING CAUSE LOOSE SKIN?

Losing weight or toning up is usually something to celebrate for a lot of people; however, the loose skin that can appear after rapid weight loss is often the cause of new insecurity. CoolSculpting will not cause your skin to look saggy because fat loss does not happen all at once –– rather, fat cells are broken down and digested over several months, giving skin time to adjust and shrink accordingly. You don’t have to worry about excess skin hanging around after your procedure.

WILL I LOSE WEIGHT THROUGH CRYOLIPOLYSIS?

If you are well above your goal weight, it is unlikely that CoolSculpting will help get you there. Remember that it is a tool for firming up and trimming down smaller amounts of fat in certain, difficult to target areas. It is not a substitute for a proper diet and exercise regime for weight loss. You will, however, notice certain areas looking smaller or more toned after your treatment and will likely see a change in measurements allowing those low waisted jeans to fit beautifully.

CAN I SMOOTH OUT CELLULITE WITH COOLSCULPTING?

Cellulite is dimpled, textured skin that most people, especially older women, experience during their lifetime. Some cellulite only appears as very small, fine lines, while more severe cases can look like deep creases. While cellulite is harmless, a lot of people are unhappy with the way it looks and hope to find treatments to get rid of it. A lot of creams are marketed towards erasing cellulite, but those usually prove frustrating and unhelpful.

CoolSculpting can make cellulite somewhat less prominent by eliminating the accumulation of fat cells that push the skin upwards –– the interaction between these fat cells and the thick fibrous cords that pull the skin downwards is what makes cellulite appear bumpy. However, CoolSculpting cannot fully get rid of cellulite. QWO injections can help break down the fibrous septae that pulls the skin downwards causing pesky cellulite dimples,to combat cellulite; this treatment can be received in conjunction with CoolSculpting for skin that is toned and smooth.

WILL COOLSCULPTING HELP ME LOSE WEIGHT?

While CoolSculpting is a method for shrinking down superficial fat, it is not meant as a tool to remove large amounts of fat or help you lose bigger chunks of weight. Furthermore, CoolSculpting reduces subcutaneous fat, not deep visceral fat which surrounds your internal organs –– having some of this kind of fat is protective and necessary, but an excess of it can create health problems. For significant weight loss, CoolSculpting in New York will not be the way to go.

WHAT IS THE LONGEVITY OF COOLSCULPTING TREATMENTS?

CoolSculpting is a permanent treatment, so it can technically last forever. However, it is up to your lifestyle and genetics to determine if the disposed fat will be replaced with new weight gain. Apart from that, the results of CoolSculpting can stick around indefinitely.

DOES FAT LOSS WITH COOLSCULPTING LAST FOREVER?

Cryolipolysis permanently kills off fat cells, which are then disposed of by your body’s lymphatic system as waste. These fat cells do not come back; however, that doesn’t mean you can never gain weight again. CoolSculpting does not prevent new fat from forming, which is why it is so important to have realistic expectations for your results based on your current lifestyle and the habits you maintain after your results become evident. If you overeat and stop exercising once the fat is gone, it will come creeping back. If you maintain your weight with a balanced diet and live a normal, active lifestyle – you don’t have to be an athlete, just a little bit of daily movement will do – then you can rest assured that the fat that was killed off, stays off!

WILL MY FAT COME BACK AFTER I GET COOLSCULPTING?

CoolSculpting gets rid of adipose tissue for good; however, that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible for you to gain weight in the future. The fat cells that are eliminated and metabolized won’t return, but new fat can still form. In some rare cases (only 0.14% of patients) paradoxical adipose hyperplasia appears as a side effect of cryolipolysis; this causes new fatty tissue to grow.

WILL MY INSURANCE COVER MY COOLSCULPTING TREATMENT?

Insurance companies do not usually cover voluntary aesthetic or cosmetic procedures. Because of this, you likely will not be able to have insurance cover your CoolSculpting treatment.

IS COOLSCULPTING IN NEW YORK ACTUALLY EFFECTIVE?

CoolSculpting comes from the scientific development of cryolipolysis as a fat reduction method, which was first introduced when scientists witnessed cold-induced panniculitis –– the inflammation of subcutaneous fat –– that came about in response to people eating popsicles. That’s right –– these scientists observed that fat atrophy can result from the application of specific cold temperatures. The cytoplasmic lipids found in fat cells crystalize at a temperature beyond the freezing point of tissue water, leaving water-rich skin undamaged. Many studies of the years offer up significant evidence that fat freezing is a viable method of fat reduction.

Patients are usually highly satisfied with their CoolSculpting results in NYC. They can experience up to 25% of fat reduction after a single session –– and even more after follow-up sessions. Studies have shown that the average reduction of fat after cryolipolysis at 2 months was 20.4%, which increased to 25.5% at 6 months post-treatment. Some patients even show even greater fat-layer reduction –– up to  45% in some cases. With this fat reduction, you can expect to look more slender and toned.

These outcomes turn out best for those who are already close to their goal weight and only wish to eliminate the most stubborn remnants of fat that don’t seem to go away with any other methods. Very overweight patients may not experience as noticeable change. For those that do see change, they can expect a firmer, more flattering body contour. In fact, 73% of patients report being highly satisfied after only one treatment.

DOES COOLSCULPTING WORK ON MY CHIN?

Having excess wobble under the chin can be frustrating. It can look particularly unflattering in pictures, where, instead of focusing on your smile, all you can do is fret about how your double chin looks. While exercise may prove ineffective for double chin reduction, cryolipolysis can be a great help in virtually getting rid of submental fat. There are specifically small or curved applicators, such as the CoolMini, that are perfect for getting at those areas. For smaller bits of submental and submandibular fat, you may want to consider Kybella injections to break down that adipose tissue.

WHAT IS THE SAFETY LEVEL OF COOLSCULPTING?

CoolSculpting is generally accepted to be a safe, as well as non-invasive, form of fat reduction. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the use of cryolipolysis for fat removal in flanks, abdomen, thighs, and submental area. CoolSculpting applicators deliver cold temperatures, however, your nerves and other tissues, like skin, will not suffer damage as they are not as susceptible to cryoinjury. CoolSculpting does not cause changes in liver test results or serum lipids. In addition, CoolSculpting machines feature sensors that can sense if your skin is becoming too cold, in which case it will cease the process.

Cryolipolysis, however, is not safe for everyone. Refer to the list of contraindications to see who may not be eligible (such as those who are pregnant or have impeded circulation). Because CoolSculpting does not necessitate medications or anesthesia, however, it is a good option for many, including diabetics.

WHAT IS THE FREEZING POINT OF HUMAN FAT?

If you’ve already read that fat cells are especially susceptible to cold, you may wonder what the freezing point of fat actually is. The answer is: uman fat freezes at -11° Celsius. At this temperature, other tissue and nerves remain undamaged.

UPSIDES AND DOWNSIDES OF CRYOLIPOLYSIS IN NYC

Fat freezing is, for many, the best option when it comes to getting rid of those final pesky pockets of pudge for good. Being a non-invasive procedure, you don’t have to deal with needles or incisions; this also comes with smaller risks of adverse effects and complications when compared to more invasive forms of fat reduction, like surgery.

CoolSculpting applicators can also cover a greater area than fat reduction through injections, like Kybella. Different applicators can be used to target multiple areas of the body and come in unique shapes to suit specific needs. The major upside to cryolipolysis is the aesthetic effect — that is, a visible more toned, fit, and slimmer-looking silhouette. This procedure is also fairly quick and comes with little to no preparation and downtime, meaning it’s convenient for busy lifestyles that cannot afford to be disrupted in big ways.

There are a few downsides to CoolSculpting. For one, it cannot remove large amount of fat or be very effective in overweight or obese individuals (those with a BMI over 30). It’s a tool for small amounts of fat reduction, so patients need to be realistic in what kind of results they expect. While mostly low-risk, there are some side-effects and contraindications to keep in mind with cryolipolysis. You also need to be patient –– your full results may not be evident for another 4 months after your treatment.

WHAT SHOULD I REMEMBER ABOUT COOLSCULPTING?

CoolSculpting has grown in popularity; whenever cosmetic procedures become popular, however, they are often subject to misconceptions. There are a few things you’re going to want to keep in mind when it comes to cryolipolysis. First of all, if you are significantly overweight or obsese, you should not expect CoolSculpting to help you lose weight. It is not intended as an alternative to weight loss, but rather a helpful tool to cut down remaining fat that is difficult to get rid of on your own. If you wish to maintain a fit figure and a healthy constitution, you should still exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet, and cut down on unhealthy habits. Doing these things will ensure that your CoolSculpting results stick around for a long time.

The quality of care you receive from your provider and the reputation of the clinic you visit are also of utmost importance. Certain board-certified physicians are trained and certified specifically in CoolSculpting treatments. Dr. Schwarzburg at Skinly Aesthetics has extensive training and will better be able to advise you and help you through the process than a less qualified provider. A reputable clinic with top-notch reviews and a gracious staff is also something to look out for to ensure you’re in the best hands.

IS COOLSCULPTING WORTH IT?

CoolSculpting has grown in popularity over the course of the past few years due to it’s non-invasive, easy going nature, and incredible results. This is confirmed with overall patient satisfaction at Dr. Schwarzburg’s cosmetic surgery clinic in NYC who received CoolSculpting treatments, as well as by over 6000 reviews on RealSelf, a reputable source where patients give their feedback and share their experiences on various plastic surgery treatments. In terms of cost, efficacy, pain levels, and ease of the procedure itself 95% of patients reported that yes, CoolSculpting was absolutely worth it. Whether you want to treat your love handles, chin, inner thigh fat, or any other targeted region of your body, CoolSculpting will get you the results you want, with no downtime, and without adverse effects of the surgical procedures!

THE TAKEAWAY

Nobody wants to spend extra time scrutinizing their image in photos or the mirror, hopelessly pinching fat that just doesn’t seem to want to budge. Especially if you have a big event on the horizon, like a wedding or job promotion, feeling comfortable in your own skin can do wonders. CoolSculpting can help you achieve extra confidence while trimming down the fat that is holding you back. Cryolipolysis technology is extremely adept at freezing and destroying adipose tissue in a period of 1 to 4 months through apoptosis and phagocytosis. A board-certified physician will be able to help you figure out what that means for you, and how your final results will look. Talking to a qualified provider about CoolSculpting will give you a good idea at the applicators at your disposal, what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, and whether you are a good candidate for this treatment. In just a few hours and no downtime, you can be on your way to a new and improved body.

WHERE CAN I GET COOLSCULPTING NEAR ME?

CoolSculpting has grown to become the most popular non-invasive treatment for permanent fat elimination. While the procedure is non-invasive, a certain level of expertise is required to properly perform fat freezing. There are multitudes of medical spas and facilities dedicated to fat freezing alone, though it can be extremely difficult to find a good provider, given this wide range of options. The first thing to look out for when you type “CoolSculpting near me” in the search bar is to go over reviews on each medical spa that pops up on the map, more specifically, on the person performing the treatment on you. If you come across a clinic that offers great deals and end up with an inexperienced provider, what should have been an amazing body transformation, could easily become a body deformation. 

The best option is to find a board certified cosmetic physician who has an excellent understanding of the anatomical structure of any given area that you want treated, to safely and effectively execute your CoolSculpting transformation. Dr. Schwarzburg is a highly trained and skilled board certified plastic surgeon with over a decade of experience in the field of cosmetic medicine, and is known as one of the best CoolSculpting doctors in NYC.

WHERE CAN I GET MY COOLSCULPTING TREATMENT IN NYC?

The best place to get your CoolSculpting treatment is at Skinly Aesthetics on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Board-certified physician Dr. Schwarzburg is prepared and highly trained to help you with your cosmetic goals; he has been performing CoolSculpting sessions for years and will let you know exactly what you need and what you can expect. The expertise and knowledge of a provider with several years in the field is vital to yielding the best cryolipolysis outcome. That’s why you should stop by or call Skinly Aesthetics at 212-774-4246, or just shoot us an email at info@skinlyaesthetics.com.

FAQ

How much does CoolSculpting cost in New York?

The cost ranges $600-1000 per applicator and multiple applicators may be needed to achieve desired results

Is CoolSculpting safe?

CoolSculpting is completely safe because it is a non-invasive procedure without cuts or incisions

What is CoolSculpting downtime?

There is no downtime after CoolSculpting, and normal activities can be resumed immediately

When will I see results after CoolSculpting?

It takes 4-8 weeks for dead fat cells to be flashed out of your body and to see results.

Does CoolSculpting work?

Multiple scientific and clinical studies confirm that CoolSculpting works.

How long is CoolSculpting procedure?

Each CoolSculpting applicator takes 35-45 minutes to run

What is CoolScupting post-care

CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive and you can return to normal life without restrictions

What are CoolSculpting side-effects?

Most common CoolSculpting side-effects are redness, skin numbness and minor bruising

How long do CoolSculpting results last?

Once the fat is melted and removed from the body, CoolSculpting results become permanent