Thanks for your inquiry.I
can understand how all of this information out there can make selecting the
right procedure for you confusing.First
of all, I will explain the way each treatment works.CoolSculpting uses freezing technology while
Ultrashape uses ultrasonic energy to disrupt fat cells so that they can be
eliminated through the body.Both
treatments can be very effective in treating the thigh area.However it is my experience, that
CoolSculpting tends to show results in this area after about one treatment
session as compared to Ultrashape which generally requires 3 treatments.Also, treatment of the thighs is actually an
off-label use for Ultrashape.Your best
bet is to have a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who can give
you the best recommendation based on your specific needs.I hope this helps!
Thanks for your question.CoolSculpting uses cold temperature to freeze the fat cells and cause
them to rupture and die, thereby reducing the area.Ultrashape uses ultrasonic energy to rupture
the fat cells.So, it is a difference in
how the fat cells are forced to ruptured in order to be eliminated.CoolSculpting is very effective on the outer
thighs.You can see results with just
one treatment.Ultrashape is also
effective for the outer thighs, but generally requires about 3 treatments 1-3
weeks apart.The use of Ultrashape on
the thighs is an off-label indication for the device, but it is safe.For your area of interest, I would say both
are effective, but CoolSculpting is more time tested and beneficial for time
and cost efficiency.Just to give you a
range to compare, CoolSculpting would run about $1500-$1700/1 treatment whereas
Ultrashape would run about $3000/3 treatments for the same results.I hope this helps.
Thank you for your question. CoolSculpting does not always leave lumps. If it happens, they usually resolve with massaging in a few weeks. If you would like to determine if CoolSculpting is the best procedure for you I would recommend
seeing a board certified plastic surgeon for a consultation. This
way, you will be able to explain your concerns and find an option that fits
your desires. An in-person assessment is always best.
Smartlipo is a great treatment for saddlebags. If you aren't interested in surgery (it's not major surgery and it can be done with local anesthesia if you prefer) there are non-surgical options. In my experience, a single treatment with Cool Sculpting or SculpSure is more effective than a whole series of Vaser Shape.
I find that ultrashape is great for contouring but takes many more treatments to get the same outcome as coolsculpting. I suggest combining the procedures or considering a hi definition contouring procedure to get the best sculpting. Dr. Emer.
There is a second generation outer thigh coolsculpting applicator that is better than the first generation. I would recommend finding a practice that has that particular applicatior.
Lumps in the outer thigh after liposuction and coolsculpting can often be massage so they are not visible. You may still feel a lump though in rare cases.