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With summer here and our obsession with #bodygoals rising with every celeb post on Insta, it is no wonder we will do all it takes to get our booties in shape just in time for beach season. We’re not the biggest fans of going under the needle for aesthetics, yet we love the idea of sculpting our bodies with nothing but a few beauty hacks from the pros. Just Melt, a premier Med Spa based in NYC has recently educated us on the benefits of a new life-changing method called CoolSculpting. Turns out, beauty miracles do exist – here is all you need to know about this fabulous method:

What is the main difference between CoolSculpting and plastic surgery?

Although it is a common misconception, CoolSculpting is not a surgery at all. You simply walk into the office, have it done while you are relaxing, and then you walk out and get back to your normal activities.

How long do the effects last?

The effects can be permanent if you maintain a healthy diet and exercise. The fat cells that disappear are gone forever, but the ones that remain can get bigger if you don’t take care of yourself.

What is the difference between liposuction and CoolSculpting? 

Liposuction is surgery where a canula is inserted to suction out the fat. It usually requires anesthesia to be done well and has some recovery time of a week or so. CoolSculpting has no recovery time and there is nothing invasive about it.

Who would you recommend this treatment to?

The best candidate is someone with mild to moderate fat deposits in their abdomen or waistline.

Is it simply aesthetic, and if so, is it safe for everyone?

It is aesthetic and essentially safe for everyone. If you have a hernia in the area, you can’t have it done, and if you are very sensitive to cold it might not be for you.

Have you seen a rise in young adults getting procedures such as this one to modify their appearance?

Yes, the popularity of this procedure has grown rapidly over the last 2 years.

Tell us about the process, side effects, recovery time, etc.

You come in, sit for a few hours while the applicator is applied to different areas and the area is frozen, and then you leave. There is no recovery. Side effects are minimal – maybe a little bruise or temporary tingling, usually nothing. Only 1% of people have pain afterwards that requires a mild pain medicine.