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Is the CoolSculpting® Elite treatment right for me?
CoolSculpting® Elite is a fat-reduction treatment for men and women who want to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas of their body. CoolSculpting® Elite is NOT a weight loss procedure. CoolSculpting® Elite is a nonsurgical alternative that has little to no downtime.
To see if CoolSculpting® Elite is right for you, take our Am I a Candidate quiz or make an appointment for a one-on-one complimentary consultation.
How much does it cost?
That all depends on what areas you treat and how many treatments you have. Many patients choose to do CoolSculpting® on multiple areas to reach their ideal end result. Typically, CoolSculpting® will cost anywhere between $2,000 and $4,000 for a personalized treatment plan.
When you meet with us, we will work with you to find a personalized treatment that fits your body and your budget. In fact, we offer flexible payment plans to help you get the results you want without having to pay the full cost up front.
Can CoolSculpting® Elite reduce fat on every part of my body?
CoolSculpting® Elite is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen, and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments.
What happens during my CoolSculpting® Elite treatment?
The applicator will be placed on the treatment area, and there will be a slight sucking sensation as it adheres to your body, followed by that signature cooling effect. 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, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatments.
After the applicator is detached, we will do a brief massage on the area to break up the treated fat cells and enhance the fat reduction. That’s it!
How long does a treatment take?
Each CoolSculpting® Elite treatment is different, so it depends on which areas of the body and how many of them you plan on doing. Depending on the area, treatment can be done in as little as 35 minutes. If you opt to do multiple treatments in a session, expect to spend more time. The CoolSculpting® Elite machines feature dual applicators, allowing patients to do multiple treatment areas at once, reducing the amount of time spent in office as compared to using 1 CoolSculpting applicator.
How many treatments do I need?
While you will see up to a 20-25% fat reduction in the treated area after a single treatment, it depends on the individual and the area being treated. We will work with you to determine if additional treatments are necessary to reach your desired goal.
When will I see results?
You’ll start to see changes as soon as 1-3 months post-treatment. Final results may take 6 months or more.
See the fat-reduction results up close with our Before & After gallery. Check out the results of real patients to see how CoolSculpting® helped shape their bodies after several weeks.
What happens to the frozen fat cells?
CoolSculpting® Elite uses cryolipolysis, which is just a technical way to say fat freezing. When fat cells freeze, they die and are then naturally eliminated through the body’s natural process. Don’t worry: This process happens so gradually, you won’t necessarily notice a difference in your day-to-day life.
Is the coolsculpting® Elite treatment safe?
CoolSculpting® Elite has been cleared by the FDA to safely and effectively treat 9 different areas of the body.
Some common side effects include temporary numbness, discomfort, and swelling. Rare side effects may also occur.
Who should not have CoolSculpting® Elite?
The CoolSculpting® Elite treatment is not for everyone. You should not have it done if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting® Elite procedure is not a weight loss treatment. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if CoolSculpting® Elite is right for you.
Are there any side effects after a treatment?
Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment. Rare side effects may also occur. Paradoxical hyperplasia (visibly enlarged tissue volume in the treated area) may develop 2 to 5 months after treatment and could require surgical intervention for correction. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if CoolSculpting® Elite is right for you.
Can I gain weight after having a CoolSculpting® Elite treatment?
The CoolSculpting® Elite treatment helps eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. But, since CoolSculpting® Elite is not a weight loss treatment, it is possible to gain weight post-treatment if you don’t keep up your healthy habits. This kind of weight gain will most likely happen evenly throughout your body, not just in treatment areas.
Will my health insurance cover a CoolSculpting® Elite treatment?
Because CoolSculpting® Elite is a voluntary medical aesthetic treatment, it is not normally covered by insurance providers and FSA companies. Check directly with your insurer to learn what is covered under your plan benefits. There are financing options available, please inquire with your provider at the initial consultation.