Hey there - I am 5 foot 5 and weigh about 115 lbs. No matter how low my weight goes, I can never get rid of the fat located right above my knees. Can Coolsculpting be used on that part of the body effectively at this time?
Can Coolsculpting Be Used on Fat Above the Knee?
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Cool Sculpting that treat other areas
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 recently came out with a new FDA approved applicator called CoolMini
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Currently there is no applicator that will fit that area well. It is an area that liposuction has helped some and in others it can make more of a shelf if the skin sags further down after the fat removal.
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Thank you for the question.
Whether you will be a good candidate for the cool sculpting technology will depend on if the area of concern will fit into the suction “cup” of the cool sculpting machine. If so you may have a reasonable result ( 20% reduction) with the treatment.
Otherwise, you may be an excellent candidate for liposuction of that area.
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Unfortunately at this time CoolSculpting is not ideal for the knee area. The limitation of this technique is that the machine needs to have a suction appliance that contours exactly to the body area to be cooled. Presently the device is optimal for the abdomen and the love handle areas. It is likely that in the future, the company will develop devices for other areas such as the arms and the knees. Stay tuned and in the meantime, standard liposuction to your knee area is very effective.
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