CoolSculpting® is the only procedure currently cleared by the FDA for non-surgical fat-reduction using controlled cooling to essentially freeze away unwanted pockets of excess fat. At Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, noted plastic surgeon Dr. Olga Bachilo, MD, provides CoolSculpting® treatments for her patients in the Houston area who want to tone and sculpt their bodies without surgery.
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The Science Behind CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting® was developed by two scientists at Harvard University Medical School who observed that after some children ate popsicles, dimples appeared in their cheeks. After careful observation, these doctors came to the conclusion that the popsicles were actually freezing fat cells in the cheeks and eliminating them.
The concept of targeting fat cells with controlled cooling, and without damage to surrounding tissue, inspired the Cryolipolysis™ technology behind the CoolSculpting® procedure.
CoolSculpting® has undergone more than 5,500 clinical trials, cited in over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and has become the most widely used non-invasive fat-reduction treatment in the world. Over 5 Million individuals worldwide have improved their appearance by means of CoolSculpting® procedures. You can relax knowing that CoolSculpting® is based on years of solid research, sound science, and successful clinical results.
How CoolSculpting® Works
The CoolSculpting® procedure uses a specialized cooling device to safely deliver precise, controlled cooling to targeted fat cells beneath the surface of the skin. These fat cells are destroyed by the freezing temperature and gradually eliminated naturally by the body’s system of natural excretion, leaving the treatment area slimmer, as well as more sculpted and toned.
The CoolSculpting® procedure is ideal for both women and men to help get rid of stubborn bulges and fatty pockets in problem areas once and for all. This gentle and painless non-invasive treatment smoothes away unflattering bumps such as love handles and bra bulges, and may even help to minimize a double chin, while also tightening and contouring the area.
Weight Loss Versus Fat Reduction
It should be noted that the CoolSculpting® procedure is not a weight-loss treatment and is not recommended for individuals who are more than 15-20 pounds over their ideal target weight. Nonetheless, while CoolSculpting® will not help you to lose weight, it will help you to get rid of unwanted fat in specific problem areas, helping you lose inches and achieve a more comfortable and loose fit in your clothing.
The process of CoolSculpting® fat-reduction differs significantly from the process of losing weight because, during the process of weight loss, fat cells in the body shrink in size, but basically the body retains the same fixed number of fat cells, which typically establish themselves sometime around puberty and the teen years. If you go off your normal weight maintenance program, it’s possible to gain weight again in the same areas, and for those very same fat cells to once again swell to a larger and plumper size, adding inches to your appearance, and increasing the number of pounds you see when you step on the scale.
The CoolSculpting® procedure differs from this process by actually reducing the number of fat cells in treated areas by approximately 20% to 25%. These dead fat cells are then processed by the body and eliminated naturally, so they cannot migrate to another part of the body. CoolSculpting® does not affect neighboring fat cells in untreated areas. After a CoolSculpting® procedure, if you go off your weight maintenance program, you may gain weight, but you will not see a return of the bulges or bumps that add excess inches in the treated areas, as the number of fat cells in those areas will have been permanently reduced.
The CoolSculpting® Procedure: What to Expect
Our specialist will work with you to design a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and cosmetic goals. In many cases, a single treatment session may be sufficient to achieve your aesthetic goals. With five different applicators to choose from, we can design a personalized plan to address multiple areas and treat all of your primary concerns.
Treatment is painless and simple, and you may feel free to read, check in with social media, or relax and doze off during the procedure. Most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately after the CoolSculpting® treatment. While you may begin to see noticeable results around three weeks after your first treatment, the most dramatic results will usually develop over the course two to three months after treatment.
CoolSculpting® results are long lasting because fat cells are eliminated permanently after treatment.
Nonetheless, you may still gain weight in untreated areas, so a healthy diet and exercise regimen will be essential to maintaining your results.
CoolSculpting recently became part of Allergan, the largest aesthetic pharmaceutical company and maker of Botox and Juvederm. As a result, CoolSculpting now participates in Allergan Brilliant Distinctions rewards, a patient loyalty program that allows you to earn points and savings on future treatments. Membership to Allergan Brilliant Distinctions program is free, so don’t forget to Join Today and start saving on all of your future cosmetic treatments and products.
Once you’re ready to invest in a younger-looking and more defined body contour without surgery or downtime, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa and inquire whether CoolSculpting® may be ideal for you. Our state-of-the-art treatment center provides services for residents of Houston, TX and surrounding areas.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive body contouring procedure designed to address stubborn and hard to treat areas of fat.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting works by delivering extreme cold temperature to specific body areas to destroy fat cells. Your body then eliminated these cells over several weeks.
What areas can CoolSculpting treat?
CoolSculpting applicators can be applied to almost any body area where excess fat exists. Most common areas for CoolSculpting treatment are abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs, upper and lower back, upper arms and double chin.
What are the benefits of CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting targets stubborn and hard to treat fat deposits and destroys those cells permanently. With a single treatment patients can expect about 20% improvement in contour. Additionally, CoolSculpting does target and helps to improve some skin laxity.
Who is ideal candidate for CoolSculpting?
Ideal candidate for CoolSculpting is someone who is at or close to their ideal body weight but has stubborn pockets of fat that they would like improved. CoolSculpting is not a means of weight loss, but is designed to help reshape your body.
How long does CoolSculpting treatment take?
CoolSculpting treatment takes 35-45 minutes per area treated.
Can multiple areas be treatment with CoolSculpting at the same time?
Up to two CoolSculpting devices can be used to treat two body areas at once. Otherwise, consecutive treatments on multiple areas may be done.
Where is CoolSculpting done?
CoolSculpting is performed in our Houston office at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in a comfortable and private room.
How is CoolSculpting procedure performed?
Your treatment areas will be marked and CoolSculpting applicator will be applied for treatment. You will be positioned into a comfortable chair and will need to sit in that position for 35-45 minutes during the treatment. We ensure that you are comfortable during the entire process. You may read or use personal electronic devices during your CoolSculpting treatment.
When do I see results with CoolSculpting?
You may see some results of your CoolSculpting treatment as early at 3 weeks after treatment. The final results are usually visible at one to three month after treatment.
Are CoolSculpting results permanent?
Yes, CoolSculpting results are permanent as long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise. Fat cells are permanently destroyed by CoolSculpting and removed by your body, but other fat cells that survive can still enlarge with weight gain.
Does CoolSculpting help improve skin laxity?
Yes, CoolSculpting does improve some skin laxity and is now FDA cleared to treat skin laxity.
How many treatments with CoolSculpting do I need?
With one CoolSculpting treatment you can expect about a 20% reduction in fat cells in the area treated. For best results most patients elect to have two to three treatments per area.
When should I have my second CoolSculpting treatments?
CoolSculpting treatment may be repeated on the same body area as early as one month after first treatment.
Can CoolSculpting be combined with other procedures?
Yes, CoolSculpting may be combined with other nonsurgical body contorting procedures for best results. At Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa we recommend to follow CoolSculpting procedure with Radiofrequency and Magnetic Pulsing Venus Legacy body treatment to even further remove fat and tighten the skin.
Is CoolSculpting painful?
No, CoolSculpting is not painful. You may feel extreme cold at the beginning of the session, but that feeling quickly dissipates. The entire treatment area goes numb in about 5 to 10 minutes. You may feel some tingling and numbness to the treatment area at the end of the procedure.
Will I need pain medications after CoolSculpting?
Most patients do not need any pain medication after their CoolSculpting treatment. If you experience any discomfort, you may use over the counter medications such as Tylenol. Ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory medications are usually not recommended as inflammation is required for your body to clear the fat cells and best results. Few individuals may experience some delayed pain a week or two after treatment as inflammation settles down. Your physician may prescribe Neurontin for this nerve pain related to CoolSculpting.
Do I need anesthesia for CoolSculpting?
No, there is no need for any anesthesia during CoolSculpting treatment.
When can I go to work after CoolSculpting?
Most patients are able to return to work the next day or even the same day of their CoolSculpting treatment.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
Yes. CoolSculpting procedure is safe. More than 5 million procedures have been performed to date worldwide.
What are the risks of CoolSculpting?
Some of the most common side effects of CoolSculpting are pain, tingling sensation, redness, swelling and bruising, all of which are temporary. For a very small number of individuals paradoxical adipose hyperplasia has been described, which is a swelling instead of reduction in fat cells.
How long is CoolSculpting recovery?
CoolSculpting recovery is quick with little to no down time. Most are able to return to work same day or next day after treatment.
What to expect during CoolSculpting recovery?
CoolSculpting recovery is fairly easy. Most patients experience little to no discomfort. Your doctor may prescribe you Neurontin for some nerve pain that may be associated with CoolSculpting treatment.
What is the price of CoolSculpting in Houston?
Cost of CoolSculpting in Houston varies and depends on the size of area treated. Large CoolSculpting area treatment price is $1,200-$1,500. Small area price ranges between $750 and $900.
Can I finance CoolSculpting procedure in Houston?
We offer CoolSculpting financing in Houston through CareCredit. You can enjoy your CoolSculpting results while making low monthly payments.
Where can I find best deals for CoolSculpting in Houston?
You can learn about CoolSculpting specials in Houston on our Specials page or by signing up for our e-mail list.
CoolSculpting®, the world’s most popular non-invasive fat-reduction treatment is now available to help you trim down your double chin without surgery! Dr. Olga Bachilo at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, is committed to providing an array of surgical and non-surgical procedures such as CoolSculpting® for her patients in Houston and nearby areas in Texas.
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Causes of a Double Chin
A double chin is considered unattractive because it can make you look older or heavier than you actually are. While some people are born with a double chin, in many individuals, a double chin develops when excess fat accumulates around the lower face and causes an extra fat layer to settle beneath the chin. This may occur as a consequence of weight gain, hormonal changes, or aging, as skin laxity may weaken and cause facial fat to droop and form jowls or submental fat, commonly known as a double chin.
CoolSculpting® To Treat Submental Fat
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved treatment that uses the unique Cryolipolysis™ fat-freezing technology to destroy excess fat cells in problem areas such as the submental area safely and effectively. The procedure requires no anesthesia or incisions, and is deemed safe and effective for most adults.
Using a targeted cooling system, the treatment area is cooled to a precise temperature that effectively destroys fat cells without damaging surrounding tissue. Over the course of several weeks following your procedure, these dead fat cells are eliminated by the lymphatic system of your body, leaving a leaner and more sculpted profile and contour.
CoolSculpting® is ideal for treating smaller problem areas such as the submental area where fatty accumulations don’t respond to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting® may effectively eliminate 20 to 30% of fat cells in the treatment area with each treatment.
This quick and painless procedure can help you tighten the lower facial area, minimizing the double chin as well as reducing the formation of jowls along the jaw line, without surgery or downtime. If you want to learn more about CoolSculpting® in the Houston area or want to discuss whether CoolSculpting® may be right for you, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa today.
How It Works
The CoolSculpting device uses a combination of deep cooling and gentle
vacuum pressure to break up the fat below the skin’s surface and freeze away layers or pockets of unwanted fat cells. The CoolSculpting® treatment takes about an hour and is painless and simple. You may read, check your email, or relax and doze off during the procedure. Most patients resume normal physical activities, including exercise, immediately after the CoolSculpting® treatment.
Results develop gradually over several weeks following the procedure, as your body naturally and gradually eliminates the dead fat cells. Some patients may require multiple treatments spaced over several months to achieve full treatment goals. Dr. Bachilo or a member of her team of skin care experts will help you tailor a personalized treatment plan to meet your goals.
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If you’re tired of seeing that double chin in the mirror every day, don’t wait any longer to get rid of it with a quick and easy CoolSculpting® treatment at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, led by noted plastic surgeon Olga Bachilo, MD, and serving residents of Houston and neighboring areas in Texas.
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