CoolSculpting FAQs

NEW! CoolSculpting can now be used to sculpt arms and legs. Dr. Jaliman is one of the few doctors in New York with the new CoolSculpting handpieces that freeze fat on arms and legs.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting (also known as CoolSculpting by Zeltiq or just Zeltiq) is a revolutionary new method for reducing fat in common problem areas, including back, flank (love handles) and abdomen.It uses a controlled cooling technology that targets and destroys layers of fat cells from the body, helping to reduce unsightly bulges.

How does CoolSculpting actually work?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, painless and simple procedure. We place a gel pad and a specialized applicator to deliver cooling to the fat cells in the targeted area. This process, called Cryolipolysis, chills fat cells and stimulates the natural removal of these cells. The fat is then metabolized by your own body.

How long does CoolSculpting take?

Each treatment can last anywhere from one to several hours, depending on the size of the area being treated. We will tell you during the consultation how many hours you will require. If you require more than two hours, these sessions can be broken up over several days or can be scheduled all together in one sitting.

Is it painful?

We use a gentle and entirely non-invasive procedure. It does not require any anesthesia or pain medication. Most patients experience no pain or minimal discomfort. While having the procedure you can enjoy a movie through Netflix, watch television, read a book, listen to music or simply take a nap. While everything necessary will be provided, you are welcome to bring any additional comforts of home, such as movies, music, pillows or reading material.

Is this a safe procedure?

CoolSculpting in NYC is performed under the supervision of Dr. Jaliman in her medical office. The technology enables precise, controlled delivery of the cooling that affects only fat cells on your body, ensuring that no surrounding tissue or cells are affected or damaged. Additionally, because the treatment is non-invasive, there is no risk of infection, complications from anesthesia, or other side effects associated with surgery.

How long does it take to recover?

There is no recovery time required following a treatment. Patients may resume their daily activities immediately following the procedure. You can even exercise right after the procedure. Mild redness in the treated area can last several minutes up to two weeks. Some people may bruise, which can last up to two weeks. Within the first two weeks you may experience, tingling, tenderness, cramping, itching or soreness. You may feel a temporary dulling sensation in the treated area for up to eight weeks. Patients vary in side effects and while many experience no reaction, others may experience mild side effects.

Is CoolSculpting right for me?

This procedure is designed for individuals who are healthy and fit, but who want to eliminate fat in areas of their body that have not responded well to diet or exercise. is not a substitute for weight loss or liposuction, nor does it address problems with obesity.

How soon will I see results?

You should see results within 2 to 4 months.

How long do the effects last?

The effects of the treatment are permanent. Fat cells do not reproduce or expand in size. Once the fat cells are eliminated from your body, they will not reappear if healthy exercise and lifestyle are maintained.

Can I undergo more than one treatment?

After assessing the effects of your first treatment, speak to Dr. Jaliman about whether you could benefit from additional treatments. For more results, some patients opt for multiple follow-up treatments over the course of a year.