Is Cool Sculpting Appropriate for Women over 65?

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Women over 65 benefit from CoolSculpting

Thank you for your question; a very important one. In my experience, women over 65 have had excellent fat layer reduction with CoolSculpting. Two points that I may point from my own practice experience: 1. I have seen some of the best responses in women over 65. Some women may have had close to a 40% fat layer reduction after one single Zeltiq procedure. 2. I have been pleasantly surprised to see that somewhat pendulous abdomens in women over 65 have 'bounced back' and lifted after the gradual fat reduction of the CoolSculpting procedure. It is VERY important for good results that your doctor fills the CoolSculpting applicator completely with the fatty area that you intend to treat, in order to maximize fat reduction. Good luck and I hope you enjoy your CoolSculpting Experience!! Dr. Leyda Bowes

Miami Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

No Upper Age Limit on CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a wonderful fat-reducing technique for older patients as it is completely noninvasive, requires no downtime, and tends to have minimal side effects. Some of my patients over 60 actually have a greater reduction in fat per session than the younger ones do. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist and find out more about how to get rid of stubborn fat with CoolSculpting.

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

Cool Sculpting ages

Cool sculpting is for people of all ages although younger people will probably respond faster and with less skin laxity in the area they have treated.

Jeffrey W. Hall, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Anyone can Coolsculpt

Cool sculpting can be appropriate for men and women of any age- over the age of 18. We have patients over the age of 65 who try Coolsculpting at our practice. 

Sam M. Sukkar, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Coolsculping after 65.

Coolsculpting or other body contouring procedures like liposuction, tummy tuck, breast surgery can all be done for the right candidate after the age 65.  I would ensure that you are in good health and the areas of concern can be adequately treated by Coolsculpting or other body contouring procedures.  I would recommend visiting with a board certified plastic surgeon in your region who is also an experience coolsculpting provider for an informed consultation.

Young R. Cho, MD, PhD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Over 65 and CoolSculpting

Coolsculpting is an excellent option for treating localized fat in patients who are older than 65. CoolSculpting has fewer complications and shorter recovery times than traditional invasive fat reduction treatments. The process of coolsculpting is not affected by a patient’s age, older patient’s respond to treatment in a manner that’s similar to younger patients.

Steven Gabel, MD, FACS
Portland Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Is Cool Sculpting Appropriate for Women over 65?

Thanks for your question. Coolsculpting is a an excellent option for women and men in their sixties. Coolsculpting has minimal downtime and is much easier to recover from than traditional liposuction . You should have a consultation with a Coolsculpting specialist to have a "pinch test" of the fatty area to deem if you are good candidate for the procedure. Best wishes.

Brian C. Reuben, MD
Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Cool Sculpting Appropriate for Women over 65

Coolsculpting is a viable option for patients over 65. The results have been impressive for patients over 65, but patient selection is key. Consult with a board certified physician who offers both surgical and coolsculpting options to understand which procedure is best for you.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

Cool Sculpting in Women over 65 works

Yes ma'am it works

Body reshaping can be performed with a cannula that removes fat via liposuction or with noninvasive technology like Cool Sculpting. With Cool Sculpting there is no cannula inserted into your body. All treatments are performed on the surface from the outside in using technology that freezes the fat. Don’t hesitate to give us a call in Austin regarding a Body Reshaping Consult at the Upper Room. On our Facebook Page there is an Interview I recently did with KVUE, a local news station in Austin, that was picked by affiliates around the United States, including Miami. During the Interview we discussed the technology of Cool Sculpting as well as it application process.

CoolSculpting Is An Excellent Option For Women Over 65


                  Coolsculpting is an excellent therapeutic option for treating localized fat collections in patients who are older than sixty five. Under these circumstances the procedure offers significant advantages over traditional liposuction and other more aggressive procedures.

                  Although, the results may not be as dramatic as traditional liposuction, there’s less pain, fewer complications and shorter recoveries. In an aging population, these are all significant advantages. The physiology of coolsculpting is not affected by the patient’s age. Older patients respond to treatment in a manner that’s similar to younger patients.

                  In this group of older patients who may have other health issues, contra indications to surgery, or fear of surgery, coolsculpting may represent an ideal solution to their problems.

                  Consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is appropriate if you’re older and considering this procedure. This surgeon should be able to help you determine whether coolsculpting is a viable option for you. 

Richard J. Bruneteau, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 194 reviews

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