What CoolSculpting® Can Do for You

Even after putting in hours at the gym, sometimes there are areas that just don’t respond to diet and exercise. Now there’s a solution to address those stubborn pockets of fat that doesn’t involve going under the knife! Coolsculpting is a non-invasive body sculpting treatment that reduces fat in almost any area of the body. With CoolSculpting, you can finally see the body that you’ve been working towards when you look in the mirror. Feeling and looking better is so close with CoolSculpting fat reduction which is sure to be the treatment you’ve been looking for.

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Nicole Fernandez & Monica Gonzales

Nicole Fernandez has over 9 years of Medical Assistant experience, 5 of them working alongside Dr. Ortegon. She has attended CoolSculpting University twice and holds an Advanced Certification in CoolSculpting. Her favorite service to provide is CoolSculpting because it’s without a doubt that results are delivered and patient satisfaction is achieved.

Monica Gonzales is a Medical Assistant with 11 years of experience. With her CoolSculpting certification, she is enthusiastic about helping patients achieve their best body.

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Benefits of CoolSculpting

No Anesthesia Needed!
Treatment is 100% Non-Surgical

Appointments in as Little as 30 Minutes with No Downtime

Treat Multiple Areas at One Time with DualSculpting

What is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that uses a process known as cryolipolysis to freeze and eliminate fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. The fat freezing kills off the fat cells so that you don’t have to worry about regaining fat in that area. This technique uses a cooling handpiece that is applied to the chosen treatment area and precisely cools the underlying fat to a temperature that causes it to crystallize, which your body then naturally eliminates. This treatment is a completely safe and effective way to reduce fat and sculpt your body to your ideal contours.

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Current Offers

Get your arms ready for summer!
Two Treatments for $2,400 ($3,200)

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How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis to eliminate fat from the body. This process causes the fat to crystallize, and they can no longer function. They are then absorbed into the body as waste and narutally eliminated.

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Frequently Asked Questions

After a comprehensive consultation, during which a specific treatment plan and area is selected, CoolSculpting begins with an applicator of the appropriate size and shape. CoolSculpting technology includes additional attachments to specifically treat areas that may be small or hard to reach. The specialized applicator is applied to the pocket of fat and the patient will feel a suction-like sensation followed by intense cold. This suctioning technique allows cooling technology to best reach the fat layers without affecting the nearby tissues. As the temperature of the applicator drops, the treatment area will begin to numb.

CoolSculpting is a relaxing treatment in which most patients find it easy to catch up on their book or show while either comfortably seated or lying down. Our most popular treatments are between 35 and 45 minutes, meaning you can easily fit it into your busy schedule. San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery is proud to offer two CoolSculpting systems which can be used to efficiently treat more than one area during your CoolSculpting treatment session.

CoolSculpting does not require any anesthesia, needles, or downtime, so patients can return to work or school immediately after treatment. Patients can even continue their regular exercise routine, and CoolSculpting can be a great way to boost your great results from your workout plan. Most patients experience redness and numbness at the treatment area, but this subsides quickly and with little discomfort.

Every patient’s CoolSculpting treatment plan is unique, but most patients begin to see fat reduction at the treatment area within three weeks of their first treatment. However, these results continue to improve over the course of two to four months, especially with repeated treatments. This occurs because of the body’s natural systems that flush out fat cells at a steady rate. Living a healthy lifestyle that includes regular diet and exercise can further increase the great results you find with CoolSculpting.

Patients who are close to their ideal weight are best suited for this treatment. This is not to be used as a weight-loss solution, but rather a targeted solution and alternative to invasive procedures like liposuction. CoolSculpting can help men and women who are already living a healthy lifestyle to get rid of areas of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise alone.

Coolsculpting has a high success rate when it comes to removing your last bit of stubborn fat to improve your contour. Results will vary from patient to patient, and some may require more treatment sessions than others to achieve the results they want. To ensure you get the most out of your coolsculpting treatment, you should be in your healthy weight range before treatment and be committed to maintaining your weight after treatment.

The number of Coolsculpting treatments you need will depend on the severity of your stubborn fat, the size of the treatment area, and the number of treatment areas you have. Most patients will need 1-3 spaced out treatment sessions to get started. It is important to allow the body time to process and eliminate fat cells between treatment sessions. If you do not see results in 4 months, you may opt for another treatment session.

CoolSculpting is nonsurgical and noninvasive, so there are minimal risks associated with Coolsculpting. Aside from mild side effects, there is a very rare risk for developing paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. This condition occurs when the fat cells grow larger instead of smaller after treatment. The condition is not fully understood and does not appear to resolve on its own, but surgical techniques can improve its appearance.

Results of Coolsculpting are not immediate, as the body needs time to eliminate the treated fat cells. Patients can expect to begin seeing results after about 3 weeks, with reduced stubborn fat cells in the treatment area. However, the final results of Coolsculpting won’t be noticeable until about 6 months after the optimal treatment sessions have been completed.

Some of the most common side effects after Coolsculpting include redness, swelling, bruising, and skin sensitivity. These are typically mild and resolve within a few hours, allowing patients to get right back to their regular routines. Patients can also expect temporary sensation changes in the treatment area such as numbness, tingling, and aching that resolves on its one in 3-10 days.

Ice packs will not reduce belly fat the way Coolsculpting can, and can actually cause permanent damage to your skin and tissue if you’re not careful. Coolsculpting uses very precise and controlled cooling to destroy the fat cells while preventing damage to the surrounding skin and tissue. Coolsculpting should not be tried at home, and you should always see a certified oolsculpting professional for your treatment.

A Coolsculpting session can last for 30 minutes to several hours depending on the size of the treatment area. During this time, patients can sit back and relax, and usually don’t experience much discomfort after the first few minutes.

Once the treated fat cells are destroyed, they cannot come back. However, you can still gain weight in untreated areas after Coolsculpting, which could distort your results. To ensure long-lasting results from Coolsculpting, it is important to maintain your healthy weight through the proper diet and regular exercise.