When it comes to addressing weight loss and achieving your ideal body, patients often employ a combination of a balanced diet and regular exercise to get there. In recent years, however, cosmetic treatments have become more and more popular as a means of targeting those stubborn areas of fat that refuse to go away. 

CoolSculpting has emerged as a groundbreaking solution for non-invasive fat reduction. Dr. Brent Birely, a trusted name in aesthetics, offers both CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite at his medspa. While many patients have heard about these treatments, few have a good understanding of how they differ from each other. 

CoolSculpting: the basics

CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, is a procedure that employs controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate unwanted fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissues. This non-surgical treatment is an excellent option for patients who are looking to reduce isolated pockets of fat, such as love handles, belly bulges, or thigh fat.

The procedure

During a CoolSculpting session, a specialized applicator is applied to the target area, delivering precise cooling. This process freezes the fat cells, triggering a process known as apoptosis, which gradually eliminates them. The body naturally removes and metabolizes these cells over time.

The benefits of CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is championed amongst patients for various reasons. Some of these include:

  • Requires no incisions, resulting in minimal discomfort, downtime, and scarring
  • Can be tailored to address specific areas of concern
  • Treated fat cells do not return after being eliminated
  • A gradual reduction in fat over several months, providing a natural-looking transformation

CoolSculpting Elite: the next level

CoolSculpting Elite represents an evolution of the original CoolSculpting treatment. It introduces innovative features and capabilities to enhance the patient experience and offer more versatile treatment options.


One of the primary features that sets CoolSculpting Elite apart is DualSculpting. With this feature, two applicators can be used simultaneously, allowing for the treatment of two areas at once. DualSculpting significantly reduces treatment time and can be especially beneficial for patients who are seeking to address various areas.

Enhanced comfort

CoolSculpting Elite also utilizes newly designed applicators that conform better to the body's contours. This improved fit results in a more comfortable experience during the treatment, making it a preferred choice for patients who are concerned about their comfort.

Which one is right for you?

The choice between CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite depends on your unique needs, goals, and preferences. Here are some factors to consider when making your decision:

Treatment area

  • CoolSculpting: Ideal for addressing one specific area
  • CoolSculpting Elite: Best for patients with multiple areas or broader treatment needs

Desired speed

  • CoolSculpting: A good option for patients who are willing to invest more time in their cosmetic journey
  • CoolSculpting Elite: Offers faster results with more treatment areas addressed simultaneously

Personal comfort

Both treatments are designed with patient comfort in mind, ensuring that you feel at ease throughout the process. 

Consultation with a specialist

Ultimately, patients can only make an educated choice between CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite after having a comprehensive consultation with a qualified specialist. Dr. Birely will assess your specific goals, areas of concern, and preferences, ensuring that you choose the right treatment for your individual needs. 

What is the takeaway?

CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite both offer non-invasive fat reduction solutions with proven effectiveness. While CoolSculpting Elite introduces enhanced comfort and speed, CoolSculpting remains a dependable and highly customizable choice that is ideal for patients looking to treat a specific area. Dr. Brent Birely, with his extensive expertise in aesthetics, can guide you toward the most suitable treatment plan. 

Contact our office today to schedule a private consultation and learn more about our CoolSculpting procedures. 

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Dr. Brent Birely is a board-certified plastic surgeon with offices in Lutherville and Bel Air, serving patients from Baltimore, Towson, Columbia, Westminster, and other Maryland cities. He is a very well regarded leader in cosmetic surgery and patient safety, and specializes in procedures including breast augmentation, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, facelift, and body lifting procedures after weight loss.

*The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary. The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only and does not replace the need for a formal consultation with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon before undergoing a surgical procedure or skin care treatment.

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