Can the Zeltiq Applicator Be Applied over the Umbilicus (Belly Button)?
- Asked by Julie_8 in Brookline, MA
- 2 years ago
To treat both the lower and upper abdominal area in one treatment zone? Is there a risk of herniation in the belly button area? Similarly, are there any concerns with zeltiq making abdominal diastisis (1-2 cm) after pregnancy worse from the suction?
I think I am already seeing a reduction in fat after 1 week. I never expected to see results so soon. I am wearing my skinny jeans today and they are comfortable - which is unheard of! thanks!
CoolSculpting can thin a fat bulge of the abdomen
Most people have a bulge both in the lower and upper abdomen, however some don't have any in the upper and some have it centered around the umbilicus. The patient in the attached VIDEO demonstrates the applicator being applied mostly to the lower abdomen but the belly button is sucked into the applicator along with the lower component of the upper abdomen.
That's why I examine all patients in consultation and determine exactly which applicator(s) will be used and exactly where it will be positioned. When I have treated the mid abdomen including the belly button it has been well-tolerated except in one patient. In that circumstance, the patient noted a lot of sore pain as soon as the applicator's suction commenced. I had the treatment stop immediately and we were able to treat below the umbilicus without the same pain. There had been no evidence of hernia felt in consultation, but there is no reason to subject a patient to such pain, and rather than being dogmatic, since no one can guarantee the patient didn't have some condition that is not clinically recognized, I listened quickly to their concerns and any risk was then avoided. They did very well with the treatment.
Web reference: http://www.thenyac.com/zeltiq/index.html
Coolsculpting over the belly button
Coolsculpting over the umbilicus is very commonly done and is a great way to treat the mid abdomen. The treatment involves targeted suctioning and treatment of the fat bulge only, so there is little risk to underlying internal structures. Of course, every individual is different, so a consultation with your treatment provider would be prudent.
CoolSculpting works on belly fat
Its no problem applying the CoolSculpting applicator over the umbilicus (belly button). I haven't heard of any issues regarding the treatment causing herniation.
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CoolSculpting results can occur very quickly, risks are minimal.
Many of my patients can appreciate improvement within a couple of weeks of CoolSculpting! One reason to not treat a patient's tummy would indeed be a hernia (weakness of the abdominal wall) around the belly button. A physician should examine you prior to recommending treatment. For the vast majority, this is an extremely safe procedure.
Coolsculpting works consistently to reduce the fat
We have been using Coolsculpting since it's FDA approval. We have had consistent results just as you describe. Each patient needs to be evaluated by the physician to determine applicator position based upon the anatomy of the patient. We have treated patients in the areas you describe with excellent results.