Upper arm fat is one of the most difficult types of body fat to remove by conventional means. Even if you manage to get rid of the unwanted fat in the treatment area, there's always the risk of getting rid of subcutaneous fat in the process as well. Combined with the invasive procedure of most conventional fat removal options like liposuction, alternatives like a CoolSculpting treatment are where you can find better results.
But can a CoolSculpting treatment effectively remove fat from the upper arms? While it's not a straightforward way of fat reduction like an upper arm lift or liposuction, it's an effective method of getting rid of excess fat without needing a plastic surgeon or getting sagging skin in the process. With the right applicator, it's possible to perform precise body contouring with a single CoolSculpting session.
A CoolSculpting treatment works on excess fat by using a fat freezing process to prevent it from turning into hard-to-remove body fat. This method kills the treated fat cells from the inside, so the treated area can't gain any more fat. After the treatment, the dead fat cells are slowly drained from your body in the form of waste, leaving you with a perfectly toned area with no loose skin.
CoolSculpting treatment areas usually include the thigh (both the outer thigh and inner thigh) and abdomen (usually to remove belly fat from the lower abdomen), though it can also be used on other areas that need fat reduction with the right applicator. Issues like a double chin, bra fat, and even a tummy tuck can all be managed with a CoolSculpting treatment, as the procedure doesn't discriminate on the location of the fat deposit, especially if it's visceral fat.
Stubborn arm fat, in particular, works well with CoolSculpting because it avoids the skin laxity that other treatment options for fat reduction can leave after the procedure. If you're going to have a lot of stubborn arm fat removed, you may need extensive skin tightening treatments to make sure that the area doesn't remain flabby even after all the fat is gone. Since CoolSculpting melts the fat from the inside and gradually removes the treated fat cells, you're less likely to experience skin laxity and sagging skin.
With the use of a tool like the CoolSculpting Petite applicator, it becomes even easier to use fat freezing on smaller, more densely packed fat deposits in the upper arm. Excess fat like armpit fat and upper arm fat can now be removed as precisely as you want to, without the fear of also affecting the necessary subcutaneous fat underneath. Combined with the right skin tightening therapy, your CoolSculpting procedure can tone, trim, and overall improve your flabby arms into the curves that you've always wanted.
The fat freezing process removes the ability of treated fat cells to grow and stay underneath your skin, so you effectively don’t grow any more fat in the treated area unless you experience weight gain again. This makes CoolSculpting treatments excellent permanent and semi-permanent solutions to fat reduction since all it takes is one or two treatments for the fat freezing process to work on the treated cells.
The best way to prolong the results from your CoolSculpting treatment is to stick to a rigorous diet and exercise plan (or weight loss if you need to lose more fat overall) since the body’s ability to regrow fat cells isn’t removed with CoolSculpting treatment. And while CoolSculpting can be an effective way to reduce fat in the treated area, there’s always a chance that your body can start accumulating fat there again depending on your lifestyle.
However, nothing is stopping you from getting another CoolSculpting treatment if the treated area starts accumulating fat again. Since CoolSculpting is a non-invasive method that melts the fat from the inside, it’s unlikely that you’ll face any serious side effects or complications from having it performed more than two times during your lifetime. But for safety’s sake, you should always inform your doctor about any potential fat reduction therapies you’ll try.
While CoolSculpting by itself is an extremely effective way of reducing stubborn arm fat, you may want to consider other methods of treating arm fat if you think you need a little more work done. Some of these methods don’t really work for fat reduction specifically, but they can improve the skin of your flabby arms and help it look much better after your CoolSculpting treatments.
Skin tightening therapies like radiofrequency or ultrasonic therapy boost your skin’s ability to regrow lost cells, essentially giving your collagen production a boost to produce healthier, livelier skin. It’s an excellent treatment to follow up CoolSculpting since it can help your skin look much better and tighter after your fat reduction procedure, especially if a lot of fat had to be removed.
Dermal fillers are some of the most popular cosmetic treatments used to fill in areas of the skin that may have experienced significant fat loss or skin laxity after fat reduction treatments. They’re easily accessible through most dermatologists and cosmetic practices and have little to no side effects or post-operative recovery associated with their use. This also makes them extremely compatible with CoolSculpting results as they progress over time.
Finally, if you do want a more straightforward way of removing fat, cosmetic surgery is still an option. Keep in mind that body sculpting via surgery can be extremely invasive and require significant time and investment in both the procedure and recovery. If you’re thinking of surgery, check with your CoolSculpting provider if you can’t obtain the same results with your CoolSculpting treatment.
Aside from these methods, simply keeping your skin and body in good shape is an excellent way to prevent your body from developing fat again in your treated area.
Getting a CoolSculpting treatment is an excellent way to reduce the fat cells in your upper arm since any fat deposit gets frozen off and removed with one or two treatments. If you use the right CoolSculpting applicator, the entire procedure is even easier since any stubborn fat in the treatment area can be easily reached during the CoolSculpting procedure. With a skilled CoolSculpting technician, you'll never have to worry about stubborn fat deposits ever again.
"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
"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."