Get Rid of Your Fat!
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), over 350,000 cosmetic body contouring procedures are performed in the US every day. The two most popular treatments that people go for to get rid of fatty deposits from targeted areas of their body are: Elite Freeze CoolSculpting and liposuction.
Both of these procedures effectively target specific areas of the body where fat accumulates over time, such as the thighs, abdomen, hips, upper arms, and more. The procedures mentioned above address these fat cells and eliminates them from the body.
Each treatment offers a number of benefits, but only one may be the right option for you depending on your health and desired body goals. Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides Elite Freeze CoolSculpting to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and surrounding communities.
CoolSculpting Elite Freeze: The Latest Innovation in the Fat Reduction Treatment Technology
Allergan Aesthetics launched CoolSculpting Elite Freeze in the beginning of 2021. The company is already credited for bringing the CoolSculpting technology to the market, but they wanted to further improve on that, to complement the natural curves of body.
The FDA-cleared procedure targets, freezes, and eliminates fat cells located in the following areas:
- Flanks (the areas around the sides of your upper body)
- Upper arms
- Underneath the buttocks
- Back fat
- Along with bra fat
- Submental and submandibular areas (areas on your neck, jaw, and head)
There is a difference between the previous generation CoolSculpting applicators and the new Elite Freeze applicators: the latter come in a C-shape to mold to the body’s curves and lines. The new applicators can also address up to 18% larger cooling area, compared to the older models.
How Much Time Does It Take?
While both Elite Freeze CoolSculpting and liposuction are outpatient procedures, liposuction requires a lot more time for both the procedure and recovery.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure, which means the surgeon will need to put you under local or general anesthesia and make tiny incisions to “suction” the fat out. And like any other surgery, you’ll need a week or two to recover and heal.
On the other hand, Elite Freeze CoolSculpting is performed in your doctor’s office, has no need for incisions or anesthesia (since it’s non-invasive), and requires no downtime. You can go to work or gym right after your treatment.
The CoolSculpting procedure itself takes less than one hour, depending on how many areas are being treated.
What is the Better Option?
Both liposuction and Elite Freeze CoolSculpting are effective ways to remove fat cells from your body. However, if you have an underlying medical condition or super busy lifestyle, Elite Freeze will serve you better.
If you’re not sure, talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon about both options. They will answer all of your questions and concerns, and help you pick the most effective treatment for best results. Plastic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and nearby areas for Elite Freeze CoolSculpting.