This is in reference to the "coolsculpting" procedure.
Has Anyone Had Their "Bingo" Arms Done Yet?
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CoolSculpting for "Bingo" arms
Coolsculpting for the Bingo arms
In some patients, Zeltiq Coolsculpting can be used on the arms to diminish fat but it will not, to any significant extent, tighten loose skin that is so commonly the issue with the Bingo Wings/Arms. For most with this concern unfortunately the only definitive answer remains surgery.
Dr. Grant Stevens
Coolsculpting for Bingo arms
Typically Coolsculpting works great but I would discourage treatment in the "Bingo" arms. Coolsculpting will reduce fat but wont reduce or contract laxity and that means the pendulous skin will continue to hang loosely on the arms.
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Use CoolSculpting to Eliminate Bingo Arms
CoolSculpting now offers different applicators that can be used all over the body. I have successfully eliminated fat from the arms of many patients at my center. One caveat for treating “bingo” arms is that the skin must be fairly elastic and without much sagging. CoolSculpting will not tighten skin on its own but Ultherapy can be added in as combination therapy. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to see if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting Can Remove Arm Fat, But Not Tighten Skin
CoolSculpting has a variety of applicators, such as the CoolFit and the newer 35 minute CoolAdvantage, which can be used to eliminate arm fat. However, not all “bingo arms” will respond well to CoolSculpting, as the loose arms can also be caused by skin laxity. CoolSculpting will tighten the skin to a mild degree, but not severely wrinkled arms. You might need combination therapy with a skin tightening device like Ultherapy or ThermiLift for optimal results. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist with a variety of devices to find out if your “bingo” arms will respond to CoolSculpting, Ultherapy, or ThermiLift.
CoolSculpting can reduce fat in upper arms
If there is satisfactory elasticity of the arm skin, then CoolSculpting can be attempted provided the applicator fits with good suction. This would be an off-label treatment until the company designs an applicator designed for the arms.
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