What parts of the thigh can be treated with coolsculpting?

Ie is it just inner thigh or can the front and back of the thighs be treated as well?

Doctor Answers 14

Treating the legs with Coolscupting

Coolsculpting is amazing especially for the areas around the inner and outer thighs.  The Cool Fit adaptor works on the area of the inner thigh and can decrease inches on the inner thigh area.  The Cool Smooth adaptor works on the area of the outer thighs. Because these adaptors do not have the traditional vacuum they work a little differently than the other pieces but the overall principal is the same.  The Cool Smooth for the outer thighs takes two hours for each leg.  For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience with these areas and cool sculpting in general.

New York Dermatologist
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Coolsculpting Treatment for thighs

Coolsculpting has been approved by the FDA for treatment of the inner and outer thighs. While other parts of the thighs can be treated, your treating physician must consult and examine you to determine if you are a candidate. Consult with 3 board certified plastic surgeons who have certified coolsculpting centers to understand your options.

Note: Not all centers who have coolsculpting have the requisite training and expertise to be certified by Zeltiq, the manufacturer of coolsculpting.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Inner and outer thighs can be treated with CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting only treats the inner and outer thighs. You will notice that once these areas are treated that the entire leg area looks better. If you have lots of excess fat on the legs it is best if you can try and lose weight overall through a healthy diet and through exercise. CoolSculpting is best for patients targeting stubborn areas and not those who require overall weight loss. 

Frank Lista, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Basically any extra fat on the thigh can be treated now that we have completed the latest studies with 2 newer applicators. You need to go to a center that has all the handpieces or applicators available though as many places only have a few of them available.

Suzanne Kilmer, MD
Sacramento Dermatologic Surgeon
3.6 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

CoolSculpting for the thighs

CoolSculpting has different applicators that can effectively treat both the inner and outer thigh. If you feel that you need more extensive thigh contouring I recommend an in person evaluation with a cosmetic physician that is experienced with multiple treatment options and can best advise you about your options.

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

CoolSculpting for Thighs

CoolSculpting can be a very effective treatment for the thigh area. There are two new applications for CoolSculpting that treat the inner and outer thighs. For the front and back of the thighs, talk to your board-certified dermatologist to determine the best treatment for you!

Karen Beasley, MD
Baltimore Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Treating the Thighs with CoolSculpting

There are different applicators or "hand-pieces" that allow us to treat different areas of the body, including the inner and outer thigh with CoolSculpting.  Some practice may not have all the different applicators, so it's best to ask when you call to make the appointment to be certail they have the applicator for the outer thigh.  

Suzanne M. Quardt, MD
Palm Springs Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

CoolSculpting for Thighs

Zeltiq the company that makes and markets the CoolSculpting devices recently introduced a new applicator type called the CoolSmooth which focuses specifically on inner and outer thigh treatments. Depending on your anatomy and goals it is possible that you may be able to use other applicators to help contour different regions of the thigh as well.

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Dear Amue

Thank you for your question!  The new COOLSMOOTH applicator can treat inner and outer thighs- depending on the shape. We have the NEW Thigh Applicator for Vanquish which can be used for total thigh contouring utilizing RF (Radio Frequency) and can reduce the fat extremely effectively for the area you are concerned about!

With Warm Regards

Trevor M Born MD

Trevor M. Born, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting and Thighs

The inner and outer thighs can be treated with coolsculpting, but if you need full leg contouring I suggest seeking the advice of a body contouring specialist who does alot of leg shaping and can give you the best treatment options for this.  Coolsculpting, in my experience, isnt worth the cost and number of treatments for the leg area.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 190 reviews

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