What is Zeltiq Cool Sculpting?

The Zeltiq CoolSculpting system was recently named “Best of Non-Invasive Fat Reduction” in the American Health and Beauty Readers’ Choice Awards. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body slimming treatment based on the premise that fat cells are vulnerable to cold temperatures. It essentially freezes fat away. Patients love CoolSculpting because it is a simple outpatient procedure that does not require needles, incisions or anesthesia. And the results are significant – patients lose an average of 20 percent of fat in the treated area(s), and results are visible after about three weeks.

Approved by the FDA in 2010, CoolSculpting treatment uses a cooling suction device that drops the targeted fat cells to a degree just above freezing. The cells crystallize and the body then flushes them away through the natural detoxification process. CoolSculpting is often used on the abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs and hips.

The CoolSculpting Procedure

During CoolSculpting treatment, the patient sits or lies down on the treatment table. They can relax with a book, work on a laptop or nap during the procedure. The CoolSculpting handpiece is applied to the treatment area and the skin is pressed between two cooling panels; the patient will feel some pressure and a cooling sensation, which quickly dissipates. The treatment lasts about an hour, and several sessions may be recommended for optimal results.

Some patients report redness, minor bruising, tingling or numbness but this is temporary. The results continue to improve over the next two to six months.

Perks of CoolSculpting

  • Here are some of the best reasons to consider CoolSculpting:Non-invasive treatment with very little discomfort or painNo needles, incisions, anesthesia or pain medication
  • Minimal trauma to surrounding tissue
  • Virtually no recovery time — patients can immediately return to work or normal activities
  • Results continue to improve over two to four months
  • Low risk of complications

If you’d like more information about CoolSculpting in New York City, contact Dr. Joshua Greenwald today. Dr. Greenwald is a reputable New York cosmetic surgeon and would be happy to meet with you during a one-on-one consultation.

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.