The Women’s Health and Wellness Program helps women find a healthy balance in their life again. Typically beginning with a customized nutrition program, these personalized programs often include CoolSculpting® and exercise. Additional treatments can be added at anytime and can include: Profound Skin Tightening, Hormone Replacement Therapy, or Laser Hair Removal. The goal of this program is to make women feel confident and happy in their bodies again. We follow up with patients about once per month to make sure they are happy with the plan and to see if anything needs to be adjusted to meet their needs better.

We at Capizzi M.D., could not be more pleased that we continue to offer this service. Dr. Capizzi is a wonderful surgeon and very easy to work for. But he’s a stickler about one thing: he wants to offer services and treatments that achieve the desired outcome for patients. That’s why RESULTS are our #1 goal. Dr. Capizzi studied CoolSculpting® results and engaged with medical experts from the company before deciding to bring this service to Capizzi M.D. patients.

The providers at Capizzi MD have gone to continuous training for CoolSculpting®. This consists of a multi-day course at CoolSculpting® University, where we learn the most up to date techniques and hone our skills for our patients. We also go to hands-on training workshops to review and consult with other providers to try and improve our abilities.

For now, we’re going to focus on primary CoolSculpting® topics: what it is, who are the best candidates for treatment, and what are the results.

So, what is CoolSculpting®? It is a procedure that uses a targeted cooling process to kill – yes, kill, I know that’s a strong word – fat under the skin. It freezes fat cells, which your body then naturally eliminates. Maybe it’s also useful to talk about what it is not – it is NOT a surgical procedure. There are NO needles, NO incisions, NO scars and very little downtime.

During treatment, CoolSculpting® panels are placed on the treatment area. Let’s use the tummy as an example. I make sure the panels are properly placed on your abdomen. They will remain in place for about an hour. During that time you can work on your laptop, watch Netflix, doze, or make phone calls. But, many patients do come in over their lunch break, so you could snack if you wanted to. The point is, it is painless. If you’re like us, you’ll see results in about a three-week timeframe. And, generally, continued positive results as your body disposes of the frozen fat.

My next topic addresses who can benefit from CoolSculpting®. The CoolSculpting® website suggests it’s a fine-tuning type treatment for those with stubborn fat. Really, anyone can be a candidate. We talk to patients about wellness plans every day, a part of Capizzi M.D.’s approach. Remember, we mentioned Dr. Capizzi’s obsession with results? we sit down with patients and craft a treatment plan – and budget too – that will deliver on fat loss expectations. CoolSculpting® is not a fix for obese patients, nor does it treat the issue of loose skin after extreme weight loss. But if you are within approximately 20 pounds of your ideal body weight, CoolSculpting® is a solution.

And now I’m sure you’re wondering, what are results like from CoolSculpting®? Here at Capizzi MD we are truly all about results! And this is not a treatment for someone wanting a “quick fix.” You’ll see results start to appear in about 3 weeks but it takes about 3 months after a treatment to see the full results. Some areas require multiple treatments to achieve the sculpting that a patient is looking for. You will always know how many treatments you will need before we start anything! We want you to feel fully informed about body contouring with CoolSculpting®.

Thanks for the opportunity to share our perspective on CoolSculpting®. Nothing replaces a one-on-one conversation, so if you’d like to talk, we offer free consultations for patients who are interested in body contouring. It’s always great to come in for a consultation and meet our staff and talk to us in person.