Dr. Mark Beaty from Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery answers a reader’s question about how to get rid of those stubborn saddlebags.
Q: I am in pretty good shape and work out, but I can’t get rid of my hips, otherwise known as saddlebags. What are my options other than surgery or liposuction?
A: This is a great time to ask that question, as CoolSmooth, a new applicator created by CoolSculpting, can reduce fat in the outer thighs, hips and upper abdomen with no needles, surgery or downtime. During a one- to two-hour treatment, CoolSmooth delivers precisely controlled cooling to unwanted fat cells. Several weeks after the procedure, cooled fat cells begin a process called “apoptosis” and begin to shrink and disappear. The body will gradually eliminate the cooled fat cells, reducing the thickness of the fat layer.
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