What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive fat freezing procedure to reduce stubborn areas of fat. This procedure can target many areas of the body, including under the chin, upper arms, abdomen, flanks, bra rolls, inner and outer thighs and knees. Because CoolSculpting is non-surgical, there is are no needles, stitches, anesthesia, or downtime involved.

How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting employs the proven science of Cryolipolysis® which is the idea that cold can target and eliminate fat cells without harming surrounding tissues. It works by using controlled cooling technology to target and freeze stubborn fat cells. The fat cells gradually die off and your body naturally eliminates them over the following weeks, resulting in a slimmer body contour. These fat cells are gone for good and untreated fat cells are not affected. In any given area treated, on average about 25% of the fat cells die off after one treatment.

How is CoolSculpting done?

During your treatment, a gel pad and CoolAdvantage applicator will be applied to the treatment area to employ the controlled cooling. Patients may feel an intense cold at first, which usually subsides within 5-10 minutes to a numbing sensation. Depending on the size of the area treated, your CoolSculpting treatment will typically take 35 mins to 2 hours to complete. Many patients choose to read, work, watch a movie or even nap during their treatments.

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Dr. Lucie Capek offers advanced cosmetic plastic surgery from the unique perspective of a female plastic surgeon. Since 1996, she has been serving patients in the Capital District from Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Troy, NY. She is known for using the latest technology to perform body contouring, breast surgery, and facial cosmetic surgery. She personalizes every treatment to give each patient the most natural-looking results, enhancing their beauty and increasing their self-confidence. Above all, her practice is dedicated to your health and wellness. Dr. Capek understands that your beauty and confidence is about more than just your appearance. To schedule your first consultation, contact Lucie Capek, MD.


Am I a Good CoolSculpting Candidate?

Men and women who have stubborn areas of localized fat can often benefit from CoolSculpting treatments. Those who are looking for a slimmer and smoother body contour without undergoing invasive surgery such as liposuction may benefit from CoolSculpting. Although being at a healthy weight is always best, even overweight patients can see impressive results with this technology. It is important to understand, however, that CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution for those who are obese and in fact, your weight will not change with this treatment. It is also not effective at tightening loose skin, which may best be addressed with surgery. Dr. Capek can assess you for body surgery should you wish to explore that route.

The key to excellent results is a thorough assessment by one of our highly trained Registered Nurse or PA providers and a plan to ‘treat to transformation’ for your specific concerns. This typically involves the expert selection of the right CoolAdvantage applicators and sometimes more than one cycle of treatments to achieve your desired change.

Results and Recovery

There is no downtime following CoolSculpting, so patients can return to their normal activities right away. You may have mild bruising and swelling; slight numbness or tingling in the skin of the treated area can also last a couple of weeks.

Because CoolSculpting freezes targeted fat cells and causes them to die, the results you see in your target areas are long lasting. It may take up to 3-4 months for you to see final results. Treatment of the same area can be repeated if you are looking for a more dramatic change and enough fat remains to be treated.

Why choose us?

CoolSculpting has become an increasingly popular fat reduction treatment worldwide with over 6 Million procedures performed. Consider what sets us apart:

  • We have newer CoolSculpting technology with lower treatment temperature and the versatile CoolAdvantage applicators with shorter, more comfortable treatment times.
  • Our staff and Dr. Capek have advanced training in the assessment of patients for this treatment.
  • We are a plastic surgery practice with 20 years of experience in body contouring using every technology available, including SmartLipo, VASER LipoSelection, Precision Tx and PAL that can be performed by Dr. Capek in our accredited, office-based operating suite, Capek Surgical Arts.

QuadA Accredited


Dr. Capek is pleased to offer her patients an intimate, comfortable and discreet surgical experience at Capek Surgical Arts (CSA), her state-of-the-art Quad A accredited operating suite right here in Latham, NY. You can undergo your procedure under the expert care of board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Capek and her exceptional team of anesthesia and clinical staff without having to go to a hospital or surgery center.. Cae you can expect with Dr. Capek and her team.


Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting, contact our office today to schedule your consultation. Our office is centrally located between Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and Troy, New York in the Capital District.


For more information, schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Capek today!