Frequently Asked Questions
Patients often ask these questions at their consultation. To help make your next consultation productive, we provide this list of frequently asked questions.
Why should I choose Bellava for my CoolSculpting® procedure?
Bellava MedSpa in Bedford Hills Westchester was twice voted "Best of Westchester", our surgery center is Joint Commission accredited, we offer state-of-the-art, premier medspa treatments, we have laser-certified, licensed aestheticians, our board-certified physician Dr. Donna Alessio is also an injection specialist, able to expertly enhance your body in the precise ways you desire. Bellava MedSpa is the only center in Westchester to offer Dual-Sculpting.
What is the cost of CoolSculpting® at Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center?
The cost of CoolSculpting® varies according to the individual and the areas treated. To learn more, please request a consultation at Bellava.
Where is Bellava MedAesthetics and Plastic Surgery Center located?
Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center is located in Westchester County in the town of Bedford Hills, NY. Its location is convenient for patients from Bedford, Katonah, Mount Kisco, White Plains, Chappaqua, Armonk, Somers, Millwood, and Pleasantville.
How do I know if CoolSculpting® is right for me?
Good candidates are people with noticeable bulges of fat in areas they’d like to get rid of. CoolSculpting® is not a solution for individuals who are obese or for certain surgical treatments. The best way to decide is to schedule a complimentary consultation at our Westchester medical spa and plastic surgery center.
Is CoolSculpting® safe?
CoolSculpting® is cleared for the flanks, abdomen, outer thighs and neck by the FDA and is proven to be a safe and effective treatment.
How long is each CoolSculpting® treatment?
During your consultation, it will be discussed how much time should be allotted based on your needs. Typical CoolSculpting® treatments last between 1-3 hours.
How is CoolSculpting® different from laser liposuction procedures such as Sciton Laser Lipo, SlimLipo, and Smart Lipo?
CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss solution for those who are obese, nor is it a substitute for laser lipo, surgical fat removal or skin tightening such as a tummy tuck. During a complimentary consultation at Bellava, it can be determined if you are a good candidate and work to determine the best treatment plan during a one-on-one consultation.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically patients see a noticeable difference in fat reduction in the treated area after their initial visit because 20-30% of the fat cells killed in the first session. Undergoing two treatments is optimal for the average patient, and some may achieve even more fat reduction with several treatments.
What happens during the CoolSculpting® treatment?
The device will be placed on the body so that the unwanted bulge is drawn up between 2 cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure–enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. An hour or so later, you’re done. Most people read, work on their laptop or take a nap during treatment.
When can I return to my normal activities?
Typically you can return to your activities immediately after a CoolSculpting® procedure, although you may experience some minor tingling or numbness. This is temporary and will resolve quickly.
When will I see results?
You may start to see results as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment and will experience the more dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to 4-6 weeks after treatment.
Are the results permanent?
When you have your CoolSculpting® treatment, the affected cells will be eliminated. As long as you maintain your weight with a normal diet, your long-term results should remain stable.