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Which is Better for Spot Reduction of Fat - Zeltiq or Ultrashape?

Slim, with stubborn abdominal fats and love handles

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Coolsculpting VS. Ultrashape for spot fat reduction

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We are fortunate enough to have both these technologies in our office. We perform a number of body contouring treatments in our office every week. We never take a "cookie cutter" approach to treating any one body. We decide on the treatment plan based on the patients weight and fat distribution, the integrity of the skin and the desired outcome. We also consider what the other problem areas are, and what the patient will focus on "once that bulge is gone." For quite a few of the patients seeking fat reduction there is also an issue with skin laxity. Once we remove or reduce the unwanted fat the skin laxity remains so we address that at the same time to enhance the outcome. 

Consultation should always be the first step in the process, we can assess and help you prioritize the treatment areas so you can have the best result possible


Del Mar Dermatologic Surgeon

CoolSculpting vs. UltraShape

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The right treatment will vary depending on the person, which is why it is important to have an in-person consultation with a board-certified doctor. Generally, love handles respond best to Coolsculpting and abdomen fat is usually well suited for UltraShape. 

Margaret Weiss, MD
Baltimore Dermatologist
4.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Zeltiq Coolsculpt and UltraShape Fat Reduction

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UltraShape and Zeltiq Coolsculpting are different technologies to reduce circumferential fat.  The systems work very differently to destroy fat.  One of the main differences is that Coolsculpting is using cooling for fat destruction whereas, UltraShape uses non-thermal, selective ultrasound to permanently destroy fat cells.

Craig Mezrow, MS, MD
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Zeltiq or ultrashape

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Zeltiq is the non-invasive modality available in the United States.  Ultrashape is sitll not available.  But for a spot size, you  may just want a direct liposuction of that one area.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Coolsculpting is choice for spot fat reduction.

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The best thing out there that is non invasive is Coolsculpting by Zeltiq for spot fat reduction. It focuses right on the problem area and predictably reduces the fat layer by 20 to 25% with a single treatment.  I have not seen any other treatment that can do that.

Susan Van Dyke, MD
Paradise Valley Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Zeltiq is the way to go

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Zeltiq has more scientific evidence supporting that it is effective. Consistently, patients have 20-25% reduction in the areas of fat that are treated. I would invest your time and money in Zeltiq. Furthermore, 30,000 + patients have been treated thus far, and most seem to be happy.

Mohiba Khan Tareen, MD
Minneapolis Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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