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Freeze Away Love Handles With CoolSculpting® Elite Treatments

By: Dr. James D. Fontaine


As we age, it gets more challenging to lose stubborn fat despite our best efforts to regularly diet and exercise. At Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine, our specialists work with patients throughout San Diego, CA to help meet their body-contouring needs. Dr. James D. Fontaine is a board-certified physician who specializes in anti-aging treatments, aesthetic procedures, and preventive medicine. Among the many cosmetic techniques he offers is CoolSculpting Elite, an innovative body-contouring technology that gently diminishes stubborn fat deposits and slims the waistline for a more appealing silhouette.

What is CoolSculpting Elite?

CoolSculpting Elite takes traditional CoolSculpting to the next level in body-contouring technology, using noninvasive cooling technology to freeze fat cells and slim the body. At Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine, Dr. Fontain customizes a body-contouring plan based on the patient's personal goals and utilizes CoolSculpting Elite to help rid the body of stubborn fat deposits that diet and exercise have little to no effect on.

What are the benefits of CoolSculpting Elite?

There are numerous benefits that CoolSculpting Elite provides compared to the original CoolSculpting treatment, including:

  • Faster treatment times

  • Treats 18% more surface area at a time

  • Simultaneously treats two areas at once

  • Improved tissue contact

  • Quicker results

Am I an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting Elite?

Both men and women residing in or near San Diego, CA are excellent candidates for CoolSculpting Elite treatments at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine if they:

  • Want to diminish fat deposits without going through invasive surgery

  • Are in good, general health

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of less than 46

  • Have realistic body contouring expectations

Dr. Fontaine will review your personal and medical histories to determine if you can safely participate in CoolSculpting Elite treatments. Patients should note that any form of CoolSculpting is not synonymous with a weight loss program.

How does the treatment process work?

CoolSculpting Elite treatments can be performed at our clinic in one of our private treatment rooms. The duration of your session will depend on the number and size of treatment areas being addressed, but some patients can be finished in as few as 35 minutes. Since CoolSculpting is noninvasive and considered painless, it requires no anesthesia. The applicators are gently placed over each treatment area. Once your session is completed, you may leave and resume normal daily activities.

Is there any downtime after treatment?

Patients may experience temporary swelling or redness after treatment, which resolves on its own. CoolSculpting requires little to no downtime, so patients are able to return to normal daily activities. Patients should consult with Dr. Fontaine if they experience any prolonged swelling, discomfort, or unexpected symptoms.

How long will it take to notice results?

Patients may start to notice results within as little as one month after their initial treatment. Full results after CoolSculpting Elite treatments tend to appear in as few as four months, which includes approximately a 20 – 25% fat reduction at each treatment site.

How long will my CoolSculpting Elite results last?

CoolSculpting Elite treatment results can last for many years, if patients take proactive steps, including:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight

  • Adopting a healthy lifestyle

  • Exercising regularly

Patients who get pregnant may risk compromising their CoolSculpting Elite results. If this is the case, consult with Dr. Fontaine about freshening your results after your pregnancy is completed.

Learn more about CoolSculpting Elite in San Diego, CA

If you reside in or near San Diego, CA, and would like to learn more about the benefits of CoolSculpting Elite treatments, contact our team at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine and schedule a consultation today. Dr. James D. Fontaine will help you create a customized CoolSculpting Elite treatment plan that helps meet your body contouring goals.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.