The short answer is, no. CoolSculpting® was FDA-approved in 2010 solely for reducing fat in the flank (also known as love handles) region. Since then, it has gained clearance for an additional seven areas. The various sizes and shapes of CoolSculpting® applicators allow it to address most concerns, even if not explicitly listed.
What is CoolSculpting® and How Does it Work?
Despite regular diet and exercise, stubborn fat cells accumulate in the body making it difficult to achieve the physique you desire. CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive technology that targets stubborn fat cells beneath the skin, freezing them to temperatures that cause them to break down and die off. The surrounding healthy tissue is left undamaged in the process. Through your body’s natural metabolic process, dead fat cells are removed over time, leaving a more sculpted profile. The results are long-lasting since fat cells are treated and filtered out of the body through the lymphatic system.
CoolSculpting® for Your Whole Body
CoolSculpting® is not a weight-loss treatment. It is best suited for patients who are within 20-pounds of their ideal weight.
The following areas can be treated with CoolSculpting®:
- Inner and outer thighs
- Flank (side of abdomen between ribs and hips)
- Bra and back fat
- Underneath the buttocks
- Upper arms
- Above and behind the knees
- Male chest (Gynecomastia)
Levy Dermatology offers CoolSculpting® with the Cool-Mini applicator, which is useful for targeting smaller areas of stubborn fat.
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How Long Does a Treatment Take?
Each treatment is unique to you and the areas you want to be addressed. Depending on the treatment areas, your session can be completed in as little as 35 minutes or take up to a few hours. This minimal downtime procedure may cause minor discomfort due to the cooling applicator, but all potential side effects should subside within a few days.
What Results Can I Expect?
You may start to see visible changes as soon as four weeks following your treatment. The most dramatic and optimal results appear after two to three months, though your body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to six months after your initial session. Depending on the area being treated, you may see up to a 20-25% fat reduction after a single treatment. Touch-up treatments can safely be done on an annual basis, or as needed.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments needed will depend on your desired results, as well as the areas being treated.
Our Providers at Levy Dermatology will work with you to customize a treatment plan, including the number of sessions needed, to address your problem areas and reach your desired aesthetic goal.
” Dr. John Huber is amazing. So patient, understanding and helpful with all concerns and issues. So thankful to have him back in the Memphis area. All staff at Levy Dermatology very professional and nice. ” *
Take the Next Step
To learn more about CoolSculpting®, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology at (901) 624-3333. Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Germantown, Collierville, and Jackson TN areas.
*Individual results may vary.