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.