Which Body Areas Can Be Treated With CoolSculpting?

Written by WD Staff, Skin Care Specialists on January 14, 2019 7 Comments

CoolSculpting areas

CoolSculpting is the most popular non-surgical body contouring treatment for a good reason. The treatment safely and effectively removes stubborn pockets of fat through the process of cryolipolysis, or destruction of fat cells through freezing.

During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator is applied to the surface of the skin in order to precisely freeze adipose (fat) cells in a targeted area without damaging the skin. After the treatment, fat cells are gradually eliminated from the body through normal metabolic processes. This results in a reduction of targeted fat pockets with visible results occurring in as little as 3 weeks (note: it may take up to 3 months before some patients see the full results of CoolSculpting).

One of the best features of CoolSculpting is that it can treat many areas of the body. Basically, if an area has pinchable fat, it can be treated.

Which Body Areas Can Be Treated

The most common CoolSculpting treatment areas include:

  • Upper or lower abdomen
  • Anterior or posterior flanks
  • Bra back (back fat)
  • Arms
  • Knees
  • Inner or outer thighs
  • Chin
  • Hips
  • Banana fold (below bottom)

The Different CoolSculpting Applicators

A variety of CoolSculpting applicators were designed in different shapes and/or sizes in order to address the various contours of the body. They include:

CoolCore: This applicator is made to match the contour of most stomachs, making it ideal to treat the upper and lower abdomen.

CoolMini: A miniature applicator that was designed to treat the chin and other smaller areas, including the knees and arm pits

CoolSmooth Pro: This is the only applicator that does not use suction (i.e. fat is not pulled into the applicator for cooling). Instead it rests flat on the treatment area making it ideal for treating dense body areas including the outer thighs and abdomen.

CoolPetite: One of the newest applicators, designed to treat the upper arms.

CoolFit: An ideal applicator to treat vertical body area like the inner thighs

CoolCurve: This applicator is designed to address curved or narrow areas of the body like the love handles or bra back.


WD Staff

A united group of skin care specialists from Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, Austin's leader in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery. Articles posted under WD staff are authored through combined contributions from our entire team, including Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Aestheticians, Physician Assistants, Aesthetic Nurses, and Patient Coordinators.

7 Responses to “Which Body Areas Can Be Treated With CoolSculpting?”

  1. Avatar Dr. Huber says:

    We believe CoolSculpting is the perfect option for those seeking to contour their body but are hesitant to undergo surgery. Our medical office specializes in the treatment and we’ve had many happy clients. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Avatar anh says:

    how much does cool sculpting cost for upper arm areas ?

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi Anh,

      Thanks so much for reading our post and submitting your great question. It’s very hard to quote CoolSculpting without assessing you in person. The cost will depend on the size of the treatment area and the number of treatment sessions required. So your best bet would be to get an in-person consultation with a skilled provider. If you are in the Austin area, please give us a call at 512.328.3376 to set one up.


  3. Avatar Callum says:

    Before, we didn’t know what areas could be treated. I’m looking for my legs and abdomen area.

  4. Avatar Randy says:

    Glad to hear knees can be treated!!!

  5. Avatar Taylor says:

    Just curious, how well does it work for the knees?

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi Taylor,

      Thanks for the great question! We’ve gotten great results treating the areas around the knees, especially since fat can become highly pocketed in the area. CoolSculpting is a great choice, as well as liposuction (surgical).

      We hope that helps!

      WD Staff

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