Tired of stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to all forms of diet and exercise? Look no further. PFRANKMD harnesses one of the most recognizable names in non-invasive fat reduction technologies to hit the market, CoolSculpting. As one of the world’s most renown body sculpting physicians, we utilize the most up to date CoolSculpting handpieces and treatment protocols, alone or in combination with the various body sculpting options at PFRANKMD.
How CoolSculpting Works
The FDA-cleared treatment targets fat cells at a subcutaneous level, reducing fat cells without harming healthy tissue or cells. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling mechanisms, customized by OUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS on a patient-to-patient basis so that your procedure is personalized to suit your individual need ALONE OR IN COMBiNATION WITH OTHER TREATMENTS. The temperature is cold enough to cause SELF DESTRUCTION OF CELLS 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 35 minutes to perform with the latest CoolSculpting handpieces, 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. Come in for a free consultation to find out if CoolSculpting or any of our cutting edge body sculpting treatments are right for you.
It is so important to have a licensed healthcare professional, like a PA, nurse, or doctor who is experienced in the procedure, has an aesthetic eye, and is able to customize the best treatment plan for each individual patient. Body sculpting is an art and it’s easy to have a poor outcome if your provider has poor technique.
Set Yourself Freeze™️ ❄️ with @coolsculpting – a fat reduction procedure that is used to freeze and destroy fat cells non-invasively at PFRANKMD: NY’s ultimate body contouring center. At PFRANKMD our highly trained and experienced licensed healthcare professionals will provide you with the best plan, outcomes and care possible.
STEP 1 of the CoolSculpting process: Christina DeMartino, MS, PA-C evaluates the patient at eye level while they are standing and consults with the patient about what areas of fat they would like reduced. After choosing the ideal size and number of applicators to use for the best possible result, she explains the treatment plan to the patient and preps the area to be treated.
STEP 2 of the CoolSculpting process: A gel pad is applied, which protects the skin from getting too cold and the CoolSculpting machine is then suctioned to the area traced for application. In this case, the area to be treated should overlap slightly for optimal results, so the sides are treated separately for 35 minutes each. At PFRANKMD, we have a second CoolSculpting machine for #DualSculpting to treat multiple areas in half of the time. During the treatment, we make you comfortable with warm blankets so you can sit back and relax.
STEP 3 of the CoolSculpting process: The applicator is removed after the treatment is complete, and the treated area is massaged thoroughly for 2 minutes. The massage is a crucial part of the process because in studies it has been shown to increase the fat reduction by a whopping 68%! After the treatment is complete patients can return to work and exercise right away with only mild tenderness to the touch in the treated area for 1-2 weeks. Results can be seen as early as 4-5 weeks post treatment and final results are seen in 8-12 weeks.
Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank discusses CoolSculpting and non-invasive fat removal
CoolSculpting vs. Tumescent (laser) 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 minor surgery and who are looking to have more substantial results in a single treatment. Both options should be explored in depth, as they have unique pros and cons. Our healthcare professionals will provide you with a more thorough evaluation on which route is best for you during your free consultation visit. For more information, view our page on tumescent liposuction.
Ideal Candidates for CoolSculpting
The best candidates for a CoolSculpting procedure at PFRANKMD 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 may include the love handles, thighs, abdomen, arms, chin, and knees. 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.
CoolSculpting 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*. Your body will naturally continue to release the frozen, excess fat cells for up to 6 months after the initial procedure*.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, knees, arms, and chin. These are the areas that patients generally have the most trouble tightening through normal diet and exercise.
- How many treatments do I need?
Depending on the size of the area, the amount of fat and the expectation of desired result, it may take only one or several overlapping treatments.
- How often can I treat with CoolSculpting?
Patients can have several areas performed on the same day or consecutive days, but it is recommended to wait at least 2-3 months to retreat an area again for additional fat reduction.
The consultation with our body sculpting providers will help make a gameplan on the types of treatment, the number of treatments, and the time frame that will be involved to achieve your best and safest results.