Do you exercise and eat right, but can’t seem to get rid of pockets of unwanted fat? Do you want to trim down a certain area of your body but don’t want to go through the invasiveness or downtime that accompanies liposuction? Dr. Ciaravino and his staff at Ciaravino Total Beauty are pleased to offer you CoolSculpting—a revolutionary, non-invasive, nonsurgical procedure that freezes away unwanted fat and allows you to immediately return to your busy life, with no downtime or recovery time required.
CoolSculpting is the only FDA-approved controlled cooling device that uses a process called Cryolipolysis™ to freeze and eliminate fat cells on the upper arms, inner and outer thighs, sides (flanks), abdomen, and even the chin. It is non-invasive and nonsurgical, which means that you can go back to your normal day to day routine immediately following treatment, and can expect dramatically slimming, smoothing results in just a few weeks.
CoolSculpting works by freezing and killing fat cells through controlled cooling, without harming surrounding tissue. To freeze fat cells, an applicator is attached to the treatment area, the skin and fat in the treatment area are suctioned into the applicator and two cooling panels hold the skin in place while the device delivers controlled cooling. The applicator comes in a variety of sizes so that the correct size can be chosen to fit the treatment area. For example, the applicator used on the abdomen is the shape and approximate size of a rectangular tissue box, whereas the device used on the chin or back of the arms is much smaller—about the size of a large bar of soap—and has straps to hold the applicator in place. Different sized applicators make CoolSculpting even more appealing because the treatment can be tailored to specific areas of the body.
The science behind CoolSculpting is that fat cells are very sensitive to cold temperatures. As a result of this sensitivity, exposing fat cells to controlled cooling freezes them and causes cellular disruption to the point that the fat cells can no longer function properly, leading to their collapse and death. The dead fat cells will not migrate to other parts of the body; instead, the body will absorb the dead fat cells over time and flush them out of the body. Because adults by and large have a finite number of fat cells, and the CoolSculpting treated fat cells are permanently eliminated from the body, CoolSculpting is considered a long-term fat removal treatment for patients who continue to maintain a healthy weight.
Another piece of the science behind CoolSculpting is that fat cells freeze at a warmer temperature than other tissues. This knowledge is invaluable because it allows fat cells to be frozen during a treatment without damaging surrounding tissue. This is one more component that makes CoolSculpting a safe and effective treatment for unwanted fat.
In addition to looking better and feeling more confident, CoolSculpting offers a variety of benefits to patients because it:
On the day of your CoolSculpting treatment a member of our staff will review your health history, discuss your concerns, listen to your goals and confirm the treatment plan with you. You will sit in a comfortable position with the treatment site easily accessible. A thin gel pad is placed on the treatment area to protect the top layer of skin from becoming too cold. The applicator is applied to the gel pad, the machine is turned on, suction draws the treatment area into the applicator and controlled cooling begins.
It is normal for your skin to feel pinched or pulled from the suction, as well as cold and tingly at the beginning of your treatment. After the first five minutes, the area becomes numb and patients typically don’t feel anything for the remainder of the treatment. In fact, most patients are comfortable enough to relax, work, read or rest for the next 35 -60 minutes while CoolSculpting treats their unwanted fat.
After the desired treatment time, the machine is turned off and the applicator and gel pad are removed. Your treatment ends with a vigorous massage of the treatment area. This helps to break up the frozen fat cells and encourages their removal from the body. After your treatment you are free to return to work and your normal activities.
Herein lies the beauty of CoolSculpting—there is no recovery period or downtime after treatment. Some patients have a treatment over their lunch hour and return to work afterward, with no one the wiser. There are no exercise or activity restrictions following your treatment, and you are free to go about your normal activities. Keep in mind that you may experience some side effects following your CoolSculpting treatment. They are usually mild and temporary, and can include: redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness or skin sensitivity at the treatment site. While these side effects are normal, if you have questions or concerns at any time call Ciaravino Total Beauty and our staff will be happy to help you.
Healthy men and women who are within 30 pounds of their ideal weight are ideal candidates for CoolSculpting. This procedure is not intended for weight loss; instead, it is geared toward patients who have specific areas of stubborn subcutaneous fat that have been resistant to exercise or dieting. CoolSculpting is not recommended for patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or who plan to become pregnant in the near future. In addition, if you have certain health issues, such as cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, you should not have CoolSculpting. It is essential that you discuss any chronic health issues or pre-existing conditions with Dr. Ciaravino during your consultation. Your safety and wellbeing are of utmost importance to Dr. Ciaravino and his staff and we will guide the course of treatment that is recommended for you.
The key to CoolSculpting is patience, and the results are worth the wait. Because the fat is naturally eliminated by the body, most patients begin to see changes in the treatment area approximately three weeks after their CoolSculpting treatment. Twelve weeks after treatment, you can expect a significant reduction in the appearance of cellulite and fat, as well as a noticeable flattening of the treatment area. These improvements will continue, with optimal, dramatic results achieved by six months post-procedure.
As with any treatment or procedure, results vary by patient, and are influenced by the size and location of the treatment area. While many patients only need one CoolSculpting treatment to remove unwanted fat from smaller areas such as the chin or back of the arms, occasionally additional treatments are recommended for larger areas such as the abdomen, or parts of the body that have higher fat concentrations.
Results from CoolSculpting are considered permanent because, over time, your body naturally removes the dead fat cells. In contrast, when you diet and exercise, your fat cells become smaller; however, they do not die, nor are they eliminated from the body. You can change your body, but you cannot create permanent fat removal results with diet and exercise alone.
It is important to note that having a CoolSculpting treatment does not prevent you from gaining weight and you could see unwanted fat accumulate in previously treated areas if your weight fluctuates as remaining fat cells get larger. Maintaining a stable, healthy weight is critical to the permanency of your CoolSculpting treatment. Some patients find that having CoolSculpting motivates them to make healthier lifestyle choices, and thus they find it easier to maintain a stable weight.
CoolSculpting is just one of many fat reduction procedures available to you at Ciaravino Total Body. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ciaravino and his experienced staff is the best way to determine which procedure would give you optimal results. They will listen to your concerns, discuss your options and suggest a treatment that is best suited to meet your goals. To learn if CoolSculpting is right for you, call Ciaravino Total Body today at 713-627-1200.
The physician took the time to understand what I wanted out of the surgery and he is very knowledgeable and professional. The Staff is kind and supportive and the office is clean and comfortable. My overall experience was wonderful and I will highly recommend ya’ll to everyone! The doctor took the time to listen to what I wanted from the procedure and worked with me to find the perfect size. The doctor explained why the size would be perfect based on my chest cavity and it was perfectly correct!
The staff and Dr. Ciaravino are very friendly and knowledgeable. They made me feel very comfortable before and after my procedure. Everyone in the office is very friendly and professional. I did not have to wait very long and answered all of my questions. Dr. Ciaravino’s expertise and advise was greatly appreciated and very happy with the results!
Dr Michael Ciaravino is a Magnificent Surgeon!! Honest, knowledgeable, caring with excellent bedside manners. I have been his patient for several years and I will never go to another doctor. I am so happy with my recent Breast Augmentation! My recovery has been easy, and I feel great ! Thanks to Dr. Ciaravino and his Amazing Team who made my experience be a terrific one ! I can’t say enough good things about the amazing Ciaravino Girls ! Thank you beautiful ladies for being there for me.
I was extremely nervous about scheduling Breast Augmentation/Liposuction surgery without visiting the facility due to me living abroad. Upon my arrival to Texas, I was able to visit the office for a consult/pre-op. The moment I walked in I was greeted by the receptionist and amazed by the chic yet calming decor. This was very much needed since I walked in with butterflies in my stomach. The nurse/patient coordinator was very attentive and assured me of the smooth process. She was definitely right. Dr.Caravino is amazing he was able to give me a very natural yet sexy look. I’m so very thankful and planning another visit soon. Thanks again to Dr. Caravino for giving me my pre-mom body back and thank you to his staff for being just as amazing.
Very professional staff. The doctor made every visit comforting and he’s clearly great at what he does. Love the end results, 2 days after the procedure I was feeling great! No pain, no bruising, everything was awesome!
EVERYTHING! The look, the ease of transitioning back to “normal”, the care….EVERYTHING! The doctor and staff are AMAZING! He and his staff were very attentive to my questions and needs and always made me feel at ease. I have already referred three people to him!
Dr Ciaravino and his staff exceeded my expectations. I have several of my friends whose gone to him for augmentations and recommended him. I couldn’t be more pleased!! From the scheduling over the phone for the consultation to the post-op appointment, choosing this practice is by far the best decision I made for myself. I can’t express how highly I will recommend to anyone looking for a change, I actually already have passed on his information to a couple ladies. The results are more than I imagined and I only had my surgery Nov 15, 2017 (2 weeks ago). I never had to take any of my pain medicine which as my first surgery ever I didn’t expect it to be so perfect! Thank you again to you Dr Ciaravino and his lovely beautiful staff for making me feel comfortable before and after. Look forward to seeing you guys in 3 months.
Information was explained clear and concise. I felt prepared in every aspect on what to expect and how to handle myself during the recovery process. The recovery went as explained and I had minimal discomfort. I am loving my results, the whole process was wonderful!
The accessibility of the staff after my procedure to answer questions I had was phenomenal. The results are amazing, I couldn’t be happier! The staff and Dr. C are all very knowledgable and very helpful. Dr. C did a fantastic job with my procedure and I am excited to see the final results once I am completely healed.
The staff was very friendly and helpful through the entire process. My results are exactly what I wanted and asked for as far as size and shape with a more natural look.
Doctor Ciaravino gave me exactly what I wanted. I love the way my breasts look. His assistants were very knowledgeable, helpful and extremely nice! I love the way my breasts look. I wanted natural and that’s what Doctor Ciaravino gave me.
Dr C’s office and staff are first class. Always kind, helpful and considerate. Each time I go in, it feels like going to see friends! I had abdominoplasty and breast augmentation. I love my body! Could not ask for better results!
From the first consultation to my last post-op app I have been so happy with everything. Dr Ciaravino and his staff have always made me feel super comfortable. I will be going back for any cosmetic procedures I need in the future!
Friendly staff and environment. Dr. Ciaravino was very thorough about explaining the risks and possible complications of the surgery and how to prevent them. Other than what I had researched about him prior to my consultation, I knew he’d be the perfect doctor to perform my surgery because of his bedside manner skills! Down to earth and doesn’t make you feel like a number. He addresses your concerns and took the time to explain my questions.
Everyone from the CSM to the nurse who has been on staff for 8 years. Everyone made my husband and I feel very welcomed and comfortable. Didn’t feel pressured and the staff was very informative!
Nadia helped explain every single thing I would need to know in such detail, I felt that I knew exactly what I was getting into. She is so sweet and kind I was nervous and she helped calm my nerves and make me feel right at home. By the time the surgeon entered the room, I had most of my questions answered so I felt fully ready and excited. Nadia is the BEST.
Dr. C, you and your staff are great!! You all made the whole process practically painless. I am very impressed with the results…You are so professional and at the same time so compassionate and caring, another happy patient!!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about every single person I encountered at this office. You are all thorough, kind, conscientious, and beautiful inside and out!
I have always been a bit apprehensive about having breast augmentation. Although I wanted one, I had a fear that they would turn out too big and look unnatural. Dr. Ciaravino listened to my concerns and truly did a beautiful job. He is truly an artist with his ability and truly did a beautiful job.
Just wanted to let y’all know that I think that Dr. Ciaravino is by far the most talented doc around. I had my surgery on Monday and haven’t had a pain killer since Tuesday morning. Not even a Tylenol. There was no bruising or swelling at all. I am just amazed at how simple and painless the whole thing was. I attribute this to Dr. Ciaravino’s talent and gentleness.