Freeze Fat Away Forever with CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved, non-surgical fat removal solution that works by freezing fat away. It is approved for use in nine areas of the body: under the chin, under the jawline, thighs, abdomen, flanks, under the buttocks, upper arms, bra fat and back fat. For men and women looking to get rid of bothersome pockets of fat that are resistant to exercise and healthy eating without having surgery, CoolSculpting® may be an ideal solution.

How CoolSculpting® Works

CoolSculpting® uses a scientific process called cryolipolysis, also known as “fat freezing,” which permanently kills fat cells. During a CoolSculpting® treatment session, an applicator adheres to an area of your body where excess fat exists to initiate the cryolipolysis process.

Once fat cells reach the point of freezing, the cells breakdown and are naturally eliminated by the body through the lymphatic system in one to three months or more.

The only way to achieve a permanent loss of fat cells is to either remove them through liposuction or cause their involution through cryolipolysis. Since it is impossible to grow new fat cells (they simply increase or decrease in size), the fat cells removed through CoolSculpting® will never come back, meaning results are truly permanent.

Choosing Schaffer Plastic Surgery for CoolSculpting®

For your safety, it is extremely important that you choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Christopher Schaffer for CoolSculpting® treatments. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Schaffer has a deep understanding of the complexities of the anatomical areas treatable with CoolSculpting®. This will ensure your most natural-looking results possible and reduce the likelihood of any adverse outcomes. Even though CoolSculpting® treatments are non-invasive, they should still be conducted only by a medical doctor.

What to Expect During CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® treatments do not require any anesthesia, cutting or tissue manipulation, so most patients can expect to be able to resume normal activities immediately. Your treatment will begin with an applicator being attached to the area where you are looking to reduce excess fat via the cryolipolysis process. As the process begins, you may feel slightly uncomfortable, but this sensation quickly fades as fat cells reach the point of freezing. Many of our patients are able to catch up on emails, watch TV or enjoy reading a book during their CoolSculpting® treatment, which typically takes around thirty minutes.

What to Expect After CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® treatments are FDA-cleared as safe for people who do not experience any pre-existing conditions that would preclude them from treatment eligibility. After your treatment, it is common to experience some temporary redness, swelling, tingling, bruising or skin sensitivity in the treated areas. Since these side effects are typically minimal, most patients are able to experience little to no downtime after treatments and can return to work, exercise and other normal activities immediately. Results will begin appearing in as soon as one to three months post-treatment with final results appearing in six months.

Achieve Personalized Results with a Combination of Treatments

Another great reason to choose Schaffer Plastic Surgery for CoolSculpting® is that you will have an entire suite of body contouring options to choose from in order to achieve your goal results efficiently and effectively. In addition to CoolSculpting®, we are pleased to offer SculpSure®, power-assisted liposuction, fat grafting and tummy tucks (abdominoplasty). These body sculpting and fat reduction options can be combined for a maximized personalized regimen:


SculpSure is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that uses a light-based laser to denature fat cells, even in difficult-to-sculpt areas such as the stomach and inner thighs. The laser-guided system directs laser energy into the treatment areas, heating the fat cells under the skin without affecting the skin’s surface or surrounding tissue. When the fat cells are heated, their structural integrity is destroyed, which causes them to break away from the surrounding tissues. The body naturally processes and eliminates the destroyed fat cells through the lymph system over a 3-month period following the procedure.

Power-Assisted Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the oldest, most tried-and-true forms of surgical fat removal. It has remained a popular choice among patients for decades for good reason: it works. Recently, traditional liposuction has been improved through the development of power-assisted liposuction. This breakthrough technology allows for an easier, gentler procedure.Power-assisted liposuction works by removing unwanted fat through cannulas (thin, hollow tubes) inserted through small incisions strategically placed for fat extraction in targeted areas. Rather than Dr. Schaffer mechanically dislodging fat cells from surrounding tissues by moving the cannula back and forth through the fatty tissue, power-assisted liposuction uses a special cannula that breaks up fat cells with tiny vibrations which allows them to be suctioned more easily out of the body.

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting involves removing fat from one part of the body using gentle liposuction and injecting it to augment another part of the body. Dr. Schaffer can use fat grafting to replace lost facial volume such as filling in hollow lower eyelids, enhancing the cheeks and adding volume to other areas of the face for a more supple, youthful appearance. Dr. Schaffer also uses fat grafting for calf augmentation, hand rejuvenation and breast augmentation. Since this process uses your body’s own natural fat, results are smooth and natural-looking.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A personalized tummy tuck can get rid of unwanted fat and tighten up lax abdominal muscles while addressing excess skin after weight loss or pregnancy. It can also reduce bothersome abdominal stretch marks and improve overall contour of the abdominal area. There are several different types of tummy tucks that Dr. Schaffer performs. He will recommend the best type for you based on your individual anatomy that will help you achieve your unique goals.

Coolsculpting® Cost

Schaffer Plastic Surgery accepts CareCredit, a healthcare credit card designed for your health and wellness needs. It's a way to pay for the costs of many treatments and procedures and allows you to make convenient monthly payments. Apply today.

Safely Removing Unwanted Fat

Any fat loss procedure conducted by Dr. Schaffer will be performed in his private, state-of-the-art surgery center that is nationally certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities for adhering to the highest standards of safety.

Dr. Schaffer is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is nationally recognized as an expert and innovator in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery, making him an excellent choice for your body transformation. You can expect to receive a high level of care and attention as his patient, as Dr. Schaffer is dedicated to safety before, during and after any fat reducing procedure.

Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Schaffer to learn more about how you can freeze fat away forever with CoolSculpting®.