Freeze away fat cells.

The amount of fat cells our bodies contain is set during childhood and adolescence and varies little during adulthood. As we gain weight, our body is not producing more fat cells; rather, existing fat cells are growing. Some individuals may have stubborn pockets of fat that are more difficult to reduce despite diet and exercise. These stubborn pockets may vary significantly from person to person because we all carry fat in different areas of our bodies. CoolSculpting in Port Saint Lucie, or cryolypolisis, works by freezing existing fat cells forever, reducing the number of fat cells that can grow in size in the future.

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What is CoolSculpting Elite?

CoolSculpting, a technology created at Harvard University that freezes fat cells, has existed for 11 years. The newer Elite technology allows us to treat 18% more surface area per cycle and two areas simultaneously with all-new dual sculpting. CoolSculpting is the #1 non-invasive, FDA-cleared fat reduction treatment in the US, with more than 8 million treatments performed worldwide. At the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery, we utilize CoolSculpting in Port Saint Lucie to transform your body safely and effectively, freezing away stubborn pockets of fat on your abdomen, back, bra fat, love handles, legs, arms, and under the chin. CoolSculpting’s fat-freezing technology gives long-term results that make trouble areas a lot less troubling. Fat cells do not like the cold, and at a specific temperature, they will freeze. Once that happens, our body will naturally eliminate the dead cells in 1-3 months or more, resulting in up to 20-25% fat reduction in a treated area.

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Who is a candidate?

Good candidates for CoolSculpting have noticeable fat bulges in certain areas, such as the abdomen and back that they want to reduce. CoolSculpting is ideal for those with pinchable fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. It is essential to understand that CoolSculpting is NOT a weight loss solution and is not designed to result in ‘’pounds lost’’ but in how your clothes fit. The goal is to contour the body. During your one-on-one assessment at VIPS, we will discuss a treatment plan best suited to help you reach your goals.

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Your consultation

In your consultation, Dr. Vinyard will review your medical history, examine your body, and talk with you about any concerns regarding excess fat and what you want to achieve. After this detailed evaluation, he'll create a customized fat reduction plan for you. This plan will detail which areas will be treated and recommend how many sessions you might need to get the desired results. Our patient care coordinator will give you an estimate of the cost of your procedure, ensuring transparency every step of the way.

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What is the technique?

During your CoolSculpting procedure, we start by taking before pictures to track your progress and record your starting weight. It is important to maintain a stable weight throughout the CoolSculpting treatment process. We will begin marking the treatment areas to determine the handpiece that best fits your body. With our new CoolSculpting Elite machine, we can dual-sculpt’ meaning we can treat two areas at the same time. During your treatment, you will be on the treatment bed with pillows and blankets to help you feel as comfortable as possible. We will apply a gel pad that protects your skin during the procedure, which acts as a barrier between your skin and the applicator. Once we use the applicator, you will feel a strong suction as the device pulls the tissue into the handpiece and begins the cooling.

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What to expect

We recommend bringing a phone or tablet with headphones to watch movies, catch up on emails, or work during your treatment. The amount of time you will be here will depend on the combination of areas being treated. After your treatment, we will remove the applicator and perform a 2-minute massage to the treated area to assist your body in the elimination of fat cells and make the treatment more effective. We then remove the gel pad, clean the skin, and your body begins the fat cell elimination process.

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Fat Reduction vs. Cellulite Reduction

At VIPS, CoolSculpting and Avéli™ are two popular non-invasive treatments catering to different body contouring aspects. Here's what makes them different:

  • CoolSculpting is a well-known procedure that uses controlled cooling technology to target and reduce stubborn fat deposits. CoolSculpting provides a proven way to reduce localized fat in areas like the abdomen, thighs, and flanks by freezing and eliminating fat cells. It is recognized for its effectiveness and minimal downtime, making it a convenient choice for individuals seeking to reduce fat without surgery.
  • Avéli™ is specifically designed to address cellulite by targeting the underlying fibrous bands responsible for the dimpling of the skin. This innovative procedure uses advanced technology to release and smooth these bands, resulting in a visible reduction in cellulite and an overall improvement in skin texture. Unlike CoolSculpting, which focuses on fat reduction, Avéli™ is tailored to tackle cellulite's structural causes, providing a comprehensive solution for individuals looking to enhance the appearance of cellulite in areas like the buttocks and thighs.

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CoolSculpting Elite FAQ's

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Where does the fat go, and is it permanently gone?

Why is CoolSculpting Elite better than the original?

How much does CoolSculpting cost?

Are results permanent?

What is the downtime for CoolSculpting?

What areas can I treat with CoolSculpting Elite?

How many treatments will I need?

Will it hurt?

Should I get liposuction or CoolSculpting?

Where does the fat go, and is it permanently gone?

Think of how the body eliminates a bruise over time – it is the same way the body eliminates the treated fat after a CoolSculpting session. The treated fat cells are chilled and then naturally eliminated from the body through your lymphatic system over the next few months. Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good. You must maintain a stable weight, a healthy diet, and an exercise routine during your CoolSculpting journey. If you gain weight in the future, you will have fewer fat cells in the area treated and will be unable to store as much fat in that region. This is why CoolSculpting is ideal for stubborn bulges resistant to diet and exercise.

Why is CoolSculpting Elite better than the original?

CoolSculpting Elite is the new and improved CoolSculpting device. CoolSculpting Elite is better engineered, meaning patients are getting better and faster results than ever. Treating two areas simultaneously allows us to freeze more fat in less time. CoolSculpting Elite has been redesigned in all aspects with new applicators that have 18% more tissue contact. Not only is the machine new and improved, but we also offer more rewards with Alle! This means dollars off for you to use toward other future treatments or, better yet, more CoolSculpting!

How much does CoolSculpting cost?

CoolSculpting can vary in cost depending on the areas you are interested in treating. We recommend treating any area twice for the best results. More than two treatments may be recommended based on the desired reduction. We will discuss how many treatments you need to reach your goals during your consultation at the Vinyard Institute Of Plastic Surgery.

Are results permanent?

Yes! Once we have killed a fat cell, it is permanently removed from the body in that area. If you gain weight in the future, you will not be able to gain as much fat in the treated area.

What is the downtime for CoolSculpting?

The best part of CoolSculpting is there is no downtime. You will experience some swelling, possible bruising, tenderness, or soreness in the treated area but will not need downtime from work. You can resume your normal activities directly after your treatment. We recommend a lot of water, movement, and a healthy diet after treatment.

What areas can I treat with CoolSculpting Elite?

CoolSculpting Elite is the only treatment FDA-cleared to eliminate stubborn fat in nine different body areas, including under the chin and jawline, thighs, abdomen, and flanks, as well as bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks and upper arms.

How many treatments will I need?

We recommend always treating an area twice for optimal results. Depending on the reduction you are looking for in the area we are treating, more than two treatments may be necessary.

Will it hurt?

During the beginning of your treatment, you can feel sensations like stinging, burning, and pinching, although most patients say the sensation is very tolerable. After about 5 minutes of cooling, the area will become numb, and you should not experience much discomfort. After we remove the applicator, we must perform a 2-minute massage to help the fat cells eliminate from your body and help enhance your results. The massage can be uncomfortable but is essential to enhance your results. After your treatment, you will experience soreness with possible swelling or bruising. This usually dissipates in the first two weeks but sometimes can persist for the next month or so.

Should I get liposuction or CoolSculpting?

Liposuction will be a more effective treatment if you want to remove large areas of fat. CoolSculpting is much better suited for small pockets of stubborn fat that cannot be lost with a healthy diet and exercise program. Liposuction is an invasive procedure with more downtime, and you must wear a garment post-procedure. The Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery team can help you decide which treatments or procedures will best help you meet your goals.

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Why choose VIPS?

We welcome you to see why the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS) is considered the Makeover Destination along the Treasure Coast. Our AAAA-certified VIPS Surgery Center is equipped with the most advanced technologies and upholds the highest safety standards. Dr. William Vinyard, fondly known as the "Makeover Master," is celebrated for his mastery of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic techniques, earning him the 2023 Stuart Top Doctor Award and 2022 RealSelf Top Doctor recognition.

What truly sets Dr. Vinyard apart is his compassionate approach. He goes the extra mile by serenading patients with their favorite country songs to ease pre-surgery anxiety. At VIPS, we are unwavering in our pursuit of excellence, embracing cutting-edge technologies and placing patients at the heart of our philosophy. With over a decade of experience, Dr. Vinyard is one of the most highly respected authorities in the field. We invite you to join our Vinyard-VIPS family to luxuriate in our celebrated world-class VIPS experience, endorsed by numerous delighted patients who have graced us with countless 5-star reviews.

Non-surgical body contouring

Our specialized fat reduction treatments are your path to achieving a sculpted figure at the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery in Port St. Lucie, FL. These precisely tailored procedures target and eliminate stubborn fat deposits, addressing concerns like excess belly fat, love handles, or unwanted thigh fat. No matter where you reside, whether it's Palm Beach, Fort Pierce, or beyond, we encourage you to contact VIPS today. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Vinyard and embark on the journey to redefine your body contours.

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The VIPS Difference

  • International Recognition: Artistry, Compassion and Skills
  • Revolutionary Approach: Customized Makeovers
  • Excellence Multiplied: A Team of Aesthetic Experts Mentored by The Makeover Master
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