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The Biggest Beauty Breakthroughs of 2016

By Mona Gohara, MD Elle Magazine December 26, 2016

The Bodysculptor: CoolAdvantage Applicator By CoolSculpt

Why it wins: It reduces fat quicker than ever before.

This is not a massive weight loss method. It is more of a kick in the ass to those stubborn areas that just will not budge despite diligent efforts in diet and exercise.

CoolSculpting works by cryolipolysis, the process by which fat cells are literally iced out of your body, and eliminated in urine. Although this is old news, the CoolAdvantage (CAA) applicator came on the scene just this year. CAA delivers safe (and effective) results in 35 minutes, cutting the treatment time by nearly half. It takes me longer to get a blow dry. This device can treat the inner thigh, abdomen, and flanks. Peace out muffin top. Patients may note results as soon as three weeks after treatment, but the fat cells continue to eliminate for up to six months. No surgery or downtime required. “Non-invasive body contouring continues to increase in popularity, and we can really customize treatments now with a multi-modality approach including CoolSculpt for bigger bulges, and Kybella to refine smaller areas of unwanted fat,” says Annie Chiu, MD, attending dermatologist at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

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