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Dr. Paul Frank- CoolSculpting by Zeltiq

CoolSculpting treatment

Tired of stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to all forms of diet and exercise? Look no further. Dr. Frank is proud to be fully certified to perform of one of the newest fat reduction technologies to hit the market, CoolSculpting.

Dr. Frank understands that even extensive diets and ambitious exercise routines cannot always yield consistent, reliable results. Sometimes, the fat around our stomach, thighs, and arms is simply resistant to our weight loss efforts. This can be due largely to genetics and the way our bodies store fat. Working out consistently and following a strict diet can be discouraging when you don’t see the results you want. The entire process can leave you frustrated and can cause you to be embarrassed to show certain areas of your body. That’s where CoolSculpting comes in. The entire procedure is non-surgical and non-invasive.

How CoolSculpting Works

The FDA-cleared treatment targets fat cells at a subcutaneous level, reducing fat cells without harming healthy tissue or cells. Though patients may feel some discomfort from the cooling device. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling mechanisms, customized by Dr. Frank on a patient-to-patient basis so that your procedure is personalized to suit your individual need. The temperature is cold enough to cause apoptosis in the fatty tissue, but not cold enough to destroy otherwise healthy cells and tissue. This is because lipids and fat cells freeze and crystallize faster than other cells. Over the next few weeks and months, the fat cells shrink and reduce, and are excreted through the body’s natural metabolic processes.

The procedure takes about one hour to perform, during which time it is normal for you to feel a ticklish, cooling sensation. Essentially, CoolSculpting will reduce unwanted fat deposits that are concentrated in specific regions around your body.

CoolSculpting by Zeltiq

CoolSculpting by Zeltiq
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    See How CoolSculpting Works

CoolSculpting vs. Tumescent Liposuction

Unlike traditional liposuction surgery, CoolSculpting involves no incisions, and thereby leaves no residual scarring. While the two are each directed toward fat reduction, CoolSculpting can be considered a less intense, less invasive solution. Moreover, liposuction requires that the patient set aside a certain amount of time to ensure a proper recovery but CoolSculpting involves little to no downtime or recovery period.

Tumescent liposuction is most often recommended by Dr. Frank to patients who do not have any reservations about committing to surgery and who are looking to have more substantial results. Both options should be explored in depth, as they have unique pros and cons. Dr. Frank will provide you with a more thorough evaluation on which route is best for you during your consultation visit.

Ideal Candidates for CoolSculpting

The best candidates for a CoolSculpting procedure by Dr. Frank are patients who are already in good shape, but have select trouble spots that are in the way of them achieving their ideal body. These areas most commonly include the love handles and thighs. Because it is not considered an actual surgery, CoolSculpting can be a great option for patients who want a less invasive way to sculpt their body. There is no specific age limit for the procedure, but it is important that patients are in good overall health and maintain realistic goals and expectations. CoolSculpting is not meant to replace diet and exercise and it is not a viable option for patients with a substantial amount of fat.

Recovery Time

CoolSculpting is non-surgical, so there is little to no downtime associated with the recovery. Patients may experience minor redness and swelling immediately after the treatment and in the few days afterwards. Numbness may also occur. These are considered normal side effects of treatment.


The results of your CoolSculpting procedure performed at our convenient New York City location take effect gradually. The most visible slimming will take place about 6-10 weeks after the procedure, but more subtle results can be seen as early as directly after treatment*. And, your body will naturally continue to release the frozen, excess fat cells for up to 6 months after the initial procedure*.


1. When do results first appear?

It is not unusual for patients to notice immediate results after their CoolSculpting procedure. However, the first real signs that you are losing fat appear about 3 weeks and peak after about a month and a half.

2. How much will a CoolSculpting procedure cost me?

Depending on the extensiveness of your treatment and the specific regions you are hoping to treat, the procedure can cost anywhere from about $800 to $2,000.

3. What are the most common areas that patients target with CoolSculpting?

Dr. Frank has extensive experience in treating the inner and outer thighs, abdomen, and love handles. These are the areas that patients generally have the most trouble tightening through normal diet and exercise.

Before and
After Photos

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*Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual and cannot be guaranteed*

patient before and after CoolSculpting procedure
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