What Is CoolSculpting?
The abdomen, flanks, love handles, back, arms, double-chin area and thighs are often some of the most troublesome areas to lose weight. Even with strict dieting and daily exercise, layers of fat can remain, producing unsightly bulges that cause self-consciousness, limiting your wardrobe choices and worse, limiting your confidence. Though it is tough to remove fat from these areas with diet and exercise, CoolSculpting is a unique, non-invasive procedure that targets localized fat. Approved by the FDA, CoolSculpting can slim particularly troublesome areas to improve your figure and restore your confidence.
The secret to CoolSculpting is Cryolipolysis – a medical treatment that uses cooling technology to freeze away fat cells. Exposure to these cold temperatures over a limited time causes fat cells to expire. Your body then naturally removes them, which results in the gradual slimming of the treated area(s). Thanks to specialized technology, CoolSculpting precisely targets specific fat cells without affecting the surrounding tissue.
CoolSculpting is performed in the comfort of Dr. Barry Weintraub’s NYC office. There is no anesthesia required, and many patients choose to listen to music, watch television, or nap during the procedure. CoolSculpting is ideal for patients looking to remove unsightly love handles, muffin tops, and excess thigh or abdominal fat without the involvement of surgery. Unlike traditional fat removal methods, CoolSculpting does not have any downtime.
Patients can promptly return to their daily activities after a CoolSculpting body contouring treatment and should expect initial results within weeks. These results will continue to improve for months following treatment. Additional appointments may be needed depending on your individual goals.*
There is no specific chronological age that determines when you should have a rejuvenative procedure. When you look in the mirror and see something that truly bothers you – that’s when you should pick up the phone or send us an email to arrange for a consultation. Remember, though, there is only one person to undergo CoolSculpting for: you and you alone. It should never be undertaken due to pressure from others.
Goals of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting can remove concentrated pockets of fat around the thighs and abdomen, back, flanks, “muffin tops,” “love handles,” “bra fat,” “saddle bags,” under-chin area, and arms. Despite frequent diet and exercise, these areas are often difficult to reshape. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that uses cooling technology to treat problem areas in as little as one hour. Imagine being able to wear belts again, and to fit into clothing with room to spare! CoolSculpting is ideal at returning your figure to a more slender, sculpted you.
You’ve certainly looked in the mirror many times. However, when you look in the mirror and begin to see things that upset you, that’s when you should schedule a consultation. A consultation will help give you a better understanding of your own issues.
When looking for the best plastic surgeon, you should:
- Check for board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (there are many other boards, some legitimate, some not, but there is only one American Board of Plastic Surgery, established in 1931).
- Ensure that the physician attends a major hospital in your community, and is in good standing with that hospital.
- Confirm that he or she has a fine reputation amongst other medical professionals in your community.
- Speak to the surgeon’s patients who have undergone similar procedures.
Remember, this is your treatment, and you are interviewing the doctor as much as he’s interviewing you. Do not hesitate to bring a list of questions with you on your consultation. And remember: a good surgeon is someone who not only has the skill to perform the treatment, but is someone who understands what your specific needs and desires are. A good surgeon should listen, listen, and listen!
Have no fear during your consultation. This is a time to speak, to be heard, and to develop a trusting relationship. Questions can be answered, and fears allayed. And while Dr. Weintraub is at the forefront of his field in terms of his techniques and medical developments, you will find his office environment to be warm, personable, and inviting. He and his staff truly care about each and every patient, and take great pride in making themselves available to help with every step of the process.
Where CoolSculpting is Performed
Dr. Weintraub performs his non-invasive treatments in the comfort of his offices, both in Manhattan at his primary location at 800A 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side
Preparing for CoolSculpting
Because CoolSculpting is non-invasive, there is no need to prepare anything in advance when planning for your CoolSculpting procedure. However, it is best to not take aspirin or aspirin-containing compounds for a week prior to injection.
The Best Candidates for CoolSculpting
The best candidates for CoolSculpting are well balanced, in good general and mental health, and possess realistic expectations.
What Sets Dr. Weintraub Apart
Dr. Weintraub has always been blessed with a strong aesthetic sense. He possesses a unique blend of medical science and artwork, as it truly is artwork that he performs on the human form. His attention to detail ensures that he gets the best results possible, and he is meticulous about everything he does, from pre-op to post-op care and beyond.*
He studied medicine at Cornell during a time when core values were emphasized, and it is on these values that he bases his practice. He believes that physicians should be humble and respectful, and should never lose sight that the person they are operating on is exactly that: a person possessing real-life issues and concerns. The chairmen of the department of general surgery at Cornell at the time, Dr. Tom Shires, along with another luminary, Dr. Leon Morgenstern of Cedars-Sinai, taught Dr. Weintraub that “The operating room is a sacred place. It’s a very serious place. Never be cavalier about surgery.”
During his surgical residency training, Dr. Weintraub regularly visited Mexico to donate his time operating on deformed children and adults who couldn’t afford proper healthcare. In less-than-optimal conditions, he learned how to perform surgery with the basics, and received great satisfaction in making profound differences in people’s lives by restoring their faces and bodies. Similarly, when he was Chief Resident at the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, and later when he was Chief Resident at the Reconstructive Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, he found that his compassion for patients, along with his skill and precision as a surgeon, could change lives and bring people joy they never thought possible.
Dr. Weintraub believes that surgery is never a race. The patient is always number one. He keeps in his wallet a piece of paper that is his motto in the operating room: “Always demand what is right, and never accept second best.” He likes to consider himself a “thinking surgeon,” and does not enter the operating room with a mechanical series of steps to execute robotically, but likes to remain alert and ready for whatever intraoperative challenges might spontaneously arise. Although many notable surgeons openly listen to music while performing surgery, Dr. Weintraub does not, preferring the mood of the operating room to remain serious and focused.
Over 60% of Dr. Weintraub’s practice is comprised of complex redos of surgeries performed by other offices. Such procedures always involve difficult issues, since there exist not only the limitations of a patient’s own anatomy, but also the limitations of another surgeon’s aesthetic, and the scar tissue that has developed as a result. Patients seek Dr. Weintraub from all over the world to correct their aesthetic problems. He takes great pride in getting the best results, and always enjoys the challenges of such procedures.
Last, Dr. Weintraub will not hesitate to turn patients away if he feels they are not good candidates for surgery. If a surgery is not in someone’s best interest, he will be the first to say so. However, when a patient is a good candidate, the results produced by Dr. Weintraub can be magical, and he feels that it is an honor to give patients a gift they can enjoy for the rest of their lives.
What is CoolSculpting?
To initiate the treatment, we will position the device on your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure, enough to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficently. An hour or so later, depending on your needs, you’re done.
Can I return to normal activities after the procedure?
CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Often times, patients return to work after the session is over.
How To Get Started
Dr. Weintraub will be happy to discuss CoolSculpting with you. Please call our New York City office for a private consultation. We hope you look forward to our warm welcome and the opportunity for us to help you make an educated and confident decision.
Contact our office today to set up your consultation for CoolSculpting.