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Does Coolsculpting Work on Inner Sides of Knees?

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Coolsculpting for inner knees

Coolsculpting works great in properly selected patients. Keep in mind the inner knee or inner thigh area is an off label use of Coolsculpting and there are risks so I would recommend that you consult with a Certified Coolsculpting physician and understand risks and realistic expectations.

West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Coolsculpting on Inner Sides of Knees

The FDA has not approved coolsculpting for the knees. Consult with a board certified physician who can provide surgical options and coolsculpting to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting For Knee Area

CoolSculpting can be done on many areas. The areas have to be pliable in order to be pulled by the suction of the applicator. The knees would be a difficult area to treat since there is not an applicator that can fit correctly over this area. It is always best to have a consultation with a provider to see if you are a candidate for this treatment. If they do decide that this area can be treated, it is considered off-label.

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CoolSculpting is not yet designed for inner knee fat reduction

Although some doctors have used CoolSculpting to provide fat reduction on the thighs as an off-label procedure, the inner knee is replete with bony prominences and being a small area, would not hold the applicator well to the skin and suction wouldn't be maintained. Even the flat applicator is too big for the medial knee.

Ronald Shelton, MD
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CoolSculpting for the knees

Currently, the handpieces available for CoolSculpting are too large for the knees of most people. It is important for the handpiece to fit very securely on the area to be treated in order to achieve desired results.  However, Zeltiq, the company that makes CoolSculpting is developing smaller handpieces that will offer more options. Look for a physician you trust and respect performing CoolSculpting in your area. They will keep you informed about new developments with CoolSculpting including new, smaller handpieces. 

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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Coolsculpting for Inner Knees

Thank you for your question.

I would suggest that you visit with a physician to be examined for the Coolsculpting treatment.  To be able to be treated in this area, the handpiece will have to be able to suction onto the area.  You should also know that this would be an "off lable" treatment.

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Zeltiq CoolSculpting for the Knees?

Although CoolSculpting is not FDA approved for use on the knees, it can be used to treat the inner knees in the right patient.  Not all patients will have enough fat on the area to fill in the applicator (which is necessary for treatment), but those that are appropriate candidates may benefit from CoolSculpting for the inner knees.  Your dermatologist will help you to determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment.

Eric Schweiger, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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