CoolSculpting® works by using a patented cooling technology. Fat is uniquely susceptible to extreme cold temperatures, so once it is exposed to extreme cold (no, you won’t freeze during the procedure!), the fat cells die and are eliminated through the body’s natural processes. The technique is perfectly safe, but you can enjoy extra peace of mind knowing that board certified Dr. Humble, supervises the procedure and his staff can recommend if this amazing technique is right for you.
The beauty of CoolSculpting® is that it is a non-invasive procedure that does not require the use of anesthesia. There are no incisions and no scars! Patients can resume daily activities including work and exercise following the procedure, which only lasts a few hours. You can even schedule it during your work day on your lunch break!
The results are real-and they can even be quite dramatic. Patients can expect an average of 20 percent reduction of fat in the treated areas as soon as three weeks following the procedure. The reduction in fat is most noticeable in two to four months. And the best part: results are totally natural looking.
Ideal candidates for this procedure are relatively fit patients with fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting® is great for spot reduction of fat, but it is not a substitution for liposuction, which is better suited for body contouring. It is also not a method for weight loss or a treatment for obesity.
Truly, we’ve been amazed at the results we’ve seen from CoolSculpting® procedures.
“It can be quite scary walking into a plastic surgeons office. So many worries run through your mind. Will they be welcoming? Do they really know what they are doing? Are they going to try and push things I don’t want? Are they just wanting my money without caring about my actual wants, needs, and recovery? Those with a ton of other things will worry you. You want someone who will sit you down and make you feel relaxed. That is if you are going in for a facial, a few injections of Botox, or even something more complex like a breast augmentation.
I stumbled across Sugar Land Face and Body while researching and looking for the perfect place to get CoolSculpting done. From the moment I walked in the door I felt safe and at home. The ladies at the front desk are so helpful and full of energy. I didn’t wait long at all in the waiting room before meeting with Dr. Humble. He was so brilliant and informative. Not once did he try to upset sell me. In fact told me I wouldn’t need all of what I was asking for. He introduced me to RN Marty thereafter. She blew me away with how much knowledge she is packed with!
I’ve now have had CoolSculpting all over my legs and can’t express how happy I am with the results! Almost brings me to tears. Never thought I’d really be able to get rid of this stubborn cellulite and feel completely comfortable in a bikini. I’ve also had the Platelet Rich Plasma Facial. By far the most comfortable facial with REAL results that I’ve ever had. I recommend it to EVERYONE!!
I am so thankful for Sugar Land Face and Body. I stand behind them 100% and highly recommend to anyone that wants to be treated like a princess and wants to walk away looking like a queen!!”
by Brooke A.
Am I a suitable candidate?
The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Request a one-on-one consultation with a CoolSculpting physician who will determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?
The price varies depending on the number of areas to be treated and the number of session required to achieve desired results. Call our office for your consultation where our trained staff with customize a plan that works best for you.
How long is each session?
The staff at Houston Dermatology and Plastic Surgery will create a treatment plan just for you. The treatment length varies depending on the number of areas to be treated. At Houston Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, we have two CoolSculpting machines that can be applied at the same time cutting treatment time by half! Many patients read, surf the net, catch up on emails, watch a movie or even take a nap during the procedure.
Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
What does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen and thigh. As the #1 body contouring procedure and with millions of CoolSculpting procedures performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
Are there any side effects?
During the procedure, you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes. The procedure is a non-surgical procedure that does not require any downtime. You can return to your normal activity right away. You may experience some redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area that will dissipate temporarily. The staff at Houston Dermatology and Plastic Surgery can provide you with prescription numbing cream to ease any pain if necessary.
When will I see results?
You may to start to see results as soon as 3 weeks. You may experience some swelling initially that will improve during the first 3-4 weeks. You will see most dramatic results after 2 months.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
That is the beauty of CoolSculpting! You do not need to take any supplements or change your diet as this is spot reduction of the treated area. However, you may find motivation to start a lifestyle modification by eating healthy and exercising regularly.
What happens if I gain weight down the road?
If this happens, you will gain weight throughout your body as you typically do. It is recommended to avoid gaining weight to maintain your results.
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