Plastic Surgery of Houston now offers a popular technology called CoolSculpting that reduces fat without surgery. Cryolipolysis (also known as cold lipolysis) uses controlled cooling to get rid of fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting treatments are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to freeze and destroy the targeted fat until the body sheds the dead fat cells through natural elimination. CoolSculpting is very effective on many areas of the body and has no recovery time. In just a few sessions of CoolSculpting with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Shenaq, you can get great results for a slimmer, leaner body.
"Dr. Shenaq has been amazing with my reconstruction. I am so grateful for all he has done to help me. His staff is amazing as well. I can’t thank them enough, my life is forever changed."- L.P. / Google / Jan 17, 2022
"I am grateful to have Dr. Shenag on my care team. Before going into a bilateral mastectomy surgery, I thought I would need an additional surgery for the reconstruction, but Dr. Shenag was miraculously able to do immediate reconstruction to save me from having another surgery. Not only he saved me from going through another painful surgery, he again miraculously reconnected the damaged nerves for me to be able to feel sensation again, Unfortunately, pain is the first sensation I feel but I know it is only temporary since it takes time for nerves to heal. I can’t thank Dr. Shenag and his staffs ( Jessica & Desiree) enough for taking care of me…🙏🙏🙏"- N. / Google / Jan 22, 2022
"Given a breast cancer diagnosis is a gut punch. Having the right team surrounding you is vital in your process to the road to recovery to the "new you". If you are looking for your team, make sure you choose Dr. Jay Shenaq with Plastic Surgery of Houston. I was never placed in the hands of a Physician’s Assistant at any follow up visit. Dr. Shenaq carefully monitored my recovery personally for my reconstruction from start to finish due to a bilateral mastectomy. He is voted numerous times as a Patient’s Favorite Surgeon in Houston and there’s a reason, he’s mine for sure!"- M.J. / Yelp / Dec 30, 2021
"Hands down the best doctor, physician, surgeon and medical professional that I have ever had an experience with. Dr. Shenaq seamlessly balances bedside manner, a relentless pursuit for accomplishing the desired results all while setting realistic patient expectations and making you feel as though you are the only patient he is seeing. His attention to detail is beyond measure. The quality of his work is an art-form and he will take all the time in the world he needs and that you need from the moment you meet for a consultation to not giving up until he is satisfied in the operating room, and then any follow up consultations and appointments afterwards. He sees it through to the end and keeps the relationship going and is accessible. The most approachable Doctor I have ever met and although he does this work everyday...each patient, each approach is unique and tailormade. I was hopeless I could ever be confident again and Dr. Shenaq gave that back. I am forever grateful. Thank you!"- F.D. / Healthgrades / Jan 04, 2021
"Super thorough and efficient. Total attention to detail. Extremely kind and friendly. I cant thank you enough for giving me exquisite care. Dr Shenaq and his staff Marsy and Brenda I will always be grateful for. God bless all of you.🤗🤗🤗💖💖💖"- M.I. / Google / Jul 18, 2020
CoolSculpting nonsurgical liposuction is not a solution for obesity or a quick fix for weight loss. The best patients show:
- Good skin tone and elasticity
- Near their healthy, ideal body weight
- Fat that is resistant to diet and exercise
What to Expect
With just one application of CoolSculpting, most patients will see up to a 20% reduction in fat about 3 weeks after their treatment when the frozen fat cells have passed through the body. You should see smoother skin and decreased fat. You will have to remain on a healthy eating and exercise regime to maintain your results, but the body will finally release those stubborn cells. This painless and noninvasive treatment will provide a sculpted, slimmer figure.
Many patients nap, watch television or read during their CoolSculpting procedure. The feeling is similar to a mild tugging sensation, but most patients experience no pain. The patient may experience some cold pressure in the treated area as it is placed between the two cooling panels. There may be some redness or minimal bruising, but it is temporary. Most treatments take about an hour, but this varies based on the size of the area being treated.
Just how much does CoolSculpting cost?
The price of CoolSculpting is dependent on the number of treatments required and the amount of fat being removed. During your consultation, we'll discuss your desired outcome to determine the most appropriate course of treatment to achieve optimal results. We'll also talk with you regarding any expected out-of-pocket expenses.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting works by using a monitored temperature to target fat cells in predetermined body parts for treatment. Basically, it freezes the fat cells until they die. The cells are then broken down by the body and released through natural functions.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical, external treatment where the apparatus is applied only to your skin’s surface. With this treatment, there is no need for a healing period. You might notice some minor redness and swelling immediately following the session, but that usually subsides within around a week.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of treatments that will be needed to reach your wanted outcome will be decided during your initial consultation. For some patients, just one treatment is enough, while others may require more treatment sessions based on the quantity of fat being addressed. The number of sessions is dependent on your aesthetic objectives and if there are larger layers of fat in target areas.
Do the fat cells grow back?
While the affected fat cells cannot regrow, new fat cells can form. In addition, weight gain will greatly influence your results. So in order to maintain optimal results, it's recommended that you stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
Freeze Off Fat
CoolSculpting offers amazing results with nonsurgical body contouring to help you accomplish your body goals with confidence. If you have annoying bulges of fat (love handles, back rolls, bra bulges, belly pooch) and want to learn more about using CoolSculpting to eradicate these difficult areas, please schedule your initial consultation at our office.