Coolsculpting the fat on the inner side of the knee.

Is it possible to get this done on the area of fat on the inner side of the knee?

Doctor Answers 9

Treatment of Knee Area with CoolMini

Yes, the knee area can be treated with CoolSculpting. The CoolMini applicator is used in this region. Of course, an in-person evaluation is necessary to determine if there is adequate pinchable subcutaneous fat.

Good luck with your treatment!

Warren Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Coolsculpting 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. If you can grab the fat, you can freeze it.  in office evaluation plays a huge role to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

My best,

Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM

Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Knee fat and Coolsculpting

As long as there is pinchable fat, then may be possible to treat this area with the CoolMini hand piece . I advise to have an in person consult with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to discuss your options.

Steven H. Dayan, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Inner knee cool sculpting

Yes, the cool mini can be used here, it just depends on the goals you have. I have found that most clients are glad to have tried it however it doesn't get the results that a liposuction surgery would get. The cool mini is small and made for the chin but used on other areas like this. I would seek a consult, ask about their experience and decide if you think the money is worth trying it. Best of Luck 

Robert Heck, MD, FACS
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

The CoolMini

The CoolMini applicator is a great option for for subcutaneous fat on areas with smaller pockets of fat. Orginally created for submental fullness, the Cool Mini is now being used to treat other areas of fat. 

Peter J. Capizzi, MD
Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 84 reviews

CoolSculpting fat on inner side of the knee

CoolSculpting has 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. Knees can be a challenge with any modality. 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.

Jeffrey J. Roth, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Inner knee Coolsculpting

This can finally be done with the newest handpiece, the CoolMini. It is made for small areas of pinchable fat, particularly the submental area, but can be used anywhere.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Coolsculpting the inner knee

The new coolsculpt mini applicator may be able to help you in this area.  Please see a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive body contouring experience for the best results.

Sacha Obaid, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 133 reviews

CoolSculpting The Inner Knee

Sometimes the new CoolMini applicator can be used to treat the inner knee. However, not everyone is suitable for this treatment. Please find an experienced provider for an in-person consultation and evaluation.

Michael A. Zadeh, MD, FACS
Sherman Oaks General Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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