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Surgical Fat Removal vs. Targeted CoolSculpting

I’m sure there are many of you out there that, despite your busy lives, are still getting out to the gym regularly and doing your best to eat a healthy diet.

Unfortunately, sometimes no matter what we do, there are still certain areas on our body that just cannot seem to tone.

It can be frustrating after all the work and effort we put in that we don’t see the results we hope for. Whether it’s still that bit of fat on the stomach or arms, or possibly a little more chin than we would like, we wish there was some miracle treatment that could target those particular areas without surgery.

Surgical Fat Removal

Fat removal through surgery has its pros and cons. Liposuction can quickly remove up to 11 pounds of fat in one session. For extreme cases, to quickly reach the desired look, surgical fat removal is the way to go.

There may be cases where fat may need to be extracted from one area of the body and injected into another like the Brazilian Butt Lift. For this case, surgery is required.

There are downtime and pain associated with surgical fat removal. The procedures themselves are generally invasive or minimally invasive depending on the desired results.

Compression garments are required for up to two months after surgery to prevent swelling in the treated area. Normal activity can commence after two or more weeks post-surgery.

Patients will also be required to take antibiotics for some time after surgery to prevent infection and possibly pain medication to maintain comfort during healing.

With downtime and discomfort being relative to the desired result, you can see why Liposuction and other surgical fat removal procedures may not be for everyone.

Non-Surgical Fat Removal…What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting | The non-surgical fat loss option

Cryolipolysis also referred to as CoolSculpting, is a treatment that freezes those stubborn pockets of fat. Your body is then able to metabolize and eliminate them permanently from your body.

CoolSculpting is an excellent option for those of us who are wanting to see the results without having to resort to the possible complications and recovery time of having surgical fat removal.

CoolSculpting has also been FDA-cleared to treat many parts of the body, such as under the chin and jawline, thighs, abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs, and the banana roll, the area under the buttocks.

The fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than the surrounding tissue, which prevents your skin or nerves from being damaged in any way.

CoolSculpting in New Jersey

The treatment is entirely non-surgical and non-invasive with each session lasting no more than an hour. Most people use this time to read, get a little work done on their laptop, or even catch a nap.

Few will momentarily feel some pressure and intense cold during the treatment, and others may temporarily feel mild discomfort or numbness in the treated area afterward.

Usually, full results are seen two months after the treatment with some seeing a difference as quickly as three weeks after. And, your body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to six months later.

The Targeted Transformation

The number of Coolsculpting treatments you may need depends on your desired results, but with each treatment being less than an hour and without requiring any recovery time, it’s easy to fit into a busy schedule.

During a consultation, our CoolSculpting professional helps patients assess areas of concern and their long-term body shaping goals. Those areas will be mapped out, and a treatment plan will be formed.

Considering CoolSculpting of the abdomen, there are various pockets of fat that surround the area. In most cases, you can see a diamond-shaped pattern when mapping this part of the body.

woman streaky belly

This plan would normally consist of four CoolSculpting cycles. Two or more sessions may be required to reach the desired look depending on the amount of subdermal fat in the area.

Once the area is cleared of the unwanted fat, and with continued diet and exercise, the targeted transformation can take place.


While surgery works in some cases, there is a non-invasive alternative to body contouring. If you are currently exercising, consuming proper nutrition, and looking to remove some unwanted fat in select areas of the body, CoolSculpting is “little black dress”-approved!

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CoolSculpting – Treatment to Transformation

We all have busy lives. Within that busy schedule, we make time for proper nutrition and exercise. We do our best and that’s what counts, but even our best is sometimes no match for stubborn pockets of fat that don’t go away, no matter what we do!

What if we could take less than an hour to target these areas of concern and let our bodies get rid of the fat – with literally no physical effort…

Through the non-invasive, non-surgical treatment of CoolSculpting, thousands of people have permanently removed unwanted fat from those areas of concern on their bodies.

CoolSculpting is a procedure that freezes fat cells for a period of 30-40 minutes, turning them from white fat cells into easy to burn brown fat cells. Brown fat cells are our bodies response to cold temperatures, and lucky for us are much easier to burn that white fat. These cells, regardless of being triggered by an icy treatment, melt away permanently from your body.

CoolSculpting in Paramus, NJ

For some, one treatment on let’s say the underarms is effective enough to see desired results, however, there are many who require a more extensive treatment plan consisting of more than one cycle in a targeted area over time.

Treat to Transform with CoolSculpting

Treatment to Transformation is our process of using more than one CoolSculpting treatment over a period of time (usually a couple of weeks) to shape the body and burn fat cells when there is a greater treatment area to work with.

You can have a complete body transformation, from arms to thighs, with the Treatment to Transformation program. Within a full treatment plan, we will discuss your areas of concern, map out a series of treatments and follow through shaping your body along the way.

We use Targeted Transformation to focus on one area at a time. These FDA-cleared areas of the body are isolated with four or more CoolSculpting cycles planned over a period of time. For example, Targeted Transformation on the abdomen could consist of four cycles along the upper and lower abdomen, two or more times (a total of 8 to 12 cycles).

Targeting a large area in that way assures that we are freezing away the fat, shaping that area of concern and really focusing on significant results.

And remember – results are permanent, however, you need to continue to eat healthier and stay active in order to prevent your body from building new fat cells. You’ve got this!

If you’re worried if the freezing technique used in CoolSculpting will damage your skin and tissues, especially when having more than one treatment scheduled, you can rest at ease. The lowest temperature a CoolSculpting machine will go in order to burn fat cells in the best range is just above the freezing mark. This specific temperature targets the fat without damaging the skin.

Stop covering up your areas of concern and start enjoying the way you look. This summer is the best time to come in for a consultation to discuss the best treatment for your body type.

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Trust the Mommy Makeover Specialists with Your Tummy Tuck or Breast Lift

Are you tired of looking at your post-pregnancy body? Do you long for a slim waist and firm breasts that don’t sag on your chest?

If you’re ready to get rid of the sagging skin, the full belly, and the deflated, floppy breasts that have resulted from pregnancy and aging, then let the board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in Mommy Makeovers sculpt a fabulous new you.

How Can the Mommy Makeover Specialist Help Me?

A Mommy Makeover is more than just a procedure — it’s a dramatic, complete reshaping of your post-childbirth body. It typically involves a breast lift, often with augmentation, and a tummy tuck.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, age, and weight fluctuations can all take a toll on your once-perky breasts.

That’s no problem for the Mommy Makeover specialists.

A breast lift can correct that by getting rid of excess skin and tightening remaining skin to refashion your breasts back to a more youthful silhouette.

Women choosing breast lift procedures have increased 70% since 2000, a testament to the procedures’ satisfying results.

In addition, studies show breast enhancement surgery contributed to the well-being, self-confidence, and overall satisfaction of women who elected the procedure. If your breasts have lost volume as well, you may want to consider adding breast augmentation to your lift to create the most beautiful breasts possible.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A typical result of childbearing is the protruding “poochy” stomach that refuses to budge — regardless of diet or number of days spent in the gym. That’s because in many cases, the abdominal muscles have separated or are weakened and no amount of clean eating or exercise can set it right.

If you’re in Paramus, our New Jersey body contouring expert can restore or trim your abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and shoring up damaged muscles. Sometimes, even stretch marks can be removed or diminished through this procedure. Your abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction on other problem areas you may want to address.

Best of all, the results are permanent, so the new, re-sculpted you is here to stay!

Our New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Will Help You Look Like a Million Bucks

You don’t have to spend a lot of money flying to some exotic location to experience first-rate results.

We have a breast lift and tummy tuck specialist in NJ that is standing by to make your Mommy Makeover a dazzling success. Start with a consultation to determine which procedures will benefit you the most, then get ready to get back your self-confidence. The talented, caring doctor at Premier Body Shaping in Paramus can help you get the body you want — and deserve.

Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to offer cutting-edge plastic surgery at a location convenient to you.
Call 201-261-1772
today and get ready to debut the new you!

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A Bergen County Plastic Surgery Center Explains the CoolSculpting® Procedure

Most people, no matter how much they diet and exercise to contour their bodies and achieve the look they want, soon encounter accumulations of fat that just refuse to go away. Yes, there are surgical methods for eliminating those “love handles” or “double chins” that bother you so much every time you look in the mirror, but now there is a non-invasive, non-surgical method of body sculpting that can enable you to target these problem areas and eliminate them.

What exactly is CoolSculpting®?

The CoolSculpting procedure, developed by medical technology innovator ZELTIQ, has recently been named as the ‘Best Non-Invasive Fat Reducer’ for the third year in a row in the NewBeauty Annual Beauty Awards. It is an innovative way to contour your body and eliminate problem areas by freezing away unwanted accumulations of diet- and exercise-resistant fat.

CoolSculpting works because fat cells in the body freeze at a higher temperature than the other cells around them. This allows Bergen County plastic surgeons to safely deliver precisely-controlled low temperatures to gently and effectively target accumulations of fat cells under the skin. Treated fat cells become frozen (crystallized) during the process and then die. Over time, your body processes the dead cells and removes them, leaving the treated areas more sculpted.

What’s it like to receive CoolSculpting® treatments?

The first step is to meet with our experts at our Bergen County plastic surgery center, who will work with you to develop a CoolSculpting® treatment plan that is customized for your body, and that focuses on your problem areas – the accumulations of fat that you want to remove. Then, in the sessions themselves, you simply relax and read a book or listen to music while the treatment device is positioned properly and controlled cooling is applied. The procedure is so gentle that most people are able to return to work or their normal activities immediately and typically see results very quickly in the weeks after treatments have been completed.

If you have additional questions about the procedure, you may want to look over the list of Questions and Answers on our CoolSculpting web page. Or, if you already know that you’re ready to get rid of those “problem areas” forever, give us a call at 201-693-4847 to arrange for a consultation and get the process started.

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A Plastic Surgeon in Bergen County Explains What SmartLipo Is and How It Removes Unwanted Fat

Diet and exercise can do wonders to trim the body, but accumulations of fat can persist in “trouble spots” like the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, arms, and neck. If you have such problem areas, your plastic surgeon in Bergen County wants you to know about SmartLipo laser body contouring, a minimally-invasive, laser-assisted procedure that allows you to reshape your body the way you want.

What is SmartLipo?

SmartLipo is different from older forms of liposuction because it uses laser lipolysis to melt fat into liquid form, so it is much easier to remove it from the body. An additional benefit of using the laser is that it tightens your skin by causing collagen formation.

General anesthesia is not necessary, only local anesthesia, which is much safer, and is used to numb only the area through which the small laser tube is inserted. Once in place, the laser heats the targeted areas of fat and liquefies them, after which they are gently suctioned out. Recovery is faster and easier than with traditional liposuction, so there is less pain and bruising. Also, because SmartLipo actually tightens the skin through coagulation, you don’t have to worry about dimpling and sagging skin. Plus, in most cases you can return to your normal routine sooner.

What areas can be treated using SmartLipo?

Many patients at our Bergen County plastic surgery center have opted for SmartLipo treatment to remove accumulations of fat from their abdomens and buttocks. But SmartLipo can just as effectively be used to eliminate problem accumulations of fat from the legs, arms, face, and neck. Related SmartLipo procedures such as PrecisionTx can be used to treat problems of excessive sweating, and a specialized SmartLipo procedure called Cellulaze can be used to eliminate cellulite.

How do I find out more about SmartLipo procedures?

Simply pick up your telephone and give one of the best plastic surgeons in Bergen County at Chuback Medical Group a call at 201-693-4847 to set up a consultation. Dr. John Chuback and his dedicated associates will examine you and recommend the best possible treatments to help you achieve the body image you desire.

Filed under: Aesthetic Medicine, Plastic Surgery

How to have young-looking hands again

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One of the best ways to tell a woman’s age is to look at her hands. As we age, our hands lose their youthful plumpness and begin to look bony and fragile. Veins, tendons and joints often protrude, and skin texture becomes thin and translucent. Age spots are common.

Combating the aging process takes more than just a hand cream with sunscreen. The latest anti-aging medical advancements in hand rejuvenation can make a dramatic improvement.

For serious bulging veins in the hands, patients might choose microphlebectomy, a minimally invasive procedure where unsightly veins are removed through tiny incisions. The procedure usually takes less than an hour and the recovery time is rapid. Patients experience little to no scarring with excellent clinical and cosmetic results.

To restore volume to older hands, a cosmetic filler, such as Radiesse, can be injected to give the hands plumpness. Another benefit is the filler can conceal protruding tendons.

“Radiesse immediately plumps up and replenishes volume to the back of the hands to provide a supple and youthful appearance,” says Dr. John Chuback, medical director of Chuback Medical Group in Paramus. “Placed beneath the skin, Radiesse raises the skin level so that tendons and joints lose their prominence.”

The key to Radiesse’s success, Chuback says, is that it provides a scaffold for collagen building. The body’s own collagen interweaves into this structure, which makes the skin feel soft, natural and smooth – and look younger.

Applying Radiesse for hand rejuvenation is a simple and easy in-office procedure that usually takes 30 minutes. Patients can resume their normal daily activities without any downtime. Results are seen immediately and can last up to a year. Repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal corrections.

Lastly, patients can even out their skin tone by removing brown spots that have accumulated over many years. Dr. Jaime Bastidas, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Chuback Medical Group, uses the PicoSure Laser to target hyperpigmented areas due to sun damage.

Unlike expensive skin care serums and moisturizers, PicoSure’s laser light reaches deep below the surface of the skin causing the brown spots to fade away. Depending on your skin type, multiple sessions may be recommended to achieve the best results. PicoSure laser skin treatments are not considered painful, but a cooling cream is available to help alleviate discomfort during the procedure. After treatment, some redness and minor swelling is common, but will resolve rapidly. Most people can resume their regular activities immediately following treatment.

Treatments with Microphlebectomy, Radiesse and PicoSure are considered an elective procedure and not covered by insurance. The staff at Chuback Medical Group will consult with prospective patients and discuss payment options for the procedure. For more information, call 201-693-4847 or visit

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Chuback Medical Group Welcomes New Surgeon To Their Bergen County, NJ Vein and Aesthetics Center

March 18th, 2014. Bergen County, NJ. Chuback Medical Group is adding a new physician to their medical staff. Dr. Jaime A. Bastidas, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has joined team at the Bergen County, NJ vein and aesthetics center, and is looking forward to working alongside Dr. John Chuback and the other staff.

Dr. Chuback, Medical Director of Chuback Medical Group and a well-known NJ vein specialist, is pleased to have Dr. Bastidas join his elite personnel. “We have a very high standard here at Chuback Medical Group, and that standard starts with our medical team. Dr. Bastidas is the ideal physician to join our group and provide our patients with the expert, leading-edge care they expect from our center,” said Dr. Chuback.

Dr. Bastidas has over 15 years experience performing cosmetic surgical procedures and is a leader in providing safe, office-based procedures to help patients look and feel their best. He specializes in using laser-assisted body sculpting to create slim, attractive, natural-looking figures, especially for patients who aren’t able to achieve the look they want with diet and exercise alone. “For some patients, genetics stand in the way of meaningful weight loss or the ability to achieve a toned, sculpted look,” said Dr. Bastidas. “I’m looking forward to using my skills as a physician and surgeon to help patients at Chuback Medical Group attain the figure they’ve always wanted.”

Patients can find out more about the latest advancements in body sculpting and aesthetics, as well as learn more about Dr. Bastidas, on the Chuback Medical Group website.

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About Chuback Medical Group

Chuback Medical Group is a leading care provider specializing in vein disorders, aesthetic services, and medical weight loss. Located in Bergen County, New Jersey, the clinic strives to provide patients with customized care for the face and body, using safe and effective noninvasive and minimally invasive therapies. The highly trained medical staff has extensive knowledge and expertise treating vein disorders such as varicose veins and spider veins, as well as in cosmetic medicine and healthy weight loss. Medical Director and chief vein specialist Dr. John Chuback, MD, is a leading expert in the treatment of varicose veins using minimally invasive laser technology, and a decorated provider of superior patient care for the full range of vein conditions.

Chuback Medical Group
Tel. 201-470-6998

Filed under: Aesthetic Medicine, Hair Restoration, Plastic Surgery, Vein Specialists

The Chuback Medical Group participated in a fun filled day at the Fit 4 Health

“The Chuback Medical Group participated in a fun-filled day at the Fit 4 Health event located in the Teaneck Armory on Sunday, October 13th.  We are committed to providing patients with the tools they need to live a healthier lifestyle and obtain a better quality of life.”

Maria Hughes, Danielle Miele, Kristin Cassese, Kristen Socha of Chuback Medical (Photos By RIchard Formicola)
Maria Hughes, Danielle Miele, Kristin Cassese, Kristen Socha of Chuback Medical (Photos By RIchard Formicola)

Exposure, the events division of North Jersey Media Group, held its first annual Fit4Health event at the Teaneck Armory yesterday. The all day event focused on taking care of yourself. Fit4Health provided attendees with the opportunity to sample a variety of fitness classes from top fitness facilities in the area, shop from vendors, samples, and purchase from healthy food providers, learn about nutrition, and hear from the experts representing the sponsors.

Fit4Health title sponsors were Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and Health East Medical Center. The Chief of Breast Surgery, V. Merle Mcintosh spoke from Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and Dr. Ahmed, Mutahar (M.D. Urology), Dr. Jason Baynes (M.D. Sports Medicine/Orthopedic Surgeon) and Dr. Christopher Kyriakides (D.O. Osteopathic Medicine) represented Health East Medical Center.

Participants and Featured Speakers included: Amanda Bananas, Burrito’Lam, Carve Your Body, Chuback Medical Group, Creative Marketing Ventures, Cruise One Vacations, Drown the Clown, EHP/Ultra Care, Equinox Paramus, Ethereal Health, Family Martial Arts Center, Fitness II, G D Skin Care, Girl Scout Troop 5762, Glenpointe Spa & Fitness, HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness powered by the Giants, HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley, Hojukai, Impetus-Fitness, It Works Global, Itsgr82bme, King’s Court Health & Sports Club, Krav Maga NJ, Lefkowitz Wellness Center, LimoCuisine, Lululemon Athletica, Madison Spine and Physical Therapy, Mary Kay Cosmetics, New Jersey Eye Center-Dello Russo Laser, New Jersey Army National Guard, Optimal Health & Wellness Center, The Outslider Truck, Pure and Simple Hearth Artisan Pizza, Renewal for Joy, Route 4 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, ShopRite Hackensack, Sports Authority, The Gym of Englewood & Montvale, T.J. Lopez, TNT (Total Nunziato Training), UFC Gym Paramus, Vida Wellness Studio, Walmart North Bergen Vision Center.

(201) Magazine,, The Record and were the media sponsors.