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11200 Manchaca Road, Suite 201, Building 2
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: (512) 244-1439
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7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
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If you have dedicated yourself to a consistent exercise routine and healthful diet, it can be especially frustrating to have certain places where fat seems to have become a fixture. You might be looking for a way to address those trouble spots–such as belly fat, a muffin top, or a double chin–without surgery and downtime. In this case, we encourage you to visit the experienced team at Synergy MedSpa for nonsurgical fat reduction with CoolSculpting. In Austin and Round Rock, we are a leading provider of CoolSculpting and one of the few practices to offer DualSculpting, for reduced procedure times.

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What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared body contouring treatment that minimizes fat deposits by freezing and destroying targeted fat cells. Once these cells are treated, your body naturally and gradually flushes them out over the course of a month or 2, revealing a slimmer silhouette without the need for surgery, downtime, or anesthetic.

Why Choose Synergy for CoolSculpting?

You have a number of options in Round Rock and Austin for CoolSculpting treatments. Several factors set Synergy apart from other practices. We offer:

  • 2 CoolSculpting machines enable us to treat 2 areas at once, cutting treatment time in half
  • Multiple CoolSculpting applicators, customized to fit virtually any area of the body
  • Treatments performed by a team of CoolSculpting University-trained specialists
  • High patient satisfaction rating after just a single treatment.2

Synergy is an established plastic surgery practice with a reputation for excellent patient care and safety.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting slims treated areas by exposing fat cells to a controlled cooling process using a handpiece or applicator applied to the surface of the skin. Cold temperatures harm fat cells before other tissues, so only the fat cells are affected by these innovative treatments1.

Where Does the Fat Go After CoolSculpting?

After your treatment, the body flushes away treated fat cells through its normal cleansing process. Results develop gradually but last indefinitely. Once these fat cells are gone, they're gone for good.

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Who Is a Candidate for CoolSculpting?

The best CoolSculpting candidates are women and men who are already in good shape but have stubborn areas of fat that persist despite their best efforts. Sometimes these are genetic traits, such as a double chin, or trouble spots where fat tends to accumulate. CoolSculpting isn't a weight-loss treatment and patients who see the most benefit are people who exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet.

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

CoolSculpting treatments typically start at $600 at our Austin and Round Rock practice, though the final price depends on several factors, including the area or areas being targeted and the number of treatment sessions needed to meet your goals. We discuss the cost during your consultation. We offer packages that can help you save on our already-discounted prices. Learn more on our pricing page.

Should I Get CoolSculpting, Liposuction, or a Tummy Tuck?

CoolSculpting, liposuction, and tummy tucks all offer visible body contouring results, but the right treatment for you depends on your specific goals. CoolSculpting is a strong option for many people because it doesn't require incisions or recovery time, yet it still creates a noticeably slimming effect.

CoolSculpting Liposuction Tummy Tuck
What It Does Slims stubborn fat deposits by freezing fat cells and causing the body to flush them out naturally Reduces fat in targeted areas by suctioning out fat tissue through a cannula Removes excess fat and tightens loose skin on the abdomen
Surgical or Nonsurgical Nonsurgical Surgical Surgical
Anesthetic None Local anesthetic with sedation or general anesthetic General anesthetic
Treatment Time 30 to 45 minutes per treatment 1 to 2 hours 2 to 3 hours
Recovery Time None 3 to 5 days 10 to 15 days
Return to Exercise Immediately 4 to 6 weeks 6 weeks
Results Appear 1 to 3 months Several weeks Several weeks
Cost Starting at $600 Starting at $3,500 Starting at $9,500

Which Areas Can Be Treated With CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting can effectively treat many areas of the body where most people typically collect fat, including the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, and "double chin."

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What Is DualSculpting®?

With DualSculpting, offered at both our Austin and Round Rock locations, we can double your results without adding any treatment time. By using 2 machines simultaneously, we're able to treat 2 areas of the body at the same time. This means we can address both thighs or both arms without adding on another 45 minutes or so to your appointment.

Which CoolSculpting Applicator Is Right for Me?

When first approved in 2010 by the FDA to reduce fat in the "love handles," CoolSculpting was a game changer. The makers of CoolSculpting have since continued to produce innovative, specialized applicators that are designed to fit specific treatment areas. Synergy offers a range of these applicators.

They include:



The appearance of a double chin is one of the most common cosmetic concerns shared by men and women. The CoolMini applicator fits snugly under the chin and freezes the submental fat that's responsible for a double chin. It's the only treatment that can reduce fat in this area without incisions or injections.

CoolAdvantage™ Petite

CoolAdvantageâ„¢ Petite

Reducing fat on the upper arms is a challenge for most people. The CoolAdvantage Petite is ideal for this area, along with the back of the thighs, the knees, bra bulges, and banana rolls.



Our go-to applicator because it includes 3 interchangeable attachments to fit different contours. The CoolCore Advantage treats the abdominal area and can reduce fat in a 35-minute treatment. The CoolFit Advantage treats inner thighs, and the CoolCurve+ Advantage™ is used for the flanks. With DualSculpting, we can use 2 applicators simultaneously and treat both sides in 35 minutes.

CoolAdvantage™ Plus

CoolAdvantageâ„¢ Plus

De-bulking larger areas such as the upper and lower abdomen with the CoolAdvantage Plus is the first step to creating contoured results. A 45-minute treatment can reduce fat on the hips and arms. We can even use this for fat that hangs over the waist.

CoolSmooth Pro™

CoolSmooth Proâ„¢

Unlike the other applicators, the CoolSmooth Pro doesn't use suction to pull the treatment area between 2 plates during the cooling process. That's because this applicator is specifically designed for denser areas of "hard to pinch" fat that are difficult to suction, such as the outer thighs. The treatment is a bit longer, but worth it.

How Safe Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is considered a safe treatment, especially when performed by a qualified provider, such as one of our trained specialists. The device has several safeguards in place to monitor your skin's temperature and safely deliver controlled cooling only to your targeted fat deposits.

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CoolSculpting Before-and-After Photos

CoolSculpting Before & After CoolSculpting Before & After

What Should I Expect at My CoolSculpting Consultation?

Before your treatment, you will meet with one of our CoolSculpting specialists, who will make sure CoolSculpting is right for you. Each of our specialists received specialized training when they attended CoolSculpting University and uses their expertise to recommend a customized treatment plan. If you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting and decide you want to try it, we can begin treatment right after your consultation.

Can I Combine CoolSculpting With Other Treatments?

Combining CoolSculpting with other body contouring or skin tightening procedures is a cost-effective way to address several concerns at once. We offer packages that combine CoolSculpting with CoolTone, a nonsurgical procedure that tones targeted muscles using magnetic energy. You can discuss your options during the consultation.

What Happens During a CoolSculpting Treatment?

First, the targeted area is cleansed, and then a protective gel pad is smoothed over the skin. Next, your specialist attaches the CoolSculpting applicator over the pad, and the cooling process begins. If you are treating 2 areas, such as both outer thighs, we repeat the process with a second CoolSculpting machine and applicator. Most people initially experience intense cold and tingling for approximately the first 5 to 10 minutes until the area becomes numb. You can sit back and relax during the treatment, which takes about 30 to 45 minutes (depending on the area or areas being treated).

When Can I Return to My Normal Activities After CoolSculpting?

After your treatment, you can return to your normal daily routine, including work or exercise, without restrictions. You may experience some mild redness, tingling, or skin sensitivity in your treated areas for a day or 2, but this shouldn't prevent you from enjoying your usual activities.

When Will I See My CoolSculpting Results?

While experiences vary, patients usually begin to notice treated areas slimming in about 3 weeks. Improvements usually peak 2 months after treatment, although the body continues to flush away dead fat cells for 4 to 6 months. Your final results will last a long time if you maintain your healthy lifestyle.

How Many CoolSculpting Treatments Will I Need?

This depends on your goals for the procedure. Many patients need at least 2 treatment sessions to get the fat reduction they desire, but some may need more. We discuss your treatment plan during the consultation.

Does CoolSculpting Remove Fat for Good?

The body naturally removes fat cells killed by CoolSculpting. That's different than when you lose weight, in which fat cells shrink. But continuing to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet is important because the remaining fat cells in the treatment area can grow.

Next Step

Are you ready to find out whether CoolSculpting treatments can help you fine-tune your form? Request a consultation to get access to pricing too low to advertise using our online form or call our office in Austin or Round Rock at (512) 244-1439 to schedule an appointment. We serve patients from neighboring Texas communities, including Cedar Park, Killeen, Leander, and Pflugerville.

1 Zelickson B., Egbert B.M., Preciado J., Allison J., Springer K., Manstein D., Cryolipolysis for Noninvasive Fat Cell Destruction: Initial Results from a Pig Model, Dermatologic Surgery: 2009; 35(10):1462-1470.

2 Nils Krueger, Sophia V Mai, Stefanie Luebberding, and Neil S Sadick, Cryolipolysis for noninvasive body contouring: clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction, Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2014; 7: 201–205. Published online 2014 Jun 26. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S44371

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Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
11200 Manchaca Road, Suite 201, Building 2
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Get Directions

Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
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Dr. Mahlon Kerr, Dr. Ross Blagg, Dr. Amy Bekanich, and Dr. Lauren Crawford are highly regarded, board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery at their offices in Round Rock and Austin, Texas. Patients travel from throughout the Southwest to have Dr. Kerr, Dr. Blagg, Dr. Bekanich, or Dr. Crawford perform breast enhancement surgery such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. They also specialize in body contouring procedures, including plastic surgery after weight loss, liposuction, and tummy tucks. In addition, Synergy Med Spa offers a range of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers. Dr. Kerr, Dr. Blagg, Dr. Bekanich, and Dr. Crawford serve communities surrounding Northern Austin, San Antonio, and other cities including Killeen, Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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