When patients think of a treatment option for removing fat from their body, their first thought is typically liposuction. Luckily, patients have access to a variety of new technologies at Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics near the Mill Basin, NY area that can provide similar results without invasive treatment. Now, patients can enjoy fat freezing solutions such as CoolSculpting to improve their body contours!
What is CoolSculpting?
Dr. Tatiana Khrom at Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics describes CoolSculpting as a procedure that can be performed easily and non-invasively in her state-of-the-art dermatology practice without surgery. CoolSculpting permanently freezes fat using a technology called cryolipolysis. While traditional liposuction requires incisions to access the fat cells and suction them out using a cannula, CoolSculpting never requires the doctor to cut into the skin. Instead, a specialized device is used to treat specific areas of the body by freezing the fat cells underneath the skin. The fat cells, once frozen, are destroyed and the body will naturally remove them over the course of time. The result is a more contoured body with less fat, without surgical interventions.
Is CoolSculpting a risky procedure?
Studies continue to show that CoolSculpting is a safer alternative to fat reduction procedures such as liposuction, eliminating risks of infection that can occur with plastic surgeries. There is no:
- Tissue manipulation
- Downtime or recovery
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There may be some minor side effects that occur after treatment, but many of these are mild and short-term. They include:
- Minor swelling
- Muscle cramping
To reduce these risks, it is important to have CoolSculpting performed by a trained professional who has experience in providing this treatment and others in a way that reduces the risks of side effects. When the procedure is done properly, most of these issues will not occur.
How long do treatments take?
The length of treatment will depend greatly on the size of the treatment area and how many areas are being treated per session. The number of sessions patients will need to schedule will also vary, depending on how much fat they are interested in removing. Many of these decisions are made during the initial consultation appointment with Dr. Tatiana Khrom, ensuring patients have the information they need to make an educated decision about moving forward with this or any other non-invasive fat reduction technique on the market today.
Who is a candidate for CoolSculpting?
It is important for patients to understand that CoolSculpting is not designed as a weight loss treatment. Instead, it is used for contouring areas of the body that may have stubborn areas of fat deposits that are not responding to traditional diet and exercise. Dr. Tatiana Khrom can help patients decide if they are right for the treatment during their consultation visit. For patients who have pockets of fat on the body and they can pinch the skin and raise an inch or two of excess skin and fat, CoolSculpting may be a desirable option. Our team may also take one’s BMI, or Body Mass Index, into consideration when determining candidacy. Patients with a BMI of 25 or lower may be considered the best candidates for CoolSculpting sessions, while patients with a higher BMI, below 30, may still see results with more treatments. Patients who have a BMI of approximately 31 or more may not be good candidates, because there may be more fat in the area than CoolSculpting can treat.
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Freezing fat from the body is one of many revolutionary ways in which patients can take charge of their body’s contours and enjoy a more attractive appearance. Dr. Tatiana Khrom and the staff at Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics are pleased to provide patients in and around the Mill Basin, NY and Brooklyn, NY communities with solutions that do not involve invasive plastic surgeries such as liposuction. Take the time to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you by calling our office at 718-615-4002 and visiting the practice at 2797 Ocean Parkway.
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