I'm a slim woman of 5'5" and weigh about 117. I workout regularly and follow a healthy diet. I just had a bit of fat around my belly and had coolsculpting on my lower abs over 4 weeks ago. Of course I did not expect a sudden change, but i also did not expect my abs to look bigger than it used to. It now sticks out and I can't even suck it in anymore, It's as if the vaccum of the device sucked the fat and shaped it to stick out!!! . Will I at least go back to what it used to look like?
My belly looks bigger than before?
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Bigger Belly Following CoolSculpting
Thanks for your question regarding CoolSculpting. It sounds like you are quite slim with little extra fat. It is possible that you are experiencing some swelling following the procedure that might not be as noticeable on a larger patient. Your results should continue to improve over the next few months. If they don't, please see the plastic surgeon who performed your procedure to see what can be done.
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COOLSCULPT 4 WEEKS
Hello, I can certainly understand your frustration. At approximately 4 weeks from the procedure, it is possible (not common) to continue to have edema (swelling) at the treatment site. The maximum effects from coolsculpting tend to occur at 3 months from the procedure -- by that time, the swelling should subside. My advice would be to give it time. At 3-4 months, consult with your treating doctor to assess the areas in question. Good luck!
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Dear gdashti -
Persistent swelling at 4 weeks is to be expected as well as some numbness and perhaps a little tenderness. Your best results will be visible in 3-4 months after the procedure. If you have any concerns you should contact you doctor's office.
Best of luck,