Your First CoolSculpting® Elite Experience – Before, During, After

Confident woman after CoolSculpting Elite treatment

Many fitness programs and fad diets promise dramatic weight loss results. But if you’re like many Americans, you might have a muffin top or love handles that won’t budge no matter how well you eat and exercise.

Here’s the truth: sometimes, areas of stubborn fat can’t be reduced with a healthy lifestyle alone. This is why CoolSculpting Elite at our Naples practice is a great body contouring solution.

Using carefully maintained temperatures to freeze away the fat safely, CoolSculpting Elite is a simple, reliable way to diminish fat and tone your body. Its effectiveness and accessibility make it one of the most popular body contouring treatments in the world. But if you’re new to nonsurgical aesthetic procedures, you might be nervous about the process. This blog post walks you through the process, so you know what to expect during your first CoolSculpting Elite appointment.


You can start your CoolSculpting Elite journey by scheduling a one-on-one consultation online or by calling the practice. During your consultation, you can talk with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals, desired results, and potential treatment concerns. This is an open forum where all your questions can be answered. The focus is on you and your treatment.

When I meet with you for a CoolSculpting Elite consultation at our Naples practice, I also review the various CoolSculpting Elite options we offer. These include:

  • CoolAdvantage – a specialized applicator for faster treatment that takes just 35 minutes
  • DualSculpting – a process involving 2 applicators to treat multiple areas at once
  • CoolMini– an innovative applicator for freezing away neck and chin fat

I might also suggest other procedures that pair well with CoolSculpting Elite treatments, such as EMSCULPT®. Together, we find the ideal method for achieving your body goals.


During your treatment, you’ll recline in your seat as the provider readies the cooling panels. The targeted fatty tissue is placed between these panels, and the blast of cool air freezes away the fat. CoolSculpting Elite’s process, called cryolipolysis, targets and eliminates only fat cells. Surrounding tissue and skin are unharmed.

There is minimal discomfort during treatment. Many patients often check their phones or read books to pass the time. Once the cooling panels are removed, your provider briefly massages the treated area.


You can return to your daily activities immediately after treatment. No downtime is required. You might experience slight numbness or redness around the target area, but these side effects are common and subside within a few hours.

Results develop over the next few months as your body naturally sheds the dead fat cells. Results are more apparent by 2 to 4 months after the procedure, and by about 6 months, your final look is complete. If you want more dramatic results, you can request a follow-up session.

Our practice has offered CoolSculpting Elite treatments longer than any other location in the area, and we’re proud to be recognized as a CoolSculpting Elite “Center of Excellence.” View our before-and-after gallery to see real results from our CoolSculpting Elite patients. If you wish to learn more about body contouring options, request a consultation online, or call our office at (239) 262-5662.

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