CoolSculpting® is a relatively new technology for reducing problem areas of body fat using a patented cooling technology.
The Primary Benefits of CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting® is an attractive alternative because:
• No needles, surgery or prolonged recovery time are needed. Because the technique
is noninvasive, Dr. Nicholas Husni’s patients can return to normal daily activities
such as working or exercise as soon as the procedure is finished.
• It doesn’t hurt. During the procedure, which the doctor performs in a medical offi ce,
patients may read, nap or sit comfortably.
• It is quick. Dr. Husni usually takes about an hour or two to do the procedure, after
which patients may go on with the rest of a normal day.
• Results are impressive. In as soon as three weeks after treatment, patients on average
experience about a 23 percent reduction of fat in the treated areas.
The procedure was established by ZELTIQ, an international medical device company.
It is based on a procedure called Cryolipolysis, which was developed by two Harvard
doctors, Dieter Manstein and R. Rox Anderson and fi rst published in November 2008
in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
The technique is a non-invasive way to selectively reduce fat without harming surrounding tissue. It is based on the fi nding that fat cells below the skin are naturally harmed by cold more than other nearby tissue. Studies at Harvard showed that by exposing fat tissue to controlled cooling over a specific time period, the fat cells gradually are reduced and die.
This differs from other non-invasive or minimally invasive technologies that use heat, high-intensity focused ultrasound or chemical injections to damage fat cells and cause them to die. While results of these latter techniques can cause unintended tissue damage,
CoolSculpting® leads to the death of only fat cells. This cell death occurs gently and gradually. The cells are removed naturally over the following weeks or months by the patient’s immune system.
Which Patients Are Good Candidates for CoolSculpting®?
The technique is not intended for weight reduction, but only to reduce pockets of fat that have not responded to a healthy diet and exercise. The best candidates for CoolSculpting® are near their ideal body weight.
Dr. Husni will go over the risks and benefits of this and other procedures he offers.
Based on your specific goals and desires, plus a number of factors such as your age, weight and lifestyle, he will help you select the procedure that is right for you. Dr. Husni will help you prepare for the procedure by explaining what you should do before and after.
Schedule a Consultation. To learn more about CoolSculpting® and to fi nd out if
this procedure is right for you please contact Dr. Husni today. He will listen to your
goals and concerns and will help you make the decision that is best for you.
A board certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Nicholas Husni is known for his
exceptional skill and attention to detail. He specializes in cosmetic (also called aesthetic)
surgery of the face and body, as well as injectables and lasers.
A native Clevelander, Dr. Husni is known as one of the area’s top cosmetic surgeons. He
uses the most advanced techniques and stays up-to-date on the latest in cosmetic surgery to ensure the most beautiful and natural looking results.
Dr. Husni graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College. He obtained his M.D.
and a Ph.D. in Pathology from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Husni completed
his General and Plastic Surgery residencies at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center and pursued additional training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he completed his fellowship in Aesthetic and Breast Surgery. Dr. Husni is an attending surgeon in the Department of Plastic Surgery at e Cleveland Clinic Healthsystems Hillcrest Hospital
and Marymount Hospital.