CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment for body contouring that works on the principle of cryolipolysis. The fat cells beneath the skin targeted to be cooled, causing them to crystallize and undergo programmed cell death. The skin, blood vessels, and nerves are not affected. Over time, the body processes the affected fat and eliminates the dead cells, resulting in a more sculpted body contour.
Dr. Blechman was very gentle. He’s very knowledgable on all medical questions. I would highly recommend. ~ ZocDoc
The CoolSculpting procedure is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of the abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, outer thighs, and under the chin. Ideal candidates can achieve a reduction of approximately 20% of fat in the areas treated. The procedure requires no incision or needles. No anesthesia is necessary, as there is only a sensation of mild tugging. Each treatment takes approximately one hour and patients may rest comfortably in the office while the CoolSculpting applicator is applied. Patients may return to normal activities immediately.
Results may be seen as soon as four weeks following treatment, and are most remarkable approximately two to four months later. The same site may be treated multiple times if desired.
Complications are uncommon. As an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Blechman takes a conservative and educated approach to CoolSculpting, and will discuss in detail all the risks, alternatives, and benefits prior to the procedure.
All consultations and procedures are performed by Keith M. Blechman, M.D., an Upper East Side NYC plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Blechman is a graduate of renowned plastic surgery training programs at both New York University and MD Anderson Cancer Center, and he specializes in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive procedures for skin cancer and breast cancer, as well as transgender breast surgery. Dr. Blechman is recognized for his expertise in the field and was honored to be included on the 2016 and 2015 New York Super Doctors lists.
Keith M. Blechman, MD
Upper East Side Plastic Surgery Practice
800A 5th Ave
New York, NY 10065