Is the applicator size right for me? (photos)
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In office physical exam is very important for the correct placement of the applicators.
It is important to have the procedure done with a doctor who is experienced in cool sculpting.
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.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Your questions in regards to applicators and area to be treated is one to be answered by your clinician based on the orientation of the fat and the size of the area being treated. Zeltiq has manufactured many different applicators to go with various parts of the body, however, during an in office consultation, it would be determined which applicator is best suited for you and your desired outcome. Unfortunately looking at photos cannot determine what is best for you. I hope this information helps.
Choosing the Correct Applicator
Choosing the correct applicator is based on the shape of the bulge and the applicator itself. You cannot assess this with a photo. For the best cosmetic results you would best go to a board certified dermatologist certified by Coolsculpting. Best, Dr. Green
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The CoolFit can be used on the abdomen. The provider assesses to see how your orientation of fat goes. Some patients are better candidates for the CoolFit than the CoolCore. Without assessing in person it's hard to tell. Most patients need more than one treatment. You should wait the 3-4 months to see your results and then get re-evaluated.