Setting the Record Straight on Common CoolSculpting Myths

Coolsculpting in New York City

Dr. Joshua Greenwald and our team are proud to offer CoolSculpting, a non-invasive form of body contouring, and we stand behind our results. We feel it is important to set the record straight on some of the misconceptions about the procedure. Having factual information is crucial if you are on the fence about having CoolSculpting.

Read on as Dr. Greenwald debunks some of the most common CoolSculpting myths.

It’s a Substitute for Diet and Exercise

CoolSculpting is not a substitute for diet and exercise. You will see the best outcomes if you are within a few pounds of your goal weight, follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly, but have stubborn fat deposits you want to eliminate.

The Results Are Comparable To Those of Liposuction

Though CoolSculpting is an effective body contouring procedure, in general the results are not as dramatic as those achieved with liposuction. If you have questions about which procedure is more appropriate for your specific fat reduction needs, Dr. Greenwald and our team can help.

Treatment Is Painful

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive process that does not require incisions, injections or anesthesia. Though the intense cold temperatures may cause some slight discomfort, Dr. Greenwald’s patients do not describe the experience as painful. Many use the treatment time as an opportunity to read, watch television, work on a laptop or even nap. After treatment, there is no recovery downtime needed.

CoolSculpting Only Works on the Abdomen

Originally CoolSculpting was only FDA-cleared for treatment on the abdomen. However, it is now FDA-cleared to treat the following areas of the body:

  • Bra fat
  • Back fat
  • Area underneath the buttocks
  • Upper arms
  • Thighs
  • Area under the chin
  • Jawline

CoolSculpting Works for Everyone

CoolSculpting is not recommended for individuals with cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. Dr. Greenwald can discuss other candidacy requirements with you during a consultation.

Only Women Undergo CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting has helped many of our male patients achieve a more sculpted and toned physique! Men commonly have CoolSculpting to treat stubborn fat around the abdomen and flanks, or to define the area underneath the chin and along the jawline.

CoolSculpting Results Are Permanent

CoolSculpting uses freezing temperatures to destroy unwanted fat cells. Once the fat cells are destroyed, the body naturally eliminates the fat cells and they do not return. However, it is possible to gain weight after treatment; if that happens, the remaining fat cells in the treatment area can enlarge and have an adverse effect on the results.

Learn More About CoolSculpting

To learn more about CoolSculpting treatment and whether it is right for your body contouring goals, Dr. Greenwald invites you to schedule an informational consultation today. Give us a call or send us an email to request an appointment.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who studied and trained at prestigious educational institutions including Columbia University, Emory University, and New York University School of Medicine. His keen aesthetic eye and refined surgical techniques have led him to be a top choice for cosmetic face, breast, and body procedures in NYC. His exceptional patient care has earned him the distinction of “Top Doc” by both Westchester Magazine and Castle & Connolly for over 10 years running. Dr. Greenwald is an active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Westchester County Medical Society.