Despite maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly, some fat cells are resistant to diet and exercise. Although fat cells can be extracted through liposuction, it’s an invasive surgical procedure that requires recovery and downtime. Imagine achieving similar results without undergoing surgery. Patients from Pasadena, TX can benefit from the innovative CoolSculpting® procedure performed by Dr. Matthew St. Laurent, a highly skilled, board-certified general surgeon at Northwest EndoSurgical.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical procedure that uses an FDA-approved device to target and freeze fat cells to a specific temperature. The temperature is cold enough to damage and treat cells, but not low enough to cause any damage to the skin or the tissue. Once the fat cells are frozen, they die and are flushed naturally from the body.
Benefits of CoolSculpting®
The procedure treats fat in the areas targeted. The results are a thinner, leaner appearance. There are no needles, incisions, drains, anesthesia or pain medications involved. Since it’s a non-surgical procedure, you are in and out of the office in no time. There’s no painful or lengthy recovery. After the procedure, you can typically expect a 25% fat reduction in the target area.
How is CoolSculpting® Preformed?
CoolSculpting® is performed at Northwest EndoSurgical by Dr. Matthew St. Laurent. Although it isn’t a surgical procedure, you can rest easy knowing you’re in the skilled hands of a board-certified surgeon. The procedure is simple and easy. An applicator cup is placed against the skin and draws the tissue between cooling panels using vacuum pressure. You may feel mild pulling, tugging and tingling as the fat cells freeze. As the area becomes numb, the feeling subsides. The procedure can take an hour or two, depending on the number of areas treated. Some patients choose to take a nap or read a magazine during the procedure. You can resume your normal daily activities immediately after the procedure.
About Northwest EndoSurgical & Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Northwest EndoSurgical is recognized as an exceptional facility regularly serving the weight loss needs of patients from Pasadena, TX. We are dedicated to providing you with superior care in a welcoming and friendly environment. Dr. Matthew St. Laurent is highly trained, skilled and educated. He was named one of America’s Top Surgeons and has received numerous awards and recognitions. We invite you to contact us today with any questions or concerns you may have about CoolSculpting®.
*Individual results may vary