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With more than 8 million procedures performed worldwide, in the space of a decade, CoolSculpting® Legacy has definitely earned a place amongst the best body-contouring treatments available on the market. Its superior fat-freezing technology allows patients to lose unwanted fatty tissue through a minimally invasive approach without ever bringing the scalpel into the discussion. 

However, as with any technology, there comes a time when a device makes way for a newer, superior version. The beginning of 2021 has brought fantastic news to the body-contouring world of plastic surgery. After more than a decade of fantastic results and excited customers, Allergan, one of the spearheads in plastic surgery innovation, was ready to innovate. 

As such, in January, the company released on the market the newest version of the all-popular CoolSculpting® Legacy device, one that follows the footsteps of its predecessor to make you forget about annoying fatty tissue while helping you rediscover your confidence and self-esteem: CoolSculpting® Elite!

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Here at the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery, no technological innovation escapes the beauty arsenal of Dr. William J. Vinyard, MD, FACS. His dedication to learning and acquiring all that is new and superior for his patients has led him towards making CoolSculpting® Elite a body-contouring cornerstone at his office in Port St. Lucie, FL.

However, is CoolSculpting® Legacy to be discarded? What is the difference between the two devices, and which one will reign supreme? Such are the questions that we intend to answer today, hoping that you too will become a proud member of the CoolSculpting® Elite team by the end of this blog!

What’s So Hip & ‘Cool’ about CoolSculpting® Elite?

Responding to an already-established trend towards minimally invasive ways to eliminate annoying fatty tissue, CoolSculpting® Elite channels the benefits of cryolipolysis technology to deliver fat-reduction results superior to other similar devices. With its dual C-shaped applicators, CoolSculpting® Elite always goes for ‘more’: more treatment areas, more fatty tissue removal, and more stunning results.

Another fundamental aspect that comes to mind when we think of CoolSculpting® Elite is safety. The FDA was quick to recognize and approve the high standards of quality and safety that CoolSculpting® Elite proposes for nine different body areas, more than any other nonsurgical fat reduction technology: submental (under the chin), arms, chest area, bra rolls, abdomen, “love handles” (i.e., the sides of the waist), “banana rolls” (under the thighs), and inner and outer thighs.

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CoolSculpting® Legacy vs. CoolSculpting® Elite: Which is Better?

It is safe to say that CoolSculpting® Elite has brought a ‘new generation of cool’ into the world of body contouring and fat reduction. But how does it fare against its predecessor, CoolSculpting® Legacy? Is CoolSculpting® Elite ready to claim the crown of minimally invasive fat reduction technology? Let us observe how the two devices fare against one another:

#1: Technology

CoolSculpting® Elite brings to the table the C-shaped applicator, an improved version of the classic U-shaped one provided by CoolSculpting® Legacy. The new design goes hand in hand with the body’s natural curve, featuring up to an 18% larger cooling area and therefore, more fatty tissue removal than its predecessor does.

#2: Number of Applicator

Aside from the new design, CoolSculpting® Elite comes with not one but two applicators, allowing the plastic surgeon to treat two distinct body areas at once! This translates into more results with reduced treatment times, making CoolSculpting® Elite the ideal procedure for a lunch break or any hectic schedule.

#3: Pain Levels

At the beginning of your CoolSculpting® Elite procedure, you will experience mild discomfort, translated into slight tugging and pressure. However, as the treatment numbs the targeted area and you gradually become accustomed to the treatment, you will have nothing better to do but enjoy up to 35 minutes of peace and tranquility.

Because of its minimally invasive approach, CoolSculpting® Elite allows you to leave the procedure room and return to your busy schedule with only mild swelling and a slight discomfort.

#4: Results

During the CoolSculpting® Legacy era, patients would have to wait anywhere upward to 3-5 months to enjoy the results of their treatment. However, with CoolSculpting® Elite, you will be able to reap the fruit of your procedure after just four weeks.

#5: Overall Experience

Compared to its predecessor, the CoolSculpting® Elite device doesn’t produce as much noise during the procedure, allowing for a smoother, more peaceful experience for you. Be prepared for unexpected levels of relaxation!

CoolSculpting® Elite takes body contouring to the next level.

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With so many benefits brought by years of continuous research, it is safe to say that CoolSculpting® Elite takes away the body contouring crown from its predecessor. For that reason, here at the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery, CoolSculpting® Elite has become a go-to procedure for anyone who wants to achieve superior fat reduction through a better, faster, and smoother approach. Are you ready to experience the benefits of the CoolSculpting® Elite device firsthand? Make sure that you schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Vinyard today.

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As you consider your skin rejuvenation goals, Dr. Vinyard and his team of experts wield many options for improving the aesthetic of your skin. A Morpheus8 treatment can be an incredible addition to your treatment plan, and Dr. Vinyard and his team of experts are ready to support you in achieving your aesthetic goals. Contact us to schedule a personal consultation, or call (772) 212-0304 to find out the next steps in your skin rejuvenation journey! Our office at 291 NW Peacock Blvd, Suite 103, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, proudly serves the South Florida area! We also invite you to check out our blog pageFacebook, and Instagram to learn more about the treatment options available at our office!

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