CoolSculpting® in NYC

As a woman in NYC, you want to look and feel your very best. Even if you’re diligent about diet and exercise, those stubborn fat bulges on your abdomen, back, arms, inner thighs, and under your chin, can make you feel older and less confident. CoolSculpting® is a safe, non-invasive and effective procedure to remove this stubborn fat – in less than an hour! The result is a slimmer, more contoured body that can improve your physical beauty and enhance your self-confidence.

About CoolSculpting® in NYC

Regardless of your age, women who live in NYC want to feel beautiful and feminine. Unfortunately — despite cute names like love handles, muffin tops or saddlebags — these problem fat deposits can have a negative impact on your confidence and self-esteem. Although supportive undergarments can help with shaping and contouring, these limit your clothing choices and leave you self-conscious in intimate situations.

CoolSculpting® uses FDA-approved technology to precisely target and cool the fat cells beneath your skin. Over the next two to three months, the treated fat cells will crystalize and die. The dead fat cells are naturally metabolized by your body – leaving you with a more sculpted body.

Although this treatment was approved by the FDA in 2010, scientists have long understood the effects of freezing temperatures on the body. Forty years ago scientists noticed that, when popsicles were placed between the cheek and the gums, children eventually developed a dimple on their cheek. Why? The cool temperature of the popsicle initially caused swelling and inflammation, then lead to the death of cells in the cheek and the cheek getting thinner.

This principle — called cryolipolysis — was used to develop the CoolSculpting® technology. Targeted, fatty tissue is precisely cooled. The fat cells beneath the skin are crystallized and then die, while the skin, blood vessels, and nerves are not affected. To date, more than 3 million CoolSculpting treatments have been performed around the world.

Deciding to Have CoolSculpting®

You are a good candidate for CoolSculpting® if you are healthy and within 20 pounds of your ideal weight. CoolSculpting® is used for body contouring. It is not a substitute for diet and exercise.

For many of Dr. Naidu’s patients, the decision to have CoolSculpting® is significant. It is a time when they have finished having children and are ready to focus on themselves. They are strong, independent women. By electing to have CoolSculpting®, they are making a decision to feel more feminine and confident – without the downtime that’s required for plastic surgery. Dr. Naidu’s goal is to help every patient feel her very best.

Your First Consultation with Dr. Naidu in NYC

Your first step toward CoolSculpting® is a comprehensive consultation in our NYC office. Dr. Naidu will get to know you and your aesthetic goals. CoolSculpting® is a highly individualized process that can target fat deposits on most areas of your body — including your arms, back, abdomen, inner thighs, and under the chin.

During your consultation, you will need to tell Dr. Naidu about your medical history and your use of medications, nicotine, alcohol or supplements. Dr. Naidu will conduct a physical examination so she can determine if you can benefit from CoolSculpting®. At the end of the consultation, Dr. Naidu will let you know if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting®.

Dr. Naidu will educate you about the CoolSculpting® process, recommend the areas of your body that can be treated by CoolSculpting®, and discuss a treatment plan that will achieve your desired results. Dr. Naidu will never pressure you to schedule the procedure.

Your CoolSculpting® Treatments in NYC

At this appointment, we will take pre-operative photographs. These photographs are considered part of your medical record. They will never be shown to other patients without your written permission.

We begin your CoolSculpting® treatment by marking the area(s) to be targeted at the appointment. Each area takes 45-60 minutes to treat and we recommend no more than two treatments per visit.

A gel pad will be applied to the chosen area to provide a barrier between the applicator and your skin. Once the applicator is turned on, you will initially feel both cooling and tugging sensations. Your skin will soon become numb. Some patients report that the treatment is painless, while others feel an uncomfortable pulling sensation for the initial ten minutes only. At the end of the treatment, your skin will be massaged for two minutes.

Recovering from CoolSculpting® in NYC

Because the procedure is totally non-invasive, you can immediately go back to work or return to most normal activities. Dr. Naidu recommends avoiding exercise for one or two days. Dr. Naidu will advise you not to take certain medications following your treatment, as they may diminish the inflammatory response and interfere with the success of your treatment.

Complications of CoolSculpting®

Immediately following CoolSculpting®, your skin in the treated area will be red. This should resolve in a few hours. You may also experience temporary numbness, swelling, pain or firmness.

Occasionally patients will feel numbness, tingling or itching for up to four weeks. In some cases, a bruise may be present which will resolve in several days. Rarely, patients will experience discomfort which begins four to five days following treatment. This typically occurs with treatment of the upper and lower abdomen, and can be treated with a nerve medication.

Results of CoolSculpting®

Results begin to be seen four weeks following treatment and are most remarkable two to three months after treatment. You’ll see approximately a 20 percent reduction in fat at the site that was treated and, if desired, the same site may be treated multiple times. Once the fat cells have been destroyed, they do not return — even if you gain weight.

Cost of CoolSculpting® in NYC

We understand that cost is very important to our patients. Please call our NYC office at 212-452-1230 and we will be happy to provide information about the cost of CoolSculpting®, as well as information on financing. You will be provided with the exact cost of your procedure following your consultation with Dr. Naidu. Unfortunately, insurance does not cover the cost of CoolSculpting®.

CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction

CoolSculpting® is not a replacement for liposuction. It is best used for localized bulges which can be pulled into the suction device. CoolSculpting® does not allow for the same level of sculpting as liposuction and cannot remove excess skin. During your consultation with Dr. Naidu, she will assess which treatment will best meet your goals.

Choosing Dr. Naidu for CoolSculpting® in NYC

Plastic surgery is a creative, delicate endeavor that improves a woman’s physical beauty and enhances her self-confidence. Dr. Nina S. Naidu is a female plastic surgeon in New York City (NYC). She and her staff are dedicated to providing women in NYC with the highest quality of care possible.

In addition to CoolSculpting®, Dr. Naidu offers patients a full range of breast implants. She is excited to be one of only ten plastic surgeons in NYC to offer the Ideal® Implant which combines the natural feel of silicone with the safety of saline. Since 2006, Dr. Naidu has served as a clinical investigator in the Breast Implant Follow-Up Studies (BIFS) trials.

Dr. Naidu completed her undergraduate studies at The Johns Hopkins University and obtained her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. After completing her general surgery and plastic surgery training at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center, she performed an additional year of fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Naidu is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Schedule a CoolSculpting® Consultation in NYC

Our office is conveniently located at 1021 Park Avenue in NYC. If you’d like to learn more about CoolSculpting® – and whether the procedure is right for you – please call our office at 212-452-1230 and schedule an appointment.



Dr. Naidu is very pleased to offer CoolSculpting® as part of her range of treatments for body contouring.  CoolSculpting® works on the principle of cryolipolysis, in which targeted tissue is precisely cooled.  The fat cells beneath the skin are crystallized and then die, while the skin, blood vessels, and nerves are not affected.  Over time, the body processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells.  The result is targeted sculpting of the body.

The CoolSculpting® procedure is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of the abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, outer thighs, and under the chin. Ideal candidates can achieve a reduction of approximately 20% of fat in the areas treated.  The procedure is non-surgical, and requires no incision or needles.  Anesthesia is not required, as there is only a sensation of mild to moderate tugging during the procedure.  Patients may return to normal activities immediately.


During the procedure, the target area for treatment is selected by both Dr. Naidu and the patient, and the site is marked.  A suction device is applied to hold the tissue, and the site is cooled.  Most patients report a sensation of pressure for the first ten minutes, which then dissipates as the treatment site becomes numb.  The treatment requires one hour per treatment site, during which time patients may read or relax.


There is minimal to no recovery time following the procedure.  While patients may return to normal activity immediately, Dr. Naidu recommends holding on exercise for 1-2 days.  Some patients will note numbness, tingling, or itching in the area treated, which may last for up to 4 weeks.  In some cases, a bruise may be present which will resolve in several days.  Rarely, patients will experience discomfort which begins 4-5 days following treatment. This typically occurs with treatment of the upper and lower abdomen, and can be treated with a nerve medication.


Results begin to be seen 4 weeks following treatment, and are most remarkable 2-3 months after treatment.  A 20% reduction in fat at the site treated is generally seen.  The same site may be treated multiple times if desired.  Once fat cells have been destroyed, they do not return, even if the patient subsequently gains weight.

CoolSculpting® versus Liposuction

CoolSculpting® is not a replacement for liposuction. It is best used for localized bulges which can be pulled into the suction device.  CoolSculpting® does not allow for the same level of sculpting as liposuction, and cannot remove excess skin.  Dr. Naidu requires a consultation prior to treatment to assess the patient’s goals and expectations in the setting of their individual anatomy.

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