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How to Get Rid of Knee Fat With CoolSculpting for Knees

Stubborn fat bulges in the upper arm, double chin, thigh, and abdomen are especially hard to get rid of with just a healthy diet and regular exercise alone. If you’re also struggling to eliminate excess fat in your inner thigh, outer thigh, and around the knees, then CoolSculpting might work great for you.

So how can CoolSculpting treatments eliminate unwanted fat around the knees? CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to plastic surgery for removing stubborn fat in various areas of the body. It can eliminate the fatty tissue around the knees by freezing and destroying the unwanted fat cells using a special CoolSculpting applicator. The dead fat cells are then naturally flushed out of the body in the following weeks.

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Eliminating Thigh and Knee Fat With Knee CoolSculpting

With over 13 million treatments performed worldwide, CoolSculpting is one of the most popular fat removal treatments for a good reason – it’s a safe, effective, and minimally invasive procedure that eliminates targeted fat cells without the need for painful and risky surgeries like liposuction or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

Another reason why lots of patients love this treatment is that it works for various treatment areas where stubborn fat cells easily develop, including the legs, arms, face, and stomach. Each treatment area requires a special applicator to make the procedure more effective and yield better CoolSculpting results.

If you’re considering getting CoolSculpting for your knee fat, here are some things to know first:

How Does CoolSculpting Help With Fat Above Knees?

The fat deposits above the knees are some of the most difficult ones to eliminate because exercise and diet alone usually aren’t enough. There also aren’t many exercises that specifically target this area, so the patient’s best bet is to try fat reduction treatments that get rid of the visible fat bulges above and around the knees.

CoolSculpting works by lowering the temperature of the fat cells, causing them to self-destruct without damaging the surrounding tissue. The treated fat cells are then slowly flushed out of the body through the lymphatic system. What remains after a few weeks and multiple treatment sessions are slimmer, more sculpted knees and thighs.

How Much Fat Do You Have to Have for CoolSculpting on Knees?

CoolSculpting patients are required to have “pinchable” fat to qualify for the treatment. This amount of pinchable subcutaneous fat is needed for the CoolSculpting applicator to cling and stay in the treatment area. Since the CoolSculpting applicator used for the knees is specifically designed for smaller areas, not too many fat deposits are required to qualify for the treatment.

If the fat is too fibrous or not pinchable enough, then it’s crucial to find an experienced provider to achieve the best results. In some cases, the provider may also recommend another treatment that might be a better fit for the patient.

What Happens During CoolSculpting Procedure for Knee Fat

Since CoolSculpting is a minimally invasive treatment, patients don’t require extensive preparations before their appointment. They may only be asked to wear comfortable clothes and avoid alcohol and caffeine to minimize the risk of bruising and other mild side effects.

During the procedure itself, the provider applies a gel pad to the target area first to protect the skin. The CoolSculpting device is then applied to the treatment area to deliver controlled cooling to the fat deposits. Patients may feel pulling and pinching sensations first until the treatment area becomes numb from the cold. 

The entire treatment is completed within an hour for both knees. The provider also massages the treated area to break up any frozen deep tissue and aid the breakdown of dead fat cells. Patients are allowed to go home on the same day as the appointment and right after some aftercare instructions from the provider.

Who’s a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting on Knees?

CoolSculpting is a great fat-reduction treatment that works for almost all patients. The patient’s age, overall health, and fat distribution are some of the important factors that determine the success of CoolSculpting for knee fat.

Unfortunately, CoolSculpting isn’t very helpful with overall weight loss. It only gives patients the illusion that they lost a lot of weight because the stubborn fat deposits in their bodies are eliminated. Patients with poor skin laxity or those diagnosed with conditions like cold agglutinin disease, cryoglobulinemia, and paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria should also skip this treatment to avoid poor results and serious complications.

CoolSculpting vs. Other Fat Reduction Treatments for the Knees

CoolSculpting is a great body contouring treatment that eliminates stubborn body fat even without the need for plastic surgery. However, it’s only one of the many fat removal options that many patients can try for their knee fat. Here are other fat reduction treatments and how they compare to CoolSculpting:

  • At-home exercise routines – Exercises like squats, jumping rope, and bicycle training can help remove knee fat, but they might not work for everyone. Even if they do, it takes several months to achieve slim knees with just at-home exercises. CoolSculpting reduces more fat cells in a few weeks than at-home exercises can.
  • Laser liposuction – This laser treatment works by heating the stubborn fat cells with laser energy delivered through a special applicator. Although it’s generally safe for most patients, a possible side effect of this treatment is burning under the skin after the procedure. Since CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to destroy fat cells safely, there’s no risk of a burning sensation after the patient’s treatment.
  • Traditional liposuction – This surgical procedure used to be the go-to fat removal treatment for most patients. But since it requires surgery, many patients are scared of the many risks and complications that come with it. CoolSculpting is the safer and better option for knees because it specifically targets the fat there without the need for surgery.

Slimmer Legs, Knees, and Thighs With CoolSculpting at NJ Center for CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting for knee fat can give you slimmer knees, legs, and thighs even without surgery – and what better way to guarantee the best results for you than finding a trusted provider like NJ Center for CoolSculpting to perform the treatment?

You can also choose from our CoolSculpting treatment options like CoolSculpting Elite for more comfort and better fat reduction results within a shorter time frame. Contact us today to book an appointment or consult with a CoolSculpting specialist for your knee fat.

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  • "The treatment itself was not uncomfortable. Afterwords, I felt great. I didn't really notice anything for about 30 days. After day 30 until about a month later, I started noticing that my favorite jeans were not as tight anymore. I wasn't having to suck in to get them buttoned. And by that two month period after my CoolSculpting

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    Age 41

  • "It's subtle at first, and then a month later you look and go, "Wow - It really did something!" It really moved the bar for me, and I'm feeling better about myself already. It feels so good to put on anything and know I look as good as I've ever looked. And I didn't say that or feel that when I was in my 20's, 30's, and 40's."

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    Age 56

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