According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, approximately 40% of women and 20% of men would consider surgical procedures to help achieve the toned body they want.
These days, however, there are alternatives to surgery if you desire sculpted abs, defined hips, and toned thighs. One of these alternatives is CoolSculpting Elite.
What Is CoolSculping Elite?
CoolSculpting Elite is a non-surgical, non-invasive body contouring treatment that targets stubborn fat by freezing the fat cells and allowing your lymphatic system to eliminate them over time. It kills only fat cells, leaving all of the others unharmed.
CoolSculpting Elite can treat fat in a number of problem areas, including:
- Bra rolls
- Love handles
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
- Back fat
- Under the buttocks
- Under the chin
CoolSculpting Elite is the new generation of the CoolSculpting system, which uses controlled cooling technology to offer long-term fat removal. It has FDA approval to treat visible fat bulges in those nine areas of the body, and it can reduce fat by 20-25%.
CoolSculpting Elite vs. CoolSculpting
Although both of these non-surgical body contouring options are effective, CoolSculpting Elite can target larger areas. It provides more tissue contact and more suction, as well as a more even distribution of cooling power.
CoolSculpting Elite uses two applicators while the standard CoolSculpting only uses one, allowing us to target twice the amount of fat. The applicators have been improved as well and include various sizes to handle different treatment areas.
Does Non-Surgical Body Contouring Work?
Non-surgical body contouring treatment options offer a reduction in body fat without requiring you to go under general anesthesia and without experiencing the kind of downtime that can interfere with your life.
It takes a bit longer to see results than with surgical procedures, but the results are long-lasting. The fat cells CoolSculpting Elite removes are gone for good.
CoolSculpting Elite and other non-surgical body contouring treatment options are not weight-loss solutions. They are best suited for people who have tried exercise and dieting to get rid of pockets of fat without success.
The best candidates are those who do not have hernias in the treatment area, who are in general good health, and who are near their target weight. It’s a good option for people who do not want liposuction.
If you are pregnant or are planning on becoming pregnant, if you have poor skin elasticity, vascular problems, sensitivity to cold, or if you’re struggling with a serious medical condition, we can find an alternative treatment option.
Preparing for CoolSculpting Elite
When you schedule a consultation with our experts, we’ll ask you about your medical history, including any illnesses you may have, medications you are taking, and any other cosmetic procedures you’ve had. We will assess the areas you want to address and find the best treatment strategy for the results you want.
We recommend that you avoid taking medications or supplements that thin your blood, such as St. John’s Wort, aspirin, and fish oil, for at least a week before the procedure. Always check with your family doctor before stopping any medication.
You also want to avoid damaging your skin in the treatment areas. Because the procedure involves some massaging and suctioning, you want to postpone the treatment if you have cuts or bruises in the area. You also want to avoid tanning the target area because tanning can make your skin more sensitive.
If you smoke, stop at least a week before the procedure, and make sure that you are eating healthy meals.
On the Day of the Procedure
On the day of the non-surgical body contouring treatment, wear clothing that’s loose and comfortable. Wear underwear and a bra. We will apply gel to the treatment area, so keep that in mind when choosing your outfit.
Eat a light meal before the session, and bring something to keep you entertained during treatment. The procedure can take one to three hours.
When you arrive, we will take pictures of the treatment area to have comparisons. We will also outline the treatment area and apply gel to the area before placing the applicator on your body.
Once the treatment is over, we will remove the applicator and gel and massage the area to help break up the fat cells.
Since CoolSculpting Elite is non-invasive, there’s no downtime. You can return to your regular activities, including exercise, right after the session.
Your body will begin the process of eliminating the fat cells and you’ll likely start to see results in about four weeks. Because your body will continue to get rid of the dead cells over a number of weeks, you should see the full results in six months.
We will schedule a follow-up appointment to check on the progress of the treatment and to see if you need more sessions. Together, we will put together a treatment plan to give you the toned look you want.
Choose CoolSculpting Elite for Effective Body Contouring Results
If you do not want the long recovery process that liposuction requires, and you also don’t want to battle against stubborn fat pockets any longer, a non-surgical body contouring treatment like CoolSculpting Elite can be the right choice for you.
By harnessing your body’s powerful lymphatic system and targeting only fat cells, you can get the toned and sculpted look you have always wanted.
At A Younger You Medical Spa, we serve the Brookfield, Waukesha, Milwaukee, New Berlin, and Burlington areas of Wisconsin. We offer the most effective non-invasive skin rejuvenation and body contouring procedures.