ACPS Plastic Surgeons in Houston Offer Revolutionary New Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Treatment: CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq™

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Innovative new cooling technology discovered by Harvard Scientists safely reduces fat through a simple treatment that requires no downtime, needles, chemicals, or anesthesia.

It sounds almost too good to be true: a simple and safe one-to-two hour non-surgical treatment that results in an average of 20 percent reduction of fat without the requirement of downtime, needles, chemicals, or anesthesia. But in this case, the revolutionary new patented fat reduction method known as CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq™ is based upon hard, cold scientific facts discovered through the research of Harvard scientists.

The plastic surgeons at The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery® (ACPS) in Houston, Texas are pleased to be among the first few physician practices in Houston to offer patients CoolSculpting's innovative technology to non-invasively reduce unsightly fat bulges. CoolSculpting® gently targets and freezes away the fat that contributes to muffin tops, love handles, saddlebags, back rolls, and arm flab in a single treatment session. Subsequent sessions have been shown to produce an additional 20 percent reduction in fat on average.

While the procedure is not a substitute for liposuction, a surgical procedure which restores attractive contours and proportions to the body more extensively and rapidly, CoolSculpting® is designed to benefit individuals who are within 10 to 15 pounds of their ideal weight, but they have small pockets of fat that are resistant to reduction through diet and exercise.

The innovative fat-reduction method provides an appealing alternative for those who desire body contouring improvement without the need for surgery, pain medication, or recovery time. CoolSculpting® treatments will be conducted in the relaxed setting of the surgeons’ Added Touch Medical Spa. While undergoing treatment, patients can read, work on a laptop, or simply relax, and immediately afterwards, they may return to work, exercise, and other activities.

CoolSculpting’s technology is based upon Cryolipolysis™, a process which reduces fat cells by targeting, cooling, and eliminating them. In a CoolSculpting® session, the area targeted for fat reduction is drawn up between two pads. A device then delivers precisely controlled cooling of approximately 40 degrees Fahrenheit to the treated area, which causes the fat cells--cells which are more vulnerable to the effects of cold than other cells and tissues-- to crystallize and die, while leaving the surrounding cells, tissues, and skin unharmed. The fat cells are then broken down and eliminated through the body’s natural metabolic process.

Following treatment, patients may see results as soon as three weeks, but the full body contour changes are typically achieved over the next two to four months. Because the fat cells that die are permanently removed, the aesthetic results can be long-lasting provided that a stable weight is maintained.

ACPS® surgeons have received numerous honors, awards, and speaking invitations for their work to advance the safety and results of body contouring, breast enhancement, and facial rejuvenation surgery. ACPS® is one of the largest private cosmetic plastic surgery practices in Texas.


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