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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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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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.

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.

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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.