CoolSculpting is one of our most popular non-invasive fat reduction procedures. It's an easy, highly effective way to target pockets of fat throughout the face and body - without surgery, downtime or discomfort.
Weight fluctuations. Pregnancy. Aging. These are the life experiences that create the "problem areas" that can dramatically affect the way your body looks and feels.
If you have stubborn pockets of fat that are not responsive to diet and exercise - and you're not quite ready for surgery - this procedure may be the answer you've been looking for.
The CoolSculpting procedure works by freezing unwanted fat cells with controlled cooling. The technology was developed by Harvard researchers who noted that children who regularly ate popsicles had thin cheeks due to the cold killing off fat cells in the area.
Once CoolSculpting freezes unwanted fat cells, they will eventually break down and die off. At that point, your body will flush them out via your kidneys. This natural process takes a few months to complete, at which point your CoolSculpting results will be considered final.
At Dr. Lyos's state-of-the-art facilities, we routinely perform our CoolSculpting treatment to help our patients reduce unwanted fat on the following areas of the body:
Our Houston CoolSculpting treatment is a safe, effective and exciting approach to non-invasive fat reduction. However, it's not right for everyone.
For example, if you have a large amount of weight to lose, CoolSculpting generally will not be recommended as an option. The best CoolSculpting candidates are usually within 30 pounds of their ideal body weight.
When you first arrive for your CoolSculpting treatment, you will meet with one of our team members to review your body shaping goals. Because everyone's body is unique, your treatment plan will be completely tailored to your needs.
During the actual procedure, you will lie down on the treatment table and a gel pad and applicator will be gently placed on the target area. The applicator will then deliver controlled cooling to the unwanted fat.
The entire experience will be very comfortable. In fact, many of our clients read, send emails, and sleep throughout the process. You may experience some mild pulling, pinching and tingling initially, but these sensations will subside as your treatment progresses and the area becomes numb to the cold.
One of the most beneficial aspects of CoolSculpting in The Woodlands is that there is no downtime associated with the procedure. As such, you will be free to resume your normal daily routine right away.
After the procedure, some of our Houston clients experience swelling, bruising, and lingering sensations. However, these effects are temporary and should subside within a week or two at most.
CoolSculpting works by freezing your unwanted fat cells so that your body can clear them away through its own natural process. As such, the results take time to emerge. As a general rule, you can expect to see your most dramatic improvements between one and three months post-treatment.
A CoolSculpting treatment typically requires about one hour or less. The length of the treatment will depend upon the number of areas you want trimmed and slimmed. The treatment is easy to experience – you will simply lie back comfortably while our CoolSculpting expert freezes away excess fat. You can read, rest, or work during treatment.
The fat cells that are targeted and damaged during CoolSculpting will be gone forever. They will be shed by your body over the weeks and months ahead, so you will need some patience. As the weeks pass, you will see your body taking on a more sculpted shape. Several CoolSculpting treatments may be needed to achieve a trimmer, more sculpted appearance, and every patient is different in how the body stores fat. However, if you gain weight in the future, less fat will be stored in the area treated.
Yes, there is no downtime associated with CoolSculpting. You can resume your normal activities after treatment. There may be some side-effects such as swelling, bruising, blanching and redness after the treatment, as well as some skin sensitivity, aching or cramping. Any minor side effects should subside within the first few days or weeks and are generally mild. The treatment is completely non-surgical and does not require anesthesia.
If you gain weight after CoolSculpting, less fat will develop in the area treated – as there are fewer fat cells left to swell. While the fat cells that were destroyed by CoolSculpting do not return, not all cells that are in the treated area are affected. Any weight gain will be more evenly distributed on the body. Most of our patients are inspired to maintain the newly sculpted figure and enhance results with a healthy diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is one of the most exciting developments in aesthetics, as it is far easier on the body than many other procedures. Our CoolSculpting experts can discuss your vision for your body, and answer all your questions about what to expect, including what will happen if you should gain weight.
CoolSculpting is not painful, but patients will experience some minor discomfort in the initial application of the CoolSculpting device – a sensation of intense cold. You will experience pulling or tugging as the tissue is pulled into the treatment device. Any minor discomfort subsides quickly as the area becomes numb. After your CoolSculpting treatment is completed, you may experience some mild pain or discomfort as the areas treated regain sensation and this may feel like burning, itching, stinging or aching, all of which are usually minor. In fact, CoolSculpting is the most comfortable and least invasive of all cosmetic fat reduction methods.
Preparing for your treatment starts with a private consultation with us at Lyos Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates in Houston. You should be in good health and close to an ideal weight, but no special preparations are needed. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment, although you will shed some pounds in the weeks ahead. The goal of treatment is to create a more sculpted appearance by removing lingering pockets of fat on the tummy, love handles, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, or other body areas.
Once the targeted fat cells have been destroyed and cleared from the body, they will not regenerate. However, you can still gain weight in other areas, so it's important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine moving forward.
If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best treatment of CoolSculpting Houston, TX has to offer.
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