if my fat is reduced by Coolsculpting, will my skin be sagging?
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Does skin sag after CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting has FDA approval for fat reduction since 2010. CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells. Fat cells are more susceptible to damage by freezing than the other cells, (nerve, vessel, bone, etc.), around them. The fat cells die via a process called apoptosis, (programmed cell death). The number of fat cells are therefore reduced. This happens over a period of time, so the body is not overwhelmed with dead fat cells. The body will take these cells up, process them and excrete them, just as any other cell. The remnants are filtered through the liver, and then excreted eventually via stool. Knees can be a challenge with any modality. CoolSculpting has a specific applicator that has been used in this area with good results. We have had good experience with the skin snapping back. Each individual is different. See an experienced CoolSculpting practice, they will determine if you are a candidate. Would also consider seeing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, who can give advice on both CoolSculpting and Liposuction.
Coolsculpting not only reduces fat but also has a skin tightening effect. This is of course better with good skin quality
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.
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Loose skin after CoolSCulpting
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Saggy skin following CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting (CS) has had a great impact in limited fat reduction for many areas. It provides fat reduction via a process called apoptosis or natural cell death..
In my experience, CoolSculpting does not promise to tighten tissues, nor does apoptosis tighten tissues BUT I have visualized shrinking of the skin envelope around the fat loss caused by CS probably due to an inflammatory response of collagen formation from the CoolSculpting process. This is mostly observed in thicker skin tissues of the back, tummy and flank regions.
Thinner skin areas such as the inside and posterior arm have less dermis and therefore less potential for shrinkage but there is no greater hanging skin following the procedure.
I have found ”Lasers” for skin tightening to be disappointing. If you wish to have these areas “tightened”, please consider a tummy tuck, arm / thigh tuck or an arm / thigh lift.
In any case, consult with a well experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for examination and review of what is best for you. All the best!
Fat Reduction by Coolsculpting without skin sagging
Coolsculpting is a fabulous procedure for reducing fat. The fat is gradually reduced in a given area by 25% and it takes approximately four months to see the results of the process. Because this is a gradual process, as the fat is diminished, the skin undergoes no sagging. Unfortunately there is no applicator yet to reduce fat around the knee pads. Please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with coolsculpting for the best cosmetic results.
Fat is diminished and skin tightens with Coolsculpting
Coolsculpting is great for targeted fat reduction but one of the other great effects of the procedure is the skin tightening in the areas treated as well. This is a great relief for most people to hear because no one wants to trade a slight bulge for sagging, deflated skin. So, rest assured that you'll see improvement in fat and skin after treatment.
Loose skin after Coolsculpting
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