CoolSculpting

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Lafayette, CA and East Bay

ArtfulSurgery has the newest CoolSculpting technology, and it’s pretty cool.

We have 4 machines which means we are able to treat patients faster than anyone else around. And we are so good and innovative, Zeltiq has chosen us as one of only 7 locations in the entire U.S. to help develop their protocols for their newest technology, CoolAdvantage Plus.

CoolsculptingLOGOCoolSculpting is cleared by the FDA to reduce stubborn fat for good without surgery and without downtime*. Dr. Elizabeth Lee’s choice to offer CoolSculpting was carefully considered and is simply this: CoolSculpting is a comfortable, safe, in-office procedure, with no downtime, requiring no sedation, pain medication, or anesthesia*. Best of all, CoolSculpting provides phenomenal results with long lasting improvement in body shape*. With over 3.0 million happy patients worldwide, CoolSculpting provides the “wow” results patients at ArtfulSurgery expect to achieve*.

While many technologies claim to be able to slim you down non-invasively, Dr. Lee has adopted CoolSculpting as the most comfortable and scientifically proven method of achieving this goal*. After all, as a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, she is skilled in providing liposuction, the traditional gold standard of fat reduction.

Science behind CoolSculpting – How it works

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The CoolSculpting procedure works by effectively freezing fat away*. The effect of cold on fat drew the attention of two Harvard doctors after the serendipitous discovery that children developed dimples in their cheeks from eating popsicles, and that equestrians had loss of fat in the area of their saddles when riding in cold winter months. These observations inspired them to investigate the concept that fat can be selectively frozen and eliminated from one’s body by applying cold temperatures to concentrated areas. Lipids (fats) freeze and crystallize faster than other cells, allowing them to be selectively targeted without affecting or damaging surrounding body cells, including skin as well as other underlying tissues and nerves*. Once the fat cells are frozen they are eliminated from the body and once they are eliminated from the body they are gone for good*.

*Individual Results May Vary

What to expect during consultation

Depending on your desires, the areas you wish to target and your budget, Dr. Lee will work with you to design the perfect treatment plan for you to achieve fabulous results. Each patient has a unique body shape and individual areas of concern. Your private consultation with Dr. Lee is your time to discuss your expectations and desires, so that she may plan the most effective way to contour and sculpt your body to best meet your goals.

*Individual Results May Vary

Procedure

CoolSculpting is non-invasive and comfortable*. Specially designed applicators are applied to the areas to be treated, strong suction draws the bulging area up into the applicator cup. Controlled cooling is then applied to the targeted tissue. Once the machine is engaged, patients have an hour to nap, read, work on their laptops, or watch movies or television. Three minutes of massage on each treated area completes the treatment cycle.

Before & After Photos

*Individual Results May Vary

Popular areas for CoolSculpting

  • Tummy / Abdomen
  • Upper Back
  • Lower Back or Flanks (Also known as love handles or muffin top)
  • Inner and Outer Thighs
  • Inner Knees
  • Upper Arms
  • Jaw line or Double Chin

*Individual Results May Vary

CoolSculpting Applicators

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CoolAdvantage

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CoolAdvantage is a new, state-of-the-art applicator that cuts treatment time in half due to its improved shape and delivery of lower temperature.

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CoolFit

The CoolFit applicator has longer cooling plates compared to other applicators. It is used to treat inner thighs and other areas with vertical fat accumulation.

CoolCurve

CoolCurve accounts for curves in larger body areas, effectively freezing fat in areas such as the lower back*.

CoolCore

CoolCore is an ideal applicator used for smaller areas, such as the waist and sides.

CoolMax

CoolMax is the larger applicator used to treat larger areas of the body, popular for use on the abdomen.

CoolSmooth PRO

The CoolSmooth PRO is used to efficiently freeze fat on the outer thighs and other areas that are non-pinchable*.

CoolMini

Dr. Lee is one of the few doctors to offer CoolMini, a new method of CoolSculpting that targets smaller, more angled areas of the body including stubborn fat on the neck and underneath the chin*. Many people endure concentrated fat accumulation on the neck and underneath the chin as a common occurrence with age as gravity pulls facial fat lower over time. For many who suffer from what is commonly known as “double chin,” fat accumulation is a sensitive topic, as the face is usually one of the first things people look at. CoolMini is the only non-invasive procedure that gets rid of your double chin for good*.

*Individual Results May Vary

Recovery

Over the next several months, your body will gradually break down the treated fat cells, permanently thinning the fat layer in the areas treated and creating a slimmer shape for you, for good*.

CoolSculpting is truly a no downtime process*. When you leave the office after your treatment, the only thing you may be aware of is that the skin in the treated area will be numb*. You can drive immediately and return to work the same day*. You may experience some swelling*. Discomfort, if any, is limited to the type of sensation you may have the day after engaging in a new, stepped up workout, and is treated in much the same way as a “charley horse” with Tylenol or Ibuprofen*. You will be able to engage in your usual daily activities just as you would after an aggressive physical training session*. This mild discomfort resolves in a matter of days*. No special diet or exercise program is needed. You should eat as you normally do to maintain a stable body weight.

*Individual Results May Vary

Candidates – Who benefits most from CoolSculpting

Most of us have stubborn bulges that are resistant to healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies also change as we grow older and with pregnancy. CoolSculpting is an ideal option for anyone who wants effective fat reduction without surgery or downtime*. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure. Those who have been diagnosed with cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria should not pursue CoolSculpting.

*Individual Results May Vary

Alternatives to CoolSculpting

Liposuction is the gold standard of permanent fat reduction, but CoolSculpting runs a close second*. Liposuction is done in the operating room, commonly with general anesthesia, and usually requires at least a week off of work for proper recovery, unlike the “no downtime” of CoolSculpting*. Loose skin also appears to tighten more effectively with CoolSculpting than with liposuction, even when liposuction augmented with laser or ultrasound assistance*.

Women who have lots of stretch marks and stretched out bellies after pregnancy may be better served with tummy tuck (abdominoplasty.) Dr. Lee will help determine what procedure would best meet your needs and why.

For those looking to get rid of a double chin, Kybella can be used as a suitable alternative*. Kybella is an injectable keoxycholic acid which destroys fat cells when injected into the neck*.

*Individual Results May Vary

Frequently Asked Questions—FAQ

What is Cryolipolysis?

Cryolipolysis is the registered terminology of the process of CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis to selectively target and destroy unwanted fat cells under the skin, smoothing areas with stubborn bulges*.

What is the difference between fat reduction and weight loss?

Fat reduction and weight loss are not the same things. When you lose weight, the quantity or location of your fat cells does not change. The fat cells merely reduce in size. When you gain weight, those fat cells that never went away become larger again. This is what causes overall body shape to remain unchanged when you lose or gain a lot of weight.

Fat reduction is achieved through procedures like CoolSculpting*. Unlike weight loss, fat reduction causes fat cells to be eliminated permanently from selected areas of the body that undergo treatment*. The best result of CoolSculpting is that fat cells are gone forever*. Untargeted areas remain intact and unaffected by CoolSclupting*. This result makes CoolSculpting ideal if you wish to maintain the proportions of your figure*.

Is the procedure safe?

CoolSculpting is FDA approved, making it a safe, effective method to eradicate stubborn fat with no downtime and minimal risk*.

Is CoolSculpting the right choice for me?

The CoolSculpting method is recommended for people who wish to have fat deposits removed from specific areas of the body when diet and exercise fail. Please schedule a consult with Dr. Lee, a superbly skilled surgeon, and allow her to help you understand how CoolSculpting can help meet your needs.

What do I need to do after the procedure to maintain results?

CoolSculpting post-procedure instructions could not be easier. No supplements or pills are required. You won’t need to change your daily routine methods such as diet or exercise to see the benefits of CoolSculpting. Maintaining your healthy body weight ensures long lasting results*.

How long does it take to see results?

You may start to notice your body becoming slimmer in treated areas as little as three weeks after your treatment*. The process continues for up to four months in most cases*.

Are there any side effects?

During the treatment, you may feel pinching, a deep cooling sensation, tingling and numbness in treated areas*. Following treatment, you may experience mild side effects in the form of numbness, tingling, stinging and other slight discomforts that will subside over a few days’ time and do not return unless you decide to undergo further treatment down the road*.

What happens when I gain weight following treatment?

A common question is, where will the fat go when I gain weight? Many people feel rejuvenated and motivated to maintain a fit, healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise following their treatment. However, fluctuation in weight is an inevitable occurrence for most of us throughout our lives. CoolSculpting permanently decreases the number of fat cells in the area treated and therefore will permanently change the way your body holds weight; those stubborn areas will no longer be the first to gain and the last to lose*. Subsequent weight gain will be smoother and proportionate throughout your body*.

Is CoolSculpting better than liposuction?

Both procedures have pros and cons. Discuss your lifestyle, expectations and goals with Dr. Lee during your consultation to assess which treatment will work best for you.

*Individual Results May Vary

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Lee and learn what CoolSculpting can do for you.