Love handles, muffin top, banana roll. Whatever cute name is used, it still usually relates to unwanted fat. That stubborn pocket we struggle to get rid of with normal diet and exercise. For residents in New York, NY, Dr. Ariel Ostad offers CoolSculpting for fat removal.

Weight loss versus fat reduction

Weight loss and fat removal are not the same. People enter into diet and exercise with the goal of losing weight or inches. The assumption is that fat is lost as well. Fat cells are stored throughout the body. With weight gain or loss, the fat cells expand or shrink. When an individual loses weight, the fat cells drain but they do not disappear.

Even if you are at your ideal weight, the fat cells still exist and may result in not having the body shape you desire. The love handles are still there. That is where CoolSculpting and fat removal systems come into play.

CoolSculpting for targeted fat reduction

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared, non-surgical method of fat reduction. This precision treatment targets and destroys unwanted fat. Using a handheld device, the targeted area is treated and fat cells are frozen. The fat cells die off and then are processed and eliminated by the body over a period of a few months. Through this effective, reliable procedure, fat cells are destroyed. They will never return in the treated area. The surrounding tissue remains unharmed.

It is important to remember that CoolSculpting is not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise. Instead, it is to be used for the removal of targeted stubborn pockets of fat. It has been found to reduce fat cells in the treatment area by 20-25%. The following areas can be treated:

  • Under the chin
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen and flanks
  • Bra fat
  • Back fat
  • Under the buttocks

If you have unwanted fat, contact our office to learn more about your fat reduction options. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Ostad today. 646-798-9494

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