Carrying around excess subcutaneous fat in your body can be one of the most frustrating things to deal with, and that is because some fat just won’t go away, no matter how much you exercise or how healthy your diet is. We’re all guilty of seeing some of our favorite celebrities and wishing that we had the trimmed and toned physique that they have. While some of it is genetics, there is no reason that you can’t have a body that you feel comfortable and confident with.
There are many different cosmetic surgeries and treatments that can help you get rid of excess fat in your body; however, there are very few that can provide the stunning results of CoolSculpting® Elite.
What Is CoolSculpting® Elite?
CoolSculpting® Elite is the newest and most revolutionary fat-reducing treatment that uses cryolipolysis to get rid of fat and give you the transformed appearance that you have been looking for. This non-invasive treatment is FDA approved, and patients report minimal discomfort. Additionally, there is no required downtime for your CoolSculpting® Elite treatment, which means that you can get back to doing your favorite things immediately after your procedure.
How Is CoolSculpting® Elite Performed?
Depending on the extent of your treatment, including the number of treated areas, your CoolSculpting® Elite treatment can be completed in under one hour.
As with any cosmetic procedure, your consultation is one of the most important aspects of your CoolSculpting® Elite treatment. At your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your body contouring goals and ask any questions you may have about the CoolSculpting® Elite process. One of our trained and knowledgeable professionals will evaluate your condition and create a treatment plan specifically for you.
For your actual non-invasive treatment session, the CoolSculpting® Elite applicator will be placed on the treatment area. The applicator will freeze the fat, killing the fat cells in the process. One of the benefits of the CoolSculpting® Elite system is that only the targeted fat is damaged, while the surrounding skin and tissues are kept safe. Another benefit of the CoolSculpting® Elite system is that two areas of the body can be treated at the same time, which reduces the amount of treatment time needed. After your treatment session, you will be able to return to your normal, daily activities. It is common for patients to experience some redness, minor swelling, bruising, and tenderness; however, these side effects will dissipate over the next day or two. Over time, the frozen fat cells will be naturally eliminated from your body, revealing a new, slimmer contour.
What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?
CoolSculpting® Elite is the one and only FDA-cleared treatment to eliminate stubborn fat in nine different areas of the body, including:
- Under the chin
- Jawline areas
- Bra fat
- Back fat
- Underneath the buttocks
- Upper arms
- Under the chin
Benefits of CoolSculpting® Elite
CoolSculpting® Elite comes with many desirable benefits. This treatment is quick, does not require any anesthesia or downtime, and is completely customizable. Because this new CoolSculpting® Elite system has two applicators, treatment times are cut in half and two areas of the body can be worked on at the same time. This means that patients can see their bodies transform faster! During your consultation, the professionals at Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center will determine which treatment areas would be ideal for the goals you wish to achieve. And with seven different applicators to choose from, you’re sure to achieve an outcome that you can be proud to show off when the fat starts melting away!
How Is CoolSculpting® Elite Different From Other Fat Reducing Procedures?
Although CoolSculpting® Elite and liposuction offer very similar results, they are not the same. CoolSculpting® Elite is great for small pockets of stubborn fat and is a non-invasive procedure whereas liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and can remove large amounts of fat at one time. Liposuction is also used in conjunction with other surgical procedures to complete the body transformation. It just depends on your body, your needs, and your goals to determine which body-contouring treatment is most suitable for you. CoolSculpting® Elite is ideal for patients who wish to remove fat non-surgically.
Are CoolSculpting® Elite Results Permanent?
The answer to this question is a little tricky since some but not all results are permanent. Approximately 20 to 25 percent of the fat cells in the treated area are eliminated from the body over about three months following the treatment. However, you are still able to regain weight in the treated area as your remaining cells can store more fat causing them to expand. So yes, the treated fat is gone for good, but it is up to you to keep your results the way you want them.
How Can I Maintain My Results After My CoolSculpting® Elite Treatment?
CoolSculpting® Elite is not a weight-loss program, so it is important that you are at or near your goal weight before undergoing this treatment. The benefit of being in this type of shape before your treatment also helps you to maintain your physique after you’ve finished your treatment sessions. Though the fat from the treated area is gone for good, it does not mean that you cannot gain weight in the surrounding areas. Patients should exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet in order to keep the body shape that they desire and have achieved through CoolSculpting® Elite.
Exercising 20 to 30 minutes per day can strengthen your muscles, tone your body, and keep some of that stubborn fat away, which will ultimately complement your new body contour. Drinking plenty of water and sticking to a diet that consists of these types of foods will also make you feel good and healthy and will help to keep your body in great shape:
- Lean proteins
- Healthy fats
- Whole grains
CoolSculpting® Elite can truly transform your body and give you long-lasting results that you can be proud to show off at the beach or in that cute little black dress!