CoolSculpting Elite® FAQs

The CoolSculpting Elite fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), the CoolSculpting Elite procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting Elite procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Many people want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.

The price for CoolSculpting Elite procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed, and your ultimate goals. Most patients opt to receive treatments in multiple body areas in order to achieve their goals. The cost typically ranges between $2,000-$4,000 for their personalized treatment plan depending on the number of areas treated.

Create a customized treatment plan, in person, with your CoolSculpting Elite provider that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. Many CoolSculpting Elite practices even offer flexible payment plans to help patients achieve their goals

Your CoolSculpting Elite physician will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting Elite treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. The latest technology of CoolSculpting Elite can treat a patient in 35-60 minutes, some patients have more than one treatment during the same office visit. Some practices even have multiple CoolSculpting Elite systems and applicators, so it’s possible for a patient to have multiple areas treated at once. You and your provider may also schedule additional treatments or office visits in order to meet your goals.

In the U.S., the CoolSculpting Elite procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm. In China, the cryolipolysis system is used for fat layer reduction of the abdomen and flanks. In Taiwan, the CoolSculpting Elite procedure is cleared for the breakdown of fat in the flank (love handle), abdomen, and thigh. Outside the U.S., China and Taiwan, the CoolSculpting Elite procedure for non-invasive fat reduction is available worldwide.

Yes! The CoolSculpting Elite procedure can treat visible fat bulges under the chin (submental) and jawline (submandibular). Freezing away fat from a double chin is as easy and tolerable as using the CoolSculpting Elite procedure in other parts of the body (e.g., abdomen, flank/side, thighs). It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments. With CoolSculpting Elite treatment for a double chin, patients see results after just 1 to 2 visits. And with no surgery, and little to no downtime.

Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. 

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their CoolSculpting Elite treatment.

After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities following their appointment.

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