Everyone has specific areas where fat accumulates in their bodies. Even after significant amounts of weight loss and exercise, there may still be unwanted areas of fat in the body. Weight loss reduces the size of fat cells, but nonsurgical CoolSculpting® actually targets fat cells, resulting in lasting fat loss. Board-certified general surgeon Dr. Matthew St. Laurent at Northwest EndoSurgical now offers CoolSculpting® to patients in The Woodlands, TX.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a nonsurgical, FDA approved procedure that freezes fat cells, allowing the body to naturally eliminate fat. The procedure takes just minutes and no recovery time is needed. The CoolSculpting® procedure is performed in the doctor’s office, without any type of anesthesia, using a CoolSculpting® device.
Benefits of CoolSculpting®
The CoolSculpting® process targets specific areas of fat in the body and targets fat cells by freezing them. The body naturally flushes the fat cells, and the results are lasting. CoolSculpting® can help treat stubborn pockets of accumulated fat that remain after weight loss. Weight loss shrinks fat cells, but CoolSculpting® actually extracts fat cells.
How is Cool Sculpting Performed?
After the target area is selected, the CoolSculpting® device is positioned over the selected area and the controlled cooling, Cryolipolysis, is applied to the targeted area freezing the fat cells. The body naturally flushes the fat over the following weeks and months. The procedure is nonsurgical; the patient is fully awake and alert during the procedure and can return to regular activities immediately following the treatment.
About Northwest EndoSurgical & Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent is a board-certified general surgeon and Houston native. He graduated from Texas A&M College of Medicine and completed surgical training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. St. Laurent served as a surgeon in the United States Air Force. One of the most experienced bariatric and laparoscopic surgeons in the Houston area, Dr. Laurent has performed over 3,500 bariatric procedures and 5,000 laparoscopic surgeries. His practice is devoted to bariatric medicine and the treatment of morbid obesity. Dr. St. Laurent currently serves as the bariatric medical director at North Cypress Medical Center and was previously the bariatric medical director at Cy-Fair Medical Center and Journey Lite of Houston Surgical Center.
Easily accessed from The Woodlands, Northwest EndoSurgical is located in Northwest Houston in the Cypress area. Dr. St. Laurent serves patients at North Cypress Medical Center, Cypress-Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons have recognized the North Cypress and Cy-Fair facilities as Centers of Excellence.
*Individual results may vary