CoolSculpting®: The safe way to freeze fat for slimmer NYC bodies

By now you’ve probably heard about a new fat reduction technique from the medical technology company, Zeltiq® Aesthetics, Inc. CoolSculpting® is enjoying a great deal of media attention, and for good reason. It works! Even more importantly, it works safely. Let’s see how NYC bodies are looking good from any angle, thanks to the CoolSculpting® fat freeze method.

How CoolSculpting® works

The concept of Cryolipolysis® is both scientifically complex and elegantly simple. Imagine placing a room temperature pound of butter and a similar quantity of tepid water in your freezer at the same time. Because fat freezes at a higher temperature, the butter would solidify before the water could turn to ice. That’s the principle behind CoolSculpting®.

Normally, targeted areas of obstinate fat are pulled into the device with gentle suction. This portion of flesh is cooled to a temperature that destroys fat cells but does not harm skin (which is 64 percent water) or other organs (which have an even higher H2O content). Dr. Ron Shelton also utilizes a new applicator that does not require suction, so it may be used for specific locations and applications different than standard treatment.

Your body gradually and harmlessly flushes those fat cells. You see results within two months, and continued improvement for up to six months. Since an adult doesn’t produce new fat cells, the change is permanent so long as you maintain current weight and lifestyle.

Safety considerations

The United States Food and Drug Administration cleared this device and procedure for fat reduction on flanks, abdomen, and thighs.

Treatment is painless for many patients. Some feel discomfort during the first five to 10 minutes of cooling. Patients sometimes report feeling a pulling or tugging sensation and intense cold initially. Then they relax and doze, read, or surf the web. Duration of the appointment and number of sessions depends on the treatment area, but there is no downtime. You may return to normal activities right away. Since the process is non-surgical and non-invasive, there are no injections, cutting, sutures, scars, or risk of infection.

Possible side effects include temporary redness or bruising, numbness, swelling, tingling, or firmness. Those conditions are generally mild and subside quickly.

More than one million CoolSculpting® procedures have been performed around the world, proving the safety and effectiveness of this fat reduction technique. Dr. Shelton has a great deal of experience with CoolSculpting® – he has been using it since its arrival on the aesthetic medicine scene. He not only sees every CoolSculpting® patient; he also performs the procedure personally.

Ready to learn more about how CoolSculpting® can freeze fat off of NYC bodies? Call 212-561-5808 and be sure to ask for Dr. Ron Shelton for a CoolSculpting® consultation



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