Centrally located in Southampton and serving Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties, the Kole Plastic Surgery Center performs CoolSculpting® for patients desiring plastic surgery.
Freeze The Fat with CoolSculpting®: Permanent fat removal with no incisions, no needles, no pain, no anesthesia, and no recovery time (no kidding)
Say goodbye to your “muffin top” and “love handles,” your “saddlebags” and “man boobs” and other bulges of unwanted fat.
CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary procedure that freezes away your unwanted extra fat.
CoolSculpting® is a safe, non-invasive, non-surgical procedure to reduce collections of unwanted fat in common trouble areas that tend to be diet and exercise resistant. Developed by Harvard scientists, the FDA-cleared, patented procedure uses a precise and controlled cooling technology that targets unwanted fat cells under the skin by freezing them to the point of crystallization. Once the fat cells are crystallized, they go through the process of fat cell death called apoptosis. The fat cells are then metabolized and eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system over the next several weeks to months. No damage is done to healthy tissue or the skin cells.
Also, because the procedure is non-invasive, there is no need for needles or anesthesia, no incisions, no pain, and no recovery time. Patients typically read, work on their laptops, listen to music, watch movies, or surf the internet on our large flat screen TV in our CoolSculpting® suite or simply relax or nap during the procedure. Each session lasts one hour and therefore can easily be fit into a lunch break. Patients typically find it easy to return to everyday activities immediately following the procedure.
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As a safe and effective way to reduce fat in common trouble areas that have been resistant to diet and exercise, CoolSculpting® has been clinically shown to reduce fat in the treated areas. This alternative to liposuction is FDA cleared and is the only method of non-invasive fat reduction that uses this cooling method, which is backed by research conducted in affiliation with Harvard research scientists.
There have been prominent mentions of CoolSculpting® in these magazines below as well as many other publications.
How Long Does It Take?
On average, the CoolSculpting® treatment takes approximately one hour per treated area. The total treatment time is dependent on how many treatment areas are needed. Each CoolSculpting® treatment removes on average approximately 20% to 40% of the fat in that area.
Results from CoolSculpting® can typically be seen within three weeks, with the most dramatic results typically developing about two months after the treatment. It takes a few months to fully realize the effects, mainly because it takes that long for your body to naturally dispose of the fat cells. Because the fat cells that are eliminated from CoolSculpting® do not return, the results last. There is no need for special dietary supplements or exercise programs, and results can be long-lasting and sustainable like traditional liposuction, with the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle with no significant weight gain.
Most patients see a noticeable reduction of fat in the treatment area after one treatment although it may take more than one treatment to realize the full effects. You can lose even more with additional appointments if you and Dr. Kole deem it necessary for you to achieve your goals.
CoolSculpting® for Women
Women often come to the Kole Plastic Surgery Center asking to improve their figures and regain the confidence they once had in their bodies. The typical “problem” areas in women who are treated with CoolSculpting® are the upper and lower abdomen bulges, saddlebags of the outer thighs, inner thighs, and muffin tops, as well as the bra fat of the back. These areas are often the most difficult to improve with diet and exercise.
Following the CoolSculpting® procedure, many of Dr. Kole’s female patients have found that their jeans and skirts fit better, their favorite dress accentuates their curves that much more, and they feel more comfortable in their clothes. (And out of them too!)
CoolSculpting® for Men
Dr. Kole’s male patients find that CoolSculpting® presents a no-hassle, surgery-free liposuction alternative to reduce fat in common problem areas that stay around regardless of their weight and diet and exercise regimen.
The CoolSculpting® procedure is discreet with no incisions and can help men get rid of that abdomen spare tire and love handles that have gradually increased over the years. With CoolSculpting®, Dr. Edward Kole hopes to help his male patients feel more confident being shirtless on the beach or by the pool and help them regain their confidence, look and feel great, and stop the need for adding more notches in their belt.
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Dr. Kole on Talk Philly discussing CoolSculpting!
CoolSculpting® for the Abdomen
The upper and lower abdomen can now be treated with the new CoolSculpting® large applicator. The large applicator treats approximately double to two and a half times the area that the smaller applicator treated.
The entire lower abdomen (below the belly button) in most cases will be treated with the large applicator. For treatment of the upper and lower abdomen at least two large CoolSculpting® cycles will be required.
CoolSculpting® for the Flanks: “Love Handles” and “Muffin Top”
Usually one CoolSculpting® treatment cycle per side with the small applicator is required. In larger fat deposits of the love handles and muffin top, two CoolSculpting® treatment cycles per side with the small applicator may be required to achieve optimum results.
Other areas of the body that can be treated include the inner and outer thighs, back, hips or “saddlebags”, bra fat, male breasts, etc.
These areas can be treated with the new flat applicator. These areas of the body vary widely in size and shape and require a consultation and treatment plan devised by Dr. Kole. The price is determined by the number of individual treatment cycles that are performed. Each treatment cycle takes approximately one hour to perform, and up to eight cycles can be performed in one day.
Each treatment will give at least a 20% and up to a 40% fat reduction for each of the areas treated. Most patients will desire anywhere from one to three treatments spaced out over several months.
Dr. Edward S. Kole personally performs all of the CoolSculpting® evaluations and treatments.
Are You a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a fat reduction device that freezes fat and ultimately eliminates fat from the body. It is designed for spot reducing. It is FDA approved for fat reduction. CoolSculpting® can be used on the abdomen, love handles, and back. Depending on one’s body type, it can also be used on the arms, and even on excess fat on a man’s chest. Although some patients report weight loss following CoolSculpting®, it is a spot reducing procedure, rather than a weight loss procedure. Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting® are people looking for reduction of stubborn areas of fat. They are at or near a healthy weight and not significantly obese. Most healthy people with problem areas of fat can achieve great results from treatments with CoolSculpting®.
Studies have not been performed on pregnant women or people with compromised immune systems. Therefore, in the CoolSculpting® suite of Dr. Edward S. Kole, we will not perform CoolSculpting® on people with the following conditions:
- Patients with cryoglobulinemia or Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
- Pregnant women or women who are currently lactating
- Patients with sensitivity to the cold such as cold urticaria or Raynaud’s disease
- Patients with open or infected wounds in the areas to be treated
- Patients with bleeding disorders or who use blood thinners
- Patients with impaired peripheral circulation in the area to be treated including impaired skin sensation
- Patients with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, postherpetic neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy, or any other auto-immune disorder
- Patients with a hernia in the area to be treated
- Patients with a BMI of 34 or more (bodybuilders or persons with extremely muscular physiques could be an exception)
- Patients who have had recent surgery or scar tissue in the area to be treated
- Individuals with a history of anorexia or bulimia in the past twelve months
- Individuals with lymphedema or other conditions affecting the lymphatic system
What Is the Cost of CoolSculpting® in Philadelphia and Bucks County?
The price of CoolSculpting® will vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to achieve the desired appearance.
Kole Plastic Surgery Center accepts cash, check, and credit card (MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, Discover®) as acceptable forms of payment.
Financing is also available through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit and Advanced Care.
For other Frequently Asked Questions regarding CoolSculpting visit our FAQ page
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Have you heard the news? You truly can freeze away fat cells thanks to CoolSculpting®! Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Edward S. Kole, is excited to offer this innovative solution for unwanted fat for men and women in Southampton, Philadelphia County, Bucks County, Montgomery County and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, who want to eliminate excess fat and tone those problem areas on their bodies. If you are interested in CoolSculpting®, contact us today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Kole.