Can Zeltiq Cool Sculpting Be Used for Upper Arm Fat?
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Upper Arms treated with CoolSculpting
Thank you for your question.
Yes, the upper arms can be treated with Coolsculpting BUT you have to be examined and make sure that you are a good candidate. Sometimes the arms / inner thighs are difficult to treat due to the current applicators Zeltig depending on how much fat is in the area.
Remember, best to be seen by a physician and examined to know if you are a good candidate for coolsculpting vs. surgery (depending on your exam and your goals).
Zeltiq Coolsculpting on Arms
You can treat arm fat with Zeltiq - however, you have to be wise with patient selection. The handpieces do not easily attach to most people's arms. With the smallest handpiece, you can treat some patients arms. You also don't want to get rid of the fat in the arms if there will be too much laxity in the skin once some of the fat is gone.
There is a new handpiece that is currently being tested that will be much more adaptable to harder to treat areas such as arms and inner thighs - possibly even the neck.
CoolSculpting of the upper arms is now available in some offices
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Treating upper arms is on the horizon
Zeltiq not yet effective for arm fat
With the current Zeltiq device adaptors, results are poor with upper arm fat. It is an area of investigation currently being looked at. The best adaptors are not yet available.
Coolsculpting handpiece coming for upper arm fat
A special handpiece is being developed to treat this area. However, if you have loose skin then i would suggest another procedure
Upper arms can be treated with CoolSculpting
Upper arms can definitely be treated with CoolSculpting but they really have to be large enough to fit into the applicator -so very short arms or very thin arms will not work. We have seen great results with CoolSculpting on the right arms!
CoolSculpting for upper arm fat
CoolSculpting can occasionally be used on upper arm fat in the right candidate. Currently CoolSculpting is working on a smaller handpiece that will be effective for more people. When those handpieces are available, Physician's offices with two CoolSculpting units will be able to provide results to both arms in just an hour.
Contact the local CoolSculpting provider of your choice to stay up to date about when the new, smaller handpieces will be available.
with the current device the fat and skin needs to fit properly into the device for treatment. depends on the shape, siez of your arm as well as the ability of the device to "latch on" to the area.
Zeltiq shrinks upper arm fat
Zeltiq works very well for stubborn upper arm fat. Typically, about 20-25% of the fat that gets sucked into the applicator slowly disappears over several weeks to months. If the overlying skin is loose, however, laser liposuction might be a better alternative because it tightens the skin more than zeltiq can. Another alternative is an arm lift (brachioplasty), which gets rid of skin AND fat, but it leaves a scar. Ultimately, a consultation is the best way to know what procedure will best meet your goals in terms of outcome, downtime and cost.
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