It’s normal for everyone to have a certain percentage of body fat, but it becomes frustrating when we’re eating a healthy diet and exercising without seeing changes in some areas of the body that we want to slim down.
For decades, the only choice for fat removal was liposuction, but CoolSculpting® offers a non-invasive, easy alternative to those of us who want to get rid of stubborn excess fat and see results that match your healthy, active lifestyle.
8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic isn’t just a medical spa—we offer a 360° full spectrum of body and facial rejuvenation treatments that make our patients look and feel like the most beautiful version of themselves.
It’s no coincidence that we’re the top medical aesthetics destination in the city. Led by one of North America’s most skilled dual board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, our team of industry-leading experts uses the most advanced techniques, training, and technology to offer customized plans and treatments that are as individual as you are.
CoolSculpting® treatment plans at 8 West Clinic are designed and performed by our extensively experienced Medical Aestheticians, who have been exclusively Master-trained directly through CoolSculpting® University. With the ability to use DualSculpting, more comprehensive fat freezing treatments at 8 West Clinic can be done in half the time for the most efficient sessions.
Like the rest of the 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic family, we settle for nothing less than the most qualified and highly trained professionals to perform our CoolSculpting® treatments. Our Aesthetic Registered Nurses work with each individual who visits our clinic to learn about your body sculpting goals to develop a unique treatment plan made just for you, helping you achieve results that you’ll love.
Bringing 10 years of experience to our team, Sonya Ellens is one of the city’s best Aesthetic Registered Nurses and is highly skilled at performing CoolSculpting® for patients who are thrilled with their results. With impressive knowledge in a variety of laser treatments and nursing experience, Sonya’s careful eye for aesthetics gives her the ability to fine-tune treatments for each unique patient. Sonya’s goal for every CoolSculpting® treatment is to enhance a person’s physical appearance to improve their confidence and ability to live the positive, healthy lifestyle that they desire.
CoolSculpting® is known as the gold standard in non-invasive fat removal, and there are plenty of reasons why it’s such a popular treatment:
CoolSculpting® is a safe and effective non-surgical procedure used to reduce fat and contour specific areas of the body, using a technology called Cryolipolysis®. CoolSculpting® targets fat cells and permanently eliminates them.
While diet and exercise can reduce the size of fat cells, they can’t reduce the number of them. With CoolSculpting®, you can say goodbye to the number of fat cells in your “problem areas” for good. This happens as fat cells are cooled to the point of destruction, broken down and dissolved by your body, and eliminated naturally through your lymph system.
All this occurs without any sensations or awareness that this is taking place in the body, so you can carry on with your normal life after your treatment and don’t need to make any changes to your lifestyle. As the fat cells die off, you’ll see changes in your figure within 4 to 8 weeks, with full results by week 12.
An ideal CoolSculpting® candidate is a person who is not too far off of their desired body weight and wants to tackle stubborn areas where fat is stored. CoolSculpting® is an effective way to treat common problem areas such as:
If you’ve worked at slimming those areas through diet and exercise but you’re not seeing the results you want, CoolSculpting® may be the perfect treatment for you.
CoolSculpting® treatments are performed by our talented team of Medical Aestheticians. They place the paddle-like CoolSculpting® applicators on the targeted areas where you want to remove fat and deliver controlled, precise cooling to the unwanted fat bulges. Each CoolSculpting® device holds the specific area between two applicators and reduces the fat cells down to just above the freezing point, causing them to shrink and eventually pass through your body, for good.
DualSculpting doubles the power of CoolSculpting® by using two machines at once. Offered exclusively at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Clinic, DualSculpting allows us to address two areas or sides of the body at the same time. If you have multiple areas of the body that you want to target, it can be time-consuming. DualSculpting literally reduces your multiple-area treatment time by half, allowing you to get back to your busy day even quicker.
Many patients choose to reduce fat over the course of a couple of treatments for optimal results. If you need additional sessions, you can return back in as little as 8 weeks after your previous visit. A typical female patient will usually undergo 2 to 3 treatments to see the beautiful—and permanent—results that she desires.
Your CoolSculpting® experience begins with a complimentary consultation at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic to assess if this treatment is right for you. We discuss your fat removal goals and the results that you want to see.
A CoolSculpting® treatment is gentle and painless. You’ll feel a slight pulling sensation as if you have an ice pack on your skin. The applicators will feel cool on your skin for a few moments when the device is activated, then you won’t feel anything at all as the rest of the session takes place.
Once the machines have completed your session, your medical aesthetician will gently massage the treated area. The targeted areas will appear raised after your session, but the massage erases all signs that you’ve had any procedure done at all.
Each session takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the number and location of the areas you’re addressing. DualSculpting lets your medical aesthetician address two areas at once, for example, treat both things at the same time, so you can cut your session time in half.
4 weeks after your session, the body naturally eliminated the dead fat cells. You’ll see full results after week 12. If you happen to gain weight in the future, the fat will be evenly distributed, but not in the areas that had CoolSculpting®.
After your session, you’re free to carry on with the rest of your day, with no recovery period or downtime needed at all.
CoolSculpting® is an excellent way to target stubborn, unwanted fat bulges and banish them for good. With a newly slimmed and contoured body, there are many additional treatments that we offer that can make an excellent addition to CoolSculpting®. Some of the most popular choices to enhance body sculpting and contouring are SkinTyte™ Laser Skin Tightening, the Sculptra® Non-Surgical Butt Lift, or Belkyra Double Chin Treatment, to rejuvenate the face.
To learn more about CoolSculpting and our other facial rejuvenation options, visit 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic for your complimentary consultation. Book a consultation online or by calling our patient care managers at