CoolSculpting Elite: Expectations vs. Reality

May 3, 2021 | Body, Body Contouring, Non-Surgical Options

“The year of CoolSculpting® Elite” is almost half over, and, as we speak, more and more patients are discovering just how easy, affordable, and pleasant nonsurgical body contouring can be! With its dual C-shaped applicators, superior fatty tissue removal, and reduced treatment times, CoolSculpting® Elite is quickly taking over the top of minimally invasive fat reduction procedures, leaving countless patients thrilled and happy with their results.

With the growing trend of CoolSculpting® Elite and nonsurgical procedures in general, you must be wondering, “What can CoolSculpting® Elite do for me? Is CoolSculpting® Elite the right choice for my aesthetic goals?” Akin to every other plastic surgery procedure on the market, CoolSculpting® Elite aims for specific purposes and specific body areas. As such, while CoolSculpting® Elite might work for you, it doesn’t need to work for other patients as well.

Informed Patients are Happy Patients

Here at the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery, our medical team, led by Dr. William J. Vinyard, MD, FACS, believes that informed patients are happy patients. For that reason, our mission for today is to discuss CoolSculpting® Elite from a different angle and help you decide if this procedure is the right choice for bringing your aesthetic goals to life. After all, no single procedure can work its magic unless it is performed in the right place, at the right time, and by the right practitioner. Let’s tune in to the article and learn more about CoolSculpting® Elite!

#1: CoolSculpting® Elite is Not a Weight-Loss Solution

It is easy to fall into the trap of assimilating “fat reduction” or “body contouring” with “weight loss.” However, nothing’s further away from the truth. CoolSculpting® Elite, albeit a fat reduction procedure, cannot remove large amounts of fat, which would be unnatural by itself. 

Instead, CoolSculpting® Elite helps patients achieve a smoother, better body contour by freezing and removing “stubborn fatty tissue” that just wouldn’t budge, regardless of how many hours you spend at the gym or how healthy you eat. As such, CoolSculpting® Elite can only be a companion in your fat loss journey that can never replace exercise and a proper, nutritious diet.

#2: CoolSculpting® Elite is Not a One-Time Treatment

Unlike cosmetic surgical procedures, which do not require additional treatment sessions, nonsurgical treatments are more effective when organized in a comprehensive plan, and CoolSculpting® Elite falls into the same category. 

Your CoolSculpting® Elite treatment plan will mainly depend on your aesthetic goals since different body areas call for more visits to the office. As a rule of thumb, Dr. Vinyard recommends about 2-3 treatment sessions for solid results. However, every patient is unique, so make sure to discuss every aspect of your aesthetic needs with Dr. Vinyard before choosing this procedure.

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#3: CoolSculpting® Elite is a Versatile Device

To those who’ve heard rumors about CoolSculpting® Elite working its magic only on the abdomen area, we’re here to prove them wrong. On the contrary, unlike other nonsurgical fat removal devices, CoolSculpting® Elite has one of the most impressive body area ranges.

The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has cleared CoolSculpting® Elite for the following body areas:

  • Submental (under the chin)
  • Chest area
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • “Love handles” (i.e., the sides of the waist)
  • Bra rolls
  • “Banana roll” fatty tissue (under the buttocks)
  • Inner and outer thighs

As such, feel free to use CoolSculpting® Elite for any of these body areas while experiencing the same superior results!

#4: The CoolSculpting® Elite Results Need Time 

Wishing for a wizard’s wand that would just make the unwanted fatty tissue magically disappear is something we would all love to see. However, that’s not what the real world looks like. A solid fat removal plan needs not only the best device but also patience.

As such, expecting to notice a stunning body contour right after you walk from the office is not realistic. The body needs a few days to respond to the CoolSculpting® Elite treatment adequately and a few months to deliver the results you’re anxiously waiting to see. Make sure that you consider this aspect before choosing CoolSculpting® Elite.

#5: CoolSculpting® Elite Does Not Make You Immune to Weight Gain

With the unwanted fatty tissue out of the way, you will be ready to celebrate your stunning body contour. And the great news is, once eliminated, fat cells are unlikely to come back! Nevertheless, that’s not the same as not gaining weight in the future.

What’s essential for you to understand is that CoolSculpting® Elite does not inhibit new fatty tissue from appearing due to poor diet or lack of exercise. For that reason, keeping your guard up by sticking to the same proper diet and workout routine is the only guarantee for your CoolSculpting® Elite results.

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Informed patients are happy patients, and here at the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery, our mission is to make sure that you know all the necessary details before choosing a procedure. As long as your expectations are in harmony with reality, CoolSculpting® Elite can bring your body-contouring goals to the next level. Ready to learn more about CoolSculpting® Elite? Contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Vinyard today and check out our blog.

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