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Balance Wellness Center

Ron Bryant, M.D.

Medical Spa & Health and Wellness Center located in Houston, TX

If you’re troubled by stubborn deposits of fat that refuse to respond to your best diet and exercise efforts, CoolSculpting® offers a safe and effective solution. Ron Bryant, MD, is proud to offer this innovative fat-reduction technology at Balance Wellness Center in Houston, Texas. If you’re ready to move closer to the body of your dreams, call the office today to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff, or try the easy online booking tool.

CoolSculpting Q&A


Why can’t I get rid of stubborn fatty deposits?

The best way to understand your “trouble spots” is to think about the way your body stores energy. When you eat, a portion of the food that is not immediately needed as fuel is converted into fat. 

Your body has fat cells throughout, most of which lie in a layer just beneath the surface of your skin. Each of these cells has the ability to expand and contract to store more or less fat as needed. When you consume fewer calories than you need, your system taps into those fat reserves, causing them to shrink. 

The problem lies in the fact that you have no control over which fat cells are tapped first. Everyone stores fat a bit differently, so it isn’t uncommon for men and women to have areas of their body where fat remains in place, even if they are otherwise fit and trim. 

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a body-contouring treatment that safely and effectively removes unwanted fat. It is a noninvasive option that delivers outstanding results, with none of the risks associated with liposuction or other invasive procedures. 

This treatment is FDA-cleared for use on your back, buttocks, thighs, upper arms, flanks, abdomen, and beneath your chin or jawline. It’s possible to treat more than one area during the same visit. 

The system uses cold temperatures to damage unwanted fat. A treatment applicator is gently secured over your problem areas. The system then reduces the temperature to the point where the walls of your fat cells can no longer maintain their structural integrity. 

A portion of the treated fat cells will rupture, releasing stored fat. That fat, along with the damaged cell matter, is processed through your lymphatic system and eliminated from your body. 

Can CoolSculpting help me lose weight?

While CoolSculpting does permanently eliminate fat cells, it is not an effective weight-loss treatment. To begin, CoolSculpting is designed to treat relatively small areas of your body, and the number of fat cells that are destroyed is not sufficient to create noticeable weight reduction. 

Also, the fat cells that remain will still be able to expand if you consume more calories than you burn. People who are overweight do not have more fat cells than those who are at a healthy weight; their fat cells have simply expanded to store more fat. 

CoolSculpting is best suited for men and women who have reached and are able to maintain a healthy weight. If you gain a significant amount of weight in the years after your treatment, your results could change.  

If you would like to learn more about this noninvasive fat-reduction treatment, schedule a personalized visit at Balance Wellness Center today, online or over the phone.