The Most Requested Areas for CoolSculpting | Raleigh | Dr. Cynthia Diehl

Looking for a way to get rid of stubborn fat pouches, lumps, or bumps? In recent years, more patients have turned to CoolSculpting® as a non-invasive, highly effective fat removal option. Known for its innovative approach, CoolSculpting® is especially popular for its versatility. Here are some of the top places where CoolSculpting® is applied to create results patients love:

Abdomen (“Stomach”, Midsection)

Targeting excess fat on the abdomen with CoolSculpting® is an especially popular option for both  our male and female patients. During the procedure, the area to be treated is drawn in between the panels and targeted cold is applied to eliminate unwanted fat cells. For many of our male patients, CoolSculpting® is a great way of eliminating belly bulge or beer bellies, while women in general love that the procedure can be used as part of a mommy makeover.

Flanks (“Muffin Top”)

Like the abdomen, the flanks are a very common area for CoolSculpting®.  This area that hangs over the jeans in both men and women can be particularly frustrating and responds very well with the targeted fat reduction of CoolSculpting®.


Surprised? You shouldn’t be – double chins or submental fat are a commonly caused by age, genetics, and fluctuating weight. Removing fat from the chin and neck is especially tricky, even with a robust work out plan and diet. New attachments to CoolSculpting® equipment mean these stubborn fat pockets can be  tackled during a CoolSculpting® session.

Upper arms

Love tank tops but tired of bat wings? CoolSculpting® can help with that. Special applicators made specifically for the arms are attached directly to sagging fat tissue covering the triceps. When combined with a regular workout routine, CoolSculpting® is a great way of obtaining more sculpted, toned arms.

Waist, Hips, and Thighs

Stubborn fat pockets can accumulate anywhere; while some see fat gathering around their midsection, others notice it most around their lower half. At Dr. Diehl’s plastic surgery practice, CoolSculpting® can be applied to the waist, hips, and thighs as a popular multidimensional treatment strategy that leaves patients feeling more confident in their figures.  Inner and outer thigh treatments can give a more slimming contour to the legs.  Outer thigh CoolSculpting® helps with those “saddlebags” and inner thigh application can help make progress with the “thigh gap.”


Double chins aren’t the only unfortunate side effect of aging. As we age, skin stops producing important collagen and elastin, proteins that keep skin looking young and feeling firm. When production slows and ultimately stops, skin everywhere becomes loose and doesn’t “bounce back” to its original placement. Ultimately gravity takes a toll as well. Combined with weight gain and muscle loss, it is not uncommon for individuals to develop noticeable back fat during their later years. To tackle this bothersome body contouring issue, CoolSculpting® specifically target excess fat and helps tone your back to create a pleasing silhouette. Targeting the bra fat area and the lower back, or posterior flanks, can do wonders for smoothing and shrinking the silhouette.

Stop Waiting – Schedule Your Consultation Today!

While summer may be over, it’s never too early to start feeling your absolute best. In Raleigh, Dr. Diehl and her team use CoolSculpting® to help patients restore confidence in their appearance. Lynn and Sharon have been Dr. Diehl’s CoolSculpting® providers for over 6 years.  You couldn’t be in better hands or have a more experienced team working with you.  Learn more about your treatment options – schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon by calling (919) 381-5540 today!