Target Stubborn Body Fat with CoolSculpting


Target Stubborn Body Fat with CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that effectively and gently eliminates fat from targeted body areas that have failed to respond to exercise and diet, like the stomach, hips, and thighs. You can enjoy natural-looking and noticeable results in your problem areas after CoolSculpting, achieving a smoother body contour.

CoolSculpting gives you excellent results using a method known as cryolipolysis. This method works by cooling the targeted areas to crystallize fat cells that are then removed from the area over time without harming the surrounding tissue. Fat cells are more susceptible to low temperatures than the surrounding tissues, meaning it won’t harm the skin. This activates a natural process of fat removal that continues for months after treatment.

Benefits of CoolSculpting

Since CoolSculpting is a non-invasive technique, it gives you many benefits over other fat elimination methods. These benefits include:

• No downtime
• No incisions needed
• No anesthesia
• Natural-looking results
• Long-lasting results
• Boosts your self-confidence
• Treats different areas

Ideal Candidates

CoolSculpting is effective and safe for most individuals who are seeking to remove fat from body areas such as the back, abdomen, and love handles. Since this treatment is not a weight-loss technique, you’ll need to be at or near your ideal weight with areas of stubborn fat that are non-responsive to exercise and diet.

As a suitable candidate, you must be realistic about your expectations with this treatment since CoolSculpting has not been designed to eliminate large quantities of fat like other conventional methods such as liposuction. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical method for modest amounts of fat.

CoolSculpting Procedure

CoolSculpting is performed using a specialized handheld device. This device has applicators that look like the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner and are fitted to specific areas of the body.

During treatment, your technician will apply a gel pad and applicator to the treatment area. This applicator provides controlled cooling to the target area. Your technician will then move the device over your skin and administer cooling and suction to these areas. With enough platforms, it’s possible to receive treatment in multiple areas in a single sitting.

During the process, you may experience pinching and pulling, but the entire procedure is relatively painless since the area becomes numb quickly. Immediately after treatment, your technician will massage the treated areas to break up any frozen tissues. This helps your body to absorb the dead fat cells more effectively.

Each treatment may last from one to three hours, and during this time, you can read, listen to music, or even take a nap.


Since this procedure is non-invasive and does not require any anesthesia or tissue manipulation, most people don’t need any recovery time and can resume normal activities immediately. You may only notice a few side effects around the treated areas, but these often subside within a couple of days or a few weeks after treatment. You’ll see your results emerge over the months after each treatment, and most patients require between two and four treatments for best results.

Schedule a Consultation

CoolSculpting is a safe and non-invasive method of getting rid of excess fat from target areas in your body. If you are considering getting a CoolSculpting treatment, contact Lucie Capek, MD Plastic Surgery in Latham, NY, at 518-765-8405 to book a consultation.