For many women, thick thighs are a frustrating reality. It can be very difficult to trim away fat from the thighs once it has collected there. Many men and women who are fit and healthy complain about having thighs that are disproportionately large. Today, a new trend has also increased the pressure to have slim and trim thighs. It’s called the “thigh gap” and it’s the latest body contouring craze. To achieve the thigh gap, many women are trimming their thighs down with liposuction methods to keep their thighs from touching in the middle. CoolSculpting can offer a nonsurgical way to trim your thighs, whether you want a gap or not.
What Is CoolSculpting?
The CoolSculpting technique is a revolutionary new way to permanently remove fat cells from various areas of the body. It can be used to improve the contour and refine many of the trouble spots that men and women have, such as love handles, thighs, the abdomen, and even bat wings on the arms. CoolSculpting is completely nonsurgical, performed without anesthesia or sedatives, and very low-risk for patients of nearly any age. It is a go-to procedure for those ineligible for surgery, those looking for gradual but lasting results, and those looking to avoid incisions and potential scarring.
The CoolSculpting procedure can be performed while the patient sits comfortably or reclines. Some patients read a magazine, work on a laptop, or even take a nap while the CoolSculpting machine is doing its work. The machine will be placed over the treatment area and begin to work by pulling the skin and tissue up and between two cooling panels. Specialized, freezing temperatures are sent into the tissue at controlled levels of coldness to freeze the fat cells without harming the surrounding tissues. Frozen fat cells will be gradually broken up and metabolized by the body, leaving the area smoother and more contoured. Results are not often immediately visible, but will gradually appear over the course of a few days to several weeks.
Multiple CoolSculpting Treatments
On average, CoolSculpting patients can expect to see about a 20% reduction in fat cells in the treatment areas. For many, this is enough of a reduction to achieve their optimum results. For others, additional CoolSculpting treatments can be performed in order to further reduce the fat cells present in any one area. Your plastic surgeon will work closely with you to create the appropriate plan for your body and your desired results. He will carefully monitor your progress from treatment to treatment and be sure to keep you safe during this process. CoolSculpting procedures are highly effective in the thigh area, making them a great option if this is one of your trouble spots.
Trimming the Thighs With CoolSculpting
For some young women today, the “thigh gap” is the ultimate goal, leaving them with two very thin and trim thighs that won’t touch in the middle when they walk. The look isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean CoolSculpting can’t help you achieve your own thigh contouring goals. Compared to surgical liposuction techniques, CoolSculpting offers an effective treatment with fewer risks, virtually no recovery time, no potential scarring, and long-term results. Most patients are able to treat both thighs in one CoolSculpting treatment and see their full results within one to two months.
Planning Your Thigh Contouring Procedure with CoolSculpting
As a prospective CoolSculpting patient, a consultation could help you to decide if the procedure is right for you. To get a preview of how you will likely look after your treatment, Dr. Rubinstein will use the VECTRA 3D Imaging system to create a visual representation of your expected results, using a 3D photograph of you. He will then make the changes necessary to the image and display an approximate result for you to see for yourself. No matter what changes you’re hoping to make to your body, Dr. Rubinstein will be able to approximate a preview of your optimum results from either approach.
For expect guidance through the planning process of your body contouring procedure, contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, where Dr. Ran Rubinstein can help you to achieve the surgical results you desire.
Dr. Ran Rubinstein at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists of Newburgh, New York. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is the only specialty plastic surgery practice in the Hudson Valley area with an on-site joint commission certified surgical suite. To contact Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.