Can Zeltiq Cool Sculpting Be Used for Upper Arm Fat?
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Upper Arms treated with CoolSculpting
Thank you for your question.
Yes, the upper arms can be treated with Coolsculpting BUT you have to be examined and make sure that you are a good candidate. Sometimes the arms / inner thighs are difficult to treat due to the current applicators Zeltig depending on how much fat is in the area.
Remember, best to be seen by a physician and examined to know if you are a good candidate for coolsculpting vs. surgery (depending on your exam and your goals).
Zeltiq Coolsculpting on Arms
You can treat arm fat with Zeltiq - however, you have to be wise with patient selection. The handpieces do not easily attach to most people's arms. With the smallest handpiece, you can treat some patients arms. You also don't want to get rid of the fat in the arms if there will be too much laxity in the skin once some of the fat is gone.
There is a new handpiece that is currently being tested that will be much more adaptable to harder to treat areas such as arms and inner thighs - possibly even the neck.
Treating upper arms is on the horizon
Zeltiq is working on applicators to fit snugly around the arm to reduce unwanted arm fat. The current applicator is designed for other areas and may not work on everyone.
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Coolsculpting handpiece coming for upper arm fat
CoolSculpting provides upper arm results that last
CoolSculpting is a great, non-invasive solution for fat reduction and contouring of the upper arms. CoolSculpting has been FDA-cleared for fat reduction of the abdomen and flanks. It can be used safely for off-label treatment of the upper arms, inner/outer thighs, bra-strap area and above the knees. The advance cooling technology selectively targets and eliminates fat cells gently and gradually without affecting the surrounding tissue.Patients Patients in our office have seen an average fat reduction of 20-25% with one treatment. Several treatments may be required. I use the "treatment to transformation" method to achieve smooth contours.It takes about 2-3 months to get a general idea of the final results. The results are long-lasting as long as you maintain a stable weight through healthy lifestyle. I recommend scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon experienced in body contouring to determine if your an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting. If there is skin laxity of the upper arms, CAST liposuction with a mini brachioplasty or full brachioplasty may be a better option.
CoolSculpting of the upper arms is now available in some offices
Upper arms can be treated with CoolSculpting
Upper arms can definitely be treated with CoolSculpting but they really have to be large enough to fit into the applicator -so very short arms or very thin arms will not work. We have seen great results with CoolSculpting on the right arms!
CoolSculpting for upper arm fat
CoolSculpting can occasionally be used on upper arm fat in the right candidate. Currently CoolSculpting is working on a smaller handpiece that will be effective for more people. When those handpieces are available, Physician's offices with two CoolSculpting units will be able to provide results to both arms in just an hour.
Contact the local CoolSculpting provider of your choice to stay up to date about when the new, smaller handpieces will be available.
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