Marissa T. Santos, M.D. -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine

Marissa T. Santos, M.D.

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Aesthetics Specialist located in Woodside, NY & Rego Park, Queens, NY

CoolSculpting® is a remarkable and unique way to eliminate extra fat: through freezing it. Marissa T. Santos, M.D. in Woodside, New York, the solo practice of Dr. Marissa Santos, offers this noninvasive treatment for targeted fat reduction in areas like the double chin. Use online booking, or call the office to schedule a CoolSculpting consultation now.

CoolSculpting Q & A

What is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared fat reduction method that destroys fat through freezing. If you have fat bulges that you just can't get rid of, CoolSculpting can be a great spot fat reduction treatment. Dr. Marissa Santos performs CoolSculpting treatments on-site.

Is CoolSculpting right for me?

It depends on what you're looking for in terms of fat reduction. The best CoolSculpting candidates are adults who have fat deposits in areas like the abdomen, thighs, belly, and below the chin (double chin).

Some kinds of fat — double chins are a prime example — stubbornly remain in place, even if you've made every effort to lose weight and work out. CoolSculpting is a great way to target those areas for permanent fat reduction.

If you're looking for major fat removal — or if extra skin is a problem — CoolSculpting may not be the right choice. Dr. Santos can discuss your CoolSculpting candidacy with you to help you decide what's right for you.

What happens to the fat after it is frozen?

Once Dr. Santos freezes your target fat during a CoolSculpting treatment, the crystallized fat cells will gradually die. Once these fat cells are dead, you'll shed them from your body during normal the normal lymphatic process.

When will I see results from CoolSculpting?

It takes time to eliminate the fat cells from your body, but you might see results as soon as three weeks post-treatment. Most patients see dramatic results about two months post-treatment. You'll continually shed the targeted fat from your body for up to four to six months post-treatment, so CoolSculpting results just get better and better.

What is recovery from CoolSculpting like?

One of the main advantages of CoolSculpting for fat removal is that there's no downtime. In fact, you can have a CoolSculpting treatment on your lunch hour and go right back to work if you want.

How can I maintain my CoolSculpting results?

The fat cells destroyed during CoolSculpting won't ever return. Many patients feel extra-motivated to maintain a healthy weight after CoolSculpting reveals a great new shape.

Is your double chin or other stubborn fat deposit dragging you down? Schedule your CoolSculpting consultation with Dr. Santos via the online tool or by phone now.