What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a fat freezing treatment that eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This non-invasive treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure that uses patented cooling technology to safely target your problem areas and remove unwanted diet- and exercise-resistant fat.
How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
CoolSculpting® technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The procedure reduces the temperature of fat cells in the treated area. The fat cells become crystallized (frozen), and then they die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
Good candidates for CoolSculpting® have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting® fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise.
The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
Common Areas Treated with CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting® can treat different areas of the body that have excess fat. The most common areas, however, include but are not limited to:
- Flank (love handles)
- Double Chin
During your consultation with Dr. Altmira, we will develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. After we select the area(s) to be treated, we will position the CoolSculpting® device on your body and apply controlled cooling.
During the first few minutes of the cooling, you will feel pressure and intense cold. Patients experience no pain during the CoolSculpting® procedure. The CoolSculpting® fat freezing treatment is completely non-surgical. Patients can typically return to work and normal activities immediately. Treatment is usually complete in about one hour. You may choose to read, check your email, or even take a nap.
How Long Is the Coolsculpting® Treatment?
We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting® session will vary depending on the number of areas we will treat during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.
CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle. In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the fat cells die, they will not come back.
Patients generally start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months. Your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
How Much Does Coolsculpting® Cost?
The price for CoolSculpting® procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will discuss this during your consultation with Dr. Altamira.
Will I Need to Follow a Diet or Exercise Program?
No supplements or pills are necessary and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting® treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
Coolsculpting Side Effects
Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting® procedure is right for you.
Schedule a Consultation
If getting rid of stubborn fat is an ongoing battle for you, Call us today (713) 271-9000 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Altamira. We serve Houston, Sugar Land, Cypress and surrounding areas in Texas.