Does Coolsculpting Work on Buttock Area?

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Cool sculpting of the inner thigh and outer thigh and the buttock?

We use Cool Sculpting to treat the inner thighs.  Also the new Cool Smooth applicator can be used to treat the outer thighs.

Coolsculpting on the Buttocks

Coolsculpting is a fantastic procedure and works very well on the buttock area. It takes a total of two hours to treat the buttocks - one hour for each side. It especially works well if the buttock area is sagging when combined with Thermage.  An in office consultation is the only way to determine if you are a candidate for Coolsculpting.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Coolsculpting for buttock area

You may be able to use the current applicators to treat the buttock area, but a physical exam would be able to tell you whether you can expect a meaningful result, or whether you might want to consider liposuction (or a buttock lift).

Young R. Cho, MD, PhD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Coolsculpting works well on the banana rolls

Like others have said, Coolsculpting can be used in the buttock area if there is pinchable fat. I have performed this procedure many times on the area under the butt called the banana rolls, and we have seen great results. Right now there is no applicator designed to treat the buttock itself. Best of luck. 

David P. Rapaport, MD, FACS
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting Not For Posterior

Thank you for your question. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for the flanks (love handles) and abdomen and is proven to be a safe and effective treatment. Unfortunately, it is not cleared for use on the buttocks.

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Zeltiq on Buttock

It would be very difficult to attach the suction cup for the Zeltiq machine to that area. As such, I feel that LipoSonix would be a better option. 

Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting on the Buttock Area

Thank you for you question.

Coolsculpting can work around the Buttock area.  You have to be able to "pinch" the area and have it fit into the applicator.  Best to be examined first to make sure you are a good candidate.  Normally, we recommend multiple treatments on the area for the best results.

I hope this helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Coolsculpting Around the Buttocks

CoolSculpting works great on the areas below the buttock and on the lateral aspect of the buttock (outer thigh/saddle bag/hip region). You must be able to pinch about 2 inches of skin/fat for the applicator to attach. Proper positioning can make a difference. I recommend laying on your abdomen to treat the buttock region. We always recommend 2-3 treatments. After any treatment, you should see about 20-25% reduction of the treated fat.

We don't recommend doing Zeltiq directly on the buttock but below and on the sides to help improve the shape of the buttock and help it look smaller and more lifted.



Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Coolsculpting and the buttock

In theory Coolsculping will work on fat anywhere. The practicality is related to the current hand pieces and the fat distribution. If the hand pieces will fit over an area , than theoretically that area is susceptible to the effects of Coolsculpting.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting can help reduce fat in a buttock

If the fat in the buttock is localized and the applicator can fit, then the fat can be reduced. There may not be a perfect reduction to the shape you want as CoolSculpting  is works on focal, not global areas.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

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