Is CoolSculpting Elite Safe?

Sep 7, 2022 | Body, Body Contouring

Are you tired of killing yourself at the gym and dieting just to have those stubborn pockets of fat not budge? With the help of our expert team, led by Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. William J. Vinyard, MD, FACS, you will be losing inches in no time by getting rid of those pesky fat bulges that never seem to go away, regardless if on your abdomen, back, or arms.

 The answer lies in CoolSculpting Elite, a revelation among non-invasive fat reduction treatments! It has the virtue of helping you achieve the silhouette you desire — naturally and without diet and exercise! 

 In this article, we will show you what CoolSculpting Elite is, how it works, and whether you can achieve your aesthetic goals through this amazing treatment!

What Is CoolSculpting Elite?

With its innovative and safe fat-freezing technology, CoolSculpting is the #1 FDA-cleared, noninvasive cosmetic approach to body contouring and fat reduction. Due to this innovative technology, patients achieve aesthetic results with minimal discomfort and risk — 8 million treatment plans can attest to its success. And it only gets better and better!  

The technological advancement we witness today never ceases to amaze us. The same is true for the future of noninvasive fat reduction approaches — CoolSculpting Elite is currently leading the pack! The Elite upgrade improves upon its previous version by allowing the simultaneous treatment of two body areas — in a nutshell, you can freeze twice the fat in half the time!

How Does CoolSculpting Elite Work?

The key to CoolSculpting’s efficiency lies in our bodies. During childhood and adolescence, our body assigns a certain number of fat cells to various areas of the body. These cells will get larger or smaller with weight fluctuation, but the number of fat cells will remain relatively constant through adulthood. The “cool” thing about CoolSculpting is that it is the only non-invasive treatment that will permanently eliminate and thus reduce the number of fat cells in the body! 

During a CoolSculpting Elite treatment session, unwanted fat cells are targeted and frozen by a highly advanced handheld device. Once the fat cells have perished, they are naturally removed through the body’s lymphatic system over time. Results become more visible as time passes, with final results being expected after 1-3 months.

Nevertheless, patients are also concerned with their health and ask us frequently about the safety of CoolSculpting Elite: It truly sounds great, but how safe is CoolSculpting?

How Safe Is CoolSculpting Elite?

For most patients, CoolSculpting Elite is a safe approach to achieving fat reduction with minimal discomfort and a low complication rate. Aside from a few minimal side effects such as temporary numbness and swelling, CoolSculpting Elite is sure to bring your aesthetic goals to life! 

Can the CoolSculpting Elite Device Burn My Skin?

CoolSculpting Elite implies minimal risks that may affect the treatment areas only for a short period of time. After the treatment, patients may  experience tingling sensations, increased skin sensibility, and temporary redness due to skin exposure to low temperatures. Nevertheless, these side effects are rarely a matter of concern for patients. 

 During the CoolSculpting Elite procedure, the highly advanced device works with precision and care for the patient’s well-being. Due to its thermoelectric cooling plates, the CoolSculpting Elite machine tracks skin temperature, avoiding undesirable temperatures. In an abundance of caution, the procedure will instantly come to a halt if the temperature gets too low, alerting the technician and ending the treatment cycle. Furthermore, a pre-treatment wipe and a gel pad are used to protect the skin.  

Are There Any Side Effects to the Procedure?

CoolSculpting Elite does not require anesthesia or medications that could cause side effects. For most patients, this approach is preferable since the side effect rate of CoolSculpting Elite is substantially lower than in the case of other fat reduction techniques, such as liposuction. Furthermore, more severe side effects such as scarring, bleeding, or changes in skin pigmentation are not seen with CoolSculpting treatment.

The side effects that occur naturally when the skin is exposed to very low temperatures are:

  • Sensitivity;
  • Minor, localized pain;
  • Redness;
  • Swelling;
  • Bruising.

Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting Elite?

Before starting a CoolSculpting Elite treatment, you will have a preliminary consultation with our expert team at VIPS, led by Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. William J. Vinyard, MD, FACS, during which we will inform you about the procedure and help you choose the best treatment approach towards achieving your aesthetical goals! 

A good candidate has adapted a healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise, but struggles with stubborn fat bulges in various body areas. CoolSculpting is FDA cleared to treat 9 areas of the body, including: 

  • Abdomen 
  • Mid Back/Bra Line 
  • Arms 
  • Chin/Neck 
  • Flanks/Love Handles 
  • Hips 
  • Thighs
  • Upper Knees
  • Banana Roll (Buttocks)

CoolSculpting Elite aims to help people with pinchable fat they can’t get rid of through diet and exercise. The rule is, “If you can squeeze it, we can freeze it!” CoolSculpting is not a weight loss method but an excellent approach to targeting specific pockets of fat and contouring your body. As long as you understand the limitations of this treatment, you will be satisfied with CoolSculpting Elite’s results!  

Who Is Not a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting Elite?

Some women might ask us: Is CoolSculpting safe during pregnancy? or Can you undergo CoolSculpting before or immediately after pregnancy? Unfortunately, our answer is no. CoolSculpting Elite is not recommended for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, or women trying to get pregnant. In addition, CoolSculpting Elite is not ideal for patients with unhealed wounds.

Start Your CoolSculpting Elite Journey at VIPS!

As you consider your body contouring goals, Dr. Vinyard and his team of experts wield many options for restoring a youthful look and feel for your body. CoolSculpting Elite can be an easy and incredible addition to your treatment plan, and Dr. Vinyard and his team of experts are ready to support you in achieving your aesthetic goals. Contact us to schedule a consultation with us, or call us at (772) 362-3357 to find out the next steps in your CoolSculpting Elite journey! Our office at 291 NW Peacock Blvd, Suite 103, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, proudly serves the SE Florida area! We also invite you to check out our blog page, Facebook, and Instagram to learn more about the treatment plans available at our office!

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