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It’s time to take a new approach to getting rid of stubborn fat. CoolSculpting Elite uses innovative cryolipolysis technology to target, freeze, and kill fat cells. Once those cells are gone, they never come back! Using a suction device, CoolSculpting Elite in St. Louis penetrates the fat with cold temperatures while keeping the surrounding areas unharmed.

The FDA-cleared device comes with multiple safety measures to ensure that your skin never gets too cold or damaged. When combined with our Z-Wave procedure, you gain fat loss along with skin tightening for a fully sculpted appearance.



What It Treats

Unwanted Fat



Procedure Time

35-75 Minutes Per Area

Recovery Time

No Downtime




Elite applicators are now C-shaped and come in 7 different shapes and sizes. While traditional Coolsculpting was U-Shaped. This new and improved design better fits the body’s natural curves. CoolSculpting Elite makes contact with the body in a more efficient manner, as Elite applicators cover up to 18% more skin surface than CoolSculpting Legacy. This means larger treatment areas can be targeted in less time.


CoolSculpting Elite removes 20-25% fat in a single treatment, versus its predecessor which removed 18-20% fat at each visit. Faster Results In Fewer Treatments. Not only that, but each device has the ability to use two applicators at the same time (commonly referred to as Dual Sculpting). Each CoolSculpting Elite machine can address two different treatment areas at the same time. At The Lifestyle Center, we have two machines meaning we have the ability to do QuadSculpting. This means treating four areas at the same time!


Improvements to the CoolSculpting machine itself means treatment is quieter and more precise. Not only does this reduce physical discomfort but allows for sessions to feel more relaxing.

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Step-by-Step Process


You’ll first meet with us for a free consultation to examine your body and discuss your goals for CoolSculpting in St. Louis.

Step-by-Step Process

Freeze fat cells

During your treatment, we’ll run the CoolSculpting suction hand piece over the treatment area(s) to target, freeze, and kill fat cells for good.

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Step-by-Step Process


Once you’re done, you’ll begin looking slimmer as time passes. We may recommend a series of treatments so you can achieve the best results.

How it works

CoolSculpting is the perfect solution for people with small amounts of excess fat that diet and exercise alone can’t fix.

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Believe it or not, lipid-based fat cells are more prone to cold damage than the surrounding water-based cells. Cold temperatures target those cells to freeze and kill them for long-lasting fat reducing results. Over time, you’ll appear slimmer as your body clears out the waste from dead fat cells.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting is the patented name for cryolipolysis, a non-surgical procedure that uses cold temperatures to reduce unwanted body fat. This type of body contouring procedure aims to create slimmer, more desirable contours by eliminating stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas. CoolSculpting also refers to the machine used for this treatment.

The CoolSculpting machine was developed by Zeltiq Aesthetics and received its first FDA clearance in 2010 for the treatment of love handles. Since then, it has received further FDA clearance for nine different areas of the body and has become one of the most sought-after body contouring treatments today.

How Does CoolSculpting® Work?

In a nutshell, CoolSculpting works by quite literally freezing fat cells.

The CoolSculpting machine comes with rounded applicators with integrated cooling panels. The applicators create a vacuum to first suction the targeted fat bulges. Then, the machine delivers carefully controlled cold temperatures to the treatment area. This causes fat cell membranes to rupture and the fat cells to die. The body’s lymphatic system then removes the dead fat cells over three weeks to three months.

The idea for CoolSculpting came from clinical observations that fat freezes at lower temperatures than water-rich tissue. It all started with “popsicle panniculitis,” a condition first observed by researchers in the 1970s. The condition namely involved redness, swelling and fat cell death in an infant who had been sucking on a popsicle. This same phenomenon was later observed in adults as well.

Using the above observations, researchers at the Harvard Medical School developed cryolipolyis in 2007 as a new method of non-invasive fat removal.

What Are the Benefits?

There are many non-surgical as well as surgical ways to sculpt the body. Examples include liposuction, Emsculpt®, Liposonix®, Vanquish®, Zerona® and Kybella®. While each of these has its unique advantages, CoolSculpting remains the top, most sought-after treatment for the following benefits:


Because CoolSculpting does not involve incisions, anesthesia or stitches, it is safer and better tolerated than its surgical counterparts. As a result, there is no downtime involved, and side effects are mild and resolve quickly (within two to three weeks).

Quick and Simple

There’s little preparation and no downtime involved with CoolSculpting. All patients need to do is come to their scheduled appointment, lie down and relax as the CoolSculpting machine delivers controlled cooling for one to three hours.

It Works!

Studies show that a single CoolSculpting session can eliminate up to 25% of the fat in the treatment area. What’s more, up to 86% of treated patients show improvement, and 76% claim they were happy with their results compared to other non-invasive treatments.

Permanent Results

Unlike other non-invasive treatments, CoolSculpting offers permanent results. Your body produces a limited number of fat cells by your mid-20s. So once we remove fat cells through CoolSculpting, these cells are gone for good. However, keep in mind that the remaining fat cells can accumulate fat and grow in size.

Which Areas Can Be Treated With CoolSculpting®?

Fat can accumulate in nearly any body area. Luckily, the makers of CoolSculpting have developed a range of applicators to help address unwanted fat nearly anywhere on the body. Currently, this treatment is approved for treatment in the following sites:

  • Under the jaw and chin
  • Abdomen and flanks
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Banana rolls
  • Above the knees
  • Upper arms
  • Back and bra fat

At The Lifestyle Center in St. Louis, we also offer QuadSculpting, which is CoolSculpting® but four times faster! For that purpose, we have two CoolSculpting® machines, which allow treatment of four different areas in a single session.

What Is the Treatment Like?

A typical CoolSculpting treatment is simple, relatively quick and painless.

Before treatment, patients don’t need to do much. You may be advised to avoid medication and supplements that thin the blood, avoid smoking and come to your appointment in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

During treatment, you will be seated in a reclined chair in a comfortable and quiet room. Because treatment can take up to three hours, we often advise patients to bring something for entertainment, like a book or music. Your provider will place one or several applicators on your problem areas and let the machine do the rest.

As far as sensation goes, you may feel cooling, mild pinching and numbness from the suction and cooling involved. Immediately after treatment, it is normal to experience some level of numbness and redness in the treatment area. Swelling after treatment is also expected and a sign that the treatment is working. This is due to the body’s immune system responding to eliminate the destroyed fat cells.

What Is the Difference Between CoolSculpting® and CoolSculpting® Elite?

At The Lifestyle Center, we offer CoolSculpting Elite to all our St. Louis clients. Many of our patients wonder if and how this treatment differs from CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting Elite is simply an upgraded version of the original CoolSculpting system. It features two applicators instead of one so we can treat multiple areas at once. For the patient, this means fewer treatment sessions and more dramatic results. The new applicators are C-shaped instead of U-shaped like in the older version, which has made the treatment more comfortable and efficient, decreasing the severity of side effects.

Is CoolSculpting® Elite Right for Me?

CoolSculpting is meant for patients already at or near their ideal body weight but struggling with stubborn fat pockets that don’t seem to respond to diet and exercise attempts. That’s because CoolSculpting removes only small portions of unwanted fat, so it isn’t likely to offer visible improvement in patients with large amounts of excess body fat.

Besides that, the ideal CoolSculpting candidate is relatively healthy and not a smoker, pregnant or breastfeeding.

To learn more about CoolSculpting in St. Louis, contact our offices today at 314.310.0454 or schedule your appointment here.

Am I an ideal candidate?

Ideal CoolSculpting candidates are individuals who have areas of unwanted fat, especially those that are resistant to diet and exercise. People within 30 lbs of their ideal body weight get the best results.

Is CoolSculpting + ZWave a weight loss solution?

CoolSculpting is a body sculpting treatment, not a weight-loss treatment. People who are obese or morbidly obese are normally not suitable candidates.

Is CoolSculpting + ZWave painful?

Most people feel minor discomfort during the first 5 minutes of the treatment and the final 10 minutes of the treatment. This is very tolerable, and it requires no medication.

What are the benefits of adding Z-Wave?

Areas treated with wave therapy have a more dramatic reduction in overall fat at four weeks post-procedure.

Will the fat come back?

If you gain weight following any fat cell removal or destruction procedure, then fat cells somewhere in your body will increase in size. Lifestyle choices are important.

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The Lifestyle Center is dedicated to not only treating but educating our patients. Located in the Ladue Frontenac area of St Louis, we’re proud to offer the widest selection of aesthetic procedures in the area to help you get your dream body & complexion. We are not a one-and-done provider, rather we take a wholistic approach to help you look and feel your best. Each patient enjoys:

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More than 30 FDA-approved medical devices

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