What Does CoolSculpting Elite Cost? How This New Machine Is Bringing Down the Cost of CoolSculpting while Improving Results

by | Apr 9, 2021 | Body, Body Contouring

For more than ten years, CoolSculpting® Legacy has been a leader in the body-contouring treatment space, helping hundreds of thousands of US patients every year lose stubborn fatty tissue. With its superior cryolipolysis technology, CoolSculpting® Legacy targets, freezes, and removes unwanted fat pockets from targeted areas without touching the surrounding tissue. With numerous positive reviews to boast, it is no wonder why CoolSculpting® Legacy is such a hot ticket.

Now, after a decade of top-notch body contouring procedures and happy patients, the company Allergan is ready to deliver the second generation of its popular device on the market, CoolSculpting® Elite, with the desire to improve its predecessor and bring body contouring to the next level. No later than this year’s release, both plastic surgeons and patients were quick to praise CoolSculpting® Elite’s state-of-the-art technology and stunning upgrades, with plastic surgeons rushing to include it into their body-contouring arsenal.

Here at the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr. William J. Vinyard, MD, FACS, takes pride in being one of the first plastic surgeons to acquire CoolSculpting® Elite. Ever since he acquired the device, Dr. Vinyard saw patient after patient amazed by their stunning body-contouring results. 

However, we cannot help but ask ourselves, “Do superior results translate into more expensive treatments?” “Where is the catch in all this?” Today, we’re taking the time to talk about CoolSculpting® Elite’s incredible benefits and see how, contrary to expectations, results are on the rise while costs are on a downslide!

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What is CoolSculpting® Elite?

As its name tells us, CoolSculpting® Elite is nothing less than a “cooler” version of its predecessor. It employs cryolipolysis to target and help remove unwanted fatty tissue in a non-surgical, minimally invasive way. The FDA has cleared this treatment 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

In many ways, CoolSculpting® Elite closely replicates its predecessor, such as technology and treatment areas. However, the similarities between CoolSculpting® Elite and its older sibling end here, as CoolSculpting® Elite takes body contouring to the next level. Let’s take a closer look at the two devices and see how CoolSculpting® Elite is here to bring the new generation of cool:

CoolSculpting® Legacy vs. CoolSculpting® Elite: Who Reigns Supreme?

Say “CoolSculpting® Elite,” and a whole world of incredible benefits opens up to would-be patients! Since they are so many and so important, we shall take them one by one and compare them to the CoolSculpting® Legacy device:

  • #1: Superior applicator type – CoolSculpting® Elite employs a C-shape cup applicator, different from the classic U-shape cup used by its predecessor, designed to complement the body’s natural curves, which allows for more tissue contact (18% more surface area), more suction, and even cooling results.  
  • #2: Fat removal – CoolSculpting® Elite removes more fatty tissue than CoolSculpting® Legacy does.
  • #3: Multiple simultaneous treatment areas – one of the most relevant improvements included in the CoolSculpting® Elite device is its dual applicators, which allow the plastic surgeon to target two separate treatment areas at the same time.
  • #4: Faster treatment times – due to its dual applicators, CoolSculpting® Elite allows you to treat during your lunch breaks not one but two body areas. As such, instead of spending approx. 35 minutes on each of the “love handles,” now, you can say goodbye to fatty tissue from both sides simultaneously. 

A Superior, Cost-Effective Upgrade to CoolSculpting® Legacy

Better technology, multiple treatment areas, faster treatment times, and superior fat removal – do all of these benefits come at a higher cost than CoolSculpting® Legacy? Or another benefit hides in the price as well?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the price for a CoolSculpting® Legacy procedure in 2019 cost $700-$1400 per treatment cycle.  Since each area is best treated with an average of two treatment cycles, the cost of treating a single area could be $1,400 – $2,800. 

However, CoolSculpting® Elite brings “improved” and “lower costs” together! With faster treatment times and the ability to treat two areas simultaneously, the cost per treatment cycle can become as low as $400 per cycle!  That’s a huge saving!  With CoolSculpting® Elite, you can double the number of body areas treated by CoolSculpting® Legacy at a similar price.

Considering the fact that a strong CoolSculpting® Elite treatment plan requires at least two sessions to eliminate stubborn fat and render the desired results, the average cost can go down substantially when comparing CoolSculpting® Elite with CoolSculpting® Legacy. The final quote can only be obtained after assessing your medical history and your desired number of treatment areas during a consultation.

Since we want to make life-changing treatments as available as possible to everyone, here at our office, we offer financing options to make your body-contouring experience all about enjoying yourself. Don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Vinyard about this subject during your complimentary consultation. 


CoolSculpting® Elite takes body contouring to the next level.

The future of body contouring is here, at our office in Port St. Lucie, FL! With this superior device in our arsenal, our medical team, led by Dr. Vinyard, is more than ready to help you achieve your aesthetic goals and enjoy the confidence and self-esteem we all need. Are you ready to let us bring your body-contouring dreams to reality? Contact us and schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Vinyard today.

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