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7 Common Questions about CoolSculpting Answered

CoolSculpting is rapidly growing in popularity, and with good reason. The treatment is highly effective in reducing fat without requiring surgery. Here are answers to some of your most common CoolSculpting questions.

1. Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting is a highly effective method of contouring the body by removing fat cells for a more toned appearance.

How CoolSculpting Works

CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells, which permanently destroys and eliminates them. The technology was developed by Harvard University Medical School scientists, and is called “cryolipolysis.” The CoolSculpting device safely and precisely cools and destroys fat cells. These destroyed fat cells are then naturally and safely removed by the body.

Is CoolSculpting Painful?

CoolSculpting is not painful; however, most do feel some mild discomfort from the numbness within the first 5-10 minutes of the procedure. Patients usually read, watch Netflix, browse social media, or even fall asleep during the procedure.

2. Is CoolSculpting Permanent?

CoolSculpting results are permanent in the sense that fat cells are permanently removed from the body and cannot regenerate. Unlike diet and exercise, which shrinks fat cells, CoolSculpting removes fat cells altogether.

However, it’s important to remember that you can still gain and store weight in other areas. So, it’s important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to keep your results.

3. Do I Need Multiple CoolSculpting Sessions?

For most, ideal CoolSculpting results require multiple cycles of CoolSculpting. The number of cycles needed varies on the size of the area being treated. One session of each cycle can yield great results; however, it might be recommended that you have two sessions to achieve those “wow” results. This ultimately depends on the areas being treated and your personal goals. Your customized CoolSculpting plan will determine the number of treatment cycles that are best for you.

When Will I See CoolSculpting Results?

Typically, patients begin to see noticeable CoolSculpting results about three weeks after their first treatment. These results will continue to improve for about two to three months.

4. How Can I Enhance CoolSculpting Results?

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition and exercise, is the most important way to enhance your CoolSculpting results.

Pairing CoolSculpting with Emsculpt is also a great way to enhance results and achieve a “non-surgical tummy tuck.” Emsculpt is a non-surgical procedure that stimulates muscle growth using high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology. It complements CoolSculpting well by creating a toned, lean, and muscular physique.

5. Can I Lose Weight from CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss procedure but designed for contouring the body by eliminating stubborn fat. Patients do lose inches through CoolSculpting.

How many inches can you lose with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting generally reduces fat cells by about 20-30%. So, if you have an inch of pinchable fat in the treatment area, you could expect this to be reduced to ¾ inch. The number of inches you can expect to lose varies. Some patients have reported losing up to 20 inches with CoolSculpting, but these results are not necessarily typical.

Does CoolSculpting leave loose skin?

CoolSculpting should not result in loose skin for patients who are good candidates for the treatment. If you have poor skin elasticity, pairing CoolSculpting with Venus Legacy is another great non-invasive treatment for breaking down fat cells and tightening the skin. Treatments are quick, painless and often compared to a hot stone massage.

6. Is CoolSculpting Right for Me?

CoolSculpting is a great treatment option for those who are healthy overall and within 15-20 pounds of their ideal weight. It is a good option for patients who wish to contour the body and reduce stubborn fat. CoolSculpting is a suitable treatment for most patients who want to remove fat cells from the abdomen, hips, flanks, arms, thighs, back, or below the chin.

7. How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

The cost of CoolSculpting varies depending on the provider you are receiving the treatment from, the state or city where you are having CoolSculpting, the area you are treating, the number of cycles and sessions, among other factors.

CoolSculpting cost at Glamour Plastic Surgery

Our patients can expect a total special price of around $4,500 for 8 CoolSculpting cycles to treat the abdomen and flanks. The more cycles you purchase, the greater the deal. Be sure to ask us about our current specials and memberships for even more savings.

Cost of CoolSculpting in Houston, Texas

The cost of CoolSculpting in Houston is lower than many other regions or cities in the U.S. In Houston, Texas, CoolSculpting ranges from $600-900 per cycle.

Does insurance pay for CoolSculpting?

Because CoolSculpting is a cosmetic treatment, health insurance does not cover CoolSculpting. However, we do offer financing through Alphaeon and CareCredit.

Schedule an Appointment

To learn more about CoolSculpting and find out if you’re suited to the treatment, schedule a consultation with one of our trained aestheticians at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa. Call our Houston office at (713) 766-4643 or request your appointment through our online form.

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