What Parts of the Body Can CoolSculpting Target?

Can't seem to get rid of stubborn body fat? Well, you aren't alone. Millions of men and women in the United States struggle with unwanted body fat. While exercising and dieting can help, it's not always enough to overcome genetics or hormones. CoolSculpting, however, offers a safe and effective way to eliminate unwanted body fat once and for all. But unless you're familiar with this body contouring procedure, you might be wondering which parts of the body it can target.

Flanks

The flanks, or what's more commonly known as love handles, is one of the most common areas targeted by CoolSculpting. In September 2010, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved CoolSculpting for the reduction of fat in the flanks. Since then, countless men and women have sought the procedure to eliminate fat in their flanks. If you have excess fat on the sides of your lower stomach, you should consider CoolSculpting. Of course, the flanks are just one of many parts of the body on which you can have CoolSculpting performed. This popular noninvasive procedure can reduce fat in several other parts of the body, which are mentioned below.

Abdomen

In addition to flanks, CoolSculpting can also target the abdomen. Also known as simply as the belly, the abdomen is a problematic source of body fat for millions of men and women. While fat can accumulate in any area of the body, it occurs most frequently in the abdomen. The good news is CoolSculpting can shrink your abdomen by significantly reducing fat in this area of your body. Even though the FDA initially approved CoolSculpting specifically for the reduction of fat in the flanks, the FDA later gave the procedure the green light to target the abdomen. Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that CoolSculpting is a safe and effective way to reduce fat in your abdomen.

Under the Chin

You can even use CoolSculpting to reduce unwanted fat under your chin. Known as the submental area, the procedure can help you achieve a slimmer and more contoured jawline by freezing problematic fat cells. It's difficult to eliminate fat under the chin through dieting and exercising alone. Most people will burn fat in common areas like their stomach first, meaning the fat under their chin will remain. To make matters worse, fat under the chin is more visible than excess fat in other areas of the body.

To put the problem of under-the-chin fat into perspective, a survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery found that nearly three-quarters of Americans have unwanted fat under their chin. If this sounds familiar, you should check out CoolSculpting. After just a single session, you can achieve a more contoured jawline with significantly less visible fat.

Although it's primarily sought for the reduction of fat, CoolSculpting has been approved by the FDA to improve the appearance of lax tissue under the chin. In one study, 77% of clients reported improved results after using CoolSculpting on their lax tissue. In other words, CoolSculpting isn't just effective at reducing fat under the chin; it's effective at dealing with the dreaded "double chin." When lax tissue is creating the appearance of a double chin, CoolSculpting can help contour and shape it.

Thighs

If the fat on your thighs won't seem to go away, perhaps CoolSculpting is the answer. Of course, there are other ways to reduce thigh fat, such as a thigh lift. During a thigh lift, a cosmetic surgeon will remove excess fat and skin from the thighs. Because it requires incisions, though, a thigh lift is an invasive procedure. As a result, it has more risks as well as a longer recovery time. A thigh lift is still an effective way to reduce thigh fat, but you'll probably need to take at least seven to 10 days off work to recover from it.

CoolSculpting, on the other hand, is a noninvasive procedure that doesn't require incisions. An aesthetician can target unwanted fat on your thighs using a CoolSculpting applicator. When the applicator is applied to your thighs, it will freeze the fat cells at a low temperature without harming your skin or muscle tissue. When the session is over, you can go back to your daily activities. Unlike a thigh lift, CoolSculpting is a noninvasive procedure that doesn't require any downtime for recovery.

Back

The back is another common area of the body targeted by CoolSculpting. While most men and women experience problematic body fat on their flanks or abdomen, some experience it on their back. And when fat begins to accumulate on your back, it can affect your self-confidence. You may find yourself wearing additional layers of clothing, for example, in an attempt to conceal your back fat.

Alternatively, you may stay at home rather than engaging in social activities with friends and family. You can regain your self-confidence and eliminate stubborn back fat, however, through CoolSculpting. It's a proven, FDA-approved procedure for the reduction of back fat.

Banana Rolls

CoolSculpting can target banana rolls as well. What are banana rolls exactly? Banana rolls are rolls of fat between the buttocks and thigh. They are called "banana rolls" because they resemble the shape of a banana. A banana roll is essentially a double crease below the buttocks. Rather than running parallel to each other, the bottom crease rises on the side to connect with the top crease. In doing so, the two creases create the shape of a banana.

Not everyone suffers from banana rolls. For the millions of people who have banana rolls, though, it's often a driving factor for low self-confidence. If you have banana rolls, you may wear shorts to the beach or pool rather than your favorite bikini.

But like the other areas mentioned in this blog post, CoolSculpting can target banana rolls. The CoolSculpting applicator will freeze the fat cells directly below your buttocks. Once frozen, the fat cells will die, resulting in a more contoured body without the presence of banana rolls.

Armpits

Finally, CoolSculpting can significantly reduce fat around the armpits. Also known as bra bulge, excessive armpit fat is a common condition from which millions of women suffer. As fat accumulates in the bra area, it may bulge out. This is particularly true when wearing certain types of clothes, such as tight dresses, shirts or tops. The excessive fat in this area essentially pushes its way out to create a bulge around the armpits.

You can use CoolSculpting to reduce bra bulge fat. Using the CoolSculpting applicator, an aesthetician can target excess fat around your bra area to eliminate bra bulge and, therefore, help you achieve a slimmer and more contoured appearance.

Whether you have unwanted fat in your flanks, abdomen, below your chink, back, thighs, banana rolls or armpits, you should consider CoolSculpting. This noninvasive procedure has been approved by the FDA to target fat in all these areas of the body.

And because it's noninvasive, it won't disrupt your normal activities. Just remember to talk with your aesthetician and let him or her know which areas of your body you want to target. Only then will you get the best possible results from CoolSculpting.

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