CoolSculpting Positioning?

When having CoolSculpting should my arms and thighs be in any specific position to avoid loss of suction?

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CoolSculpting treatment and careful applicator placement

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Every patient is different and the applicators may need to be a different size on you than the next individual. The assistant and / or doctor will help you position yourself to maximize theh benefit of the treatment. We utilize a special bobby pillow upon which the applicator rests so that it doesn't get pulled off by gravity. If there is loss of suction, the assistant is alerted by a wireless signal and quickly returns to you and resets the device so there is no concern that you would lose suction and be unaware of a problem.

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Positioning during Coolsculpting

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Your plastic surgeon and his/her nurse will position you in the optimal position to help get the best suction and to prevent the handpiece from slipping off.

Positioning of Patient During Coolsculpting.

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The Best positioning during coolsculpting varies depending on: the area treated and the built of the person being treated. Once this is studied by an experienced provider, then the appropriate and most effective position is chosen for that person, in order to maximize suction of the problem bulge or fatty area into the applicator, as well as to minimize dislodging of the applicator. 

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Coolsculpting of thighs and arms

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The thighs and arms are off label treatment with Coolsculpting. That being said, the best position to be in is the position that facilitates the best attachment of the Coolsculpting handle so that it does not dislodge and at the same time most comfortable for the patient.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

Coolsculpting can work for the inner thighs and arms

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especially if the device is small enough for the area and can suction appropriately.  We often have inner thighs treated with the patient in a frog leg position.  Upper arms are usually done with the patient on their side.  Whichever way works easiest to be comfortable for you and maintain the suction on the device is best.  Best to you, Dr. Jacob

Carolyn Jacob, MD
Chicago Dermatologic Surgeon

When having coolsculpting does position of arm and legs effect suctioning

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The coolsculpting handpiece does rely on the degree of skin "available" or what is able to be suctioned in order to treat the ideal area.

Depending on your particular body type and which body area you are treating, if your arms or legs extended do pull the area, that can lessen what is available to suction into the handpiece. This is why it is ideal to be treated by a physician with a great deal of experience with the treatment as they will have appreciated these fine details 

Lori A. Brightman, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

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.