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Are you dissatisfied with the accumulation of fat on your outer thighs, buttocks, or hips? Often called “saddlebag” fat, this can be one of the most problematic areas if you’re trying to improve your appearance. For many people, all the diet and exercise in the world just can’t make a difference when it comes to removing saddlebag fat or saddlebags. That doesn’t mean you have to live with it. Dr. B. Aviva Preminger offers several different methods to eliminate saddlebag fat in Manhattan, including multiple options that don’t require any surgery. Let’s learn more about your options when it comes to surgery-free removal of saddlebag fat.


CoolSculpting targets these troublesome areas by freezing the fat cells that exist beneath the surface layer of your skin. Once frozen, these cells die and are naturally flushed away by your body. At Preminger Plastic Surgery, we perform this procedure through a specialized cooling technology called cryolipolysis. We have special applicators made to work specifically on the thigh area thanks to their flattened shape—ideal for areas of fat such as the thighs that cannot be pinched.

CoolSculpting can be completed in about an hour, although procedure length may vary among patients. Not only can it be done on an outpatient basis, but CoolSculpting can also be completed while you watch TV, read, or listen to music. CoolSculpting is not intended as a substitute for liposuction. An ideal candidate for CoolSculpting in Manhattan already should be at or near their ideal weight.


Rather than freeze saddlebag fat, the BodyTite™ procedure uses heat to remove troublesome areas of saddlebag fat in Manhattan. First, a very small incision—only about 3 millimeters—is made. Then, using radio-frequency-assisted liposuction (or RFAL for short), a cannula delivers heat rapidly, precisely, and evenly to the target location. The heat serves to melt the fat, which is drained out through the cannula. This technology is safe; there are built-in contingencies to monitor skin temperature, as well as an automatic power cut-off and audible feedback to help ensure your safety throughout the procedure.

It takes just 15 minutes to complete a BodyTite™ treatment. You may experience some level of bruising, redness, and sensitivity following the procedure. Your skin may also feel uneven, although this should subside after a couple of weeks. You should be able to see noticeable results once the initial swelling subsides, although it could take up to a year before the full results of the procedure become visible.

Get rid of saddlebags without surgery in Manhattan

Whether you choose CoolSculpting or BodyTite™, many of the advantages are the same. You avoid surgery—which requires more preparation, entails a longer recovery time, and has a higher degree of risk. Downtime is minimal with these nonsurgical options. Stop living with that stubborn saddlebag fat. If you’d like to learn more about how Preminger Plastic Surgery can remove troublesome areas of fat such as saddlebags without surgery, call (212) 706-1900 or contact us to schedule a consultation if you’re on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or anywhere in New York City, NY.

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