New 'thigh-gap' treatment gains popularity

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz -- You may have heard about the so-called "thigh gap." It's that elusive gap some very slender women have between their thighs.

Many women are doing whatever it takes to create that look. And some are turning to a new procedure that could help them attain that thigh gap.

Heidi Goitia brought us the details from Scottsdale's Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

CoolSculpting is a new FDA-cleared treatment designed to thin thighs, trim saddlebags and even treat jiggly arms.

"CoolSculpting works through something called cryolipolysis," says medical esthetician Kristy Harris. "It's basically freezing the fat cells."

CoolSculpting uses fat-freezing technology to target safely kill fat cells so they can be naturally eliminated by the body. The treatment requires no surgery, and no downtime.

CoolSculpting is performed in “cycles” with each cycle taking an hour and covers one area. Typically, separate cycles are needed for the upper and lower abdomen (each an hour), and each flank requires separate hour cycles.

Best of all, there's no pain involved. "It actually feels pretty good," says Harris. "This will just feel cool. There isn't any suction with this particular applicator; there isn't any discomfort. It just feels a little cool."

The procedure costs $700 a session.

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