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Does Coolsculpting Work on Back Fat?

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CoolSculpting for back fat

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CoolSculpting can definitely be effective for back fat. It may require 2-4 applicators depending on the area and amount of fat, but as long as the fat can be suctioned into the applicator in order to be treated properly, then you should be a good candidate. Each applicator usually reduces about 20-25% of the fat in the area. It is best to get a consultation in order to assess if CoolSculpting is the right choice for you.


San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

CoolSculpting for Back Fat

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CoolSculpting is great for back fat, bit the lower (love handle) back fat and higher (bra strap area) back fat.  back fat requires the use of the smaller handpiece, one on each side.

In order to provide elimination of fat as quickly as possible we do offer CoolSculpting Complete. This includes two systems, for twice the fat elimination in a one hour period. Vibrational therapy increases circulation and lymphatic drainage which my help waste, including damaged fat cells be eliminated with the body more efficiently. Finally, al of our patients receive a compression garment to help with skin quality and comfort.

 

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

Coolsculpting is great for back fat

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We have had great results with Zeltiq Coolsculpting for back fat, bra fat, love handles, flanks, abdomen and a number of other problem areas that people dread.  For the problem areas we all have that can be resilient to diet and exercise, we have had excellent results with Coolsculpting.  It seems there is almost always someone hooked up the machine!  Most patients require 2-3 treatments approximately 2 months apart.  If the area that bothers you is large enough to fit into the suction chamber then you are most likely a candidate for the procedure.

 

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 69 reviews

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Cool sculpting treatments lead to permanent fat loss of the back fat!

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Body reshaping can be performed with a cannula that removes fat via liposuction or with noninvasive technology like Cool Sculpting. With Cool Sculpting there is no cannula inserted into your body. All treatments are performed on the surface from the outside in using technology that freezes the fat. Don’t hesitate to give us a call in Austin regarding a Body Reshaping Consult at the Upper Room. On our Facebook Page there is an Interview I recently did with KVUE, a local news station in Austin, that was picked by affiliates around the United States, including Miami. During the Interview we discussed the technology of Cool Sculpting as well as it application process.


Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS
Austin Plastic Surgeon
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Coolsculpting is effective for back fat

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Coolsculpting can be used effectively for fat on certain areas of the back.  The most commonly treated areas are the areas of the lower back that extend from the love handles, and the mid back fat bellow the braline.  Typically, the smaller applicators are used to treat these localized areas.  These are also great locations to have Dual Coolsculpting done, wherein treatment centers that have two machines can treat 2 areas at the same time, reducing treatment time by half.

Narin (Dr.Joe) Apisarnthanarax, MD
Houston Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Yes it works on the back!

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Coolsculpting can be done for abdomen, flanks, back and thighs. As long as you can pinch an inch and a half of fat we can attach an applicator. The back of the bra area or the love handles are perfect examples of stubborn areas of fat that respond great to the treatment. Patients lose about 20-25% of fat after each treatment and for the best results you should retreat the area in 2-3 months.

Gregory Turowski, MD, PhD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Dependent on Area of Back to Be Treated

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Hi Staunton87, CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared for non-surgical fat reduction of the hips, abdomen, and flanks.  Depending on which area of the back to which you’re referring and how much excess fat you have, CoolSculpting® may be a good option.  Most CoolSculpting® patients report a 20% fat reduction of the treatment area with one session.

C. Edwin Pittman, MD
Athens Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting for Back Fat

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Thank you for your question. If you have stubborn bulges of back fat, CoolSculpting is an excellent option for reducing this. Typically, each CoolSculpting treatment results in a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional treatments, resulting in even more fat loss. Some patients find that just one treatment fully addresses their goals. You and your doctor will discuss and design a plan that suits you best.

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 100 reviews

Coolsculpting and Back fat

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Coolsculpting works on back fat, bra fat, love handles, flanks, abdomen and a number of other problem areas. If the fat can fit in the applicator, coolsculpting can reduce the fat. Each treatment takes one hour per area and permanently removes 20-25% of the fat per treatment. CoolSculpting® involves No needles, No Cutting, No Downtime, NO garments, No need for anesthesia or pain medications and there is no recovery time.

Stanley Okoro, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

CoolSculpting and Back Fat

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Provided that the back fat is not too fibrous with increased collagen bands within the fat pockets, and that an applicator can fit well with good suction, then the fat may respond well to this off-label procedure.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

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