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What is CoolSculpting® ELITE?

CoolSculpting® ELITE is a non-invasive, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that works by freezing fat cells using a process called cryolipolysis. The thermal effects of freezing these cells causes the outer membrane to break down, thus permanently destroying unwanted fat from the treatment area. CoolSculpting® ELITE targets subcutaneous fat without injuring your skin and surrounding tissues.

The non-surgical CoolSculpting® treatment is FDA-cleared to reduce fat in nine different areas of the body. CoolSculpting® technology works by applying targeted cooling to fat cells, triggering cell death. Frozen fat cells in the treated area will begin to be eliminated in the weeks following treatment by the body’s own natural processes.There is no harm to surrounding nerves or skin. The result? Up to 20 to 25 percent fat layer reduction in the treated area. Best of all, once the treated fat cells are eliminated from the body, they’re gone for good! All with little to no downtime and no surgery.


During Treatment

You will come up with a treatment plan with your provider prior to your appointment so you can plan your time accordingly. Once our providers have applied the treatment applicators, they will adjust pillows and make you as comfortable as possible. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.

After Treatment

Once you are done, your provider will massage the treated area. Studies show that massage after the treatment helps to optimize results. You may feel tenderness and numbness in the treated area for 1-2 weeks. In 2-3 days after treatment you may feel some itching that is a sign of the fat cell destruction. You may resume normal daily activity immediately after your treatment.

Recovery & Results

Most patients experience little to no downtime after their CoolSculpting® treatment and resume their regular activities immediately after their appointment. Side effects are mild and may include skin sensitivity, slight bruising, redness, or aching in the treatment site. These symptoms usually resolve within a few days.

Some patients report seeing initial improvement in as few as three weeks. However, it can take about two months to see the most noticeable changes. The body continues to eliminate fat cells for several months after treatment.



Am I a good candidate for the CoolSculpting® procedure?

The CoolSculpting® fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), the CoolSculpting® procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting® procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Many people want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.

How much does the CoolSculpting® procedure cost?

The price for CoolSculpting® procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed, and your ultimate goals. Most patients opt to receive treatments in multiple body areas in order to achieve their goals. The cost typically ranges between $2,000-$4,000 and depends on your personalized treatment plan and on the number of areas treated.

How long is each treatment?

We have multiple CoolSculpting® systems and applicators, so it’s possible for our patients to have multiple areas treated at once.

How many treatments will I need?

During your personalized consultation, one of our CoolSculpting specialists will determine your goals and develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Depending on your specific goals, multiple treatment sessions may be necessary.

What does a CoolSculpting® treatment feel like?

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their CoolSculpting® treatment.

After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities following their appointment.

Are there any side effects?

During the procedure, you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. Sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental area treatment. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks. Though rare, some additional side effects may occur. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting® procedure is right for you.

When will I see results?

You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment.

Is there any downtime after CoolSculpting®?

There is minimal downtime with a CoolSculpting® treatment; however, some patients may feel some discomfort like cramping or swelling in the treatment area.

Are CoolSculpting® results permanent?

CoolSculpting® is FDA-approved and clinically proven to permanently eliminate stubborn fat. Once the fats cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting® and liposuction?

CoolSculpting® is a great option for those people who do not want to undergo surgery. It is better for localized fat removal. Liposuction is an aggressive form of fat removal and can remove larger quantities of fat at a time.

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