Freeze Frame: Non Surgical Fat Reduction With CoolSculpting

Woman getting Coolsculpting fat reduction treatment

Freezing Your Fat Away: How CoolSculpting Works

By Todd Newman, PA-C

It has been well established in the medical, nutrition and exercise science communities for decades that there is no such thing as spot reduction of fat with diet and exercise. Until recently, the only way to remove unwanted fat in a specific area was liposuction, which is the surgical vacuuming of fat from your body. Liposuction has always been a costly, scarring, and potentially dangerous way to remove an unwanted bulge, but it has been the only way–until now. There is finally a way to reduce unwanted bulges safely and effectively! CoolSculpting is an innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away with no surgery or downtime. And it actually works!

What is CoolSculpting?

This process of super cooling fat was developed by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.

Spot Reduction Through Exercise Doesn’t Work

Nothing is better for your overall health than eating right and exercising regularly. Unfortunately our image consciousness can sometimes leave us frustrated when all of our hard work falls short of our goals. Endless hours in the gym, one fad diet after another, purchasing gimmicky exercise programs and equipment all fail to help get rid of the pouches, love handles or saddlebags that often begin our quests to improve our physical condition.

Studies Show the Truth

I spent over a decade practicing as a clinical exercise physiologist and personal trainer before becoming a physician assistant. I am all to familiar with the difficulties people have trying to sculpt their bodies, especially when it comes to the few persistent bulges or problem areas that have plagued us all. Don’t just take my word for it, look at some of the research: A study was conducted to determine the effect of abdominal exercises on abdominal fat using an intense 6 week abdominal exercise program.

The study showed that the abdominal exercises had no significant effect on body weight, body fat, fat percentage, abdominal circumference or skin fold measurements.  Another study also disproved the effectiveness of fat spot reduction. They had subjects do a ridiculous amount of exercise on one leg only for 12 weeks. The training program was effective in reducing fat mass overall, but this reduction was not achieved in the trained leg, it was generalized. No studies have ever shown that spot reduction can be achieved with diet or exercise!

Before and after 1 treatment images of a female patient who successfully underwent non- surgical fat reduction of her stomach using CoolSculpting treatment.

CoolSculpting in New York and New Jersey: Hope is finally here!

CoolSculpting can remove stubborn fat permanently from your abdomen, love handles, back, and thighs…and even under your chin with the new CoolMini for double chin fat reduction! Typical results are a 20% – 25% reduction of fat in the treated areas. There is no down time with the procedure and you can return to your normal routine when you leave the office.

Results can be seen within the first few weeks but typically the greatest results are seen 12-16 weeks after treatment. Right now is the best time to try CoolSculpting! Treatments done in the spring will have your summer physique looking its best! So why not book a consultation with one of our expert CoolSculpting providers by clicking here. Finally, a scientifically proven, safe, effective, painless way to reach your body contouring goals!

Todd Newman, PA-C treats patients at the Schweiger Dermatology office in Hoboken, New Jersey. Book an appointment with Todd Newman to see if you’re a candidate for CoolSculpting. 

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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