Even among those who exercise, eat right, and take pride in leading a healthy lifestyle, a few noticeable bulges of stubborn fat often remain. CoolSculpting Elite treatments are an ideal solution. A non-surgical alternative to liposuction, the CoolSculpting Elite procedure is available near Boston at our South Shore practice and we are the only practice offering CoolSculpting Elite in Nantucket. We are excited to offer this new and improved nonsurgical fat reduction technology at both our Hingham and Nantucket locations. CoolSculpting Elite is one of our most popular fat-reducing procedures. We are proud to have earned the distinction of CoolSculpting Certified Practice and have completed over 1,000 procedures.
Athletic woman in her 50s desired toning of her arms prior to the summer months. The upper arms were treated with CoolSculpting. Two sessions were performed one month apart. Shown three months after second treatment.
CoolSculpting Elite utilizes a C-shaped applicator that increases the amount of fat that can be treated during each treatment. We are now able to treat 18% more fat per session with CoolSculpting Elite technology! What’s even better is that CoolSculpting Elite allows us to treat 2 areas at one time with one machine, giving you even better results than with traditional CoolSculpting!
Thanks to CoolSculpting Elite’s improved technology, not only can we treat a larger surface area, but we can do it more effectively and more quickly, giving you the results you want in less time!
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What Areas Can Be Treated With CoolSculpting Elite?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared body contouring procedure that reduces areas of stubborn fat without surgery. Commonly treated areas include:
Flanks (love handles)
Back (upper and lower)
Inner and outer thighs
Although CoolSculpting Elite treatments reduce fat, they are not designed for people who want to lose a significant amount of weight. Rather, good candidates are in good overall health and want to tone and sculpt specific areas of their bodies where they can’t seem to lose stubborn fat.
Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting Elite?
Anyone who has pockets of unwanted fat that are resistant to diet and exercise is a candidate for CoolSculpting Elite. We recommend that patients be at or close to their ideal weight before treatment. This is not a weight loss procedure. CoolSculpting Elite works to freeze and remove areas of unwanted fat on the arms, legs, back, and abdomen.
How Does CoolSculpting Elite Work?
A pair of Harvard University scientists developed the CoolSculpting technique based on the concept of cryolipolysis, which uses cold temperatures to freeze fat cells. CoolSculpting Elite treatments safely kill fat cells because they freeze at higher temperatures without harming skin or other cells. Treated fat cells die and are gradually absorbed by the body’s natural cleansing process. (See animation video.)
A clinical study found that: “Treatment resulted in a normalized fat layer reduction of 20.4% at 2 months and 25.5% at 6 months after treatment.”1
What Happens at a CoolSculpting Elite Consultation?
Women and men interested in CoolSculpting Elite will first have a complimentary consultation with Dr. Guenther or one of our certified practitioners to determine whether the treatment is suited to their individual needs and goals. Although CoolSculpting Elite treatments can reduce fat by as much as 20% to 25% in one area1, patients who want more extensive reduction may be better suited for surgical treatment. In this case, Dr. Guenther may suggest liposuction as a more appropriate treatment path.
A licensed medical aesthetician with over a decade of experience, Haley Stevens is an integral part of our medical spa team. She is passionate about helping others and has been certified on over 15 different medical aesthetic devices. This vast knowledge combined with her friendly bedside manner makes her a highly sought out skin care professional.
What Happens During a CoolSculpting Elite Treatment?
CoolSculpting Elite treatments are performed in the safety of our privately owned plastic surgery office under the direction of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dax Guenther. Because the CoolSculpting Elite device allows us to treat 2 areas with 1 machine, we make treatments of multiple areas twice as fast. This process, sometimes called DualSculpting, allows us to treat 2 areas in as little as 35 minutes instead of 2 hours like traditional CoolSculpting.
Once the CoolSculpting Elite applicator is placed over the area of fat and turned on, patients may feel tugging, pinching, or numbness at first. The procedure itself involves little discomfort for most patients, who usually liken it to the cold and numbing sensation of using an icepack. Patients often read, use mobile devices, or even nap during the treatment.
What Can I Expect After CoolSculpting Elite?
Because CoolSculpting is a completely non-surgical treatment, most patients return to their daily activities immediately afterward. Redness, swelling, bruising and some temporary numbness are typical side effects that fade soon after the procedure.
How Long Does It Take to Start Seeing CoolSculpting Elite Results?
Although you may notice some slimming as early as 3 weeks after the treatment, the results will become more dramatic after 2 months. Fat cells are naturally absorbed and flushed out from your body’s system during the ensuing 4 to 6 months. Destroyed fat cells are gone for good, but remaining fat cells can still expand. A healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and good nutrition will help you enjoy your toned physique for years to come.
If you are ready to take the next step to sculpt your body and remove unwanted fat, request a consultation for CoolSculpting Elite at our Hingham or Nanctucket locations with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dax Guenther or call us at
to speak with one of our team members today.
1 Coleman S.R., Sachdeva K., Egbert B.M. Preciado J., Allison J., Clinical efficacy of noninvasive cryolipolysis and its effects on peripheral nerves, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: 2009; 33(4):482-488. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19296153