Did you know the number of fat cells in your body and their distribution are set at adolescence? Sadly, diet and exercise can only do so much. Today, CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
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before and after photos from Dr. Pinsky.
New Technology (that really works!): Contour irregularities are rare or non-existent.
- NO SURGERY. That means you can avoid the risk, cost and recovery related to surgery.
- NO DOWNTIME. You can resume your normal activities the same day.
- It’s top secret. No one needs to know you had body contouring.
- It’s FDA approved. Proven safe and effective.
- You choose how much shaping and where – whatever bothers you the most right now.
- 1 million treatments and demand continues to grow all across the nation.
The CoolSculpting® Consultation
Your initial consultation is very important. It is vital to talk about your expectations, and identify the best approach for you. Ideal candidates are within 20-25 pounds of their ideal body weight.
Your treatment plan will explain “Treatment to Transformation” and identify priority areas for first treatment and possible re-treatment. We want you to FEEL the result and build your excitement at what is now possible through CoolSculpting’s® patented fat-freezing technology.
- Understanding what CoolSculpting® can and cannot accomplish is important.
- Some patients may still find that traditional liposuction, or other body contouring procedures are recommended to address their concerns.
- CoolSculpting® is not a weight-loss tool, but is a marvelous body contouring tool.
About Your Treatment
CoolSculpting® (or DualSculpting) requires no anesthesia, sedation or incisions. CoolSculpting® is non-invasive “cold” technology. The technique uses cold to reduce fat cells through a process called “Cryolipolysis™.” A gel pad is applied to the targeted area you would like treated. During the procedure, tissue is drawn into a cup with mild vacuum pressure. After feeling some initial pull, tightening and pressure, the area becomes numb and nearly imperceptible to the patient. Cooling begins in the first few minutes where you may feel intense cold which soon fades. The “frozen” fat cells immediately begin the process of dying, creating a localized inflammatory response allowing the body to naturally filter out the damaged fat cells. Since fat cells are more sensitive to cold than other cells, the surrounding tissue is spared.
We can treat one or two areas at a time – depending on their location. Each area takes about one hour and we can perform back-to-back treatments of several areas. During that time, you can work on your computer or read a book without discomfort. Some patients even take a nap. Since you will not be on any medication during the procedure, it is not necessary to arrange a ride home or back to the office.
With each CoolSculpting® procedure, you can see an average of 20-25% fat reduction in the treated area. After just 3 weeks, some patients begin to see results. After two to three months you should start to see improvement as your body continues to flush out the fat cells. You can lose more fat in any given area with additional sessions resulting in a higher percentage of fat loss.
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Our office can now freeze away twice the fat in half the time with DualSculptingTM. We have two CoolSculpting® units in a dedicated room complete with flat-screen TV, headphones, wi-fi and the most comfortable reclining chair.
- Using two units at the same time allows you to achieve the look you want in half the time.
- In just a half day, you can treat your love-handles, tummy and thighs!
- Our “Doubles Packages” allow you to maximize your treatment and your savings.
- Most popular “Doubles” are: muffin-tops or love-handles, inner or outer thighs, back fat and upper and lower tummy.
NEW CoolMini™ for Double Chins
For over two years our practice has used CoolSculpting® to effectively freeze away fat bulges on tummys, thighs, arms and hips. Now we can utilize the same type of technology to reduce the appearance of a “double chin.” The FDA has just cleared a new fat-freezing treatment for chin fat: the CoolMini™. This miniature applicator is designed specifically to target excess fat cells that have collected under the chin. Utilizing the same basic technique as CoolSculpting®, the CoolMini™ procedure can destroy the excess fat and cause it to filter out of the body through natural metabolic processes. Two sessions are often required for the best results and each treatment takes about one hour to complete. No surgery or extensive recovery time is necessary with this procedure.
The CoolMini™ can be a wonderful non-surgical option for those who may have considered mini-liposuction but wanted to avoid surgery. CoolMini™ treatments are performed in our office in a private room set up with a reclining chair, television and wi-fi.
After one hour of treatment with the CoolMini™, the applicator is removed and the targeted area is massaged. The area will be a bit red for a few hours (think of pink cheeks from winter wind) and will feel numb for a few weeks. Your second treatment will be scheduled approximately four weeks after the first and you should see the full effects in about 2 months.
Like other non-surgical double chin reduction treatments – such as KYBELLA™ injections – CoolMini™ procedures are designed to reduce excess fat under the chin rather than loose, inelastic skin. Patients who have a double chin primarily due to skin laxity may benefit from a neck lift or a lower facelift. We will perform a comprehensive evaluation of the area and talk with you about your options during your initial consultation.
The CoolMini™ can provide patients with a beautifully recontoured profile and address a problem that can be very frustrating for many people. We are very excited to offer this advanced treatment here at Pinsky Plastic Surgery!
Why Dr. Pinsky?
Look at our Before and After photos. We show actual results from our own patients. We take your satisfaction seriously and are committed to achieving your goal. View the CoolSculpting® gallery photos from Dr. Pinsky.
- Your consultation and treatment plan is scheduled with our Physician Assistants, Lori Oswald and Christina Naugle. Both have years of aesthetic and surgical experience.
- All of our staff have attended Coolsculpt training, some have attended CoolSculpt University for an intensive 3-day advanced training.
- We have a 99% patient satisfaction rating after giving over 1,000 Cool treatments.
- DualSculpting in our office means you can treat twice the fat in half the time.
- We have invested in your comfort and have an incredibly attentive staff.
- Great package plans and financing with Alphaeon Credit and CareCredit.
- Experience you can trust. Our consultations are realistic and designed to understand your goals, your timeline and budget.
Your happiness is critical to our success. This practice has grown one patient at a time for 20 years based on our commitment to excellence.
Leading the Way :
- Pinsky Plastic Surgery was one of only two such practices selected to study Juvederm® which led to the FDA approval for Juvederm in the United States.
- We were also actively involved in the silicone breast implant studies which paved the way for reintroduction of silicone breast implants into the US market in November 2007.
- In fact, Dr. Pinsky has been deeply involved in the recently approved most sophisticated breast implant in the US market, the “gummy bear” style 410 Natrelle® silicone breast implant.
- Taking an active role in clinical studies and the development of plastic surgery techniques and devices affords our patients the greatest insight and expert advice on what works, what doesn’t, and what is just hype. Offering CoolSculpting® as a non-surgical fat-reduction option is just the latest example of Dr. Pinsky’s commitment to offering the latest technology — helping our patients achieve a lifetime of beauty and vibrancy.
Great News About CoolSculpting®:
- Once your procedure is complete, you can return to normal work or fitness routine immediately.
- After the procedure, fat cells usually begin to slowly die over a period of 2-3 months.
- With CoolSculpting® fat cells are not removed immediately but break down and are naturally eliminated by your body – similar to the way your body resolves a bruise.
- This controlled process allows skin time to react and minimizes sagging skin. (Poor skin elasticity is most commonly seen in patients over 50 or who have had significant weight fluctuations.)
- You can re-treat the same area after several weeks if your treatment plan has identified that several “stacked” treatments are needed for a stubborn area.
Good to Know About CoolSculpting®:
- Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or mild discomfort in the treated area. These side effects are temporary and will resolve quickly and completely.
- Do not take products containing ibuprofen (such as Aspirin) for at least two weeks after your procedure. These medications thin the blood, and interfere with your body’s normal blood clotting, increasing the risk of bruising and may affect the inflammatory response needed to eliminate the damaged fat cells.
It is important to note that ideal candidates are in good shape but seeking a modest change. This fat-reduction technique will not take the place of an active lifestyle or healthy diet. Dr. Pinsky will help you determine if CoolSculpting® is right for you. Those seeking a more dramatic change may still benefit from traditional liposuction or a combination of treatments.