Atlanta Face & Body offers a variety of solutions for eliminating fat in troublesome parts of the body. One procedure that is gaining popularity throughout the country is SculpSure®, an FDA-approved technology that heats and eliminates fat cells in just 25 minutes.

SculpSure is a noninvasive body contouring procedure that requires no suction, no freezing, and no painful massage. Typical SculpSure patients may be happy with the shape of their body, but have stubborn areas of fat that can’t be removed with diet or exercise. SculpSure can address those concerns, sometimes in as little as one treatment.

We are often asked why our practice doesn’t offer CoolSculpting, a similar procedure to SculpSure that’s also noninvasive and FDA-approved. We want to explain to you why Dr. Elizabeth performs SculpSure over CoolSculpting when the two procedures may sound and look similar.

Hot vs. Cold

Both SculpSure and CoolSculpting target fat cells directly by changing their temperature at an extreme rate to kill the fat cells permanently. However, their approaches are different: SculpSure heats the fat cells up, while CoolSculpting freezes them. The processes are different, as well. CoolSculpting combines suction and freezing directly to the fat cells. Alternatively, SculpSure is an all-laser procedure that eliminates fat cells by heating the tissue to a high temperature while not causing uncomfortable temperatures on the skin.

Treatment Time

CoolSculpting procedures take approximately an hour to complete, while SculpSure treatments generally take 25 minutes. Because up to four areas of the body can be treated at the same time with SculpSure’s four applicator heads, two SculpSure procedures can be completed in the time it takes to complete one CoolSculpting.


The downtime after the procedure is similar – both SculpSure and CoolSculpting have small redness and soreness issues that typically resolve themselves within two weeks. Also, both procedures take about 6-12 weeks to show full results.

Both Treat the Same Areas

Both SculpSure and CoolSculpting are FDA-approved procedures. SculpSure recently received FDA clearance for treatment of the back, inner thighs, and outer thighs, similar to CoolSculpting. Both are also FDA-approved to treat the abdomen and flanks.

Dr. Elizabeth considered the above four reasons when deciding to adopt SculpSure over CoolSculpting at Atlanta Face & Body.
“Atlanta Face & Body was the first plastic surgery center to bring SculpSure to Atlanta,” says Dr. Elizabeth. “Having a procedure like this that produces great results, requires a shorter visit and a similar recovery time is a great plus for our practice. We’ve helped hundreds of Atlantans achieve the results they hoped and they are very happy with the minimal time in the office.”
Dr. Elizabeth is a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and has performed thousands of facial plastic procedures in addition to procedures of the body. As founder of Atlanta Face & Body, her goal is to create a pleasant, memorable experience that will have you feeling and looking like your most Beautiful You!

Dr. Elizabeth and the staff at Atlanta Face & Body invite interested persons for a private consultation on SculpSure. Call 678-888-3223 (FACE) to schedule.