Rid Yourself of Stubborn Body Fat
Do you have love handles, a muffin top, or belly fat that diet and exercise just can’t seem to target? Dr. Dele-Michael offers effective, non-surgical CoolSculpting® for men and women so you can trim that stubborn belly fat. CoolSculpting® is a procedure in which selected areas of fat are frozen without using any invasive techniques. This means no needles, surgery, or downtime. Fat cells are targeted in bulges and bumps. After freezing, there is a noticeable reduction in the fatty bulge.
What to expect during the CoolSculpting® procedure:
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical procedure that may take from one to several hours, depending on your customized treatment plan.
No general/topical anesthesia or pain medication is required.
To initiate the treatment we will position the device on your body using a vacuum applicator. The vacuum pressure draws tissue into an applicator cup between cooling panels. The vacuum pressure may cause sensations of deep pulling, tugging and pinching in the area being treated. A surface applicator may cause sensations of pressure.
You also may experience stinging, tingling, aching or cramping. These sensations generally subside in 1-3 minutes as the area becomes numb.
What to expect after the CoolSculpting® procedure:
Immediately after the procedure, your treated area may look or feel stiff and transient blanching (temporary whitening of the skin) may occur.
You may feel a sense of nausea or dizziness as your body naturally warms and sensation returns to your treatment area. These are normal reactions that typically resolve within minutes.
The treated area may be red for up to a few hours after the applicator is removed. This is an expected but temporary effect after the CoolSculpting® procedure.
Bruising, swelling and tenderness can occur in the treated area. This typically resolves within a week or two.
Tingling, stinging and cramping in the treatment area are often reported on treatment day.
You may feel a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area. This is normal and typically resolves within a few hours but may last for several weeks after your procedure.
Can I return to normal activities after the procedure?
CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq NYC is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Often times, patients return to work after the session is over.
When will I see results and what will be the outcome?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after one to three months. Your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Many patients are satisfied after one treatment. However, during your consultation, we can discuss a treatment plan that will meet your specific fat freezing NYC treatment needs.
Are the results permanent?
During CoolSculpting®, available from Zeltiq here in New York, the treated fat cells are eliminated. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, long-term results should remain stable.
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What to expect the first few days and weeks after the CoolSculpting® procedure:
It is common for the treated area to feel bloated and look swollen in the first few days and weeks after the CoolSculpting® procedure.
You may experience a temporary dulling of sensation that can last for several weeks.
At some point within the first two weeks following the procedure, you may experience one or more of the following sensations: deep itching, tingling, numbness, tenderness to the touch, pain in the treated area, strong cramping, diarrhea, muscle spasms, aching and/or soreness. Consult your doctor if these conditions persist beyond two weeks or worsen over time.
Following the procedure, a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer will take place. You may start to see changes as early as three weeks after the CoolSculpting® procedure and you will experience the most dramatic results after one to three months. Your body will continue naturally to process the injured fat cells from your body for approximately four months after your procedure.
In rare cases, patients have experienced vasovagal symptoms during the treatment, and reported freeze burn, darker skin color, hardness, discrete nodules or enlargement of the treated area. Surgical intervention may be required to correct the enlargement.
Weight gain will prevent you from appreciating your full results. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine after your procedure can help prevent this.
Schedule a follow-up medical assessment to review your clinical results and discuss the option of additional treatments to achieve desired fat reduction.
Please call us at (212) 229-0007 if your symptoms appear to worsen or last longer than two weeks.
Call (212) 229-0007 today to schedule your CoolSculpting® NYC consultation. We’ll see if you’re a good candidate and work with you to develop a treatment plan. Our office and CoolSculpting® device are located at 116 Central Park South. *Evening hours available*