Since we are thrilled to announce our acquisition of the new CoolSculpting ELITE platform, we thought it would be fun to educate our readers that may or may not have some familiarity with the treatment with some common Myths & Facts about this extremely popular treatment.

CoolSculpting Myth #1

Myth: CoolSculpting is only for the stomach

Fact: CoolSculpting is FDA FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen, and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental (under the chin) area treatments.

We are experts at CoolSculpting at Pittman Plastic Surgery. We are the #1 CoolSculpting practice in Northeast Georgia. Our CoolSculpting Specialist, Susan, has treated all areas of the body that CoolSculpting is approved for and has multiple years of experience helping patients achieve their goals.

CoolSculpting Myth #2

Myth: CoolSculpting results are only temporary

Fact: There are many things to hate about fat cells. However, one of the good things is that when a fat cell is destroyed, it never comes back!
With our new CoolSculpting Elite device, we can deliver these same great results with faster, more comfortable treatments.

CoolSculpting Myth #3

Myth: CoolSculpting is not scientifically proven

Fact: The science and mechanism by which CoolSculpting works is called cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis is a scientific fact, and there are studies to prove its effectiveness. In fact, A 2015 review published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reviewed and analyzed 19 previous studies on cryolipolysis. The researchers found two different means of validating the effectiveness of cryolipolysis. First, in the studies that measured fat reduction with a caliper, people lost 14.67 to 28.5 percent of the fat on average in areas treated by cryolipolysis. The studies that measured fat reduction with ultrasound saw individuals lose 10.3 percent to 25.5 percent.

The CoolSculpting Elite device has new applicators with enhanced technology to deliver these same great results faster and more comfortably.

CoolSculpting Myth #4

Myth: CoolSculpting hurts

Fact: The CoolSculpting treatment utilizes customized applicators (or handpieces) to apply the cooling temperatures to the body. For the first few minutes of the treatment, most people will feel the freezing temperatures start to dissipate as the area becomes numb. In fact, most people watch movies, check their phones, or fall asleep during the treatment.

The great news is that Pittman Plastic Surgery has acquired the new CoolSculpting Elite device, which has enhance CoolSculpting applicators for an enhanced treatment experience.

CoolSculpting Myth #5

Myth: Anybody can perform a CoolSculpting Treatment

Fact: This is actually a true statement. Since the CoolSculpting treatment is not a laser or invasive procedure, it opens the door for many individuals to deliver the treatment. However, the Myth statement above should read, “Anybody can perform a CoolSculpting Treatment Effectively.” To effectively deliver consistent results with CoolSculpting requires effective initial training and ongoing specialty training. Moreover, the actual hands-on experience working with different body types is paramount in effectively delivering results. Here a Pittman Plastic Surgery, we are blessed to have Susan, our CoolSculpting Specialist, perform all of our CoolSculpting treatments. Susan was one of the first providers in the Athens area for CoolSculpting and performed more CoolSculpting treatments than any other provider in Northeast Georgia. Furthermore, Susan is one of the few CoolSculpting Providers that has been to the Master CoolSculpting Training delivered by the manufacturer of CoolSculpting, Allergan. This prestigious training is by invite only and requires years of previous experience.

CoolSculpting Myth Conclusion

In conclusion, the CoolSculpting treatment (and non-surgical body contouring market) has seen massive growth over the last few years as more and more people are searching for non-surgical options to help them get rid of stubborn areas of fat. We are fortunate to continue our goal of providing the latest and best technology to our patients by acquiring the NEW CoolSculpting ELITE platform. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, then please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.