I got coolsculpting done a little over a week ago on my lower stomach. No swelling, pain or bruising. Just a little numb. Iv noticed though that my right side of my stomach is slightly larger than my left now? What if my stomach becomes and stays uneven ? Does this happen to people who have done coolsculpting? PLEASE HELP ME
Why is the Left Side of my Belly Shrinking but Right Side is Staying the Same?
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Asymmetry One Week Post CoolSculpting
Asymmetry of CoolSculpting for fat reduction
there can be uneveness after liposuction and all non-invasive fat reduction techniques. If you see a definite difference between the left and right sides, than wait a couple of months, see your doctor and consider treating only the side that is still enlarged. rarely this asymmetry is caused by scoliosis.
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.
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As it has been only a week since you have your CoolSculpting procedure performed, it is too soon to draw any conclusions regarding your response to the treatment. It is possible that one side of your abdomen is responding faster or is a little more swollen, which may manifest in some apparent, temporary asymmetry. Any asymmetry due to those reasons should even out. In the highly unlikely event that this asymmetry persists due to other factors, you could always touch up an area with another session of CoolSculpting or Liposonix.
Uneven after one week
You are still very early in the process of seeing your results from Coolsculpting so don't be concerned. Sometimes one side of the body does respond quicker than the other side and within a short period of time the other, lagging side, has gotten caught up. Though the same body and same area, the two sides can respond quite differently. Some patients have some asymmetry to begin with and become more aware of it after the procedure. Times like this pre-treatment photos are beneficial. If for whatever reason, you seem significantly different on one side versus the other you can quite easily have an extra treatment on just one side. Coolsculpting, for our patients, has resulted in beautiful, even, smooth results and even helped to correct some lumpiness and irregularities after patients have had previous liposuction. After a week, don't be concerned with the outcome of treatment just yet. Be patient and follow up with the office where you were treated 6-8 weeks following your initial treatment.