Can Zeltiq Be Used on the Buttocks?

Im really skinny except for fatty bulges on the sides of my buttocks that pop out of my swimming suit. They tend to make my buttocks look heavy and wide, i was wondering if coolsculpting can work on it. i have highlighted in red this area, its not exactly the saddlebag but an above the gluteal crease fatty deposit that is part of the buttock that i would like to be reduced, to make my butt look smaller and more uplifted is it possible I would a appreciate an answer as soon as possible Thank you

Doctor Answers 13

Coolsculpting on the buttocks

Coolsculpting is approved for the flanks but is used in many other places as long as the fat can be pinched up easily by the evaluating physicians. It is ideal for localized fat deposits but not used for cellulite or areas where the fat is not able to be brought up uniformly into the vacuum chamber.

West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Coolsculpting for Buttocks

Greetings Fey~

Though the pictures you have posted are helpful, without seeing you it would be difficult to say with any certainty. If the fat or area you wish to treat is quite firm and is difficult to suck into the treatment chamber and for the applicator to attach to properly then you may not get an ideal result. The fat would have to be soft enough and malleable enough to be drawn up into the applicator and make sufficient contact with the panels that freeze the fat. So the answer is--possibly...each patient must be evaluated on an individual basis to determine if they are good candidates.

Good luck~

Dr. Grant Stevens

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting By Zeltiq Can Treat Buttock Fat

As long as the area you are pinching is fat, not muscle, CoolSculpting's new applicators should be able to help you reduce the size of your buttocks. Please consult with a board-certified dermatologist to find out if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting.

William Groff, DO
San Diego Dermatologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

Coolsculpting for buttock shaping

I do feel you would get some volume reduction in this region to help you achieve your goal.  If there is not sufficient pinchable tissue, then I would try the flat applicator that is designed for the saddle bag region.  If we don't get a good fit, then I would recommend liposuction.  Given the area, it could probably be done under local unless you wanted to go under anesthesia.

Young R. Cho, MD, PhD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Coolsculpting and buttocks

Coolsculpting does not have FDA approval for the buttocks, and this area should be proceeded with caution. Consult with a board certified physician who offers both surgical and coolsculpting options to determine whether you are a candidate and which procedure is best for you.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Cool Sculpting treatments lead to permanent fat loss

We would have to examine you.  We don't want to create unwanted change in the buttock area.

Body reshaping can be performed with a cannula that removes fat via liposuction or with noninvasive technology like Cool Sculpting. With Cool Sculpting there is no cannula inserted into your body. All treatments are performed on the surface from the outside in using technology that freezes the fat. Don’t hesitate to give us a call in Austin regarding a Body Reshaping Consult at the Upper Room. On our Facebook Page there is an Interview I recently did with KVUE, a local news station in Austin, that was picked by affiliates around the United States, including Miami. During the Interview we discussed the technology of Cool Sculpting as well as it application process.

CoolSculpting to Buttocks

I would discourage you from applying the CoolSculpting to the buttocks itself.  We tend to get more optimal results when treating the bulges or "saddle bags" on the sides of the buttocks.  I would use the CoolSculpting treatment to help create the shape around the buttocks that you desire.

Jeffrey W. Hall, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

The buttock should have fat

in my opinion, the buttock should have fat, and my worry with any treatment of the buttock is that of "overcorrection" and the unnatural appearance that this may lead to.  treating the area below the buttock, the "banana roll" is safer in my opinion.

Eric Chang, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

CoolSculpting of the buttock area

Thank you for your question.

It is best to have an examination to see if the localized area that you are concerned about can "fit" into the CoolSculpting Applicator.... if it is a localized area and the applicator fits correctly around the area, then yes you can have it treated and there will be 20-25% reduction after 1 treatment.

I hope this helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,488 reviews

CoolSculpting by Zeltiq for the buttocks

If there is a localized pouch of fat on the buttock around which the applicator of Zeltiq will fit, then the doctor can recommend the treatment off-label. In the future, if applicators are made in many different shapes, it would allow the physicians to treat a wider variety of shapes.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

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