Body Contouring: A Rundown of Our Most Sought-After Procedure

Over the past decades, people have sought out nonsurgical ways to remove stubborn fat. And this growing need has resulted in many questionable gadgets. Remember those vibrating slimming belts that were so popular in the 1950s? You don’t have to have experienced these kinds of devices to know they rarely, if ever, live up to their hype.

Fortunately, there’s good news: it’s now 2023, and nonsurgical body contouring has come a long way. Modern body contouring treatments use cold, heat and various forms of energy to destroy fat cells for good and tighten skin. Unlike those vintage gadgets, these treatments are backed by science and clinically proven to work.

Noninvasive body sculpting treatments must be performed by trained and certified specialists, like our providers at Wink Medical Aesthetics in Lakeway, TX. If you would like to learn more about the treatment, here is a quick rundown of our best body contouring procedure.


CoolSculpting®, often referred to as “fat freezing,” is a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction developed by a subsidiary of Allergan Aesthetics. It can permanently remove fat in the abdomen, flanks, thighs, upper arms, chin and other areas.

The CoolSculpting® device includes rounded paddles that suction the skin and deliver cool temperatures to freeze underlying fat while the surrounding tissues remain unaffected. The frozen fat is then removed by the body’s lymphatic system over several weeks to months.

The core principle behind this treatment, known as cryolipolysis, is based on a 1970s study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It describes a case of “popsicle panniculitis,” where a baby developed inflammation in cheek fat after sucking on a popsicle for five minutes. What that showed is that fat freezes at a higher temperature than skin, muscle and blood vessels.

A CoolSculpting® treatment is noninvasive and needs no downtime. During your appointment, you sit or lie down in a quiet room while the device slowly delivers cool temperatures for 30 to 60 minutes. After treatment, your provider massages the treatment area for two minutes, which helps break down fat and speed up recovery. A single CoolSculpting® session can reduce fat in the targeted area by up to 25%, and the results become visible after one to three months.

In order to provide our clients with the most advanced system, Wink now only offers the CoolSculpting Elite. Keep reading to learn more about this evolution in body contouring.

CoolSculpting® Elite

The next-generation fat-freezing technology by Allergan, CoolSculpting® Elite is an upgraded version of the CoolSculpting® system introduced in 2021.

This brand-new device features a much more powerful cooling system. It also includes advanced, C-shaped applicators that are better fitting, covering 18% more skin surface. The new applicators and the upgraded system allow us to treat larger areas and multiple areas at once. For patients, this means more fat reduction with fewer sessions and more comfort.

CoolSculpting® Elite is the result of 10 years of research, development and widespread use of this treatment. Since its introduction in 2010, more than 8 million CoolSculpting® treatments have been performed. During these years, Allergan has taken note of drawbacks and decided to upgrade CoolSculpting® to maximize patient comfort and satisfaction.

So, if you have multiple problem areas and want to minimize the number of treatment sessions needed, CoolSculpting® Elite is for you. Both the original and advanced versions remove up to 25% of fat in the treatment area. The results with both devices are permanent and usually become visible one to three months post-treatment.

Learn More at Wink Medical Aesthetics in Lakeway, TX

At Wink Medical Aesthetics, our goal is to enhance your natural beauty with state-of-the-art treatments. That’s why we offer the industry’s best body contouring treatment to our Lakeaway clients. If you want to learn more about noninvasive body contouring, including whether these treatments are right for you, contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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