Coolsculpting Specialist

Mrudangi Thakur Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery PC

Mrudangi S. Thakur, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Jefferson Valley, NY & Middletown, NY

Are you frustrated by pockets of stubborn fat that won’t respond to diet or exercise? If so, CoolSculpting® offers a permanent solution. This is one of many advanced treatments available from Dr. Mrudangi Thakur and his team at Mrudangi Thakur Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery PC in Middletown, New York. If you’re curious about how CoolSculpting can help you get the body you’ve worked so hard for, call the office or book a consultation online today.

CoolScultping Q & A

Why can’t I get rid of stubborn deposits of fat?

Just beneath your skin lies a layer of fat cells. These cells serve the essential function of storing energy. When you consume more calories than you burn, a portion of that excess converts to fat. Each fat cell can expand and contract to accommodate more or less fat. 

When you burn more calories than you consume, your body taps into those stores to get the energy it needs. The problem is, there’s no way to control or direct which fat cells are targeted. Because everyone carries fat differently, you can end up with stubborn fat deposits no matter how hard you diet and exercise. 

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a revolutionary treatment that permanently eliminates fat from your body. It’s a body contouring tool that offers impressive benefits without surgery and the related downtime. 

The cryolipolysis technology behind CoolSculpting allows for safe and effective treatments. It is FDA cleared for treating fat bulges, and the team at Mrudangi Thakur Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery PC has the skills and training needed to leverage CoolSculpting to your advantage. 

How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting works by using cold temperatures to freeze and damage the walls of targeted fat cells. During a session at Mrudangi Thakur Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery PC, your provider positions the treatment applicator over the area of focus. The treatment platform gently suctions your skin and fat into the applicator and begins to direct cooled air to those tissues. 

You can get CoolSculpting to target stubborn fat deposits on your:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Love handles
  • Area beneath your buttocks
  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Under chin area

You may feel stinging, aching, cramping, or tingling sensations as the temperature drops, but the cold soon numbs the area. You can then read, listen to music, or just take a moment to relax as your cells are chilled. 

Once the treatment time is up, your provider removes the applicator and delivers a quick massage to break apart the frozen fat cells. Around 20%-25% of the targeted fat cells will sustain damage and lose the ability to retain stored fat. 

That fat and cellular debris is released into your bloodstream and processed, then eliminated from your body. Once destroyed, those fat cells will not regenerate. 

Are CoolSculpting results permanent?

The destroyed fat cells are gone for good, but it’s important to understand that your remaining cells can still expand to store new fat. If you gain a significant amount of weight after CoolSculpting, it will alter your results. 

CoolSculpting is designed to address stubborn fat deposits in men and women who have achieved and maintained a healthy weight. If you have not yet reached your weight loss goals, you may want to postpone CoolSculpting treatment.

Learn more during a one-on-one consultation at Mrudangi Thakur Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery PC. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or book online today.