December 12, 2011 17:18 ET

Sami Bittar, MD, Adds CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ™ to Patient Services; Trim Fat in Time for the Holidays With Revolutionary, Noninvasive Technique

Sami Bittar, MD, Has Added a New, Noninvasive Fat-Trimming Procedure -- Known as CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ™ -- to the Aesthetic Services He Offers Patients

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2011) - Seen on The Dr. Oz show, the CoolSculpting procedure is completely noninvasive, using no needles and no incisions, to selectively reduce fat bulges. The procedure uses a non-invasive applicator, applied to the skin surface, to deliver a controlled cooling to target areas. After exposure to the cooling, fat cells begin to be gradually eliminated, using the body's normal metabolic processes. Most patients can read, listen to music or relax during the procedure and return to their normal activities on the same day as the procedure.

Benefits of the CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ™ include:

  • A reduction in fat bulges in about two to four months, with the most dramatic results occurring after two months.
  • A 20 percent reduction in the fat layer.

The CoolSculpting procedure is based on a science called Cryolipolysis™, a groundbreaking discovery by Drs. Dieter Manstein and R. Rox Anderson of Harvard Medical School and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston that subcutaneous fat cells are more vulnerable to the effects of cold than the surrounding tissue and that fat cells will be reduced after exposure to cold through a process called "induced apoptosis."

Dr. Bittar works collaboratively with his patients to help create a more aesthetically pleasing physique. His practice currently offers liposuction, abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, and reduction and reconstruction as well as face-lifts and nose surgery.

More information about CoolSculpting™ by ZELTIQ™ is available at or call (708) 354-4667 for more information about Dr. Bittar and the services he provides.

Sami M. Bittar, MD, FACS is a board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with extensive experience in the field of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Visit or call (708) 354-4667 for more information.

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