CoolSculpting for the Thighs

Published on August 16, 2018

Often, the thighs accumulate stubborn fat that refuses to go away despite any amount of diet or exercise. Even people who have lost weight or are in their ideal weight range struggle with this problem.

Thighs that are disproportionate to the rest of the body can make a person feel embarrassed in a number of situations. To take care of this issue, many people consider surgery. However, surgery can be intimidating. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical thigh-fat-reduction procedure that may be right for you.


CoolSculpting, a form of cryolipolysis (fat reduction through cold temperature), is an FDA-approved non-invasive and non-surgical option for fat reduction. It uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn body fat that simply refuses to go away. It targets the fat cells underneath the skin and leaves the superficial skin unaffected.

CoolSculpting machines offer built-in safety measures to ensure that the system shuts itself down automatically in the off chance that the skin gets uncomfortably cold.

How Does It Work?

CoolSculpting is a painless and comfortable process. The body fat is cooled down to very low temperatures and then broken down to be eliminated by the body’s lymphatic drainage system.

The technology is based on freezing the body fat, resulting in the crystallization of the fat cells. The crystallization causes the fat cells to be destroyed, as opposed to liposuction and other fat-reduction techniques. The fat cells are then eliminated by a natural process. There is no need for suction.

CoolSculpting is suitable for all age groups and body types. The only requirement is that the fat be pinchable. The treatment method is safe for most individuals, except those with weakened immune systems and an inability to withstand the cold.

It is a fairly new procedure and received FDA approval in 2012. It’s known as a lunch-time procedure, since it only takes around one hour per treatment area. There is no cutting, tissue removal, or administration of anesthesia involved. As a result, the patient can resume their work day immediately after.


CoolSculpting promises to knock off 20 to 25% of excess fat from your inner and outer thighs. Results can be observed within eight to twelve weeks. 86% of patients notice a visible decrease in their thigh fat around 16 weeks after treatment.

The treated fat cells cannot enlarge with weight gain or return to the body, as they are destroyed and completely gone. The skin barrier is not broken or compromised during CoolSculpting, and this eliminates any risk of infection or scarring. Furthermore, the results look very natural.

CoolSculpting is a convenient way to knock off the excess fat deposits on the thighs for people who are already otherwise healthy. There can be no replacement for a proper diet and regular exercise.

Make an Appointment to Learn More

Getting sculpted thighs can be easy with the help of CoolSculpting. If you would like to learn more, contact the office of skilled and well-respected board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Glassman for a consultation. Dr. Glassman will be happy to answer your questions regarding this procedure and the other treatment options we offer.

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