The numbness and tenderness vary from patient to patient. We have not had a patient who was restricted in their daily activities by the numbness or tenderness. Some patients do not experience these side effects at all, and many having the numbness and tenderness going away in days. Some patients will have improvement in the tenderness and numbness but the effects may linger for approximately a month.
The numbness is a temporary side effect after coolsculpting. It should gradually resolve within 2-4 weeks. Some of the most common side effects include bruising, soreness, pinching and tingling under the skin and mild cramping. All of these should improve in 1-2 weeks. Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment and are not bothered by the downtime. But if you are concern you should talk to or see your doctor to diiscuss these concerns
Yes you can still have numbness or a heavy feeling when you touch. Also the area can remain sensitive. This should decrease as the days and weeks pass by after the treatment.
We have patients experience a combination of numbness and soreness for 2-4 weeks but each week gets markedly better and eventually completely goes away. As long as it doesn't stop you from your daily activities, it is all normal.
CoolSculpting is a great way to treat the bulges on the lower abdomen and flanks. Numbness and some pain can last for up to two weeks after the procedure. If you have any concern you should return to your treating physician for examination.
The numbness that occurs after CoolSculpting can take up to 8 weeks to resolve completely, so it would not be unusual to still have some numbness 12 days after the procedure. Some people do get return of sensation faster than others though. In regards to pain after the procedure, this varies as well. It is possible to still have some pain 12 days after the treatment, but it should be improving, as it seems your pain is.