Information About CoolSculpting Fat Reduction and Body Contouring on Long Island, NY.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an innovative non-surgical solution for removing fat cells. It is a less-invasive alternative to traditional liposuction. The procedure uses controlled cooling to lower the temperature to around 4 degrees Celsius.
This freezing effect targets stubborn fat deposits, helping reshape problematic areas into more desirable contours. This allows Dr. Andrew Jacono to strategically target and eliminate subcutaneous fat while preserving the integrity of the overlying skin.
In 2010, the FDA approved CoolSculpting for use on abdominal and flank fat. Subsequently, in 2014, the FDA extended its clearance to encompass the treatment of subcutaneous thigh fat as well.
How Does it Eliminate Fat?
The foundation of the CoolSculpting Procedure lies in the well-established science of Cryolipolysis. By using controlled cold temperatures, we can destroy fat cells without harming surrounding tissue. This breakthrough technology stems from the findings of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
Permanent Fat Reduction with CoolSculpting: Dr. Jacono discuss the CoolSculpting procedure and how it freezes away fat cells permanently.
According to their discovery, fat cells just beneath the skin’s surface are particularly susceptible to the impact of cold temperatures. They also observed that these targeted fat cells did not regenerate. Typically, when the body encounters extreme cold, it naturally reduces blood flow to preserve its core temperature. In the case of Cryolipolysis, a vacuum intensifies the body’s inflammatory response by redirecting blood flow to the skin’s upper layers. This procedure freezes and destroys around 20-25% of fat cells in the targeted area.
The CoolSculpting Procedure
Dr. Jacono will begin the procedure by placing a gel pad and applicator in the specified treatment area. This applicator delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat, with a combination of suction and cooling technology. He will gently move the device across the target area for thorough treatment.
This specialized applicator has two cooling panels and a vacuum mechanism, controlled by temperature sensors and thermo-electrics. Each treatment is unique, but durations generally last between 2 and 4 hours. He encourages patients to listen to music, read a book, or even work on a laptop during the procedure.
Patients commonly report a feeling of pulling, or even pinching, during the procedure. However, there is minimal pain involved and patients do not need to worry about pain medication. This is especially true, being a non-invasive and non-surgical process.
Areas That Dr. Jacono Can Target with CoolSculpting:
- Love Handles
- Inner Thighs
- Outer Thighs
- Back Rolls
The CoolSculpting Recovery Process
One of CoolSculpting’s biggest benefits is its minimal disruption of daily activities. Most patients can return to their regular routines right after the procedure.
The number of sessions varies from person to person. However, in some cases, the patient may require multiple treatments to attain their desired results. CoolSculpting’s own market research shows that 79% of patients reported a positive change in how their clothes fit them.
Depending on the person, they may notice some redness or soreness in the treated area(s). This should subside within the first few weeks, following the procedure. In this same timeframe, results should begin to become noticeable. Typically, the results are most noticeable after 2-3 months.
Who is a Candidate for CoolSculpting
No two bodies are the same, making the initial amount of excess fat the main determining factor. The effectiveness of the procedure also hinges on the specific fat reduction goals of the patient. This is a great option for people whose fat deposits are resistant to conventional approaches, like diet and exercise.
The most suitable candidates for this procedure are those in good health and within a reasonable weight range. Ideally, the patient should be within 30 pounds of their target weight. The gender of the patient does not matter, and CoolSculpting is a versatile body sculpting option for both men and women.
CoolSculpting’s primary purpose is addressing localized, stubborn fat deposits, not achieving significant weight loss. Obese individuals, or those who require substantial weight reduction, may require a different procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions About CoolSculpting
How does CoolSculpting work?
With precisely controlled cold temperatures, CoolSculpting targets and freezes fat cells, leading to their destruction while preserving the surrounding tissue. This cooling process exclusively affects fat cells, causing them to break down, without causing harm to other types of cells.
How long do CoolSculpting sessions take?
A typical CoolSculpting treatment generally lasts about 2 hours, although larger treatment areas might extend the duration. Throughout these sessions, patients have the flexibility to catch up on emails, read a book, or simply listen to music.
Some patients repeat the process to enhance their results. During your consultation, Dr. Andrew Jacono will discuss your goals and determine the best approach to achieve your desired outcome.
Is CoolSculpting painful?
Although this is a common question, there is not a common answer, because individual pain tolerance varies. While most patients find the procedure tolerable, some patients may encounter minor discomfort, such as “pulling” or “pinching” feelings. Also, patients commonly report a feeling of numbness through the cooling process.
How long is recovery from this treatment?
With CoolSculpting, there is minimal to no recovery time. While some individuals might encounter slight redness or soreness, most patients can immediately resume their regular daily activities.
Within the first month, subtle results are noticeable, but the most significant changes will occur over the next 2 months. Typically results are most noticeable 3-4 months after the treatment, as fat cells gradually leave the body.
Will my fat return after CoolSculpting?
The CoolSculpting procedure permanently destroys fat cells in the targeted region. Fat can still return if the results are unmaintained. However many patients use this procedure as a stepping stone into a healthier lifestyle.
CoolSculpting Consultation on Long Island and in NYC
To learn more about CoolSculpting, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrew Jacono, contact our Long Island office at 516-773-4646. Our online form is another great way to contact us, and a dedicated staff member will promptly assist you.