If you have bulges of fat in certain areas they want to get rid of you may be a great candidate. Common areas we treat are the upper and lower abdomen, love handles or flanks, lower back, inner thighs, bra line, and even under the chin. The CoolSculpting Elite fat reduction treatment is designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. The CoolSculpting Elite procedure is designed for targeted spot fat reduction and is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. If you are within 30 pounds of your ideal weight you may also be a good candidate. Request an in-person consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting Elite treatment is right for you.
All CoolSculpting Elite providers do not get the same results! We hear from some of our patients who have had previous experience with CoolSculpting Elite that it was not effective. Our response to them is that the technology works but the result is highly driven by the technician. From our experience after hiring 3 technicians who were trained by Zeltig, the old manufacturer, was that they were not properly trained. These technicians attended Coolsculpt University with many others but did not really receive days of hands on training that is needed to provide consistent optimal results with Coolsculpt. We purchased the Coolsculpt machines after the company was acquired by Allergan (makers of Botox, Juvederm- a multi billion dollar pharmaceutical company).
Dr. Lee is one of their most valued customers (TOP 100 in the country) and we had confidence that Allergan would support and stand behind the result. Our CoolSculpting Elite techs have gone through the highest level of education and training provided by the company’s best trainers. Patients who have had consultations or treatments at other facilities regularly comment how our assessment is so much more thorough and comprehensive. Proper assessment of where to place the applicators and which applicator is optimal for the area, along with a very deep and thorough massage right after the treatment is an utmost importance. These factors are what differentiates a mediocre impressive outcome.
When you choose to have your CoolSculpting Elite treatment with us, you will be treated by technicians that have only been trained by the best in the company with oversight of Dr. Lee and management who has an amazing eye for detail since she is an architect/artist. You will have access to two newest machines and ability to Dual Sculpt areas to save you precious time. We also offer the most competitive pricing at $600 per cycle - even less with higher quanities of cycles. During your consultation, we make sure to understand your body goals and create the best CoolSculpting Elite package for you.
Before & After CoolSculpting Elite®
What does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold like an ice pack. You will feel a light pulling, and pinching as your fat bulge is pulled into the CoolSculpting Elite applicator.This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment **People who have had their treatments with the older Coolsculpt units rave about their pain free experience with us compared to their last treatment. The new applicators require less tissue to be pulled in is completed with 40% less time. The common complaints regarding ongoing numbness and pain is mostly attributed to the older machine technology and the newer models are much more efficient and the experience is much more pleasant.
How much does the CoolSculpting Elite procedure cost?
We are straightforward with our pricing of $600 per cycle (larger applicator called Cool Advantage is $950), there are additional discounts for larger quantity packages. The total cost to treat an area depends on how many cycles are recommended to treat that area. The price for CoolSculpting Elite procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed. Our CoolSculpting Elite certified experts create a personalized treatment plan, during your consultation that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
How long is each session? How many sessions will I need
When patients visit the plastic surgery practice of Dr. John Lee for CoolSculpting Elite in Philadelphia, they can expect each session to last between 35 minutes (exception is the Cool Mini for the chin and Cool Advantage for larger areas). We have two machines so if an area can be Dual Sculpt (both applicators running at the same time), we try to perform this method. Some areas like the abdomen are hard to Dual Sculpt since adjacent tissue can not be competing against each other to be pulled into the applicator. During the consultation, our technicians can provide the approximate time the total treatment will take. Depending on your body and your goals, multiple sessions may be required spaced out over several months.
Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), the fat dies and is eliminates excreted from the body. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
Is CoolSculpting Elite safe?
The CoolSculpting Elite procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, arms, chin, and inner and back thigh areas. With over 7 million CoolSculpting Elite treatments have been performed worldwide. There has been over 100 medical journal reports and studies providing safety data and is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
Are there CoolSculpting Elite® Side effects?
Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting Elite procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting Elite procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting Elite procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting Elite procedure is right for you.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting Elite procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting Elite session is over.
When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. We recommend a second treatment to the same area one month after the first treatment for optimal results. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting Elite treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.