Body Sculpting Specialist

Northwest EndoSurgical

Matthew St. Laurent, MD

Bariatric Surgeon located in Cypress, Houston, TX

Diet and exercise may be the traditional approach to achieving a lean, fit body, but it can’t always get rid of persistent fat — those stubborn bulges on your belly, hips, and thighs that seem resistant to even your best efforts. If you want a more sculpted and toned physique, board-certified surgeon Dr. Matthew St. Laurent can help. At Northwest EndoSurgical, in Cypress, Houston, Texas, he offers CoolSculpting® and truSculpt® 3D, two advanced body sculpting treatments that can redefine your body safely, effectively, and without surgery. To learn more, call or book your appointment online today.

Body Sculpting Q & A

What is CoolSculpting?

It’s practically impossible to lose a bothersome belly pooch or love handles, even if you’re following a healthy diet and exercise routine. For people who found themselves living with persistent pockets of fat, there used to be only two options: Live with it, or undergo surgical treatment.

The limited options for treating stubborn fat is why Zeltiq™ developed CoolSculpting, an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure that targets and treats fat cells. Because CoolSculpting only targets fat cells, it damages them without affecting the surrounding tissues.

What are the benefits of CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is the ideal alternative to cosmetic procedures that are more invasive because it offers several benefits:

  • Excellent, precise results
  • No incisions
  • Little to no discomfort
  • No downtime or recovery

What is the CoolSculpting procedure like?

CoolSculpting is a patented cooling process that targets the fat cells under your skin, freezing them until they’re disrupted. Once crystallized, your body flushes the dead fat cells on its own.

During the procedure, Dr. St. Laurent applies the CoolSculpting device to the treatment area. The cooling panels cool the targeted fat cells to a temperature just above freezing, which makes crystals form on the cells. The crystals target the fat cells, and your lymphatic system naturally flushes them over time.

Because the procedure only freezes fat cells, your skin and other tissues remain untouched. The process is non-invasive, which means that there is no need for needles or suction hoses that could cause scarring.

What is truSculpt 3D body sculpting?

The truSculpt 3D body sculpting treatment by Cutera® uses a specialized hand-piece to deliver radiofrequency (RF) energy directly into the fat cells that form your most persistent problem areas.

Without affecting your skin tissue, this precision RF energy penetrates the targeted fat cells and superheats them, which interferes with their ability to function.

Once your lymphatic system recognizes that these cells can’t be repaired, it flushes them from your body. As the process unfolds over the course of a few weeks, you’ll see a tighter, slimmer body — all without diet and exercise.   

What are the benefits of truSculpt 3D?

Like CoolSculpting, truSculpt 3D is a safe, non-invasive treatment that can target and treat unwanted pockets of fat quickly and effectively. Because it doesn’t require any incisions or anesthesia, there’s no downtime afterwards. The treatment is also safe and effective on all skin types.

What is the truSculpt 3D procedure like?

For many patients, truSculpt 3D is a relaxing procedure that feels similar to having a hot stone massage.   

Although the amount of time it takes to complete a truSculpt 3D session depends on the size of the treatment area, it takes about an hour to treat your entire midsection, including your belly and your flanks.

While some people experience slight redness and an elevated skin temperature just after the procedure, these side effects are minor and usually subside quickly.

How do I prepare for CoolSculpting or truSculpt 3D?

CoolSculpting and truSculpt 3D don’t require any preparation, except for ensuring that you’re an ideal candidate for the procedure. This is what makes the treatment so appealing.

Will I need to recover after CoolSculpting or truSculpt 3D?

Because CoolSculpting and truSculpt 3D don’t take much longer than your average trip to the gym, you can easily fit either procedure into your normal schedule.

You won’t need to recover after your CoolSculpting or truSculpt 3D session, which means you can resume your normal activities immediately afterwards. With a short procedure time and no downtime, you can even schedule the procedure during your lunch break.

How much does body sculpting cost?

The cost for your CoolSculpting or truSculpt 3D treatment will vary depending on how many areas you want to target and the extent of treatment that those areas need to achieve optimum results.

Dr. St. Laurent can discuss this cost and your payment options during your consultation. Northwest EndoSurgical accepts financing through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit, and American Healthcare Lending; cash, checks, and major credit cards are also acceptable.

Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting or truSculpt 3D?

If you have unwanted fat on your body that resists diet and exercise, but you don’t want to have an invasive procedure, either CoolSculpting or truSculpt 3D may be the right treatment for you.

Why should I choose Dr. St. Laurent for my body sculpting procedure?

Dr. St. Laurent and his staff are experts at both CoolSculpting and truSculpt 3D, having performed each procedure numerous times for patients who want to remedy targeted areas of stubborn fat.

Dr. St. Laurent knows how to effectively target specific areas of persistent fat so that you can obtain a smoother, more toned appearance.

What should I expect during my body sculpting consultation?

Dr. St. Laurent will talk to you about what your aesthetic goals, and help you determine whether CoolSculpting or truSclupt 3D is your best option. He will also outline each procedure for you and address any questions or concerns you may have.

If you’re interested in finally getting the body you’ve always wanted, call us or book your appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary