Can the coolmax applicator be used on inner thighs?

I'm wondering if it's possible to use the biggest applicator for "debulking" inner thighs

Doctor Answers 14

CoolMax and thighs?

The CoolMax applicator  was not created for the inner thigh area. The CoolMax is too large for the inner thigh, however the CooFfit  was designed for this area and works quit well.

Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting the Inner Thighs

CoolMax will not work for inner thighs.  The CoolMax applicator is too large and it is not the right shape for that area.  Make sure to see a Certified CoolSculpting Specialist to see if you are a candidate for the treatment. 

Jeffrey Hartog, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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CoolMax Too Large and Curved for Inner Thigh

Thank you for posting this great question. While one of the great advantages of CoolSculpting is that there are a variety of applicators that allow for true customization and individualization of each patient's treatment plan, I do not think the CoolMax would be appropriate for the inner thigh. First, the size and curvature of the CoolMax is such that it would be difficult to apply to the inner thigh. Second, even if a good vacuum is achieved with good tissue draw, I would be concerned that there could be contour irregularities if you were to have treatment with the CoolMax in the inner thigh. Of course, an in-person consultation would be most helpful to you so that the best and most appropriate treatment plan can be determined. Good luck!

Henry Lee, MD
Warren Oculoplastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting has several applicators. Please do some research in your geographical area and find the best possible office to have your procedure. They will listen to your concerns and recommend the best treatment options based on their knowledge and experience. Best of luck!

Christine Sullivan, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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CoolMax not appropriate

The CoolMax is too large of an applicator for the inner thighs. I would suggest seeing if you are a candidate for the CoolFit applicator!

Peter J. Capizzi, MD
Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 80 reviews

CoolMax not for Inner thighs

It is unlikely the CoolMax would be appropriate for the inner thighs.  The CoolFit applicator, however, is designed specifically for this area and gives great results.  With the recent introduction of the new CoolAdvantage contours, in most patients, each inner thigh can be treated in only 35 minutes.  The CoolMax applicator is too large and does not have the appropriate contour to treat the inner thigh area.  This applicator is best used for "debulking" excess tissue of the abdomen.  I would recommend a consultation with an experienced provider who can map out the best treatment plan to meet your needs.

Kent V. Hasen, MD
Naples Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Applicator or inner thighs

In most cases, the Coolmax applicator is inappropriate for inner thighs. The Coolfit applicator is more commonly used as it better aligns with the anatomy of the inner thighs.Consult with a physician at a Certified Coolsculpting Center to understand your options. 

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

CoolSculpting vs SculpSure and HI DEF 4D CONTOURING

I suggest seeing a cosmetic physician to evaluate what is best for you. This needs a formal evaluation.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 158 reviews

#CoolSculpting of inner thighs

Dear sheryle:The contour of the CoolMax applicator is such that it would not create a tight seal on the skin of the inner thighs and the skin would not be pulled into the applicator for treatment. It also does not have the proper contour to prevent irregularities after treatment of the inner thighs. The CoolFit applicator is perfect for this area, however.  All the best, Sheryl Clark

Sheryl D. Clark, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Inner thighs and CoolSculpting

Dear sheryle16,Thank you for your question. Generally speaking the Cool Max was not designed for the inner thigh area. You are correct regarding its purpose for "debulking" however its design is ideally suited for the abdominal area. The Cool Fit is designed for use in the inner thigh. It is important to have your evaluation and treatment by a person experienced in CoolSculpting as well as having attended "Cool Sculpting University" which is a two day course sponsored by Zeltiq (The inventors of Cool Sculpting) covering all aspects of the evaluation/treatment process. Additionally Cool Sculpting is not designed for circumferential fat reduction of the thigh, only the inner thigh. If this is attempted with CoolSculpting you are not likely to be happy with the results and may appear to have many divots and irregularities resembling "shark bites". Hope this is helpful for you.

Paul Pietro, MD
Greenville Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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