Coolsculpting

DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery

Ernest M. DiGeronimo, MD

Plastic Surgeon & Aesthetic Physician located in Miami, FL

When you’re of normal weight but still have areas on your body that refuse to slim down, consider CoolSculpting® as an alternative to surgery or liposuction. At DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery in Miami, experienced plastic surgeon Ernest DiGeronimo, MD, offers this fat-freezing procedure to help you remove fat without a long recovery or incisions. Call the office or book a consultation using the online tool to learn how you can take advantage of this revolutionary technology and lose fat today.

Coolsculpting Q & A

How does CoolSculpting work?

Coolsculpting uses a technology called cryolipolysis to destroy fat that sits under your skin in “trouble” areas. The energy freezes the fat cells so they cannot survive. Your body then eliminates them naturally so you look slimmer and more streamlined.

CoolSculpting is completely noninvasive and involves no incisions, stitches, needles, blood loss, or risk of infection.

What areas of the body can be treated with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting effectively targets areas that are commonly resistant to diet and exercise. These include the:

  • Love handles
  • Thighs
  • Belly
  • Bra and back fat
  • Underside of the buttocks
  • Under the chin area
  • Upper arms

In your consultation with Dr. DiGeronimo, bring up the areas on your body you’d like to see slimmed down. He can help you understand if CoolSculpting or another technique is best for your goals.

What happens during CoolSculpting treatments?

When the CoolSculpting handpiece is placed against treatment areas, you will feel intense cold. This feeling dissipates after a few minutes as the area goes numb. You’re welcome to read, nap, or work on your computer or phone during the session.

You may feel some pressure, but no pain. CoolSculpting requires no anesthesia or numbing creams.

Once the session is over, you feel tingling as sensation returns. You may experience some temporary redness that fades quickly. CoolSculpting requires no downtime, so you can go back to work or other activity right afterward.

How many CoolSculpting treatments will I need?

Most people benefit from a series of treatments, and Dr. DiGeronimo creates a customized plan for your goals and needs. Each session lasts about 30-60 minutes, depending on how many areas you have treated.

You’ll notice a change in approximately three weeks and optimal results after two months. Your body needs the time to eliminate all the fat cells. You continue to flush out fat cells for up to six months following your CoolSculpting sessions.

How long do the results of CoolSculpting last?

CoolSculpting results are permanent because the destroyed fat cells cannot regenerate. Other fat cells, however, can still swell up if you gain notable weight.

Along with your CoolSculpting treatment, it’s best to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise schedule. If you do gain weight, the added pounds accumulate all over your body and not just in the areas treated with CoolSculpting.

To learn how you can achieve a slimmer physique without surgery, call the office or book a consultation to discuss CoolSculpting.