I am 5'4", 115 lbs. and want to get the fat around my waist liposuctioned (it's not a lot, I am very active, eat a healthy diet with no meat and dairy) but am considering the zeltiq-it is only about $600 less than lipo but want to invest in the procedure that will be effective. I know zeltiq has less down time and less invasive but kind of skeptical about the results. Also want to know if it is effective on larger amounts of fat (thigh areas).
Is Zeltiq Very Effective on Love Handle Areas or Does Lipo Give Better Results?
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CoolSculpting is effective but candidate selection is important
From your photos, it looks like you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting around the abdomen and flank area. CoolSculpting is ideal for patients who are otherwise in good shape, but just have stubborn fatty deposits. These patients are also good candidates for liposuction as well. Your question is a good one, because deciding which procedure to perform really depends entirely on your personal goals. If you are seeking to remove a larger amount of fat, then liposuction will be more effective. If you are seeking to rid yourself of a smaller amount of fat, and not have the downtime associated with surgery, then CoolSculpting might be a good option for you. Of course, an in-person evaluation will best determine your candidacy, but you should communicate your goals clearly to your provider so they can be honest with you about what kind of results to expect. CoolSculpting is not currently available for the thighs.
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Good Candidate for CoolSculpting
The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting is the patient that is within 10-15 pounds of their ideal weight and has localized bulges such as the muffin top, love handles and back fat. From your photos it appears that you meet these criteria. The advantages of the CoolSculpting procedure over liposuction are that is it non-invasive requiring no anesthesia, no incisions, no needles, and no downtime. I would strongly suggest that you consider it before committing to liposuction.
Zeltiq Coolsculpting is great for people who are fit
Zeltiq is an ideal for patients who are fit and close to their ideal weight but have some distinct areas that they may deem 'stubborn'. We have excellent results with patients, good reduction of the fat with smooth contours. Patients are extremely pleased to have such great results from such an easy procedure. The areas patients most commonly seek treatment for (but aren't limited to) are tummy, love handles, bra fat and thighs. To see if you are a good candidate, a physical exam by a provider that actually performs the procedures on a regular basis is best.
Dr. Grant Stevens
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CoolSculpting for love handles in a fit woman is perfect answer.
Absolutely, CoolSculpting is the right choice for a fit woman with the need for a spot treatment. I would recommend trying CoolSculpting before exposing yourself to the risks and side effects of a surgical intervention. If your expectations are reasonable, you will be very happy with your results and I doubt that liposuction would be indicated.
Web reference: http://vandykelaser.com/body/coolsculpting-by-zeltiq/
WIs CoolSculpting an effective treatment for love handles?
You sound like you could possibly be an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting. However, it is impossible to know with certainty which treatment would be best for you without a consultation. You may wish to get a consultation from a plastic surgeon in your area offering both liposuction and CoolSculpting so you will get the best advice about which treatment will provide the desired results for you.
Web reference: http://www.michaellawmd.com/coolsculpting.html
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese, or a substitute for surgical methods such as liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Your doctor will determine if treatment is right for you during a one-on-one consultation. Based on your photos, I believe you would be an excellent candidate for CoolSculpting.
Coolsculpting by Zeliq is ideal for someone physically fit
Your photos look like you are in good shape and would be a great candidate for Coolsculpting. The technique works amazingly well. All of my patients have come back for a different area or have referred their friends for this treatment. Liposuction is very invasive and may be unnecessary in your case with no up side.
Coolsculpting really works but it is not a weight loss device. It is designed for patients who have achieved their ideal weight and cannot get rid of their bulge in their abdomen or love handles. A consultation by an experienced dermatologist is necessary.
Coolsculpting is great for the love handles
From your photos, it appears as though you may be an great candidate for Coolsculpting to the love handles. For exercise-resistant fat, Coolsculpting is a great non-surgical alternative to standard liposuction.
Web reference: http://marylandcosmeticsurgeryinc.com/coolsculpting/
CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction for the abdomen or love handles
Photographs are not a replacement for an examination and three dimensional visual analysis of your body sites. You may not be a candidate for liposuction if there is not enough fat in your lovehandles. Surgical removal of fat that is needed for normal function or in areas that are thin, could create irregularities of the surface that are cosmetically unsatisfactory and can even interfere with the circulation of blood flow to the skin. CoolSculpting should not pose these risks but might not have to be done either if there is not enough fat to warrant the procedure and cost. Please see a physician in consultation who is experienced with CoolSculpting to see if you are a candidate.
Web reference: http://www.thenyac.com/zeltiq/index.html
CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction
Thank you for your question. CoolSculpting results are not the same as liposuction results. CoolSculpting reduces the fat in the area treated by 20-25% per treatment. Liposuction may give a larger reduction. The difference is that CoolSculpting is non-invasive and no recovery time (usually less expensive) and so it really depends on what the patient is wanting to achieve. Best Wishes!
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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