CoolSculpting garnered widespread popularity shortly after it became available at plastic surgery practices across the U.S., and now it’s making headlines again after receiving FDA clearance for non-surgical reduction of thigh fat. We’ve successfully used this liposuction alternative at our Albany practice for a range of body types.
The cooling technology that effectively eliminates fat on the abdomen and flanks can now be used on the thighs thanks to the new CoolSmooth™ applicator. The original applicator used suction to pull fat bulges between 2 cooling plates, so it was appropriate only for larger areas such as the midsection and back. The new applicator differs from the original device because it uses non-vacuum cooling to target fat bulges that aren’t large enough to pinch. Both applicators provide visible results with no recovery time needed.
Patients who participated in clinical studies reported a noticeable reduction in outer thigh fat within 16 weeks of treatment. Not surprisingly, 89% of patients reported that they would recommend CoolSculpting to a friend. Patients value how effective and convenient this non-surgical procedure is, so it’s exciting that practices around the country can now expand it to another group of people who can benefit.
It’s safe to say we’ll have continued success with the new applicator at our medical spa. Despite its widespread use and popularity, we like to remind patients that CoolSculpting must be performed by a qualified specialist to achieve effective results.