What is the difference between losing weight and fat reduction?

Sometime during your pubescent years, the number of fat cells in your body reaches its final count, which then remains constant through adulthood. So, when you gain weight, it is not because you’ve added fat cells -- it’s because your existing fat cells have increased in size. The same holds true for losing weight. When you lose weight, your existing fat cells shrink.

In fat reduction, the goal is to treat the targeted fat cells, reducing the overall number of fat cells in your body. Consider fat reduction as a way to contour your body for a slimmer look, rather than as a weight-loss program. 

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolScupting has been cleared by the FDA as a fat-reduction procedure that targets fat cells without damaging the tissue or skin in the area. As the name implies, CoolSculpt uses a technology that freezes fat cells, damaging their structures. Your body then processes the dead cells and flushes them naturally. 

The number of treatments necessary to get the results you desire depends entirely on the area you would like to sculpt. Some areas may need only one treatment, while others require several. The technicians at Park Slope Laser Aesthetic Center will help you determine how many will be necessary. 

Here’s how the treatment works:

  • The device is positioned on your body
  • A gel pad and applicator cup are then applied to the targeted area
  • Vacuum applicators pull your tissue into the cup
  • Applicators deliver the controlled cooling to that tissue


CoolSculpting Areas:

  • The abdomen (belly fat)
  • Flanks (love handles & hips)
  • The back
  • Chin
  • Armpit fat (bra bulge)
  • The thighs (inner & outer thigh fat)
  • Below the buttocks (banana roll)
  • The chest (ideal for men with man boobs)
  • Upper arms
  • And more!


Before & After Photo


*Individual Results May Vary

Park Slope Laser Aesthetic Center
480 5th Avenue
Park Slope

Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 718-489-8552
Fax: 718-369-0089
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