Inner and outer thigh fat as well as fat present just above the knee that is very difficult to get rid of despite your best efforts can be treated with CoolSculpting. Your doctor will physically examine your thigh fat and decide if you are a good candidate for this procedure. You need to have at least 2 inches of tissue that the applicator must be able to hold for the procedure to work.
Before photos will be taken of your thigh region to document your improvement. The area to be treated will be marked to ensure precise placement of the device. A cool gel pad will be placed on the target area followed by the CoolSculpting applicator suction cup to draw in the tissue. Controlled cooling will be delivered to freeze the fat. You will feel a pulling sensation and intense cold for the first few minutes. This sensation will resolve on its own as the area becomes numb. The procedure takes about an hour to be completed. Multiple applicators can be used to treat different areas simultaneously. During this time, you can choose to relax, have a snack, or catch up on your emails. Once the treatment is complete, the targeted area will be massaged for about a minute or two.
After the procedure, you may experience temporary redness, bruising, sensitivity and firmness of the targeted area. These are temporary side effects which resolve on their own within 1-2 weeks. After about 3 weeks, you will notice reduction in the fatty tissue and possibly even a thigh gap along with improvement of the saddlebag area of the outer thigh and less fat above the knee. Maximum improvement in appearance usually takes about 3 months.