Which procedure would be best for me? (photo)

Minor Stomach issues. Love handles. Small amount of bra fat when I twist my torso.

Doctor Answers 5

CoolSculpting and/or Liposonix

CoolSculpting by Zeltiq and Liposonix are both great, non-invasive treatment options. Liposonix uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to permanently destroy fat tissue below the skin. CoolSculpting technology uses controlled cooling to kill fat cells in the treated area. Both treatment options are FDA approved and have no downtown. Please consult with your doctor to determine which treatment option would offer you the best results.

Worcester Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Procedures for stomach and love handles

For love handles and lower abdominal fat, Coolsculpting and/or Liposonix both work well. If you want all areas done in one treatment, Liposonix can treat all areas in a 1 hour session while a single Coolsculpting device only treats one area at a time in a 1 hour period.

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Liposonix for stubborn belly fat

Thank you for posting a picture. The best non-surgical fat removal treatment is Liposonix; used to eliminate fat deposits around the hips, waist, lower abdomen and thighs. Liposonix uses high-intensity ultrasound to destroy fat tissue. Be sure to consult with your doctor to make sure this is the best option for you.

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Treatments Options

If you can pinch an inch then you might be able to do either Liposonix or Coolsculpting, both are non-surgical body contouring options. Liposonix uses High Intensity Focused Ultrasound to destruct the fat, while Coolsculpting utilizes cold to destruct the fat. With Liposonix you can lose approximately 1 inch in 1 hour with 1 treatment. With Coolsculpting you can lose about 20%/30% of the fat treated. Either option is not going to yield immediate results as the body has to naturally remove the treated fat. This generally takes 8-12 weeks to be completed. Consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see which option is best for you.

Nissan Pilest, MD
Irvine Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

The Answer May Be Both

In our office at Key Laser we have had considerable experience with both Liposonix and CoolSculpting.The answer here is easy, the ultrasound energy of Liposonix can reflect off of bone, making treatment over bony areas, such as the ribs a lot more uncomfortable, whereas, with CoolSculpting, this is perhaps the easiest and most comfortable area to treat.The recommendation (1) CoolSculpting for the Bra Fat and Love Handles and (2) Liposonix or CoolSculpting for the Abdomen.

Douglas J. Key, MD
Portland Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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