Coolsculpting®, a non-surgical body contouring device for removing unwanted pockets of fat, is one of the most popular procedures at my practice for both men and women. Around for over a decade, this extremely effective technology has recently undergone an upgrade. New and improved, Coolsculpting® Elite is better than the original Coolsculpting® Legacy. Not only does it deliver superior results, but it can do so in half the time as the new device allows us to treat two areas of the body at once. Needless to say, our patients are thrilled. Here’s why Coolsculpting® Elite is so exciting.
What Makes Coolsculpting® Elite Different?
Plastic surgery is rooted in innovation. We are constantly looking for more efficient ways to meet our patients needs. And one of the things that patients across the board desire today is shorter treatments. We are living in an era where time is one of our most precious commodities. So, being able to offer my Hauppauge, Long Island patients the ability to transform their body contour, in half the time, makes me very happy. What allows Coolsculpting® Elite to work faster than its predecessor is that we can now treat two areas of the body simultaneously.
Furthermore, Coolsculpting® Elite is more efficient at reducing fat. The original Legacy could deliver an 18 – 20% reduction in the number of fat cells in the treatment area with each session. With Elite, this number jumps to 20-25%. That’s a significant improvement on a modality that already delivered pretty transformative results.
Coolsculpting® Elite Hand Pieces Have a More Efficient Shape
The Coolsculpting® procedure remains the same. A hand piece is applied to the skin in your treatment area with suction which draws the skin up into the device where it is chilled. This cooling process causes the fat to go into a programed cell death. The fat cells don’t die immediately which is why it will often take more than one treatment to attain your desired results. Instead, Coolsculpting® works by accelerating the life cycle of the fat cell so that in the next 30-60 days, the fat cells in your treatment area die and disappear.
One of the main reasons that Coolsculpting® Elite is able to deliver superior fat reduction is due to the new hand piece. All of the Elite applicators are C-shaped, as opposed to the original U-shape, allowing them to better fit your body’s natural curves. In fact, they cover 18% more skin surface than the original. The Elite hand pieces also come in 7 different sizes and shapes so there is an ideal one for just about any area on your body including the:
- Inner and/or outer thighs
- Bra rolls
- Double chin
Best Candidate for Coolsculpting® Elite
The best candidate for a Coolsculpting® Elite procedure is any man or woman in good overall health who is bothered by a mild to moderate amount of subcutaneous fat. This is the type of fat that can be “pinched” or pulled away from the body. It’s also important to keep in mind that this is not a weight loss procedure. It’s about restoring proper proportion to your body contour. The fat reduction in your treatment area is permanent. However, if you make a habit of eating poorly, you will regain the fat. This is true with any body contouring procedure whether its liposuction, a tummy tuck or something non-surgical like Coolsculpting®.
Kick Start a More Healthful Lifestyle
While it’s definitely true that if you don’t take care of yourself, your body contour will start to head in the wrong direction, one of the things that we’ve seen in our practice is that a Coolscupting Elite procedure can give you a nice kick start to a more healthful lifestyle. Patients are always telling us that after seeing their great results, they are more inclined to eat better and exercise regularly because they like the way that they look and feel. Bottom line, it can put you into a positive cycle of improving both your appearance and your overall health. That’s what we call a win-win.
To find out more about Coolsculpting® Elite or any surgical or non-surgical procedure with Dr. Mark Epstein in Hauppauge, Long Island, contact us today or call 631-689-1100 to schedule a consultation.