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If you are one of the many adults who have tried unsuccessfully to lose those stubborn pounds of fat from your belly, waist, thighs or buttocks, Coolsculpting may be the answer you’ve been waiting for. Endless dieting and exercise with little to no results can leave you drained, hopeless and chronically stressed. While surgical procedures such as liposuction or tummy tucks are always an option, many patients are turning to FDA-approved Coolsculpting as a safe, non-invasive, non-surgical procedure to revolutionize their appearance.

Coolsculpting makes use of an advanced cosmetic technology called cryolipolysis in which unwanted fat cells are frozen until they die (apoptosis). These crystalized subcutaneous fat cells are then reabsorbed by the body and flushed out as waste. With Coolsculpting, there are no incisions, no scars, no anesthesia, and no downtime. The outer layers of healthy skin tissue, muscle and nerves are preserved and remain vibrant after the procedure, while the targeted areas of fat are beautifully sculpted, contoured, slimmed and toned.

Why should clients choose

As a double board certified plastic surgeon who is consistently on the front lines of the latest cosmetic breakthroughs, Dr. Kwak was among the first New York physicians to champion Coolsculpting, successfully performing the procedure on scores of satisfied clients.

During your confidential initial consultation, Dr. Kwak will carefully review your goals and wishes, along with your medical history, prior surgeries, and vital signs. Before and after photos can go a long way in ensuring both doctor and patient are on the same page regarding expectations.

It’s important to note that while Coolsculpting can be a godsend for many, certain body types may require a more complex approach to fat loss. In these cases, Dr. Kwak may recommend a treatment plan that pairs Coolsculpting with additional body contouring methods.

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What to expect from Coolsculpting

Coolsculpting is a relaxing one-hour procedure during which you will be able to watch a movie on your laptop or tablet, make business calls, take a nap, read a book or listen to music. A friendly ESK technician will gently outline the targeted areas of flesh with a cooling gel before placing the cryolipolysis device on your skin. The device contains smart panels that will strategically freeze your fat without disturbing the rest of your cells. To guard against human error, each panel is computer-monitored by temperature-controlled safety sensors.

During the process, you will feel a mild suction sensation from the panels, which means the procedure is working. The frozen fat cells are then reabsorbed into the body and simply processed like any other type of waste to be naturally eliminated. After Coolsculpting is finished, the panels are removed and patients can return to their regular routines for the rest of the day.

Recovery from coolsculpting

While Coolsculpting is not painful, clients may experience some tingling, tenderness, numbness or redness in the treatment zones. This is very normal and should resolve itself within a week or so.

Coolsculpting results can be visible within the first 21 days, however the positive changes will continue to impress as the weeks and months follow. The most dramatic outcomes are usually seen at around 2-4 months post-procedure. Results are permanent, provided the patient maintains a healthy diet and exercise routine. Most Coolsculpting patients report a fat loss of around 25%. If a greater transformation is required, the treatment can be repeated multiple times at the doctor’s discretion for optimum results.