Coolsculpting® in Houston, TX

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what is CoolSculpting?

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.

am i a candidate for coolsculpting?

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

How does coolsculpting work?

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.

What can I expect after a coolsculpting procedure?

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.

CoolSculpting FAQ

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.

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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. 

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