Would cool sculpting work here with 2 treatments? Or is Liposuction necessary? (photos)
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The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
best of luck!
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CoolSculpting of The Arm
It is always recommended to have a face-to-face consultation with a provider in order to determine if you would be a good candidate for CoolSculpting and how many treatments you may need. Keep in mind that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss method and in no way replaces diet and exercise. It also is not meant to help tighten loose skin.
During the consultation, the health care provider will visually assess the fat in order to determine if the person needs debulking or sculpting. The physician will physically assess the orientation of the fat by pinching and feeling it. There is a 20-25% fat reduction in the treated areas. Patients are usually brought back at the 30 days mark to assess their results. At that point, the patient and physician can communicate and determine if additional treatment might be needed for optimum result.
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CoolSculpting, LipoContouring and Arm Lifts
Thanks for sharing your photos. Although they are limited, you seem thin with mild lipodystrophy (fat) and skin laxity of the upper arms. I can appreciate your frustration!
It is best to obtain consultation from a well experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with all skills for a upper arm contouring and lift so you are not biased by their lack of options.
Please consider the following:
- CoolSculpting 1 or 2 sessions per arm to reduce the superficial fat and possibly (although no guarantees!) obtain some skin shrinkage around the smaller volume. This is very limited to the areas bulging only.
- LipoContouring which will provide near circumfirential fat reduction and etching of the upper arm muscles. You may obtain some skin shrinkage around the smaller volume but also skin redraping due to the wider contouring.
- A arm(pit) tuck may help in advancing the skin and reducing the skin excess. This option may be performed at the same time as lipocontouring but in your case due to age and exercise may be best 6-12 months later after the lipocontouring has healed and softened. It limits the scar to the armpit but also limits the amount of skin reduction.
- A brachioplasty (arm lift). This incision comes down the inner aspect or back or the arm to remove skin excess but leaves a more visible scar. I would also recommend to do this a year later after lipocontouring.
CoolSculpting vs Liposuction
I prefer Coolsculpting of the arms over liposuction (even though I do both) because the slow fat loss with Coolsculpting allows time for the skin to retract. Sometimes, when the skin is not very elastic, you can get saggy looking skin after liposuction. Discuss with a plastic surgeon to see which he or she recommends.
All the best,
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