Achieve the Thigh Gap With CoolSculpting

Body trends come and go, but overly large thighs are rarely a desirable trait. In a recent trend, teen girls and adult women alike are clamoring for the “thigh gap,” made famous by runway models. What is the thigh gap? It’s a clear space, or gap, left between the thighs when a person stands with their knees touching. This new trend is just another way to measure someone’s thinness, leading many women to ask about procedures that can help them achieve it. Now, thanks to a procedure called CoolSculpting, this may be a reality.

What Is CoolSculpting?

The CoolSculpting by Zeltiq procedure is a revolutionary, new approach to fat removal or liposuction. Instead of removing fat by breaking the cells apart and suctioning it out through a tube, CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical method that uses a simple cooling device to freeze fat. This patented technology is clinically proven to remove fat cells by freezing them with controlled coldness that won’t harm surrounding tissue and cells. Once the fat cells are frozen, the body will break them down and permanently remove them gradually up to two months after your treatment. The procedure doesn’t involve any knives, suction hoses, needles, lasers, or long-term recovery time. Patients are able to receive a CoolSculpting treatment and return to the rest of their busy schedule for the day.

During a CoolSculpting procedure, patients are able to sit or lie down in a position that is comfortable but still allows the machine access to the treatment area. The device is then placed over the treatment area, where it pulls the tissue firmly but gently to hold it between two cooling panels. These panels will direct the cold energy straight into the fat cells; the special temperature setting is scientifically proven to affect only fat cells, not nearby skin or muscle tissue. As the machine works along the area, most patients are able to comfortably read a book, work on a laptop, or even take a nice nap. The sensation is tingly at first, but most patients grow accustomed to it after a few minutes.

How Much CoolSculpting Can I Get?

Each CoolSculpting treatment will reduce the fat in your target area by about 20 percent. The more appointments you have, the greater your fat reduction will be. Of course, your treatment plan must be carefully established to ensure safe levels of fat removal. Follow your plastic surgeon‘s guidelines to get the results you want safely and at a reasonable pace. Many patients will seek multiple treatments to achieve their desired results or to remove fat from several areas of the body. The correct number of treatments you need will depend on the amount of fat present and the number of areas that require fat reduction.

How Does CoolSculpting Achieve the Thigh Gap?

Now that you have a better understanding of the CoolSculpting procedure, it’s easy to see how well it can help you to achieve the body contouring you want anywhere on the body. The thighs tend to be an area with a high concentration of fat cells, so multiple treatments may be necessary to get to the results you want. Your treatments would concentrate the CoolSculpting machine on the inner thigh area, where the fat cells would be frozen and prepared for the body to flush. Gradually, the area will lose volume as the fat cells are removed by the body and you’ll see the results of a 20 percent reduction. If additional treatments will be needed, you can plan ahead with your plastic surgeon. Eventually, depending on the shape and fat content of your thighs, you can get the thigh gap so popular among women today.

Am I a Candidate for CoolSculpting?

Candidates for the CoolSculpting treatment should be in good overall health and close to their ideal body weight. They should exercise regularly, be conscious of their diet, and have specific areas of stubborn fat that haven’t budged. If you’re looking for a noninvasive procedure that involves no downtime, provides lasting results, and can help you get your body back in shape, CoolSculpting might be the right procedure for you. Consult with a plastic surgeon to help you decide if this procedure or another body contouring treatment will best suit your needs.

Where Can I Schedule My CoolSculpting Treatments?

CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is just one of many surgical and body contouring procedures available at Weniger Plastic Surgery. Here, Frederick G. Weniger, M.D., F.A.C.S. provides his patients with years of experience and knowledge during one-on-one consultations regarding the surgeries and nonsurgical treatments available at their practice. Dr. Weniger is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He believes good information lies at the heart of success in all of his surgeries and interactions with his patients.

To schedule a consultation for any aesthetic surface or other procedures, contact the office of Weniger Plastic Surgery today at (843) 757-0123. They are located at 350 Fording Rd, Suite 200, in Blufton, South Carolina.