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CoolSculpting® in NYC

CoolSculpting® with Dr. Nina Naidu

Even if you’re diligent about diet and exercise, stubborn fat bulges on your abdomen, back, arms, inner thighs, and under your chin may persist.  CoolSculpting® is a safe, non-invasive and effective procedure to remove this stubborn fat! The result is a slimmer, more contoured body that can improve your physical beauty and enhance your self-confidence.

About CoolSculpting® in NYC

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 may 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 crystallize and die. The dead fat cells are naturally metabolized – 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 children who frequently ate popsicles eventually developed dimples on their cheek. The cool temperature of the popsicle initially caused swelling and inflammation, then lead to the localized death of fat cells in the cheek.

This principle — called cryolipolysis — was used to develop 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 worldwide.

Deciding to Have CoolSculpting®

You are a good candidate for CoolSculpting® if you are healthy and within 10 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 based on a desire to address problem spots without anesthesia or the downtime of surgery.

Your First Consultation with Dr. Naidu in NYC

Your first step towards 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. Many patients read, sleep, or listen to music during their sessions. At the end of the treatment, your skin will be massaged for two minutes to initiate the inflammatory process that allows fat cells to die.

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 15-30 minutes. 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

Please call our NYC office at 212-452-1230 and we will be happy to provide information about the cost of CoolSculpting®. You will be provided with the exact cost of your procedure following your consultation with Dr. Naidu. 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

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.  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 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.

CoolSculpting® Frequently Asked Questions

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CoolSculpting® FAQs

How long is a CoolSculpting treatment and how many will I need?

CoolSculpting treatments last 35 minutes each for most applicators. The number of treatments needed is based upon each patient’s tissue.

How is the fat eliminated after a CoolSculpting treatment?

After a CoolSculpting treatment, fat cells which have been destroyed are broken down and eliminated by the body.

How long does it take to see CoolSculpting results?

Most patients will begin to see results 1 month after the treatment, with the final results apparent at 3-4 months post-treatment.

Is CoolSculpting really effective and how long do I have to wait between procedures?

CoolSculpting will reduce approximately 20% of the fat cells in each area treated. Each area can be retreated as soon as one month following the initial procedure.

Is CoolSculpting painful? Are there any risks?

The initial suction of the CoolSculpting applicator is mildly uncomfortable, but this sensation disappears in 5-10 minutes as the skin is cooled. Risks of the procedure include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. Rarely, patients may notice fullness in the treated area which begins 2-5 months after treatment and which may require liposuction.

What long-term effects can I expect from my CoolSculpting treatments?

The fat cells treated by CoolSculpting will not return once they’ve died, but the remaining fat cells can still expand or contract. Therefore, CoolSculpting is not a substitute for diet and exercise.

Could I have CoolSculpting treatments on my upper arms?

CoolSculpting can be performed on the upper arms, but it will not eliminate significant skin laxity.

Can CoolSculpting treatments be used to address gynecomastia?

CoolSculpting reduces 20% of the fat in a given area. Gynecomastia patients primarily have excess breast tissue in the chest, therefore it is unlikely that CoolSculpting would provide significant results.

Will CoolSculpting work on my inner thighs?

The inner thighs can be treated with CoolSculpting, and this is one of the areas which typically sees the best results from even one treatment.

Can CoolSculpting treat hard fat tissue (lipomas)?

No, CoolSculpting will not treat lipomas. These need to be surgically removed.


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