CoolSculpting for Thighs

Despite the promises of Pilates and thigh devices created in the 80s, thigh sculpting isn’t easily achieved through fitness. Your thigh muscles can be strong while still stubbornly holding on to fat cells that make your thighs look thicker than you’d like. If you have stubborn, unwanted inner or outer thigh fat, it could be genetic. For this type of fat, the best solution is to reduce or remove it with professional body contouring treatments like liposuction or CoolSculpting for thighs.

CoolSculpting for Thighs in Indianapolis

From your chin to your thighs, CoolSculpting reduces unwanted, stubborn fat. A CoolSculpting for thighs treatment can include the inner and/or outer thighs, achieving a thigh gap (inner thighs) or reducing the appearance of saddlebags (outer thighs).

How does CoolSculpting for thighs work?

CoolSculpting for thighs works just like other treatment areas, using precise cooling to freeze fat cells. We can treat one or both thighs during a single session, which can be completed during your lunch hour. CoolSculpting is non-surgical and non-invasive, requiring no needles or numbing.

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How Does CoolSculpting Work?

As every patient is unique, treatment requirements vary, including the number of applications you’ll need to see results. Discuss this with your provider during your consultation.

What to Expect During Your CoolSculpting for Inner Thighs Treatment

CoolSculpting is particularly good at targeting the inner thighs, which are nearly impossible to target with diet and exercise alone. This is one area that is difficult to tighten and tone with cardio and strength training. However, you can see amazing results with CoolSculpting if you are already close to your ideal weight.

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individual results will vary from person to person.

CoolSculpting for the inner thighs uses a special suction applicator that is attached to your skin with a gel pad. Once the treatment begins, your skin and fat will be sucked into the device and squeezed between two metal plates that cool the area dramatically and quickly. Because your fat cells are more affected by cold temperatures than the rest of your body’s cells are, they will begin to crystallize and die without harming your skin or other surrounding tissue.


After your treatment is complete, your aesthetician will remove the CoolSculpting applicator, revealing a hard, frozen area. Your aesthetician will gently but firmly massage the area by hand or with our Z-Wave device to break up the frozen fat cells. Over the next few weeks, your own body will do the rest of the work, slowly flushing the fat cells through your lymphatic system.

What to Expect During Your CoolSculpting for Outer Thighs Treatment

CoolSculpting for the outer thighs is much the same as it is for the inner thighs, though applicators may vary depending on your needs, including how much pinchable fat is available to treat.

Results Following CoolSculpting for Thighs Treatments

Results vary from person to person. You may see results after your initial application within a few weeks. Two or more applications, spaced out over a few months, are the norm with CoolSculpting treatments.

To measure your results, we will take before and after photos for your review. This helps you visualize your results, as fat cells diminish over time. We also recommend taking your measurements before and after.

Once your full treatment series is completed, your clothes will fit better, and you will feel more confident in shorts and bathing suits during the warmer summer months.

Following your CoolSculpting for thighs treatments, you may wish to improve your results further with cellulite treatments and topical products that help with contouring and cellulite reduction. Discuss your options with one of our aestheticians.

What about the fat on the back of my thighs?

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individual results will vary from person to person.

CoolSculpting also treats fat on the back of your upper legs/below the buttocks (banana roll). Discuss your areas of concern with your aesthetician during your consultation. We will form a custom treatment plan to treat each of the areas where you want to reduce stubborn diet- and exercise-resistant fat.


Can I get CoolSculpting on more than one treatment area simultaneously?

We can perform CoolSculpting on two areas simultaneously. This means that we place one applicator on each of your inner thighs or each of your outer thighs, or on one inner and one outer thigh, depending on your needs. We can also place one applicator on each of your flanks (love handles), as another example.

What if I want faster results?

The benefit of CoolSculpting is that it’s non-surgical and non-invasive. However, this means results can take two or more months to achieve. If you wish to see faster, even immediate results, we recommend tumescent liposuction. While liposuction is a surgical procedure, tumescent liposuction uses local instead of general anesthesia, allowing you to remain awake during the procedure.

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Tumescent Liposuction

What if my aesthetician says CoolSculpting isn’t right for me?

CoolSculpting is safe and effective for most patients; however, no procedure is right for everyone. If it turns out, during your consultation, that we find that you aren’t a good candidate for CoolSculpting, don’t give up. Schedule a consultation with Dr. C. William Hanke, board-certified dermatologic surgeon, to discuss tumescent liposuction as a possible solution for you.

Schedule a CoolSculpting for Thighs Consultation in Indianapolis

You can feel confident when you choose the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana for CoolSculpting in Indianapolis. Not only will you benefit from this FDA-approved treatment for unwanted fat, but you will also receive your treatment from well-trained and experienced aestheticians working under Dr. C. William Hanke.

Dr. Hanke has earned a stellar reputation in cosmetic and dermatologic surgery. He has lectured in 25 countries and performed live surgery in seven countries. Dr. Hanke has been listed consistently in America’s Top Docs as well as Best Doctors in America. If you are ready to experience lasting change with liposuction or CoolSculpting for thighs, we encourage you to contact us at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, recognized as a leader throughout the state since 1997.

Body Sculpting in Indianapolis

Non-surgical treatments for body sculpting are everywhere. Treatments for fat reduction, skin tightening, and even cellulite reduction promise results without liposuction. While liposuction can still provide excellent results for many patients, more and more are interested in non-surgical body sculpting treatments. In this article, we’ll explore two different body sculpting treatments we offer in our Indianapolis dermatology and aesthetics practice: CoolSculpting for fat reduction combined with Z-Wave for cellulite removal.

Combination Body Sculpting Procedures at the LASSI

CoolSculpting is the #1 non-surgical fat reduction procedure in the United States. At the LASSI, we provide this treatment for all FDA-approved treatment areas, including the inner and outer thighs and beneath the buttocks (banana rolls). However, many patients who desire fat reduction in the upper legs also want to reduce the appearance of cellulite. As you may have guessed, CoolSculpting does not treat cellulite.

CoolSculpting Body Sculpting for Thighs

*Individual results will vary from person to person.

Enter Z-Wave. This cellulite reduction treatment uses a handheld massage device to gently and comfortably break up pockets of gas and fat strands that cause skin dimpling. In addition to cellulite reduction, Z-Wave can also improve your visible results following a CoolSculpting treatment.

How does this combination body sculpting procedure work?

CoolSculpting freezes fat using cryolipolysis. This kills the excess fat cells without damaging surrounding tissue. Once the fat cells are frozen and break apart, they are absorbed and filtered out through the body’s lymphatic system. Following any CoolSculpting treatment, the area is massaged to help speed up the breakdown of frozen fat cells. This helps improve visible results in the treatment area more quickly.

Adding on the Z-Wave treatment, the handheld pulsing device designed to break up pockets of cellulite can also be used to more effectively break up the frozen fat cells. This provides more precise, faster results. On top of that, the cellulite in that area is also broken up to reveal a smoother skin surface.

Can liposuction treat unwanted fat and cellulite in a single procedure?

z-wave cellulite treatment before and after

*Individual results will vary from person to person.

While liposuction can help improve the appearance of cellulite to a small degree, many patients will still benefit from an additional cellulite treatment following the procedure. This will improve overall body sculpting results. Once you’ve healed, our providers at LASSI Skin can give you a relaxing massage experience with the Z-Wave cellulite reduction device.

Body Sculpting in Indianapolis at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana

Ready to sculpt your way to a new you? Dr. C. William Hanke, board-certified dermatologic surgeon and founder of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, is a top national and international expert in body sculpting using tumescent liposuction. This makes him and the staff he supervises uniquely qualified to perform non-surgical body sculpting treatments like CoolSculpting and Z-Wave. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how we can help you reduce unwanted body fat and cellulite.


Does CoolSculpting Work?

Do you have pockets of stubborn fat in areas of your body despite being your ideal weight? If you’re looking for a solution to unwanted fat without surgery, CoolSculpting boasts non-surgical fat reduction with real results. But does CoolSculpting work?

Does CoolSculpting Work As Well As Reviews Claim?

Does CoolSculpting work as well as they say? Board-certified physicians conducted CoolSculpting clinical trials to test the safety and effectiveness of each treatment area. Following each clinical trial, physicians agreed that the system works to safely reduce unwanted fat, and the FDA cleared the device.

Does CoolSculpting work? It most certainly does, but individual results vary. Like any medical procedure, it’s not right for everyone. Furthermore, choosing the right providers is essential to see real results. This is why a consultation at a reputable medical facility is recommended to know if CoolSculpting is right for you and get excellent results.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

The science of CoolSculpting is rather straight forward and easy to understand for most patients. The key to understanding how CoolSculpting works is to learn how body fat acts within the body and how it responds to cold temperatures.

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Understanding Body Fat

Body fat is essential for human survival. It provides warmth and energy when food is scarce. What you may not have known is that the body doesn’t create fat cells when we gain weight; rather, our existing fat cells expand. If we use a body contouring procedure, such as CoolSculpting or liposuction, we remove pockets of fat cells. With those fat cells gone, you have fewer to hold fat and expand.

Cryolipolysis Fat Freezing Technology

CoolSculpting is the first and only FDA-approved body contouring solution that utilizes crylipolysis, a specialized cooling technique that works to freeze specifically targeted fat cells during treatment. Freezing kills the fat cells. Once destroyed, they are gradually eliminated from the body through the natural processes of the lymphatic system.

On What Areas of the Body Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting was originally approved for belly fat and love handles (or the abs and flanks). Since then, physicians have tested other areas of the body through clinical trials. Where else does CoolSculpting work? Find out where you can get your fat frozen off below.

CoolSculpting for Abs and Flankscoolsculpting before and after photos

Upper and lower abs and the flanks have been successfully treated with CoolSculpting for years. They’re the most commonly requested treatment areas from both men and women looking to achieve a slimmer physique. Stubborn pockets of fat cells, usually sticking around due to genetic predisposition, are frozen and eliminated. Each area can be treated separately using a single applicator, though you can treat more than one area simultaneously with more than one CoolSculpting device and applicator.

Back and Bra Fat Reduction

Back fat and underarm fat that bulges when wearing a bra or strappy dress are two of the newer treatment areas to be approved for treatment. The process is the same as with the abs and love handles. Even a very small pocket of fat can be targeted and eliminated using crylipolysis.

Inner and Outer Thigh Slimming

The thighs are another highly requested treatment area for fat reduction. This includes both the inner and outer thighs. Whether your inner thighs rub together, causing discomfort, or your outer thighs give you a wide-hipped look you don’t care for, CoolSculpting can effectively eliminate the stubborn fat cells that gather in those areas.

Double Chin Reductioncoolsculpting for double chin

Until just a few years ago, the dreaded double chin could only be reduced using liposuction. In the same year, both Kybella and CoolMini for CoolSculpting hit the market. Does CoolSculpting work on the double chin? CoolMini is FDA approved and it has been shown to reduce double chin fat by an average of 20 percent. Multiple treatments are often required, as with other treatment areas.

Reduce Upper Arm Fat

Another area of fat you can blame on genetics is upper arm fat. It’s that hanging bulge of fat that wiggles when we wave at someone, making us reluctant to wear tank tops in the summer. Thankfully, the FDA recently approved CoolSculpting for arms, so you can wave goodbye to flabby upper arms.

Does CoolSculpting work on other areas of the body?

Some other areas of the body can be treated using CoolSculpting, like the knees and beneath the buttocks, also called “banana rolls.” Both have shown excellent results in many patients. Cryolipolysis has also been tested on gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) with excellent results.

Choosing the Right Providers

When you hear people who have tried CoolSculpting say it didn’t work for them, you may doubt its effectiveness. Instead of asking, “Does CoolSculpting work?” however, consider asking where they received the treatment. There’s an old saying that a tool is only as good as the person using it. If a nail is bent while hammering, it’s not the hammer’s fault, but the person wielding it. So if patients are receiving their CoolSculpting treatments with providers who don’t have the skills, training, and expertise in body contouring, their results won’t be as good as they can be.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a non-surgical procedure can be done by anyone. It takes training and an understanding of body contouring to safely and effectively use CoolSculpting. At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, our providers are trained and supervised by Dr. C. William Hanke, a board-certified dermatologic surgeon and body contouring expert. In addition to providing patients with superior results using tumescent liposuction, he trains and lectures other physicians on body contouring techniques. This makes him, and our staff, uniquely qualified to provide superior CoolSculpting results.

Ready to Try CoolSculpting in Indianapolis?

Don’t gamble with discounts from medical spas and so-called CoolSculpting clinics. Go to the experts in body contouring, and trust your results and safety with the medical professionals at the LASSI in Indianapolis. Contact us for a consultation today.

CoolSculpting in Indianapolis

Now Offering CoolSculpting in Indianapolis at the LASSI

We’re pleased to announce that our Indianapolis dermatologic surgery center is now offering CoolSculpting, a popular and effective non-surgical liposuction alternative.

CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis, a deep cooling technique that freezes unwanted fat cells beneath the skin, leaving skin tissue unaffected. This fat freezing process destroys the fat cells, which are then disposed of using the body’s natural waste removal system.


CoolSculpting is FDA approved for non-surgical body contouring and can be used to treat:

  • Belly Fat: CoolSculpting is perfect for subcutaneous fat (fat beneath the skin) in the abdominal region.CoolSculpting in Indianapolis
  • Obliques: Also called “love handles,” the stubborn pockets of fat just above the hips can be eliminated using the CoolSculpting system.
  • Inner & Outer Thighs: Whether you’re striving for the thigh gap or want to get rid of your saddle bags, cryolipolysis has proven fat reduction results. Need to sculpt both? No problem!
  • Back and Bra Fat: If you have some bulge in your bra area or back fat, CoolSculpting can help smooth things over.
  • Double Chin Fat: Using the new CoolMini applicator, CoolSculpting can be used to freeze away submental fullness for a smoother, more youthful profile.

CoolSculpting is also being tested on the knees and upper arms and shows promising results.

CoolSculpting in the Media

CoolSculpting isn’t just a great solution to unwanted body fat, it’s a media favorite as well. It’s been featured in health and beauty magazines, nationally syndicated talk shows and local news stations across the country. Also, CoolSculpting’s Brand Ambassador Molly Sims isn’t just their spokesmodel; she’s a CoolSculpting success story herself!

Why Get CoolSculpting in Indianapolis at the LASSI?

Looking for a great provider for CoolSculpting in Indianapolis? The Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana was founded by Dr. C. William Hanke, a dermatologic surgeon who has helped pave the way for modern liposuction surgeries worldwide. In addition to providing tumescent liposuction in our Indianapolis dermatologic surgery practice, Dr. Hanke also lectures to physicians nationally and internationally and has contributed to dozens of publications related to liposuction on awake patients using tumescent local anesthesia. The LASSI also served as a clinical trial facility for the new Kybella, from the makers of Botox, the first non-surgical double chin reduction treatment approved by the FDA.

There are many non-surgical fat reduction devices on the market for body contouring, but after much research, Dr. Hanke determined that CoolSculpting provides the best results for patients who would rather not have liposuction surgery or aren’t good candidates for surgical treatments. We’re excited to be able to offer patients another option for body contouring and fat reduction in the Indianapolis area.

Schedule Your Consultation for CoolSculpting in Indianapolis Today

Our Indianapolis dermatologic surgery practice is a full-service general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology facility offering everything from facials and injectables to skin cancer surgery and liposuction. We are a premier destination for body contouring in Indianapolis and invite you to try CoolSculpting in the hands of Dr. Hanke, a skilled and renowned liposuction expert.

Schedule a consultation for CoolSculpting in Indianapolis today!

Liposuction vs Tummy Tuck

Liposuction vs Tummy Tuck: Which do I need?

Struggling with excess fat around the middle? Fed up with loose skin following weight loss or pregnancy? While working out, losing weight and eating right is a great start to a journey to a healthier you, it doesn’t always leave you with the look you want. So while those side bends and leg lifts are great for flexibility and muscle strength (keep up the good work!), you may be considering a cosmetic surgery procedure such as a liposuction or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to rid yourself of that extra inch or two. But which treatment is right for you? This article examines the difference between liposuction vs tummy tuck surgery.

Liposuction vs Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference?

You might assume that a tummy tuck and liposuction are essentially the same thing. However, there are many differences between the two procedures. When it comes to liposuction vs tummy tuck, a professional can determine which will work best for you. With liposuction, excess fat is removed. A tummy tuck, on the other hand, is designed to remove the sagging or loose skin left behind after weight loss or pregnancy. It is also designed to help tighten your underlying abdominal muscles to give you a toned, taut appearance.

What to Expect During a Liposuction Procedure

Indianapolis liposuction before and after

Individual results may vary from person to person.

If you want to trim excess fat with a low-risk procedure that doesn’t have a lot of downtime, Dr. Hanke’s tumescent liposuction procedure has been proven to be extremely effective and safe for removing any localized fat deposits that have accumulated over the years. The patient is awake during the procedure which utilizes tumescent local anesthesia. Post-procedure recovery is rapid with outstanding results.

Following tumescent liposuction, you can typically return to work in one to three days. Depending on how much you weigh, the amount of tumescent local anesthesia will vary. Your safety is our top priority, so the amount of fat removed is limited. Unrelated surgical procedures are not performed along with this procedure to protect your health and well-being.

What to Expect During a Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy tucks are major surgical procedures that require general anesthesia. Excision and liposuction are both used to eliminate fat and a large portion of excess skin. While you do end up with a flatter stomach, some scarring may remain. The muscles in your abdominal wall are visible during this procedure so the surgeon can tighten the muscles at the same time. Tummy tucks provide a trim and toned core, but the recovery time is much longer than liposuction alone. Recovery time varies from patient to patient, but you can expect complete recovery to take four weeks or more.

Can I Get Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck Together?

Tummy tucks and liposuction tend to go hand-in-hand. If you have a lot of loose, sagging skin and excess fat, having both procedures done at the same time can help tackle both problems simultaneously. In fact, tummy tucks use liposuction to eliminate the excess fat before the surgeon can remove the excess skin and help sculpt and tighten any loose abdominal muscles. Most patients do not require both procedures, which is why it is so important to discuss your concerns with the surgeon beforehand. Your dermatologic surgeon will want to know what you are looking to achieve with the procedure and get a chance to do an evaluation in person to determine if you need a liposuction vs tummy tuck, or both.

Considering a Tumescent Liposuction Procedure in Indianapolis?

Dr. Hanke is an internationally recognized expert in dermatologic surgery. He began researching tumescent liposuction in 1988 when he published a safety study of nearly 9,500 patients. He published another study from 1995 involving more than 15,000 patients. He has taught tumescent liposuction to physicians in Europe, South America and North America.

The Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to excellence in the field of dermatologic surgery in the Indianapolis area. If you are ready to consider tumescent liposuction, schedule your consultation and begin the process to a whole new you.