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Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor
5333 McAuley Drive, Suite 5001
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 712-2323
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
CoolSculpting® Elite is an innovative, non-surgical procedure our patients from Ann Arbor and Plymouth, MI, and surrounding cities choose to reduce areas of stubborn fat that resist diet and exercise. This redesigned version of CoolSculpting® technology makes it faster, more efficient, and more comfortable to achieve a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in your fat bulges. Although men and women tend to show fat in different areas, the CoolSculpting Elite procedure works for anyone who is a good candidate.
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
The CoolSculpting Elite procedure works the same as the CoolSculpting procedure—without needles, surgery, or anesthesia. Instead, this body contouring treatment uses controlled cooling to freeze fat cells just beneath the skin without harming other tissues. CoolSculpting Elite cannot provide the same results that you get with liposuction or a tummy tuck in terms of removing larger amounts of excess fat and skin. Still, the results are real and measurable and patients find that their clothes fit much better after having it done.
CoolSculpting® Elite is a next-generation version of CoolSculpting® that provides the following upgrades:
One of CoolSculpting Elite’s biggest improvements is its newly designed applicators that fit specific body contours to improve results and make treatments more comfortable. These applicators can be grouped as follows:
Using a combination of applicators, we can address all of your specific areas of concern.
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the following areas:
At Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor, our CoolSculpting Elite treatments are priced per area—starting at $800 for one small area. The abdomen is considered one area and both flanks (hip rolls, inner thighs, love handles, etc.) are another single area. If you want two or more areas treated or one area treated more than once, it’s difficult to tell you exactly what it will cost before seeing you. Most patients opt to receive treatments in multiple body areas in order to achieve their goals.
Come in for a consultation and we will create a treatment plan that meets your individual goals. You’ll find that our prices are right in line with other practices in town. We also offer flexible payment plans to help you achieve your goals.
Typically, there is minimal to no downtime after the treatment and patients often return to work on the same day after a CoolSculpting Elite treatment is completed. However, patients may experience some temporary pain or discomfort. Side effects can include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness to the touch, cramping, itching, tingling, and numbness. Numbness can persist up to several weeks after a procedure.
Results happen gradually and look totally natural. You’ll see a difference as early as three weeks following treatment with the most dramatic results achieved after two to three months. In clinical studies, most patients experience a fat reduction of 22 to 25% after their CoolSculpting Elite treatment (individual results may vary).
We want to be clear about who is and who is not a candidate for CoolSculpting Elite. This treatment is indicated for men and women that have exercise-resistant fat bulges. It treats areas of fat and is not appropriate for overall fat reduction.
The number of treatments needed will vary per patient, depending upon the size and shape of the individual. You may only need one treatment if you meet the following criteria:
For larger areas, multiple treatments will be necessary for more noticeable results. At the time of your consultation, we will be able to better assess the areas you wish to treat and prepare a treatment plan that fits your goals, time, and budget.
You most likely are not a CoolSculpting Elite candidate if you are overweight or have:
You also should not have the CoolSculpting Elite procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting Elite procedure is right for you.
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We love CoolSculpting Elite but will also be the first to tell you this procedure is not for everyone. For patients with loose skin, removing underlying fat can actually make things look worse, not better. As a plastic surgeon’s office, we understand that CoolSculpting Elite is just one tool in a body contouring toolbox, not the only option. If you’re not a good candidate for the procedure, we won’t do it. Instead, we’ll direct you towards something that will give you the results you want, so that you can make an informed decision about what’s right for you.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons have more than 50 years of combined experience in all facets of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. As a qualified and compassionate team, they share a goal of providing a safe and rewarding plastic surgery experience while creating exceptional results worthy of your trust.
Exercise will keep your CoolSculpting results permanent. As long as you maintain your weight with a normal diet and consistent exercise, your long-term results should remain stable. Many patients do feel more motivated to take care of themselves after a CoolSculpting Elite treatment. It’s as if they got a second lease on their body! They want to take even better care of themselves.
Harvard University scientists observed that some children got dimples due to eating popsicles. The idea that cold can selectively affect and eliminate fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue was the insight behind cryolipolysis, the proven science on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based.
The CoolSculpting procedure has been turning heads, getting rave reviews, and even winning awards. Read more.
Q: Am I a good candidate?
A: Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting Elite fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting Elite procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting Elite procedure is right for you.
Q: How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
A: We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting Elite session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.
Q: Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
A: Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and flushes away these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good1.
Q: What does it feel like?
A: As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
Q: Is the CoolSculpting Elite procedure safe?
A: The CoolSculpting Elite procedure is FDA-cleared cleared to safely and effectively treat 9 different areas of the body (listed above). With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
Q: Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
A: Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting Elite procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Oftentimes, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.
Q: When will I see results?
A: You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Q: Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
A: 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.
Q: What happens if I gain weight down the road?
A: Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting Elite procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.
To learn more about CoolSculpting Elite and other body contouring options at Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor, request your consultation with our easy-to-use online form or call our office at (734) 712-2323 to schedule your visit.