CoolSculpting® Side Effects

With the right treatment on the right type of tissue, CoolSculpting® side effects will not interfere with your normal life.

“How will I feel after my CoolSculpting® treatment?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear on a daily basis. Most people want to know what the side-effects will be before making the decision to have CoolSculpting® done. A quick internet search will reveal a diverse collection of reported symptoms, ranging anywhere from mild to severe. Individual experiences will vary depending on pain tolerance, size of the applicator used, and whether or not the patient was a suitable candidate for CoolSculpting® in the first place. This is why we carefully screen each patient to ensure that CoolSculpting® is appropriate for your tissue type. This makes the post-treatment recovery much easier.

After your CoolSculpting® treatment has been completed, and the fat cells have crystallized, there are a number of recovery processes the body must go through in order to normalize and heal the treated area. Immediately following the CoolSculpting® procedure, the site may become red and there may some mild bruising. Some patients report feeling a tingling sensation just after the applicator has been removed, which often subsides by the time they leave our clinic*.

There can be some swelling in the local area as the body brings in blood and other fluids to help restore and heal the traumatized tissue. This may last for the first couple of days and can be mild. You may want to wear loose clothing initially as the surface of the skin can begin to feel numb and “weird,” as most patients describe it. As the affected tissue returns to normal, some patients experience a “pins and needles” sensation, similar to when your foot falls asleep and then begins to wake up. This can last for up to two weeks but may subside within the first week*.

Research has shown that any post-treatment discomfort, other than a slightly numb feeling just under the skin, may subside within the first week as the new you begins to take form*.

If you would like more information about how CoolSculpting® can help you reshape your body, please complete our online Request a Consultation form and we will be in contact with you as soon as we can. You can also call Seattle Aesthetics at (206) 735-7588 to speak with our staff about their own personal experiences with the CoolSculpting® procedure!

*Results and patient experience may vary. **Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.

3131 Western Ave #401
Seattle, WA 98121
Tel: (206) 735-7588

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