Can cool sculpting help buttocks area? (Photo)

I want to reshape the buttocks area , which is more better ? Cool sculpture or Lipo suction ?

Doctor Answers 9

CoolSculpting for buttocks?

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The answer to this question depends upon what you are trying to achieve, and your body shape. There are two new handpieces, the CoolFit and CoolSmooth, that might be appropriate for your problem areas, but it would not be possible to know if CoolSculpting would be appropriate unless you have an in-person evaluation.

All the best! Dr. Clark

New York Dermatologist
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CoolSculpting of Liposuction to sculpt the buttocks area.

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Thank you for the question. They are two different modalities.  CoolSculpting can get a 25% reduction.  We have found it to be very effective for the love handles, and other areas. The buttocks is considered an "off label" area.  We have found that treating the area twice usually improves the fat cell kill significantly.  Other physicians I have spoken to have found similar findings.  Liposuction is a surgical modality that is usually more dramatic, with a greater reduction.  Again, the CoolSculpting is non invasive, no surgery, no downtime.  As always, the modality should be appropriate to the individual patient.  Best to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, who can evaluate for both modalities.

Jeffrey J. Roth, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews


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Coolsculpting is an excellent form of non-invasive  fat reduction for the right patient. Some applicators take 1 or 2 hours but the new advantage applicators take only 35 minutes and have significantly less risk for delayed onset pain (especially in the abdomen). Results are seen at 2 months and typically 1-3 treatments will be necessary on each area to achieve ideal results. The number of treatments depends on the amount of fat there and the patient's goals.  There is not downtime and the results can be impressive in the right patient.  We also use the Zimmer Z-wave for improved patient comfort and added results. The best candidates are those who are in pretty good shape with areas of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter what. In office evaluation is necessary to evaluate what procedure would be best for you.

My best,

Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM

Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

CoolSculpting Buttocks

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The buttocks is an off-labeled area, therefore it is important to have a face-to-face consultation with the provider in order to determine if you would be a candidate for CoolSculpting and how many treatments you may need. It is important to keep in mind that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss method and in no way replaces diet and exercise. CoolSculpting only targets the subcutaneous fat under the skin, not the internal visceral fat.

During the consultation, the health care provider will visually assess the fat in order to determine if the person needs debulking or sculpting. The physician will physically assess the orientation of the fat by pinching and feeling it. There is a 20-25% fat reduction in the treated areas. Patients are usually brought back at the 30 days mark to assess their results. At the point, the patient and physician can communicate and determine if additional treatment might be needed for optimum result.

CoolSculpting for the buttocks

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CoolSculpting can and has been used effectively to treat and sculpt the buttocks. Compared to Liposuction, there are pros and cons associated with each. For the best results I recommend an in person evaluation to discuss which treatment would be best for you.

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Coolsculpting and Buttocks

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Coolsculpting is a fabulous way to treat a bulge in various areas of the body. It works very well for area of the flanks, abdomen, love handles, and thighs. It works very well in the lower buttock area. For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with coolsculpting and has all of the adaptors. 

Coolsculpting to reshape the buttocks.

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It would be better to be seen by a board certified plastic surgeon who can examine you and listen to what you want to achieve..are you looking to be more fuller or get rid of excess fatty pockets around the buttock area?  Once you have communicated your wants with the PS then different options can be discussed.

Anh Lee, MD
El Paso Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 42 reviews


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Coolsculpting selectively freezes fat cells to induce programmed cell death. It has been FDA cleared for treatment of abdomen and flanks. There has been some success in treating the "banana roll" under the buttock. You might consider another modality.

Suzanne Kim Doud Galli, MD, PhD, FACS
Washington Facial Plastic Surgeon

Coolsculpting for the buttocks?

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Coolsculpting has been FDA approved for the abdomen, love handles, and thighs. Areas that are not FDA approved should be performed only after extensive consultation. Consult with 3 board certified plastic surgeons who perform liposuction and have certified Coolsculpting centers. Not everyone who performs Coolsculpting has the same experience and expertise.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

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.