910 Major Sherman Ln, Suite 305
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 718-8585
  • Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
    offering Reconstructive and Aesthetic Procedures

  • Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
    offering Reconstructive and Aesthetic Procedures

CoolSculpting

Most of us have areas of stubborn fat that just won’t go away no matter how much exercise or dieting we do. These stubborn areas of fat can prevent clothes from fitting well. Now, there is a revolutionary new procedure that can help you feel your best. Coolsculpting® uses a non-surgical technology called cryolipolysis to get rid of this unwanted fat. This procedure has proven results in many clinical studies and has no downtime.* Coolsculpting is FDA approved for treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen, and flanks.

*Individual results may vary.

Coolsculpting is a perfect fit for people who have considered plastic surgery but do not want the associated downtime. Based on your needs, one or several body areas can be treated. This procedure is beneficial for both men and women.


Kick up your feet, relax, and get CoolSculpted in our state-of-the-art CoolSculpting Treatment Lounge

WE ARE THE FIRST practice in the Monterey area to have the CoolAdvantage applicators!

This new applicator:

  • Is faster! It can deliver safe and efficacious results in just 35 minutes, shortening the treatment time by almost 50%.*
  • Increases the size of the treatment areas (so more tissue is getting treated)
  • Improves comfort. There is a 45% increase in comfort during the treatment with this new

*Individual results may vary.

The CoolAdvantage is ideal for areas of fat such as the abdomen, flanks and inner thigh.

  • *Individual Results May Vary

    Before & After CoolSculpting:
    8 weeks after CoolSculpting.
  • *Individual Results May Vary

    Before & After CoolSculpting:
    8 weeks after CoolSculpting.*

*Individual results may vary.

How does CoolSculpting work?

This is a clinically proven non-surgical procedure can reduce stubborn fat. Fat cells are more vulnerable to cooling than other cells. The cooling effect stimulates the reduction of fat cells* without damaging other cells or the skin. Over the course of the next few weeks, your body works to reduce the treated fat cells*. This process does not increase your cholesterol or lipid levels.

*Individual Results May Vary (https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf12/K120023.pdf)

Is CoolSculpting right for me?

If it very important for patients to understand who is and is not a candidate for CoolSculpting. Also, it is important to know what CoolSculpting can and cannot do. CoolSculpting is indicated for men and women who have areas of stubborn fat that persist no matter how much exercising and dieting they have done. The best candidates are in good shape, but have these exercise-resistant bulges of fat. CoolSculpting treats these well-defined, pinchable bulges as these areas are drawn up into the applicator with a gentle vacuum mechanism. Ideal areas for treatment are the abdomen, love handles (a.k.a. muffin top or flanks), bra line, inner thighs, outer thighs, and double chin.

You are NOT a CoolSculpting candidate if you:

-are very overweight
-carry most of your weight inside your abdomen and don’t have much pinchable fat bulges (ie. Barrel belly)
-have loose or unhealthy skin with many stretch marks (extra sagging skin with little fat tissue)

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments will vary depending on the size of the fat bulges and the shape of the individual. The same area can be treated more than once for more dramatic results. Patients who have larger areas of extra fat may need multiple treatments. However, if you are a relatively thinner patient and have a small, well-defined bulge, you may need just one treatment. Our CoolSculpting specialist will assess your body and give you a treatment plan that will fit your goals.

How much does CoolSculpting cost?

CoolSculpting prices are based on how many areas you want treated. Each area takes 35 minutes to 2.5 hours to treat, so you may want to decide on how many areas you want treated before coming in for your appointment. The general price range for one area is $1500 to $3000.

Comparing CoolSculpting to Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that helps improve contour by reducing fat. A major benefit of liposuction is that larger areas of fat can be reduced for more dramatic results, but this surgery does require anesthesia, incisions and recovery downtime. For some patients who want more areas treated and faster, more dramatic result, it may be more cost-effective to have liposuction instead.*

*Individual results may vary.

CoolSculpting does not require anesthesia, incisions, or downtime. Typically, smaller areas of fat are suitable for CoolSculpting treatments.

Click here to view CoolSculpting Before & After Photos

Coolsculpting can reduce fat* from the following areas:

  • Love handles
  • Muffin top
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Double chin
  • Arms
  • Virtually any area that has extra, stubborn fat

*Individual Results May Vary (https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf12/K120023.pdf)

Your Consultation with Dr. Wong

At your consultation, Dr. Wong will assess your areas of excess fat. Treatment planning photographs will be taken. Dr. Wong will then provide you with a highly customized treatment plan based on your problem areas. It is important to understand that Coolsculpting is not a weight loss procedure. Ideal patients are those who are at their goal weight, but have problem areas or bulges that are stubborn and not going away with dieting and exercise.

What the Procedure Will Be Like

During your treatment, you can sit back, relax, watch television, or catch up with your smart phone in our special Coolsculpting suite. One of our Coolsculpting experts will position the device on your body which draws in your extra fat with a gentle vacuum effect. Controlled cooling is then applied. After the session, you can return to your normal activities.

In our plastic surgery office, the procedure is approximately 35 minutes. Dr. Wong is the first to carry the new Coolsculpting applicators in the Monterey area. These new applicators require less treatment time (35 minutes) than the first generation applicators (which took 60 minutes). In other words, you can have 2 treatments with the new applicators in the same time it took for 1 treatment with the older applicators.

CoolSculpting Machine

Recovery

There is little downtime required with Coolsculpting. We have had patients who went to the gym later that day or returned to work after having this treatment performed during their lunch break.

How many treatments will I need?

You will return for an evaluation where Dr. Wong will discuss with you if another treatment to the same area would further improve your results. It is not uncommon to have a few treatments to obtain optimal results. You may also want to discuss other areas of unwanted fat that you want treated.

Comprehensive treatment by a plastic surgeon

CoolSculpting may be offered in other physician offices. However, having this procedure performed in a plastic surgeon’s office offers many more benefits. A plastic surgeon has been highly trained to understand human anatomy, has an artistic eye to optimize your goals, and can offer additional procedures that can complement your Coolsculpting results. It makes sense to go to a plastic surgeon’s office where you can get comprehensive cosmetic care.

Call and schedule an appointment today! Every patient has different anatomy and treatment goals. Ask Dr. Wong if Coolsculpting is right for you. She always strives to create a natural, attractive look and will provide you with a highly individualized treatment plan.