Zeltiq for Saddlebags: Am I a Candidate?
- Asked by juliejewels in Madison, Wisconsin
- 2 years ago
I have really made some changes over the last year with weight watchers and I have lost 15 pounds. Diet and exercise have helped me reach my ideal weight (125) but I cannot seem to reach my ideal body. I am relatively happy with everything else I just can't lose those saddlebags. They drive me insane.
Anyways, would I be a candidate for zeltiq? I just want my outer thighs/saddlebags reduced, and my thighs a bit more even. (they are kinda asymmetrical as you can see) Thanks!
Coolsculpting by Zeltiq was designed for saddle bags
Your photos suggest that you would be a great candidate for Zeltiq. The localized saddle bag area is the perfect area to treat. I have had great results with tummies, flanks, and saddle bags. Remember that it is always important to find a board certified physician for the procedure. Eleven the asymmetry can be corrected through proper placement and procedure of the applicator.
Thank you for the question and pictures.
Congratulations on your lifestyle changes and weight loss.
Whether you are a good candidate for cool sculpting will depend on if the relatively firm lateral file area will sit in the suction “cup” of the cool sculpting machine. Because of your use and relative good skin tone you may not achieve a good fit in the suction device.
If this turns out to be the case after direct examination, you should have an excellent result with liposuction surgery.
I would suggest consultation with a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who has all options available to him/her.
Zeltiq Coolsculpting for saddlebags
Congratulations on your weight loss and your hard work! Zeltiq Coolsculpting can be helpful for stubborn areas but saddlebags can be difficult. Areas of 'firm fat' like the outer thigh/saddlebag area can be difficult to achieve not only an adequate suction but more importantly difficult to draw up enough fat into the treatment chamber to see noticeable end results. Firm thighs are good...but not for Zeltiq. For the best, most accurate, information about treatment as it pertains to you, it is best to get a face to face consult with someone who has performed a great deal of treatments.
Good luck and keep up the good work~
Dr. Grant Stevens
Web reference: http://www.marinaplasticsurgery.com
Recent CoolSculpting Reviews
Zeltiq CoolSculpting is effective for spot fat reduction.
Saddlebags can be treated with CoolSculpting in some cases. The key is that you need to be able to "pinch and inch" or more. In otherwords, the handpiece draws the "fat" in and chills the fat. Sometimes the fat is too firm and will not be drawn into the handpiece sufficiently to treat the area. You will need to be examined by a CoolSculpting provider to know whether you are a candidate. It is difficult to determine by looking at a photo, unfortunately.
Web reference: http://vandykelaser.com/body/coolsculpting-by-zeltiq/
Coolsculpting for saddle bags on thighs
It is true Coolsculpting works excellent for reducing fat bulges. Many surgeons use it to treat saddle bags and it works however my recommendation would be to wait until Zeltiq releases the thigh chamber addressing thigh fat. That chamber will be shaped to address thigh fat and should be available October 2011.
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq works for saddlebags, and may help correct their asymmetry.
In my practice we performed nearly 900 Zeltiq treatments in the last 12 months. It is a very effective treatment to completely non invasively remove excess fat and fat bulges. We have had great success with saddlebags. We have had several patients with asymmetry in the size of their saddlebags, and this has been successfully corrected by performing one additional cycle or procedure on the more prominent saddlebag. As Dr. Klein mentioned, if the saddlebags can be easily suctioned and fitted in the applicator, they will respond nicely to the treatment. I advise you to also check if your doctor has all three applicators so the right size can be applied to your saddlebags. Thank you for your question and good luck!
CoolSculpting for Saddlebags
Your pictures seem to indicate that you are a good candidate for this procedure but the true test is when you go for your consultation the physician can test the area by applying one of the three available applicators to the desired area. The CoolSculpting procedure requires that the applicator fit appropriately so that the vacuum can properly pull the desired area into the applicator. Good luck hope it works out for you.
Zeltiq Coolsculpting for Saddle bags
The Zeltiq CoolSculpting has been used successfully in my practice on saddle bags. I have found though, that different patients need the applicator to be positioned differently, and often diagonally to fit better. For a non-invasive procedure it works well but of course, it's not the same thorough fat reduction as liposuction would provide.
Web reference: http://www.thenyac.com/zeltiq/index.html
Zeltiq COOLSCULPTING sometimes works on saddlebags
Web reference: http://www.ocdermatology.com/zeltiq.shtml
You are a good candidate for Coolsculpting
You are an excellent candidate for Coolsculpting. Based on the pictures you have posted and the results I am seeing in my patients I think you would be happy with the procedure. I would suggest consulting with a physician to determine what areas would give you the best results. You may end up needing the small applicator on both the sides of your thighs and on the backs of your thighs to get the best results. Congratulations on the weight loss and good luck with Coolsculpting.