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What is CoolSculpting®?

When you lose weight through diet and exercise, your fat cells shrink but are not gone – they are just storing a smaller quantity of fat. These cells expand again when you gain weight. CoolSculpting is an entirely non-invasive, fantastic technology that destroys a percentage of the fat cells in a targeted area of the body. CoolSculpting is a significant breakthrough in aesthetic medicine, allowing you to achieve a more sculpted body contour without surgery or downtime. If you are looking to receive some of the best results of Coolsculpting in New Jersey, contact Princeton Plastic Surgeons to schedule a consultation today.

Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?

Coolsculpting in New Jersey with Dr. Hamawy is specifically designed to reduce pockets of unwanted fat in specific areas of the body. You may have noticed when following a diet and exercise plan that, although you lost some weight and gained muscle tone (and feel good!), there were still areas when stubborn fat refused to leave.

To be a candidate, the patient must have a healthy BMI. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A high BMI can be an indicator of how much fat is present in the body. BMI can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems and an individual’s overall health.

An ideal candidate would have these general characteristics

  • Within 30 pounds of his/her ideal weight
  • Realistic expectations based on understanding the procedure and the results of your physical exam and consultation.
  • Good general health, non-smoker, active lifestyle.
  • Do not suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

Harvard University scientists noted many years ago that some young children who ate popsicles got dimples. To discover the cause of this phenomenon, they discovered that focused, freezing temperatures can eradicate fat cells without damaging any of the surrounding skin or underlying tissue. This gave rise to the proven science of cryolipolysis, the non-invasive body contouring procedure that reduces fat cell volume by freezing cells.

What is a CoolSculpting Treatment Like?

CoolSculpting is based upon proven science. It is known to be safe and is performed with a precisely targeted, controlled application of cold to specific areas for real-world results. Your treatment will involve:

  • Identifying the body areas with excess fat.
  • The CoolSculpting applicator is applied to the targeted body area, pulling the fat layer upwards so the fatty deposit can be treated.
  • The controlled cooling targets the fat cells in each area, one at a time.
  • The fat cells that are frozen during the procedure gradually die and are reabsorbed by the body.
  • Typically, about 20-25% of the cells in the target zone are reduced per treatment.
  • That being said, on average a series of 2-3 sessions are needed.
  • Treatments can be repeated with about the same reduction each time until the contouring goal has been met.
  • One treatment may be all that’s needed to make a real difference, depending on the area and quantity of excess fat.

Why Choose Princeton Plastic Surgeons?

As many patients know, all the high technology and advanced procedures in the world don’t matter if they are not performed or applied with skill, artistry, and experience. Our Princeton, NJ Coolsculpting results are superior since our staff has advanced training and a passion for unleashing the aesthetic beauty in every patient they treat.

Credentials Beyond the Ordinary: Dr. Hamawy

Dr. Hamawy has been listed as one of America’s top surgeons for seven consecutive years, as well as many other awards for his accomplishments. His ability to communicate with and teach his patients separates him from good doctors and places him in the company of great surgeons. Dr. Hamawy’s philosophy is to avoid extremes. A minor cosmetic enhancement can go a long way in revealing your body’s beauty and natural aesthetics.

We Sculpt Your Body In Three Dimensions

Your CoolSculpting results are based not upon simply treating spots and bulges but on our envisioned results in three dimensions. We intend that you look slimmer, trimmer, and balanced from every angle, so we work to sculpt your shape, so it looks fantastic from any viewpoint.

State-of-the-Art Plastic Surgery Clinic in Princeton

When you choose Princeton Plastic Surgeons, you get the whole state-of-the-art service and expertise you need to realize your cosmetic goals best. Any cosmetic procedure is an investment in your time and money, and expectations. Get it right the first time with our team.

Will CoolSculpting Help Me Lose Weight?

At our New Jersey clinic, the coolsculpting treatment is not about losing weight but about losing fat cells. We have a fixed number of fat cells in our bodies. Losing or gaining weight does not change that number. Instead, when you lose weight, your fat cells shrink – but will once against expand if you gain.

Losing fat cells completely using CoolSculpting therapy may not reduce your weight, but it can have a striking effect on your shape. CoolSculpting results affect only the targeted area without harming the surrounding skin or fat, allowing us to strategically sculpt your body to create a trimmer, more attractive physique.

Each treatment will affect about 20-25% of the fat cells in a specific body zone, and successive treatments can increase the trimming effect. The act of freezing fat cells begins an irreversible process that ends when the body sheds the dead cells – they are gone forever. While it will require some patience to see the results, it is well worth it, as even if you gain weight, less of it will be lodged in the areas treated with CoolSculpting.

In What Body Areas is the CoolSculpting Procedure Used?

In the U.S., the FDA has cleared CoolSculpting treatment for visible fat bulges in:

  • The submental (below the chin) area
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Buttocks
  • Upper arms

How soon will I see results

Depending on your metabolic system, you can start to see change as early as 3-4 weeks, with full results in approximately three months.


What are the side effects of CoolSculpting?

When the procedure begins, you may experience some sensitivity at the treatment site. As the CoolSculpting device numbs the area, this sensitivity subsides, and you’ll find you can read, work on a laptop, make phone calls – just about anything you can do from a sitting position. After the procedure, you may experience slight redness, swelling, bruising, or mild sensitivity. All of these side effects should disappear in a few days in most cases.

How Soon Can I Return to My Normal Life?

Immediately! Our patients often return to work immediately after treatment.

How Soon Will I See Results?

Because of the body’s processes to shed the damaged fat cells, initial results may begin to be visible in three weeks. Typically, dramatic results start to appear in about two months, and your body will continue to flush away fat cells for up to six months. It is very rewarding to watch your body reshaping as the days and weeks pass!

Do I Need to Do Anything After the Procedure?

You do not need to change your habits or routines, nor do you need to take specific supplements. Many of our patients report feeling so much more motivated to maintain a sculpted body that they reorganize their lives to include healthier activities.

What Happens If I Gain Weight?

When pockets of fat have been eliminated through this procedure, new weight gain tends to occur more evenly without lodging in the treated area to the degree that it did before CoolSculpting.

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