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​​​Answers t​o Frequently Asked Questions

​CoolScupting: What, why and how.

Am I a good candidate?

A: Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas that they can’t get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however, a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction.​

How do I know if CoolSculpting is right for me?

Since CoolSculpting i​s a fat-reduction solution, not a weight-loss procedure like Gastric balloon surgery, you will want to make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with Kelsey-Seybold to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you. Kelsey-Seybold has a long-standing, quality reputation of providing best-in-class healthcare in Houston for more than 65 years and the doctors at Kelsey-Seybold’s Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery department will work with you to create a treatment plan tailored specifically to your goals.

How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?

The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed and your ultimate goals. Kelsey-Seybold will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals and your budget. Note - CoolSculpting® is not covered by insurance and must be paid with cash or credit.​

How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?

The trusted specialists at Kelsey-Seybold will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.

Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?

Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

What does it feel like?

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop or even take a nap during their treatment.

Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?

The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-approved for the flank (love handles), abdomen and thigh. With over 1 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for nonsurgical fat reduction.

Are there any side effects?

During the procedure, you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or slight discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask one of Kelsey-Seybold’s specialists if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?

Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely nonsurgical. Typically, you can return to normal activities immediately. Patients often return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.

When will I see results?

You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and you will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.

Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?

No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits.

What happens if I gain weight down the road?

Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.

How do I schedule a CoolSculpting Consultation?

To schedule a consultation, call 713-442-1122 or fill out the form below and one of our representatives will be in touch within one business day.