Which Areas on the Body are Cleared By the FDA for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring procedure with virtually zero pain, side effects, or downtime. There’s no wonder why millions of Americans are turning to the procedure to achieve their desired shape. Treatments are quick, easy, and produce long-lasting results.
CoolSculpting is currently FDA-approved for fat-reduction in 8 areas; under-chin fat, thighs, abdomen, flanks, bra fat, back fat, below the buttocks, and upper arm. And, guess what? Each and every one of those areas has to be approved on its own.
Let’s face it. No drug or device is going to spend millions getting approval for the treatment of every little area. To get approval by the FDA, a device must undergo rigorous clinical trials a process which can take up to 2.5 years. If a device (like CoolSculpting) is being used worldwide, the manufacturer will need to shell out even more cash for approval from each country.
CoolSculpting uses advanced freezing technology to target and break down stubborn fat pockets that are typically not responsive to diet or exercise. Once fat cells are killed, the body naturally rids itself of the cells for good.
Although CoolSculpting is only currently cleared for 8 zones, that same technology can be applied to other areas on the body as well.
That being said, CoolSculpting has a wide variety of ‘off-label’ uses. Thanks to various applicators and the new CoolMini device, we’re able to treat almost any area regardless of the size or shape.
Many of our patients come to us with problems they’re bothered by but aren’t ready to commit to more invasive surgical procedures. At RevitaLifeMD we’ve helped people tackle those quirky zones that bother you the most using CoolSculpting technology.
Whether it’s armpit fat or under-knee fat that you’re self-conscious about, we’ve got you covered. At the time of your consultation, Dr. Cummins will talk to you about your goals and determine if CoolSculpting is right for you.
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