For those wishing to drop those final stubborn pounds, Downey Plastic Surgery now offers Coolsculpting, a new form of a non-invasive procedure that can be performed as part of an office visit. For those new to this exciting breakthrough, we examine some pertinent questions.
What Is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting, also known as cryolipolysis, is a revolutionary way to eliminate fat by freezing it. The procedure induces lipolysis, or the breakdown of fat cells, which are then absorbed by the body and expelled through the lymphatic system.
How Is the Coolsculpting Procedure Performed?
The Coolsculpting procedure is performed by Dr. Cara Downey in Houston. First, a pad filled with cool gel will be placed on the area to be treated. Then the applicator cup will be expertly positioned in order to create a vacuum that will allow the fat tissue to be gently pulled between the cooled panels. Following treatment, the pad and applicator will be removed, and a technician will use pinpointed massage techniques to manually assist the breakdown of fat. Each session lasts about one hour.
I’ve been wanting to do botox and get my skin looking great for some time now. I was a little nervous, Dr. Downey had a great staff, and she was super patient and fed me enough information to calm m…
– Stephanie O.
I had such a great experience with Dr. Downey. I was referred by a friend. This was my third attempt at getting surgery on some trouble spots after significant weight loss. I didn’t go in with h…
– Paul V.
It was very easy for me to make a consultation appointment. There was no pressure to sign up for surgery that day. Dr. Downey was very professional and friendly. She answered all my questions an…
– Brittany G.
I had breast augmentation on 12/2/14 and Dr. Downey and staff made the whole experience amazing. Since the surgery I have minimal scarring and I look and feel great! This was one of the best decis…
– Ashly T.
Dr. Cara Downey, thank you so much for the care you gave to me and the exceptional work you have done to my body! You are amazing. Because of you, dreams come true! You are the best! Thank you for ble…
– Andrea C.
I didn’t think I would ever feel this great again. Now I can wear strapless dresses. My shirts no longer have the peep holes near the buttons. I’m just so pleased with the work Dr. Downey has done. Bu…
Recovering from a Coolsculpting procedure is easy and most return to their normal activities following treatment. There may be some redness immediately following the procedure, but this typically dissipates within an hour. Patients may have some swelling, which may last for several days to a week. Some tenderness is also to be expected, but this symptom typically subsides within two weeks of the procedure. Some patients also experience temporary numbness or a “pins and needles” sensation in the treated area. However, these symptoms also disappear within about two weeks of the Coolsculpting procedure.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
Each patient is different, but most are able to eliminate about 20% to 25% of the fat in the area treated during each one hour session. For many, we recommend 2 treatments to get full correction.
Request Your Consultation
To learn more about CoolSculpting, you can schedule an appointment online or you can call +1 713-496-2427