I'm not over weight, but my fat distribution is out of proportion. And I have fat that can be physically gripped on my inner lower thighs( just above the knees) and upper inner thighs. I tried weight loss but I ended up with only skin and bones on my shoulders and arms as I have very little fat in those areas compared to my legs. I have posted some photos. I apologize for the unsightly view of my legs :|. Thank you.
I have knees and thighs that are too fat for my small frame. Would coolsculpting work for me? (photo)
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Coolsculpting for knees and thighs
Looking at your photos, I think that you would be a good candidate for coolsculpting of the inner and outer thighs. Treatment in these areas is off-label, but we have seen good results. The main question would be on whether the applicator would fit these areas and for that reason the best thing for you to do is to schedule a consultation with a coolsculpting provider in your area to see if this treatment is right for you.
CoolSculpting of knees and thighs
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. CoolSculpting now has an applicator for thighs. CoolSculpting had been used in this area with good results. See an experienced CoolSculpting practice, they will determine if you are a candidate.
CoolSculpting at Legs
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Coolsculpting for knees and Thighs
Coolsculpting for Knees and Thighs
Coolsculpting is a great technique for reducing fat bulges in a given area. The treatment is not invasive and generally takes an hour. There are two new great adaptors for the inner and outer thighs. Cool fit is for the inner thigh and cool smooth is for the outer thighs. In addition, Thermage can tighten the skin around the knees and thighs as well for even more skin tightening. For the best results please consult a board certified dermatologist who has these two new adaptors.
Unfortunately you are not a candidate for Coolsculpting however; you might be a candidate for Liposonix. If you can pinch an inch then you can be treated with Liposonix. Liposonix uses High Intensity Focused Ultrasound to treat and eliminate fat. The treated fat is removed through the body’s natural healing and eliminations process, this generally takes 8-12 weeks. Consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see which option is best for you.
Does CoolSculpting work for knees and thighs?
Thank you for your pictures, but they are a bit difficult to see regarding your specific areas of concern. We have been using CoolSculpting for several years, and there are some areas that is seems to work particularly well for; the abdomen, flanks and back fat. We currently use Exilis Elite, which utilizes radio frequency technology for those who need skin tightening and/or fat reduction in the knees, arms, and thighs. We have been successful with that technology because unlike CoolSculpting, the device is moved rapidly over the area as it targets the specific areas. CoolSculpting can be harder to use for thighs and knee area as it is only able to treat the amount of fat that can be pulled in to the paddles, and sometimes that is minimal in those areas. I hope this helps.
Possible CoolSculpting for thighs
It is possible that CoolSculpting could help treat your thighs, but you really would need to be physically examined to determine if you would be a good candidate for the treatment or not.
CoolSculpting To Sculpt Disproportionate Fat
Premier Crystal Practices may be able to offer special pricing for CoolSculpting treatments. As the top provider in Raleigh NC and the region, my patients enjoy free CoolSculpting through Instant Rebates. This is helpful for patients who require multiple sessions. CoolSculpting Complete is a complimentary package that my patients receive. CoolSculpting Complete includes dual machines for faster treatment, compression garments for comfort and to reduce swelling, and vibrational therapy to assist the lymphatic removal of fat cells.
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