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Artemedica was one of the first to offer the original CoolSculpting, and, once again, we were one of the first to offer CoolSculpting Elite. CoolSculpting Elite is the more advanced treatment option of the two, providing superior results in fewer treatments. CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite are both effective treatments for fat reduction and body contouring. However, CoolSculpting Elite may be a better choice for your unique cosmetic goals. We love CoolSculpting Elite because it’s:

  • Non-invasive which means no surgery, no anesthesia and little to no downtime
  • Safe, effective and FDA approved
  • Permanently reduces fat cells by up to 25% per treatment
  • Individual treatments take as little as 1 hour
  • And results are visible as soon as 3 – 4 weeks
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Artemedica was the first to offer CoolSculpting Elite to the North Bay

Coolsculpting Elite is a revolutionary body contouring and fat reduction treatment that uses cryolipolysis, otherwise known as fat freezing, to freeze the fat cells in the treated area. And Artemedica was the first practice in the North Bay to offer this innovative solution to stubborn, unwanted fat. In fact, we were nationally recognized as a Premier Crystal practice (the highest award available for Coolsculpting practices). To this day, we remain the only practice in the North Bay with this distinction. CoolSculpting Elite has been FDA-cleared to treat:

  • Back/bra fat
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen and flanks (love handles)
  • Under the buttocks
  • Inner and outer thighs
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Plus, this new system was redesigned with new applicators and can target two areas of fat at once! The innovative new C-shaped applicators are designed to complement the body’s natural curves for improved fit and comfort. Not to mention, they have an 18% larger cooling area compared to the original CoolSculpting applicator.

CoolSculpting cryolipolysis treatments at Artemedica

When it comes to CoolSculpting, each treatment is unique to the individual patient. First, Dr. Lacombe will meet with you to discuss your cosmetic goals. He’ll assess whether you’re a candidate for CoolSculpting and develop a personalized treatment plan for you. Ideal candidates have pockets or bulges of unwanted fat and a Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≤ 30. For those who are a healthy size and weight, but have difficulty dealing with stubborn fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise, CoolSculpting may be for you.

Once Dr. Lacombe has created your unique treatment plan and its finally time for your appointment, one of our fully certified technicians will check you into our award-winning, state-of-the-art surgical suite. They will then place one of seven applicators on the target area. You’ll immediately start to feel the cooling effects of the applicator as it gets to work freezing away those unwanted rolls and bulges. In as little as 1 hour (depending on the size and scope of the treated area), the affected cells will be cooled to temperature cold enough to freeze and kill them.


With CoolSculpting Elite, there’s no surgery, no anesthesia, and no invasive techniques whatsoever, so there’s little to no downtime. In fact, most patients return immediately to work following treatment. You may feel some slight numbness or sensitivity in the treated areas. This should dissipate within 2 to 3 hours.

CoolSculpting Elite results

Visual changes will be gradual as your body works to naturally eliminate affected fat cells so you may not notice right away. However, many patients begin to see results in as little as 3 to 4 weeks with final results in 2 to 4 months. On average, treatment areas show approximately a 25% total reduction in fat which creates a smoother and firmer body contour.

Most patients experience positive results after just one treatment. However, many return to our office to enhance their results or to further sculpt other areas of their bodies. Once complete, patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle can expect to maintain their results indefinitely.

Artemedica was the First to Offer CoolSculpting Elite to Santa Rosa

Dr. Lacombe has devoted his 28 year career to helping Santa Rosa residents reach their facial plastic surgery goals. In fact, he co-authored Lasers in Aesthetic Surgery which is considered a standard must-read textbook for aspiring plastic surgeons. Dr. Lacombe is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). Many men and women in Santa Rosa and throughout Sonoma County choose Dr. Lacombe as their plastic surgeon of choice because of his experience, his skill, and his passion for helping his patients.

If you are interested in CoolSculpting or other body contouring or fat reduction procedures, please fill out the form below or contact our Santa Rosa (707) 577-8292 office for your free consultation.

CoolSculpting Elite Frequently Asked Questions

What is CoolSculpting Elite?

CoolSculpting is a form of cryolipolysis which is the process of fat freezing. Cryolipolysis uses extreme cold to freeze fat cells causing them to die and be naturally removed from the body.

Is CoolSculpting Elite safe?

Absolutely! CoolSculpting Elite is FDA-approved and cleared to eliminate unwanted fat cells in 9 distinct areas including the jawline, under the chin, the upper arms, back fat, bra fat, the flank area (love handles), abdomen, thighs, and under the buttocks (banana roll).

How does CoolSculpting Elite work?

Coolsculpting is a revolutionary body contouring and fat reduction treatment that uses cryolipolysis, otherwise known as fat freezing, to freeze the fat cells in the treated area. These cells are literally frozen to death making them unable to function or regenerate. Following treatment, your body naturally eliminates the affected fat cells resulting in a smoother, slimmer body shape and up to 20-25% fat reduction.

How long will my results last?

Most patients start seeing results in as little as 3 to 4 weeks with final results in 2 to 4 months. And because CoolSculpting Elite works by killing fat cells in the targeted areas, these fat cells do not come back. So results are permanent!

How much does CoolSculpting Elite cost?

The total cost for your CoolSculpting Elite will depend on how many targeted areas you want to treat and how much fat we will need to treat. During your consultation, we will discuss your cosmetic goals and treatment plan so you know how much your unique procedure will cost and why. If you’re interested in saving money on your CoolSculpting Elite procedure, check out our blog for news about specials and discounts.

Why should I go to Artemedica for CoolSculpting over other practices?

Artemedica is a first class plastic surgery provider with locations in both Santa Rosa and Healdsburg. Our in-office surgical suite has received the Joint Commission Accreditation, recognizing our commitment to the highest level of patient safety, patient care excellence and meeting all of the highest performance standards. Plus, Artemedica was the first practice in the North Bay to offer this innovative solution to stubborn, unwanted fat. We are nationally recognized as a Premier Crystal practice and remain the only North Bay practice with this distinction.

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Roderic Wallace Trusts Dr. Victor Lacombe

“Probably one of Dr. Lacombe’s greatest assets is his intuitive understanding of what it takes to create a very natural yet aesthetically pleasing result. In my case, a brow lift opened up my eyes, a subtle lift to the tip of my drooping nose dealt with the negative effects of gravity, a small chin implant balanced a newly sculpted neck and stronger jaw line… yes, a number of procedures done at one time, but oh so worth it in the long run. I can enthusiastically endorse Victor as one of the finest plastic surgeons around.*”

*Individual results may vary

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