If you want a slimmer look but have been frustrated by a lack of results from diet and exercise alone, you may get the contours you’re seeking with CoolSculpting®. New Jersey’s Sood Center offers the popular nonsurgical fat-freezing treatment ideal for just about anyone who has stubborn bulges, from a double chin to a noticeable belly.
As with every treatment at Sood Center, Dr. Mohit Sood and the medspa team focus on creating results that are symmetrical, proportional, and natural-looking.
We will go over the details of what to expect at your initial consultation, which is when you can get answers to your fat-freezing questions and discuss which area or areas you would like to treat.
The CoolSculpting® device uses cooling applicators that “suction” the tissue to be treated in order to best target the fat cells beneath the skin. There are also applicators for larger areas, such as the thighs, that are flat panels pressed directly against the skin.
Patients are encouraged to bring something to watch, read, or otherwise occupy their attention during the treatment—though it may not take as long as you might expect. Sood Center has two CoolSculpting® machines, which allows us to perform “DualSculpting”—operating two devices at once to cut treatment times in half.
Prior to this option, patients who wanted to address their love handles would have two one-hour sessions: one on the left side, and one on the right side. Now, both flanks can be treated at once, taking only one hour total.
The cold involved in a fat-freezing session can cause the treated area to feel numb or tingly for a short time after the treatment. There may also be some initial bruising that will fade within a few days.
After the fat cells are crystallized, the body will recognize that they are no longer viable and will begin breaking them down. This process plays out over many weeks, leading to gradual volume reduction in the targeted area.
Fat cells that have broken down do not “grow back,” which means the results are long-lasting—especially if you continue to maintain a healthy weight. Future weight gain can cause other cells to swell, so eating well and getting regular exercise is important for anyone who wants to enjoy their slimmer contours for years.
While many women and men can benefit from fat-freezing, it is important to remember that CoolSculpting® is a treatment designed for cosmetic results, not weight loss. Diet, exercise, and even surgical procedures performed under the supervision of a primary care physician are appropriate for losing weight to improve health and more, while fat-freezing can help “clean up” any remaining problem areas. For this reason, ideal patients are those who are already at or near their recommended weight for their height—and who have demonstrated an ability to maintain that weight long-term. Gaining weight after a CoolSculpting® treatment can alter body contours by causing remaining fat cells to grow or bulges to appear in new areas.
Dr. Mohit Sood and his team will help you to decide whether CoolSculpting® is right for you.
In addition, Dr. Sood has extensive experience with surgical strategies, such as liposuction and various lifts, which gives him particular insight into how to shape contours for a natural look and balanced silhouette. Don’t just go to the first result that pops up when you search “CoolSculpting near me.” Choose the talented, experienced, and highly trained team at Sood Center.