CoolSculpting: Lose Fat Without Surgery

CoolSculpting can help you lose fat and get swimsuit ready without surgery!  Look at our before & afters and see what we can do.

Who doesn’t have them, little problem areas that won’t go away no matter how many times you exercise or go to the gym?  Wouldn’t it be nice to get fat reduction without surgery, with no needles, incisions or anesthesia?  Since 2013, New York plastic surgeon Dr. Mario Loomis has been using CoolSculpting to fine tune curves for liposuction type results without surgery.

All results shown are from Loomis Plastic Surgery (not a guarantee of results)

CoolSculpting is a revolutionary approach to fat reduction that really works!  Dr. Loomis has been performing body contouring surgery for twenty-five years, reducing fat with multiple methods of liposuction.  He knows the nuances of fat, skin and body contours that go in to achieving an aesthetic result with body contouring.  He’s now using that experience to help you get liposuction-like fat reduction without surgery.

As amazing as it seems, the patients on this page did not lose weight.  In fact, they were the same or slightly higher weight afterwards.  CoolSculpting is a contouring procedure, not a means of weight loss.  Even with dramatic changes, the weight of the fat removed is usually less than a pound.

We provide Coolsculpting in the office with no anesthesia, no incisions, and no scars.  Sound too good to be true?  That’s what Dr. Loomis thought, until he researched it, tried it, and started getting amazing results.

We have two CoolSculpting machines which means we can DualSculpt.  That means we can treat two areas at one time, reducing the amount of time it takes to treat multiple areas.  We generally expect a 25% reduction in the fat of an area treated.  Unlike other methods of fat removal, CoolSculpting involves no surgery, no physical removal of fat, no burning, no wound healing, yet fat is reduced.  How?

Using equipment developed by Harvard scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital, fat tissue is cooled to the precise temperature that will damage fat cells, but not other surrounding cells such as nerve or muscle.  These damaged fat cells are then removed from the body by a natural process of remodeling which goes on for the next three to four months.

Unlike liposuction and other nonsurgical fat reduction treatments that use lasers or ultrasound to break open fat cells there’s no burning, dead tissue, or open space left behind by CoolSculpting.  The cells are taken away by the body, one by one, as the site is remodeled.  This is akin to a tadpole’s tale being absorbed as it turns into a frog.  The scientific term is programmed cell death.  Since it is gradual and natural, the results are smooth and soft.  In some areas, such as the bra folds, Dr. Loomis believes his CoolSculpting results rival or exceed his results using liposuction.

We CoolSculpt the thighs as well, inner and outer, with the same goals as elsewhere: to achieve liposuction type results.  As with any medical tool, results depend a great deal on how CoolSculpting is utilized.  Results vary between patients and no one can guarantee a result, but we do everything we can to make the odds of a good result better.  Dr. Loomis assesses every patient to determine if you are a good candidate, taking into account where your fat is, your skin ton and laxity, etc.  He also uses computer imaging to demonstrate a realistic goal to you, to be sure you and he are on the same page regarding results.  Then, how and where the applicators are placed are critical.  We take the time to make sure your treatment is optimized.

After you are marked, the applicators are applied.  Some are suction and others lay flat against you.  We position you and wrap you to optimize the treatment.  Some applicators are on for one hour, others for one and a quarter.  With our DualSculpting, we can treat your inner and outer thighs at the same time.

While you are being treated, you can use our wifi hot spot to check your emails, watch a movie, read a book, get other work done, or just take a nap.  Then we remove the applicator, massage the site briefly, and go one to the other sites that you are treating that day.  After your treatment, you can resume your normal activities.

There is discomfort in the site for the first week or so, such that it will hurt if you bump the area.  After a few days, many will feel an itching beneath the skin.  Both of these sensations are relieved with mild compression from ace wraps or a Spanx® garment.  About 5% of our patients will have more significant pain temporarily, which we control with a topical anesthetic.  Unlike surgery, we do not use pain medication after CoolSculpting.

At first, the areas will swell.  Then, by around three to four weeks, you will be back to your starting point.  Some patients start to see results by this time.  We take pictures at three months, by which time you have about 90% of your final result.  The contour continues to improve over the next year.

The results appear very gradually.  So gradually, that many patients wonder if they’ve had much of a result.  Some of the patients shown on this page actually felt this way, until they saw their results side by side.

What does it cost? The photos show a good estimate for the different areas.  We have discounts for multiple site treatments and also discount any second treatments of areas.  Most of our patients only have one treatment session.  When a second session is opted for, it is usually only for a few sites that have some residual fat. In my practice, even multiple treatments with CoolSculpting end up costing less than my surgical treatments would.

Consider also, that what you are paying for is clinical judgement and experience, not just fat freezing.  Cost is an important, practical concern, but before undergoing any medical procedure, ask some questions.  Find out who the doctor is, are they the one who will evaluate you?  Are they board certified?  In what specialty?

If you’ve ever considered liposuction, you owe it to yourself to take a look at CoolSculpting.  Come see us for a free consultation and see if it’s right for you.  It’s a great way to get swimsuit-ready without surgery.

Going to the beach? Time your treatment accordingly.  Remember it takes two to three months to get your results, and you’re larger for the first month, so plan it in time to fully enjoy the results.  Contact us now to schedule your free consultation.

Minilift & Liquid Lift

A Minilift and liquid lift are two of our most popular procedures to combat the signs of aging.  A minilift can restore a more attractive neck and jawline.  A liquid lift, usingKybella®, Voluma®, Juvederm®, and Botox®, can revive youthful fullness around the eyes and cheeks, and improve the contour of double chin.  With twenty-five years’ experience using traditional surgery to achieve these goals, I now specialize in nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures to rejuvenate the face without major surgery.  It’s all done in the office with either no anesthesia or topical and local anesthesia.

All results shown are from Loomis Plastic Surgery, and not a guarantee of results; individual results vary.

Minilift (not a guarantee of results; individual results vary)

When there’s some looseness along the jaw line and neck, A Minilift done under local anesthesia in the office can help restore a tighter jawline as in the patient shown.  Unlike a more extensive facelift, the recovery from a Minilift is much less involved.

Liquid Eye Lifts by Dr. Loomis (not a guarantee of results)

An excellent compliment to our Minilift is a liquid lift. In a liquid lift, we use Voluma® and Juvederm® to restore youthful fullness throughout the face, as in these patients treated by Dr. Loomis.  Voluma® is used in the midface, eyes and cheeks, and Juvederm® in the lines around the mouth.

Voluma is a longer lasting hyaluronic acid filler from Juvederm®, lasting two years in the FDA study.  Dr. Loomis especially likes using it to correct that groove that forms in the middle of the cheek and runs up to the lower lids, as in the patients above.

Voluma® (not a guarantee of results; individual results vary)

Voluma® (not a guarantee of results; individual results vary)

There are other areas where we want less fullness, like in the submental or “double chin” area.  While we can still do syringe fat removal under local anesthesia when necessary, we now have Kybella® to remove this fat without any surgery as in the patients shown below.

Kybella® one session. (not a guarantee of results; individual results vary)

Kybella® two sessions (not a guarantee of results)

Syringe fat removal. (not a guarantee of results; individual results vary)

Sometimes we may use a combination of therapies: Kybella® to reduce the double chin fat, a Minilift to tighten loose jowl and neck skin, Voluma® and Juvederm® to correct hollowing of the cheeks and under eye areas.

MiniLift. (not a guarantee of results; individual results vary)

When submental neck fat is too broad to treat with Kybella®, we can still do syringe fat removal under local anesthesia in the office.

We provide a wide range of options for in-office rejuvenation, all of which avoid the risks, downtime and costs of major surgery.  See what we can do for you. Contact us now for a free consultation.

Voluma® Liquid Eye & Cheek Lifts

Voluma® Liquid Lifts are our preferred treatment to correct age-related volume loss around the eyes, midface and cheek.  Voluma® is a long-lasting filler designed for deeper injections in the face.  Rather than fill lines, it lifts and restores youthful fullness.

It also lasts longer–two years in the FDA study.  All patients shown were treated at Loomis Plastic Surgery; not a guarantee of results.

Voluma® addresses some aging concerns that simple tightening of the skin does not help, such as grooves and hollows.  It can provide a more natural rejuvenation to the face, avoiding some of the pulled looks we sometimes see after traditional surgical lifts.  I use it around the eyes to provide a Liquid Eye Lift.

Early in the aging process, many women begin to notice a groove in the front of the cheek that runs up towards the under eye.  This groove, together with a hollowness beneath the cheekbone, is a subtle but powerful sign of aging.  After having Voluma® injections, that sign of aging is lessened.  Many Voluma® patients will also often have Juvederm® injections around the mouth to soften their laugh lines or lift the corners of the mouth.  Juvederm® can also smooth out lip lines and early jowls. Youthful rejuvenation without an artificial, plastic look–isn’t that our ideal goal?

What about safety? 

Safety is a big concern with all fillers, but especially with a filler used anywhere near the eyes.  I prefer a cannula when injecting deeply on the face, both for accurate placement and safety.  With gentle, precise placement, most patients note minimal to no discomfort during the procedure.  Next to safety, the aesthetics of the injection are the most important factor.  I spend as much time analyzing your facial contours as I do injecting the Voluma®.  As I recommend with all cosmetic procedures, check out your injector’s certification.  Also evaluate their artistic and aesthetic eye, by reviewing their previous results.

Contact us for a free evaluation to see if Voluma® is right for you!

If you also have skin looseness or neck fat, see what our minilifts and Kybella® injections can do on our Minilift page.

Once you’ve regained your youthful face, see what we can do for the body with CoolSculpting®.

Nip in the Bud vs. Nip and Tuck

When is the optimal time to have something done?

Smaller procedures done earlier might help you avoid the need for major procedures down the road.  Botox® not only smooths a frown line, but can also provide a subtle lift to the brows.  Fillers not only soften lines now, but can help keep wrinkle lines from getting deeper over time.  Kybella® done now, can remove the submental fat of a nascent double chin, before it has the chance to get larger and stretch out your neck.  Voluma® can restore the youthful apples of your cheeks, and help hold the soft tissues of your face up where they belong.  Fat grafts under the eyes can keep eyelid skin more youthful, avoiding surgery to remove skin and fat.  Likewise, our intensive skin care protocols can help correct sun damage and keep your skin supple longer.  And if, despite all this, you eventually develop some slight looseness along the jawline, then a mini-lift done under local anesthesia in the office can buy you even more time.  “Less is more,” as they say.