Inner Thigh Uneveness Coolsculpting? (photo)

I have lipo ten years ago and I have uneveness on one thigh with lumps. Don't want more lipo nor invasive procedures. Will CoolSculpting help? give up?

Doctor Answers 10

Coolsculpting for inner thighs

Coolsculpting is an effective treatment to reduce the fatty tissue in the inner thigh region.  However, if your goal is symmetry, then you may want to consider liposuction with an experienced plastic surgeon since they can be much more precice as to how much volume to remove.

New hand piece for Coolsculpting thighs is now available

We just received our brand new handpiece that will fit most patient's inner thighs.  Prior to the development of this new handpiece, treating inner thighs with Coolsculpting was a challenge.

Lorrie Klein, MD
Laguna Niguel Dermatologic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting Can Reshape Inner Thighs

CoolSculpting is designed to destroy and eliminate fat cells. If the lumpiness on your thighs is caused by fat, not loose skin or fibrous tissue, CoolSculpting may help. We have a number of new applicators that do an excellent job of removing fat from the inner thighs. Whether this would work for your particular issue can only be determined by an in-person evaluation. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to find out if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting.

Melda A. Isaac, MD
Washington DC Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Uneven skin with ridging after liposuction

I have seen and treated the ridging and unevenness you describe after liposuction, including on the inner thighs. It definitely improved, but cannot tell you with certainty that you will get a home run with just one treatment. If you have loose skin after liposuction, the CoolSculpting will not improve that, although other treatments can. But the ridging and volume of fat itself does seem to become less obvious.  

The CoolFit applicator is often required for proper placement on the inner thighs.  Another good thing about this applicator is that the plates are 38% larger than the curved medium-sized applicator, but the treatment doesn't cost any more than one with the medium-sized applicator (in NYC, one treatment would be about $750.)

i hope this is helpful to you.

Sheryl D. Clark, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Coolsculpting is not designed to even out lumps from liposuction

You would need an examination to determine what is best for your contour. CoolSculpting is not a procedure that is designed to finesse the focal irregularities that some people get after liposuction. It is appropriate for generalized fullness in certain anatomic sites.

The information provided in Dr. Shelton's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice.  The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Inner thigh treatment with Coolsculpting

First it should be realized that Coolsculpting of the inner thighs is an off label treatment and should be done cautiously as there are risks. That being said your surgeon should advise you via examination if you are a good candidate for Coolsculpting.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

CoolSculpting for inner thighs

Coolsculpting will soon be introducing new applicators specfically designed for vertical areas of excess fat like inner thighs. of course not everyone will be an ideal candidate for the new applicators, but a consultation can give you the appropraite information.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 115 reviews

CoolSculpting Inner Thighs

The inner thighs is a very hard area to treat due to the shape of the CoolSculpting applicators.  We have treated a couple of patients but we are very particular in who we choose to receive CoolSculpting on their inner thighs.  If you aren't careful you can have even more uneven contour after the CoolSculpting treatment.

Ben Hugo, MD
Virginia Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Inner Thigh Uneveness Coolsculpting

The FDA has approved coolsculpting for the inner and outer thighs, and the results can be excellent with proper technique. Patient selection is key. Consult with a board certified physician who can provide both surgical options and coolsculpting to determine the best option for you.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Inner thigh fat reduction with Coolscultping

Outer thighs can be treated with the Cool Smooth applicator while the inner thighs are treated with the traditional cool sculpting applicator. You should be seen and examined to determine if you can be treated.  Sometimes bad loop results can be improved with Coolsculpting!

Please find an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and member of the Aesthetic Society using the Smart Beauty Guide. These Plastic Surgeons can guide you on all aspects of facial surgery, breast augmentation and body procedures including CoolSculpting® tummy tucks or mommy makeovers!

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.