I had Cool Sculpting done three days ago...the large device on my lower abdomen and small one on upper abdomen. My abdomen is noticibly swollen. I have actually gained about 1.5 lbs even tho I am eating less and healthier. Is this temporary water gain from swelling normal?
Is Abdominal Swelling Normal After CoolSculpting?
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Post Coolsculpting swelling
It is not uncommon to have swelling after Coolsculpting. I would suggest that you wait 2-3 weeks and typically this resolves otherwise discuss with your physician.
Swelling after Zeltiq CoolSculpting is normal
Although it is considered to have minimal down time, Zeltiq CoolSculpting chills the fat and causes the fat cells to die. This creates inflammation which helps the body get rid of fat cells. Swelling and bruising can occur. It may last for a few weeks and improves on its own.
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Swelling after Zeltiq
It is definitely not unusual to have swelling after Zeltiq. Swelling can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Some patients may also have bruising and tenderness in the treated areas, some numbness, tingling, pins and needles-like sensation...these are all quite normal. If you feel the swelling is excessive or it persists more than a few weeks, follow up with the office that treated you so they can advise you.
Dr. Grant Stevens
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Swelling after CoolSculpting can happen, and resolves in hours to days.
Swelling after CoolSculpting can happen, and resolves in hours to days. Your swelling should probably resolve in the next few days to one to two weeks. Tenderness, if present, may last a few weeks maximum, but typically goes away after a few days. Not every patient will develop these symptoms but, if they do, they are always transient. I recommend to my patients to take ibuprofen 400 mg by mouth two to three times a day for several days until the discomfort and swelling get better.
Swelling after CoolSculpting
Swelling after the CoolSculpting procedure is absolutely normal and may last several weeks after treatment.
Coolsculpting and abdominal swelling
Swelling can be normal following CoolSculpting. However if you do not experience swelling, that does not mean your treatment was not effective.
Find the most experienced CoolSculpting medical facility inn your area. This information can be found on the CoolSculpting site. As the top provider of CoolSculpting in our area, my Raleigh, NC practice is able to offer a free treatment with an instant rebate when also getting a full priced treatment at the same time.
Additionally, we perform a CoolSculpting protocol we call CoolSculting Complete. This includes standing on a vibrational plate in order to enhance lymphatic drainage. The lymphatic system is necessary to clear the frozen fat from the body after a treatment. believe this has significantly improved the results we have seen in our patients
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Swelling After CoolSculpting
The CoolSculpt applicator sucks in your skin and fat and selectively freezes the fat in the treatment area. This can cause trauma to the area. Some side effects are tenderness, bruising, swelling, sensitivity, and numbness. All of these symptoms are usually temporary. If they persist beyond a few weeks, you should see your doctor.
Side effects of Coolsculpting on abdomen
Swelling is completely normal, especially when you are treated in the abdominal area. Swelling may last as long as two weeks. The majority of the swelling and sensitivity will be during the first week. By the end of the second week you will begin to feel less bloated. You may continue to be sensitive, sore and numb for an additional 2-3 weeks. By week six you will begin to notice a reduction in volume. Remember to drink water and stay active to allow for proper lymphatic drainage.
Swelling after CoolSculpting
Typically, there is minimal to no downtime after CoolSculpting though patients may experience temporary pain or discomfort. Side effects can include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness to the touch, cramping, itching, tingling, and numbness. Numbness can persist up to several weeks after a procedure. Your symptoms are totally normal and will subside in time. Best of luck.
Swelling After Cool Scultping
It is very possible that cool sculpting causes some bruising and swelling with certain patients. After all, every body is different and cool sculpting will target the fat cells regardless of any slight difference with the anatomical fat distribution among patients.
The cool sculpting (Zeltiq) freezes the fat cells (cryoplipolysis) without affecting other tissues; the fat in the adipocytes (fat cells) will freeze at a controlled temperature inducing cellular apopotisis (programmed cell death) that may induce swelling due to a localized inflammation. The patient's immune system will have to "clean" the dead fat cells after they are pushed to commit suicide.
I hope this helps.
Thank you for your inquiry.
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These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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