Fear no swimsuit, no tight t-shirt, no form-fitting dress. When it comes to your reflection, you can be your own toughest critic. Even that favorite outfit can feel off-limits because of stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise. But the CoolSculpting procedure shapes what you see without surgery or downtime, so you’ll look great from every angle.  Clothes fit better, feel better, look better.

If you’ve been struggling to fit into your favorite pair of old jeans and your spare tire leaves no room to spare, diet and exercise are common-sense ways to try and trim your tummy. But sometimes, hitting the gym like never before and limiting your food choices aren’t enough to get the flat, sculpted abs you long for. When it’s no longer about losing the weight and more about getting the right shape, CoolSculpting® can help.

With a short treatment time, no downtime and, best of all, no need for surgery, CoolSculpting is an advanced technique that uses patented, FDA approved cooling technology based on research done by two Harvard scientists who found a way to apply cold, non-invasively, to remove fat. Touted as the next generation in cosmetic enhancement technology, CoolSculpting could replace liposuction in the future as the go-to procedure for smoother, sculpted abs.

The physicians at Associates in Plastic Surgery include body contouring specialists experienced in using new technology like CoolSculpting to help their patients achieve the smooth, flat abs they have worked so hard for. Contact our office in Cos Cob to schedule a free consultation and find out if CoolSculpting is the right option for you.

How CoolSculpting Works

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CoolSculpting technology targets and cools fat cells to a temperature that crystalizes them, triggering their natural death. The cells are cooled beneath the skin, leaving the tissue undamaged. Since fat cells crystalize faster than normal cells, there is no danger of damaging nerves and other tissues. This is a concern with more invasive procedures like surgery and laser treatments.

The procedure itself is usually painless, which means there’s no need for anesthesia, a common necessity for many body contouring procedures. You can stop by one of our offices in New Jersey on your lunch break, sit back and relax while receiving treatment and be on your way back to work that afternoon.

During the procedure, the machine is placed over your abdomen and after a few minutes the targeted bulge is pulled up and pressure is applied to keep it in place. The area will feel cold but this lasts a short time and quickly becomes unnoticeable. Before you know it, the procedure is complete and you’re free to step back into your everyday routine without missing a beat.

Over the next few weeks and months, the targeted area’s fat cells shrink and die. The patient’s body naturally metabolizes the cells and removes them. This gives the impression of stubborn stomach fat melting away over time. Noticeable results are achieved in as little as three weeks and the most dramatic changes are seen after two months. Your body will continue to flush out dead fat cells up to six months after treatment, but this is unnoticeable. The final result is a significant reduction in the overall fat layer of the abdomen, leaving a smoother, sleeker-looking stomach.

While the results after one treatment are noticeable and measurable, you may still desire further shaping work. We recommend you schedule a consultation with your doctor to modify your treatment plan if you’ve made some headway but still want help trimming your abs.