Is CoolSculpting or UltraShape usually a better procedure for the abdomen (muffin top)?

In a usual case, which treatmen which procedure would you recommend?

Doctor Answers 6

Cool sculpt that muffin top!

Coolsculpting is quite effective particularly in fit patients with focal trouble spots. You will first begin to see results as early as 3-4 weeks and then continually out 3-4 months after treatment. The process takes time due to the nature in which CoolSculpting works. Once your fat cells are frozen (dead) they are excreted through your lymphatic system. This is a natural process and your body is already fully equipped to handle the destroyed fat cells and remove them.

Coolsculpting for muffin top

I think the coolsculpting device is the better of the two. If you have any skin laxity you may want to consider something like laser assisted liposuction which can remove fat and help to tighten the skin as well. Good luck, Dr. M

Jared Mallalieu, DO
Annapolis General Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

CoolSculpting versus UltraShape

We have been using both technologies and comparing results. They both have the ability to target this area. CoolSculpting has an advantage in targeting areas that can be selected by being drawn into the vacuum device. It has a very high rate of satisfaction. Whereas if your target is flatter and more diffuse over the abdomen it may be easier to target with UltraShape. However, three treatments may be necessary for optimal results. UltraShape is painless, whereas CoolSculpting can be associated with some temporay numbness, swelling, and itching. We perform more CoolSculpting than UltraShape.

Richard J. Ferrara, MD
Grosse Pointe Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Coolsculpt Vs Ultrashape

Coolscuplt can be more effective when treating abdomen (also known as 'muffin top') as it uses a vacuum like suction to target and pull the fat into the machine and between two cooling plates, these cooling plates then are able to destroy fat cells. The procedure itself takes one hour per spot and results can be seen as early as 1 month, with optimal results at 3 months. 

Dr Davin Lim
Dermatologist 

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

Best treatment for muffin top

From our experience with both Coolsculpting and Ultrashape for treating muffin top, we have found the Coolsculpting to be more effective for our patients.  Coolsculpting is a simple and effective treatment for targeted areas of fat. We have seen far greater improvement with one Coolsculpting vs. one Ultrashape treatment.

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 137 reviews

Coolsculpting and Muffin Top

Coolsculpting is the gold standard for reducing a fat bulge in a given area.  It will reduce it in only one session for an hour by 25%.  Please consult a board certified dermatologist for the best cosmetic results.  Best, Dr. Green

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