New York City’s iconic Rockefeller Center Skating Rink, a place I haven’t been since my daughter Eden was about eight years old, was such a fitting setting for the latest Coolsculpting event featuring the always fabulous two time Olympian skater Johnny G. Weir. Not sure how and I’d like to know his secret, but after skating up a storm and giving lessons to eager attendees, Johnny glided off the ice without a hair out of place.
I had the chance to chat with New York City plastic surgeon David Rappaport, founder of CoolSpa, now the proud owner of six Coolsculpting systems hat he keeps busy keeping his patients at their svelte best. “Nothing beats Coolscultping for those who are having a hard time getting rid of stubborn fat deposits. My patients are overwhelmingly very happy. But I tell them to keep in mind that it is not a method of weight loss: you will see the changes in the mirror, not on the scale.”
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past five + years, Coolsculpting (Allergan) is the #1 non-invasive fat-reduction procedure in the world.
The newest hand piece introduced into the Coolsculpting family of fat busting tools is called the Cool Advantage Petite which can be used to reshape the upper arms, among other body areas. “The CoolSculpting system includes a wide range of applicators optimized to fit different body shapes and sizes. The applicator cups use vacuum pressure to draw the tissue between the cooling panels to target and eliminate fat cells in specific areas of the body,” says Dr. Rappaport.
Coolsculpting is also not for women only. Actually men are huge fans of this breakthrough technology. “Men want to look good just as much as women do. Coolsculpting is a great option for men,” says Dr. Rappaport.
In fact, as Michael Mazen Jafar, Vice President Medical Aesthetics Body Contouring at Allergan says, “Fat knows no gender. Of the 50M people in the US who may be interested in fat reduction, 35M would consider CoolSculpting – and of those 35M, 53.1% are female and 46.9% are male, which is almost an even split.”
So, ladies, check out a Coolsculpting practice for you or/or your significant other.