Many women suffer from "saddlebags" like yours, you do not suffer alone. From your photo, you do appear to be a candidate. However, the bulge of tissue must fit within the treatment applicator, so a personal examination is necessary to determine for sure. Good Luck!
Saddlebags and CoolSculpting
Thank you for the photo. It looks like you may be a candidate for CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting has had 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 has a specific applicator that has been used in this area with good results. We have had good experience with the skin snapping back. Each individual is different. See an experienced CoolSculpting practice, they will determine if you are a candidate. Moreover, would also consider seeing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, who can give advice on both CoolSculpting and Liposuction.
Does anybody suffer from saddle bags like this? Do you think I'll get good results from Coolsculpting?
Thank you for your question. Yes, it is very common for women to collect fat in this area. Based on your photo, you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting. However, an in-person assessment is always best. I would recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for a consultation. This way, you can explain your concerns, learn more about the procedure, and determine if you are a good candidate. Good luck. Regards,
CoolSculpting is ideal for reducing outer thighs
CoolSculpting is an ideal non-invasive treatment option to reduce the volume of the outer thigh/"saddlebag" area. You may need 2 treatments. I recommend you having a consultation in person with a certified CoolSculpting practice in your area. Also, be patient with seeing results because it may take a full 8 weeks to begin to see an improvement.
CoolSculpting Works Well for the Outer Thighs
outer thighs are a very common area where fat accumulates, even for people who
exercise and watch what they eat. Based on the photo you've posted, it appears
you would be a good CoolSculpting candidate. For the thighs, the CoolSculpting
applicator is designed to specifically address "non-pinchable" areas
of fat. It is strapped around the leg with cooling plates pressed firmly
against the skin. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to develop a
CoolSculpting treatment plan that's right for you. Good luck.
Cool Sculpting for Outer Thighs
Cool Smooth PRO is the newest outer thigh applicator for treatment of the saddle bag area. You would most likely need more than one CS treatment to make a significant result. You are most likely a better surgical (lipo) candidate. However, if you don't want a surgical option, then Cool Sculpting is the best non invasive treatment out there at this time for spot fat reduction in that area not having surgery.
CoolSculpting for Saddle bags
CoolSculpting is an excellent option for the saddle bag region. Judging from the picture, you are a candidate. It is still a good idea to go for a consultation with a reputable practice. It is important to realize that you may need more than 1 treatment for optimal results.
All the best Dr Soni
Thank you for your question. We have had excellent results with Coolsculpting in fat reduction of saddle bags. I would recommend an in person consultation to determine your candidacy.
Dr. Daniel Ritacca
CoolSculpting on saddlebags
CoolSculpting uses freezing technology to target unwanted areas of fat and permanently destroy fat cells. There is a CoolSculpt applicator that is ideal for patients who complain of issues with fat on the outer thigh, that forms saddlebags. The results of the treatment are wonderful, patients are highly satisfied. It is ideal if you contact a CoolSculpting office near you to request a consultation with a physical exam to determine what is best for you.
I find that a hi definition contouring procedure does best for defining, but for a local reduction of fat coolsculpting or sculpsure are non invasive alternatives. Consult with an expert. Best, Dr. Emer.