Can CoolSculpting effectively trim down my hips? (photos)
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CoolSculpting to Trim Down Hips
Can CoolSculpting trim hips?
CoolSculpting Eliminates Love Handles
You have quite a bit of fat on the sides of your abdomen, and hips – an area sometimes called “love handles”. Because CoolSculpting can eliminate only 20% to 30% of fat at a time, it will take a number of sessions to completely eliminate your excess fat. Perhaps in this situation, tumescent liposculpture would be a better, less expensive treatment performed in one session. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist about getting your love handles removed through CoolSculpting's cryolipolysis, versus tumescent liposculpture to see what works for you.
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Coolsculpting and Hips
Coolsculpting is a fabulous procedure for reducing a bulge on the body, especially on the love handles. From your photo it loos like you would be a great candidate for the procedure. Since each procedure typically reduces the treated area by 20% it will take two treatments to get the best result in that area. You should continue to diet and exercise as this will only improve your results.
Hip fat - a cosmetic issue or something else?
Also, if you have taken corticosteroids this can lead to a change in body fat accumulation.
Once you've cleared the possibility of a hormonal involvement, then CoolSculpting could help, but you would likely be looking at a multiple sessions as opposed to just a single session for the areas you would need to treat.
After fat cells die, your body naturally consumes the affected cells. The process of elimination of the affected cells from your body generally takes about 3-4 months to complete. Immediately after treatment you can be swollen for up to 2 weeks and many patients start seeing the initial improvement starting 3 weeks after their treatment.
A Coolsculpting treatment destructs about 20% of the fat in the treated area; sometimes multiple treatments in the same area are necessary for the best results. I would recommend that you treat your abdomen and love handles (right above the hips) to see the most improvement.
It is best to consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see if this is the appropriate treatment for you and how many sessions/areas you may need to have treated for best results.
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Treatment for muffin top
CoolSculpting for hips (flank / love handles / muffin tops)
CoolSculpting is a tried and true method to remove small bulges of fat non-surgically. If you use CoolSculpting to the max, you may achieve a small liposuction like result called "Treat to Transformation." This technique takes many sessions and many hours of your time if you are not a surgical candidate due to illness or no desire for surgery for example.
You may consider surgical liposuction which does have OTHER side-effects, risks and complications which are diminished by consulting a well experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon but provides many advantages too.
Thank you for sharing your photo. Your area of fat includes the lower tummy, love handles (muffin tops) but not your hips. These are under the side bulges. You should consider:
- surgical liposuction to achieve a smoother, larger area contour if medically cleared for surgery by your primary care physician.
- lifestyle changes including diet and exercise to manage and optimize the results of CoolSculpting or Surgical Liposuction.
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