CoolSculpting® Elite

Non Surgical

Non-Surgical Body Contouring in Portland, OR

The Waldorf Center team has long offered the body-contouring benefits of CoolSculpting® for Portland area women and men who want to say goodbye to a tummy bulge, love handles, or bra and back fat without surgery. The treatment targets stubborn pockets of fat that seem unfazed by any regimen of exercise or diet, cooling the fat cells and causing them to crystalize, after which they gradually die off. This leads to a reduction in volume in the treatment area, resulting in a slimmer and sleeker appearance.

As of 2021, The Waldorf Center began offering CoolSculpting® Elite, designed to improve upon the original device and provide faster, more effective results. The technology driving this treatment is the same, but the technology has advanced to elevate the patient experience by upping comfort levels and cutting down on session times.

Contact The Waldorf Center for your CoolSculpting® Elite consultation in Portland, OR

Patients in the Vancouver and Salem areas and beyond can call 503-646-0101 or 1-800-310-7901, or schedule a visit online.

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*Individual Results May Vary.

What Can CoolSculpting® Elite Treat?

Stubborn fat can appear just about anywhere on the body. CoolSculpting® Elite is FDA cleared to reduce persistent pockets on the thighs, abdomen, and flanks, as well as back fat, bra fat, banana rolls (fat beneath the buttocks), upper arm fat, and a double chin in certain patients.

CoolSculpting® Elite is also FDA cleared to improve the look of loose skin and tissue below the chin.

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*Individual patient results may vary.
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COOL FACTS: CoolSculpting® Elite for Portland, OR, area patients at The Waldorf Center is an FDA approved nonsurgical fat reduction treatment with no down time required after a treatment.

How Does CoolSculpting® Elite Work?

Understanding the power of CoolSculpting® Elite requires an understanding of how fat cells earn their “stubborn” reputation. There are two primary reasons:

First, an adult’s number of fat cells is generally fixed. After puberty, the total number of cells doesn’t much fluctuate up or down. These fat cells grow larger if you gain weigh and shrink if you lose weight—but they do not multiply or disappear. This means that while healthy diets and regular exercise are vital for long- term health, they do not get rid of fat cells. Areas that slim down are still crowded with fat cells, which can grow back to a larger size if given the opportunity.

Second, fat distribution in a person’s body is largely determined by heredity. If you mom tends to store fat on her hips or your dad has had a lifelong gut, chances are good that these are areas that will develop and maintain a similar look for you. Genetics also guide which areas slim down first as a result of successful dieting and physical activity. This means you will not be able to target a specific feature for volume reduction. Sit-ups may help to build your core strength, but will not necessarily reduce belly fat. Similarly, there is no way to devote a workout routine to slimming a double chin. Many people shed weight over months of effort, but are dismayed to discover that their bra fat or love handles remain.

To truly target a specific area, you must “take out” the fat cells. Surgical fat reduction, otherwise known as liposuction, involves loosening and then suctioning out the unwanted fat. CoolSculpting® Elite accomplishes a similar effect without the need for incisions.

There are nine CoolSculpting® Elite handpieces, each one designed to target a specific part of the body. There are curved cups that fit snugly against rounded areas with “pinchable” fat (such as the flanks), as well as flat applicators that can sit on areas with more “level” surface area (such as the thighs).

Each CoolSculpting® Elite applicator works the same: It drops the temperature in the treatment zone until fat cells are fatally frozen. The freezing temperature for fat is actually higher than the freezing temperature for other tissues, so while skin and muscle cool down, fat cells crystallize and are killed.

Freezing fat with CoolSculpting® Elite is known as “cryolipolysis.” Crystallizing the cells kicks off a natural process the body employs to clean out unneeded materials and substances. As the dead cells thaw and are no longer able to hold their shape, they are broken down. The fat is processed, leading to a reduction in volume.

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What Results Can You Expect from CoolSculpting® Elite?

Patients who want a dramatic change that is visible right away should consider surgery. Women and men who would prefer to avoid the recovery times associated with liposuction can enjoy reduction with CoolSculpting® Elite, which provides a very natural-looking reduction visible as early as three weeks, with peak results after one to three months.* Most patients require multiple treatment sessions to get the volume reduction they want.

The Waldorf Center in Portland, OR, offers special financing for the recommended surgical or non-surgical procedure you want. Convenient monthly payments can be structured to fit your financial situation. Call the practice for more information at 503-646-0101 or contact us online.

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Earn Points While You Chill Away Fat

Members of the Allē rewards program (formerly Brilliant Distinctions) can now earn 200 points for every CoolSculpting® Elite treatment they receive for up to $160 in future savings on CoolSculpting®, BOTOX®, Juvéderm®, or Latisse®!

What Is a CoolSculpting® Elite Treatment Like?

CoolSculpting® Elite makes use of a cooling device that is applied directly to your stubborn bulge. The bulge is drawn up between two cooling panels, which cool down and crystallize the fat cells in a controlled manner. The treatment takes approximately an hour per application. Total treatment time will depend upon your individualized treatment plan.

*Real Patients. Individual Results May Vary.

Special Financing Available

The Waldorf Center in Portland, OR, offers special financing for the recommended surgical or non-surgical procedure you want. Convenient monthly payments can be structured to fit your financial situation. Call the practice for more information at 503-646-0101 or contact us online

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What Recovery Does CoolSculpting® Elite Require?

Since CoolSculpting® Elite is completely non-invasive, you can return to your normal activities right after a treatment session. You may experience some redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area. All of this will resolve completely over a short period of time.*

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Kathleen Waldorf MD, FACS
Rachel Streu,MD, FACS

The experienced surgeons at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery are committed to educating patients and providing them with high-quality, ethical care.

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What Body Contouring Options Are Available Beyond CoolSculpting® Elite?

Although CoolSculpting® Elite is ideal for fat reduction, and there are surgical options as well, lax skin typically requires a different approach. A tummy tuck focuses on excising baggy skin on the abdomen, as well as on repairing the connective tissue between the abdominal muscles as necessary. When it comes to building up those core muscles, CoolTone is a nonsurgical treatment that stimulates numerous contractions to build strength and tone in the abdomen, as well as the buttocks and thighs.

For moderate skin laxity on the face, CoolSculpting® Elite can help to contour the “submental” area below the chin. Another option is Ultherapy®, which uses ultrasound energy to create a tightening effect.

Because there are so many options for patients who want a slimmer and trimmer figure, The Waldorf Center team is prepared to help anyone seeking a cosmetic change with their decision on what procedures would work best. We draw on our experience with a wide variety of patients, technologies, and techniques to create a body contouring plan customized for you.

Learn more about the benefits of CoolSculpting® Elite, cost, and other details. Portland-area residents, as well as patients in Vancouver, Salem, and all of Oregon, can call 503-646-0101 or 1-800-310-7901, or schedule a consultation online.

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