Is Cryolipolysis or Cool Sculpting Good for Removing Large Amounts of Fat on the Hips?

Almost all my fat seems to gather on my hips. Is Cryolipolysis a good option for removing a large amount of fat from the hips?

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CoolSculpting (cryolipolysis) by Zeltiq can be used off-label for hips

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If you have an excessive amount of fat, liposuction would be more effective.  However, if there is a focal bulge of fat, and if the CoolSculpting applicator fits well over the area, then with several non-invasive treatments, you might be pleased with the fat reduction that Zeltiq causes by permanently killing some of those fat cells. Some doctors have found that using more than one applicator in an overlapping pattern can help reduce the amount of fat better than with one solitary treatment.  Repeated treatments can be given every six weeks or more. There can be side effects, and although they are tolerable, make sure you discuss them in detail with your doctor.Our NYC patients continue to be very happy with their Zeltiq CoolSculpting results.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Coolsculpting is great for treating the love handles

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If by hips you mean love handles, Coolsculpting might be great for you.  It's difficult to tell without actually seeing you, but I frequently treat the love handles with Coolsculpting.  Good luck!

Coolsculpting for Removing Large Amounts of Fat on the Hips.

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Coolsculpting May Be Very Effective for Removing Large Amounts of Fat on the Hips. However, the excess fatty tissue must be soft and able to fit properly inside the CoolSculpting applicator containing the cooling panels. If the outer thigh fatty tissue is too fibrous or hard, it may be resistant to fitting inside the applicator for proper cooling/destruction of the fat. 

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Coolsculpting for hips

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Coolsculpting has come out with an applicator for the hips.  You may see a reduction, but it may take more than one treatment if you have large volumes there.  I would recommend visiting with a board certified plastic surgeon to see if Coolsculpting is an option for you versus liposuction which is the gold standard to reshape this area.

Is Cryolipolysis or Cool Sculpting Good for Removing Large Amounts of Fat on the Hips?

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Thanks for your question. CoolSculpting tends to work the best on smaller fatty pockets. For larger amounts of fat Liposuction may be a better option. I would advise you to meet with a Board Certified Surgeon to discuss both options. Best wishes. 

Brian C. Reuben, MD
Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
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Coolsculpting may be an option. However, you should consult with a board certified surgeon who offers surgical and coolsculpting options to determine which option is best for you.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Cool Sculpting of the inner thigh and outer thigh and the buttock?

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Larger areas can be treated but it is best to be seen an examined.

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.

Cryolypolysis or CoolSculpting for fat removal on hips

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Coolsculpting is best for removing small to moderate amounts of fat. Liposuction is a better alternative for larger areas of fat

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 123 reviews

Coolsculpting not a treatment designed ro remove large amounts of fat

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In theory, Coolsculpting can be used anywhere there is enough fat available to be drawn into the treatment tip. However, in practice, using the available treatment tips we do not currently treat the hip area. In addition, Coolsculpting is most appropriately used to "fine-tune" stubborn areas once an individual has come close to or reached their desired level of weight loss through healthy eating and exercise. It is not a treatment designed to remove large amounts of fat for any given body area.   

Amy Forman Taub, MD
Chicago Dermatologic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting for Removing Large Amounts of Fat

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CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese, or a substitute for surgical methods such as liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Your doctor will determine if treatment is right for you during a one-on-one consultation.

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