I recently had my lower abs and back flanks done and am awaiting results, but now that the Coolcurve+ is out I am interested in doing my outer thighs and perhaps my inner thighs. I am 53 years old 5'8" 126 pounds and very active (bike, run, kayak), but the top of my legs looks so flabby compared to other parts. I've attached photos, front and side and would like to get opinions on whether you think doing the inner thighs will help get rid of the pooch without leaving behind major sag. Thanks
Coolcurve+ and Inner-outer Thighs? (photo)
Doctor Answers (3)
CoolSculpting may reduce fat volume but doesn't correct cellulite
The fat reduction with CoolSculpting is normal. However, when someone has cellulite and irregular surface changes before the CoolSculpting, it is not expected that they will get a smooth result. The inner thighs are fraught with risk of irregularities.
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CoolCurve+ for thighs
It's difficult to tell with any certainty from photos if you would be a good candidate for your thighs because, as you may know from having your other areas treated, we need to be able to grab a certain amount of tissue that needs to be able to be drawn up into the applicator. Inner thighs are often conducive to Coolsculpting but the outer thighs are much more challenging. The fat on the outer thigh/saddle bag area is often quite firm and stiff and does not lend itself well to being drawn up into the applicator. (even the CoolCurve+) Our patients have been very pleased that after Coolsculpting their skin has tightened up nicely in the treated areas so that these areas are not sagging or deflated looking after treatment.
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Cool Curve Plus and treating Inner/Outer Thighs
I am a Plastic Surgeon in Minneapolis. I have done my abdomen and could not be happier!!!
Be patient for results on you abdomen and back - it can take up to 9 -12 weeks to see results. I think if you are happy with your results I would recommend you also do your inner thighs, although we can never promise that your skin will follow. It is hard for me to exactly tell what I would recommend by just seeing your photo's. I think this can better be determined by seeing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area that does both traditional liposuction in addition to doing Cool Sculpting.
I tend to do only the stacking method which means I do each area twice on the same day to get the best results.
I am excited you are having results with this procedure. Best of luck!
Jennifer L. Harrington MD