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.

For more information, please also read:

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.

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost in Indianapolis?

It can be difficult to achieve the body you want through diet and exercise alone. Stubborn diet- and exercise-resistant fat cells can resist your efforts, resulting in excess bulging in the most undesirable places.  CoolSculpting is a revolutionary procedure that is proven to effectively destroy and eliminate fat cells through a series of safe and quick applications. No surgery and no downtime is associated with this treatment, and the results are evident in before and after photos. We know you’re sold on the treatment itself, but what about the price? How much does CoolSculpting cost and is it worth the investment?

In this article, we’ll go over CoolSculpting cost and how we determine the price based on your goals. We aim to answer the following questions:

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

CoolSculpting is done through multiple sessions. During these sessions, your provider will use a CoolSculpting applicator to deliver controlled cooling to targeted areas. This will freeze and kill fat cells. In the weeks to follow, your body will naturally process and eliminate the dead cells, leaving you with a leaner and more sculpted body.

Because of the need for multiple treatments, CoolSculpting cost is determined by the number of applications you will require to reach the desired outcome. When you decide on professional body sculpting, you’ll sit down with one of our providers to create a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Another factor in CoolSculpting cost is the providers that you choose. While you may be inclined to go for the lowest prices, practices with experience and proven results offer unmatched value. Choosing a practice with board-certified dermatologic surgeons on staff who are experts in surgical and non-surgical body contouring, anatomy, and fat reduction is essential to ensuring the best results. This procedure may be non-surgical, but even non-surgical procedures can end with poor results.

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*individual results will vary from person to person.

Why CoolSculpting Cost is Sometimes Much Lower in Other Practices

While researching providers for CoolSculpting in Indianapolis, it can be tempting to go with a low-cost medical spa. However, low prices often mean low-quality work. Practices with little experience or training often target individuals looking for fat loss solutions, enticing them with low prices but often leaving them with zero — or even botched — results.

Make sure you start off your treatment right by finding an expert with proven experience. The right practice, such as a dermatologic surgery clinic, will be sure to listen to your needs, devise an effective treatment plan, and deliver slimming results you’re sure to love.

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost for Each Treatment Area?

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Individual results will vary from person to person.

CoolSculpting’s cryolipolysis technology targets the specific area of the body where you want to reduce stubborn fat cells. Popular FDA-approved CoolSculpting treatment areas include:

  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Thighs (both inner and outer)
  • Abdomen
  • Upper Arms
  • Double Chin (submental fullness, or double chin fat)
  • Back & Bra Area
  • Banana Roll (beneath the buttocks)

Once you’ve decided where you want to remove stubborn fat, you’ll work with one of our LASSI Skin providers to devise a specialized and personalized CoolSculpting treatment plan that caters to your body and needs. Since treatment is nearly identical for each area of the body, CoolSculpting cost is factored by the number of treatment applications you’ll need and not the treatment area itself. The more applications needed, the higher the CoolSculpting cost. CoolSculpting results can be seen in as few as 1-3 applications per area; however, some patients require more applications to achieve their goals.

Why Choose the LASSI for CoolSculpting in Indianapolis?

Dr. C. William Hanke, a board-certified dermatologic surgeon, has a reputation around the world for his excellent work in liposuction and body contouring. Before he founded the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, he served as Professor of Dermatology, among other positions, at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is considered a true leader in the field, even teaching other surgeons techniques for body sculpting and tumescent liposuction.

With Dr. Hanke at its helm, the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana has become known as a premier practice for a variety of body sculpting treatments. If you’re searching for an aesthetic practice that offers safe and effective CoolSculpting, the LASSI is equipped with a team of professionals waiting to satisfy your needs.

Looking for even better results? LASSI Skin also offers Z-Wave treatments, which uses shockwaves to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. When used in conjunction with CoolSculpting, Z-Wave cellulite reduction treatments can provide quicker, more satisfying results by breaking up the frozen fat cells immediately following treatment.

Schedule a Consultation for CoolSculpting in Indianapolis

When you’re ready to get rid of stubborn fat, don’t settle for a medical spa with little-to-no experience or knowledge. The Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana and LASSI Skin are known for high-quality care and expertise in both surgical and non-surgical body contouring. Why go anywhere else? Contact us to schedule a consultation and we’ll give you a quote for CoolSculpting cost based on your individual needs.

CoolSculpting or Liposuction: Which should you choose?

Do you see rolls of fat around your belly and hips when you look in the mirror? Are your upper arms a little flabby? Do your thighs touch, making you uncomfortable in skirts and dresses? Just a decade ago, getting rid of stubborn, unwanted fat required liposuction. However, times have changed and technology is growing rapidly. While you still may benefit from a safe and effective liposuction procedure, effective non-surgical options also provide real and lasting results. One such option is CoolSculpting. This article will give you an overview of both our surgical and non-surgical options. Which treatment is right for you? Will it be CoolSculpting or liposuction? Let’s find out!

Fat Reduction and Body Contouring in Indianapolis

Resistant fat is frustrating and you can blame your genetics. Even with belly-blasting moves and multiple strength-training sessions designed to hit your trouble-spots, you may still see that unwelcome bulge and flab taunting you. Unfortunately, no amount of cardio and strength-training exercises can eliminate it. We’re here to tell you that you deserve a break. Stop killing yourself to get rid of stubborn fat that just won’t budge. Try fat reduction with Coolsculpting or liposuction at the LASSI in Indianapolis.

CoolSculpting or Liposuction: Which is better and how are they different?

CoolSculpting and liposuction are FDA-approved procedures recommended by extensive dermatologic research for fat removal and body contouring. The choice as to which is best for you depends upon:

  • how much fat you want removed,
  • how quickly you want to see results,
  • how comfortable you are with each procedure, and
  • what your provider recommends.


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Individual results may vary from person to person.

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat freezing treatment using a technology known as cryolipolysis. It can be used virtually anywhere on the body, including the upper arms, abdominals, and even the double chin. During the treatment, fat cells crystallize and safely die off. They are then naturally flushed from your body. After at least three treatments, the majority of patients see noticeable results. There are no incisions or injections and no downtime associated with CoolSculpting treatments, making it the preferred method for patients who aren’t good candidates for liposuction.

Your CoolSculpting provider will discuss your goals for fat reduction to determine if you’re a good candidate for treatment. During the procedure, they will place the applicator on the treatment area. At first, you will feel a tugging and intense cold sensation, but this will subside. CoolSculpting is a comfortable procedure. In fact, many of our patients will take a nap, read a book or watch television comfortably during their CoolSculpting treatment. After your fat freezing is completed, your provider will remove the pads and massage the treatment area to help break up the frozen fat cells more rapidly. Over the next few weeks, your body will gradually absorb and get rid of these cells through your lymphatic system. It’s at this time that you will return to our practice, take some after photos to see your results, and proceed with your next treatment until the desired results have been achieved.

What Areas Can Be Treated With CoolSculpting?

If you have stubborn fat in the following areas, our Indianapolis CoolSculpting specialists can help. Treatment areas include:

  • Upper arm fat
  • Abdominal fat
  • Flanks/love handles
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Banana roll/fat beneath the buttocks
  • Submental fullness/double chin fat
  • Back and bra fat

If you don’t see your treatment area above, that’s okay. Come in for a consultation and we’ll work with you to find out if CoolSculpting or liposuction is right for your needs.

Who Can Get CoolSculpting?

You are a good candidate for CoolSculpting if you are a healthy weight and have stubborn fat deposits in one of the FDA-approved CoolSculpting treatment areas. Patients who aren’t good candidates for surgery can benefit from CoolSculpting, but results will vary depending on the size and number of treatment areas you want sculpted.

Who Shouldn’t Get CoolSculpting?

There are only a few reasons why CoolSculpting may not be right for you. Be sure to discuss any of these or other concerns with your providers before proceeding with treatment. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss tool and is not a good fit if you are overweight or obese. It is also not appropriate if you are looking for immediate results. You are not a good candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you suffer from chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome or an autoimmune disease. If you have larger amounts of unwanted fat than can be successfully treated with CoolSculpting, we may recommend tumescent liposuction to provide you with the best possible results. Finally, let your providers know if you have received any other cosmetic treatments in the desired treatment areas.

Tumescent Liposuction

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Individual results may vary from person to person.

While CoolSculpting and liposuction help provide similar results in reducing unwanted body fat, that is where their similarities end. Unlike CoolSculpting, tumescent liposuction is a surgical procedure and can be used almost anywhere that fat collects around the body. However, don’t let the fact that this is a surgical procedure scare you. Tumescent liposuction is one of the safest cosmetic surgeries available today.

Tumescent liposuction is performed under local anesthesia, meaning you will be awake during the liposuction procedure. Prior to incision, Dr. Hanke will inject a solution containing lidocaine for pain relief and epinephrine for vasoconstriction; vasoconstriction is the constriction of blood vessels to minimize blood loss during the procedure. Up to eight tiny incisions will be made in the treatment area. Dr. Hanke will use a cannula to suction out the unwanted fat through these small incisions. Following the procedure, most patients are able to return home the same day to recuperate.

What Areas Can Be Treated With Tumescent Liposuction?

You can have liposuction just about anywhere on the body. This includes difficult areas that aren’t well treated using non-surgical methods or where our CoolSculpting applicators cannot be effectively applied.

Who Can Get Tumescent Liposuction?

While tumescent liposuction is not a weight loss solution, it is more helpful than CoolSculpting for larger amounts of body contouring. Therefore, if you have multiple inches of fat to lose from your waist or hips, tumescent liposuction may be the right choice.

The safety of tumescent liposuction has been well studied. Clinical research has shown that tumescent liposuction is very safe. In fact, in a study with over 15,000 patients, only minor complications were seen on a rare basis. No patients needed blood transfusions, and no one was admitted to the hospital.

Who Shouldn’t Get Tumescent Liposuction?

There are some reasons why tumescent liposuction may not be right for you, and you should approach these concerns honestly with your dermatologic surgeon as you make the choice between CoolSculpting and liposuction. For example, if you are not healthy and struggle with one or more chronic diseases, tumescent liposuction may be more than your body can handle. In this case, you may be at a higher risk of developing surgical complications, such as poor healing, infection or blood clots. Additionally, because it is an invasive procedure, you should not undergo liposuction if you are on blood-thinning medications, such as warfarin or aspirin. Finally, if your skin is very thin and crepe-like, you may not experience aesthetically pleasing results because your skin will not readily snap back after fat is removed.

Body Sculpting is NOT Weight Loss

When choosing between CoolSculpting and liposuction, keep in mind that both will significantly reduce the number of fat cells in your body. This is very different from the process of losing weight. When you lose weight through diet and exercise, your fat cells shrink. When you undergo CoolSculpting or liposuction, fat cells are removed. These fat cells do not return. That doesn’t mean you can’t gain weight again, however. The remaining fat cells can expand, so it’s important to maintain your healthy lifestyle following a CoolSculpting or liposuction procedure.

Should You Choose CoolSculpting or Liposuction?

The choice between CoolSculpting and liposuction is a personal one that must be undertaken with great thoughtfulness and after a thorough consultation with our body contouring experts. Both CoolSculpting and liposuction are appropriate for permanent fat removal.

If you have small areas of body fat that are stubborn and you want to avoid surgery, CoolSculpting is likely the choice for you. However, if you want to see immediate results or have a larger area of unwanted fat, liposuction may be recommended.

Keep in mind that many patients come to our practice seeking one type of treatment and learn they will get better results from another procedure. This is because, after a thorough examination and medical intake, our providers make recommendations based on your health, medical history and prescriptions. Furthermore, it’s all about which procedure will give you the best possible final result. Bottom line: it’s all about patient safety and results.

Other Options for Non-Surgical Fat Reduction

If you have double chin fat you’re looking to say goodbye to, you have yet another option for treatment. Kybella is the first ever non-surgical solution to submental fullness and is FDA-approved to elminate double chin fat. While both CoolSculpting and liposuction can both eliminate your double chin, Kybella is simply another option for your treatment.

Like CoolSculpting, Kybella is non-surgical. However, instead of freezing your fat, Kybella uses an injectable substance designed to target and melt away fat cells. These fat cells are destroyed and flushed through your lymphatic system just like with CoolSculpting. After six treatment sessions, most patients have visible reduction in submental fullness.

Why Choose the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana for Body Contouring?

The Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana is home to Dr. C. William Hanke, a top dermatologic surgeon in Indiana. Dr. Hanke is a leader in dermatology and is a frequent guest lecturer at dermatologic conferences where he is regarded as an expert in his field. Dr. Hanke also trains other physicians on body contouring techniques and has pioneered much of what we see in tumescent liposuction today. In addition, our aestheticians are certified and fully trained in CoolSculpting technology. We provide a multitude of treatments for body contouring and skin improvement and have also been a part of important clinical trials, including for Botox and Kybella. When you come to the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana for CoolSculpting or liposuction, you can know that your safety and aesthetic goals are going to be our top priorities.

Schedule a Consultation for CoolSculpting or Liposuction in Indianapolis

Contact us at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana to schedule a consultation or for more information about choosing between CoolSculpting and liposuction for body contouring in Indianapolis. During your consultation, we will work together to determine which of these procedures is right for your needs to ensure you get the best results in a safe, comfortable environment. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Spring Open House

Join us for the Beauty in Bloom Spring Open House

April 20, 2017

Don’t miss The LASSI’s 2nd Annual Beauty In Bloom Spring Open House on Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 4PM to 8PM.

Featuring CoolSculpting & Hydrafacial demonstrations, treatment & product specials, the opportunity to win free gifts, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and more!

Please RSVP via e-mail to or phone at 317.660.4900.

Come spend the evening with us and enjoy:

  • wine and hors d’oeuvres
  • treatment and product specials
  • live CoolSculpting & Hydrafacial demonstrations
  • the opportunity to win free gifts

Botox and fillers will be available for purchase at promotional rates.

Interested in purchasing Botox/fillers AND getting treated at the open house?

Call 317.660.4900 to schedule your appointment as space is limited and treatments are by appointment only.

Please RSVP to, or by phone at 317.660.4900.

Non-Surgical Turkey Neck Lift

Turkey neck, wattle, double chin, dewlap…whatever you call it, unwanted fat and loose skin on the neck can be a pain in the…well…neck! But how can you get rid of the loose hanging skin and extra fat beneath the chin without neck lift surgery or liposuction? For years, patients’ only option was elective surgery; today, however, non-surgical turkey neck lift options are numerous, giving patients more choices in their cosmetic care.

Non-Surgical Turkey Neck Lift Treatments in Indianapolis

At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we offer patients with loose skin or excess fat on the neck several non-surgical options, including cosmetic injectables and newly FDA-approved non-surgical fat reduction treatments. While these treatments are non-surgical, all procedures are provided by board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke. This provides patients with the best possible cosmetic results, as Dr. Hanke is an experienced liposuction surgeon and board-certified dermatologist who conducted clinical trials on a few of the treatments discussed below.

Cosmetic Injectables for Neck Rejuvenation

Botox Neck Lift: Botox is commonly used as a localized muscle relaxer, or what is commonly referred to as a wrinkle relaxer. However, Botox is also administered as an off-label solution for neck tightening. When injected into the platysmal bands of the neck, patients see a marked improvement in skin laxity and wrinkling. Results are temporary, lasting 3-4 months. However, most patients say that returning for repeat treatments is worth it to avoid turkey neck lift surgery.

Dermal Fillers for Neck Lines and Tech Neck: For patients who have tight, youthful skin in the neck, but are dealing with horizontal lines associated with tech neck, dermal fillers like Belotero Balance can help. When injected below the skin by a dermatologic surgeon, the thick gel filler plumps up the area to smooth out lines and folds, revealing a smooth, youthful neck.

Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction

Kybella Non-Surgical Double Chin Injections: Before 2015, the only solution for double chin fat was liposuction. However, after clinical trials were conducted across the United States, including here at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, Kybella was FDA-approved and placed on the market as a non-surgical double chin reduction treatment. After a series of 4-6 treatments provided at one-month intervals, patients see a dramatic reduction in submental fullness.

CoolMini Double Chin Reduction by CoolSculpting: Not long after Kybella received the first ever FDA-approval for non-surgical double chin reduction, CoolSculpting received FDA-clearance for their new CoolMini applicator. Using a technology known as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting was already a popular choice for non-surgical body contouring to reduce fat around the midsection and thighs. With the addition of the CoolMini applicator, patients now have more choices for double chin reduction.

Seeking a Non-Surgical Turkey Neck Lift in Indianapolis?

Whether you’re looking for a non-surgical solution to correct loose skin, lines, and wrinkles, or just want to eliminate your double chin, there are a variety of turkey neck lift options available here at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana. With options such as Botox, dermal fillers, Kybella, and CoolSculpting, patients can work with Dr. Hanke to determine the best non-surgical turkey neck lift options for them. Contact us for a consultation and start on the path toward a more youthful neck.

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!

What Causes a Double Chin?

What Causes a Double Chin, and How to Get Rid of it

Striking a pose for a selfie sounds quick and easy, but some of us need to position ourselves just right so our double chin doesn’t photobomb us! Even though our bodies may showcase an hourglass figure, that pesky double chin can continue to haunt us. So what causes a double chin, and how do you get rid of it?

What Causes a Double Chin?

Technically, double chins are caused by a layer of fat that gathers around the neck and forces the skin to sag. Some families are predisposed to double chins through genetics, which can affect where fat is stored in the body or determine the bone structure of your chin, while others develop a double chin due to weight gain. For some, even after weight loss, the double chin doesn’t go away.

How to Get Rid of Double Chin Fat

No matter what causes a double chin, there are many solutions to get rid of it. At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we offer cosmetic treatments to eliminate double chin fat in Indianapolis.

Double Chin Reduction With Liposuction

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Individual results may vary from person to person.

Liposuction is the process of removing fat cells from areas of the body that don’t respond to diet and exercise. A dermatologic surgeon makes a small incision in the desired area and uses a tube called a cannula to suction out the pockets of fat. This is done using tumescent local anesthesia. The patient is totally awake and conversant throughout the procedure. Because this is a surgical procedure, your recovery time depends on your overall health and can last up to two weeks. You can usually resume normal activities within a week of having a tumescent liposuction procedure, which is our preferred method here at the LASSI.

Kybella: The First Non-Surgical Double Chin Eliminator

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Individual results may vary from person to person.

If you are not a good candidate for liposuction, or you prefer a non-surgical alternative, Kybella may be an option for you. Kybella is the first non-surgical, FDA-approved double chin eliminator designed to naturally break down fat cells, which are then removed from the body through the lymphatic system. The procedure includes injections of deoxycholic acid, a substance identical to the acid our bodies already use to break down fat cells for absorption.

Kybella treatments take about 20 to 30 minutes, during which time your dermatologic surgeon will use a small-gauge needle to inject the substance into the fat layer. Depending on the size of the treatment area, you could receive anywhere from 1-5 or more painless injections to ensure full coverage. You may also need between three and six sessions. Patients may experience slight swelling and tenderness at the injection site, but this discomfort is easily managed without prescription pain killers.

Freeze Away the Double Chin With CoolSculpting’s CoolMini

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Individual results may vary from person to person.

A non-invasive, FDA-approved alternative also exists for double chins called CoolSculpting Mini, a controlled cooling technology referred to as cryolipolysis that gently cools the fat cells without damaging surrounding tissues. A small vacuum applicator called CoolMini is placed on the area, and the skin is brought into contact with the cooling panels. The cold creates an anesthetic effect on the area while the fat is cooled over an hour to a fat-freezing temperature. The frozen fat cells are then absorbed by the body and removed, never to return.

This technique has no recovery time. You may experience redness or slight bruising in the area treated, but those effects will be gone within a few hours. You may need multiple treatments, but you will see a noticeable difference in two to three months.

Ready to Get Rid of Your Double Chin?

Now that you understand what causes a double chin and the methods available to get rid of it, where do you go? The Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana (the LASSI) provides both of these wonderful procedures in our Indianapolis dermatology practice. You will meet with dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke, a pioneer and innovator in fat reduction techniques, to explore your options. Our team of cosmetic experts will take into account your full medical history to ensure you receive the safest procedure for you, whether that’s Tumescent Liposuction, Kybella or CoolSculpting’s CoolMini. Each option will be discussed with you based on your medical history and the size of the area you want to be reduced.

The first step in ridding yourself of that double chin is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hanke to see which method is appropriate for you. Call us at (317) 660-4900 to set up an appointment for evaluation today. You have nothing to lose but that extra chin!