Has Anyone Had Their "Bingo" Arms Done Yet?

This is in reference to the "coolsculpting" procedure.

Doctor Answers 6

CoolSculpting for "Bingo" arms

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Zeltiq, the makers of CoolSculpt have released an applicator that can be used on the upper arms. We have seen good results with this applicator, call them bingo, bye-bye arms, or what have you... Every patient is different, so best to get a consult from a certified, experienced CoolSculpt office. It is a very nice non-surgical option, especially for those who cannot have post surgical downtime. We also do liposuction, and brachioplasty, (arm-lifts). There are benefits and downsides to each procedure. Best to see a board certified plastic surgeon who does these procedures and together you will make a plan that is right for you.

Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Coolsculpting for the Bingo arms

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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

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 152 reviews

Coolsculpting for Bingo arms

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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.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

Use CoolSculpting to Eliminate Bingo Arms

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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.

Melda A. Isaac, MD
Washington DC Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

CoolSculpting Can Remove Arm Fat, But Not Tighten Skin

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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.  

Kimberly Butterwick, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

CoolSculpting can reduce fat in upper arms

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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.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

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