Coolsculpting vs laser lipo for upper arms? (Photo)
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In office examination is very important to see if you are a good candidate for coolsculpting. It is an excellent form of non-invasive fat reduction for the right patient. Some applicators take 1 or 2 hours but the new advantage applicators take only 35 minutes and have significantly less risk for delayed onset pain (especially in the abdomen). Results are seen at 2 months and typically 1-3 treatments will be necessary on each area to achieve ideal results. The number of treatments depends on the amount of fat there and the patient's goals. There is not downtime and the results can be impressive in the right patient. We also use the Zimmer Z-wave for improved patient comfort and added results. The best candidates are those who are in pretty good shape with areas of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter what.
I use Pelleve which uses radio frequency for skin tightening.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
It's hard to assess skin by a photo but it appears healthy. If that's the case and you want non invasive options then i think a cool sculpting consultation is reasonable. The arms are still off label for Zeltq and may require more than one treatment. Surgical intervention is best in most cases but Cool sculpting is a nice option if you wish to avoid surgery. Best of Luck.
Coolsculpting is an option for treating fat in the arm area. For some people they may need fat reduction followed by radio frequency for skin tightening. However, you will not know if you need skin tightening post coolsculpting until you have completed 2 treatments in the area and waited for 3 months.
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Dr. Ariel Ostad
Best approach for fat removal upper arm?
Hello NYCgal26,Thank you for your question and sharing a photo. From the limited view it does appear you would be a very good candidate for CoolSculpting and would be an excellent choice for a non-invasive means to permanently remove unwanted fat. Always remember there is no substitute for an in person consultation for a complete assessment of your concerns. Be well.
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