I've been in extreme pain for some time now and was wondering what the most time I can be like this. I want to be hopeful that this will go away soon. Terrified that its going to take much longer.
Pain in Coolsculpting?
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Temporary Discomfort Following CoolSculpting
Pain after CoolSculpting
Extreme sensitivity is extremely rare and the two cases I have seen in three years in my NYC practice diminished signficantly by the second day and most went away by the second week. Some patients benefit by the use of non sterioidal antiinflammatory agents. others may need off-label uses of prescription medicaiton. We have seen in the literature and seen improvement in one of our patients the use of Gabapentin .
You need to see your physician for an evaluation and for them to prescribe what they deem to be appropriate. I can not comment on your personal circumstance as I am not treating nor examining you. I wish you the best for a quick recovery.
The information provided in Dr. Shelton's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice. The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.
Pain after Coolsculpting
It's always important if you are experiencing pain or any side effects that are worrisome to you, to contact the office in which you had your procedure done and schedule a follow up appointment. Most patients experience little to no discomfort after the procedure but for a small percentage a few days after the procedure when nerve fibers reawaken they can feel pain and tingling in the treated areas. Some patients feel better with compression and an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. In a very small number of patients we prescribe a pain relieving patch for the treated area. If you are experiencing pain, it will stop. All of our patients have had complete resolution of any pain. Good luck.
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What to expect after Coolsculpting
How long has it been since your Coolsculpting treatment? The pain after treatments is transient. Meaning it is temporary and will go away with time. Think of it as your nerves waking up as if your arm fell asleep. I know it can feel much worse than that, but it is a good reference. Compression garments can sometimes be helpful if you have been treated on your flanks or abdomen. We advise our patients to purchase Spanx, or some other type of shapewear to wear when you are hurting. Good Luck and I hope it starts to feel better!
Pain with Coolsculpting
There is discomfort, not pain associated within 10 minutes of the applicator being placed. There is mild discomfort seen for approx. 1 week after but you can resume regular activities. My patients are very satisfied and you can target many areas in one day with absolutely no downtime