How to Nonsurgically Eliminate Your Fat
Is it getting cold in here, or is it just us?
The temperature isn’t the only thing starting to cool off in Gainesville. The latest CoolSculpting® technology is finally here — and we’re offering it now at John W. Tyrone, MD, PLLC, Plastic Surgery! Whether you’ve *chilled* with us before or it’s your first time hearing about this revolutionary treatment, keep reading to learn more about CoolSculpting® Elite and all it has to offer.
What Is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss treatment. It is a nonsurgical, noninvasive procedure that permanently eliminates fat cells in the body. In fact, CoolSculpting® is FDA-approved to treat nine different areas: under the chin, thighs, abdomen and flanks, upper arms, underneath the buttocks and even bra and back fat. Because of its noninvasive nature, this treatment also causes no damage to the skin and requires virtually no downtime! Before this year, CoolSculpting® would remove about 20% of the treated fat at each treatment. Now, new and improved technology from the brand has increased the tissue contact in the applicator by 18% and has taken nonsurgical fat loss to a whole new level.
Introducing CoolSculpting® Elite!
CoolSculpting® Elite may bring even more frost, but it’s still the hottest new fat-reduction treatment on the market! A key feature of Elite that we’ve never seen before is its implementation of C-shaped applicators instead of the traditional U shape. So why does such a seemingly small difference matter? This tiny change is the catalyst for a multitude of improvements from the previous CoolSculpting® capabilities.
Fat elimination is notably enhanced when using CoolSculpting®’s newest technology. Because the C-shaped applicators better fit the body’s natural curves, the treatment itself is not only more comfortable, but more effective. With applicators that come in seven different shapes and sizes, it’s no shock that Elite applicators get 18% more contact with skin tissue than with CoolSculpting® Legacy. Plus, CoolSculpting® Elite has a feature known as Dual Sculpting, where two applicators can be applied to two different treatment areas at once. With these improvements, patients experience faster treatment times and shorter appointments.
Because CoolSculpting® Elite applicators better fit the body’s natural curves, applicator-to-skin contact is upgraded to be able to cool fat cells faster and improve results overall. In fact, whereas CoolSculpting® originally removed just 18% to 20% fat per treatment, CoolSculpting® Elite is able to bring this range to 20% to 25%! And, an awesome bonus, patients get to see their heightened results in as little as three weeks after treatment.
When you gain or lose weight, what’s actually happening inside your body? It was previously understood that as our weight fluctuates, it is the number of fat cells in our body increasing and decreasing. But research has shown that the number of fat cells we have in our adult lives doesn’t ever change. Rather, the size of each fat cell in our body grows and shrinks, which changes our weight and physical appearance.
CoolSculpting® Elite freezes undesirable pockets of fat, causing the cells to collapse and eventually die. From there, the body eliminates them as biowaste. With this technology, which is referred to as cryolipolysis, the CoolSculpting® technician can specifically target certain cells while leaving the surrounding ones completely intact.
What You Should Know: Pre- & Post-Op
If you decide you want to explore the one-of-a-kind fat loss option of CoolSculpting® Elite for yourself, you’ll first have a complimentary consultation with our CoolSculpting® technician. They’ll help you identify problem areas, develop a treatment plan and make sure you get every question answered. Thanks to the noninvasive nature of the procedure, there’s not much you’ll have to do to prepare. However, it’s important to remember that CoolSculpting® Elite is not a weight-loss treatment, so candidates should be generally healthy and hoping to identify specific fat bulges in the body. Continuing healthy habits after the treatment is essential for seeing and maintaining the permanent fat loss results. Just like with liposuction, any fat cells that are left behind after treatment completion can still grow in size if patients gain weight. Also, because the applicator’s strong suction capabilities can leave some bruising in certain patients, we ask that they avoid anti-inflammatories as much as possible before the treatment session.
Many CoolSculpting® patients come back for multiple treatments. While some only need one, most patients need 2-3 treatment sessions on average. This will really depend on the areas being treated and the desired results. Most of the CoolSculpting® Elite treatment sessions will last between 35 minutes and an hour. We have a TV equipped with movie and show streaming for all our patients to utilize while they chill. But other people love to bring their work, a book or even to get in a midday power nap!
Following treatment, patients are usually able to resume normal activities right away. A few side effects may present themselves, like bruising, redness or aching. But the (very) temporary discomfort is worth it when people are able to see their results in as little as three weeks! Typically, patients see their most dramatic results at the two-month post-op. mark and can continue to see changes for up to six months after treatment.
Come Chill With Us!
You might be a super clean eater or a big workout junkie. But sometimes, stubborn fat just won’t budge. When you’ve decided you’re tired of visible fat pockets that won’t go away, remember that CoolSculpting® Elite could be the perfect solution for you. For more information, give us a call and we can help you set up your personal, complimentary consultation.