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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by Tawny2 in Los Angeles, CA
Thank you for your question. Although a compression garment will not hurt, I do not think it will significantly help either. With CoolSculpting, the reduction of fat cells is gradual and there is minimal swelling associated with the procedure so you shouldn't need the garment. But.... if you want to wear one, again, it won't hurt. Best Wishes!
There is no mention by the scientific division of Zeltiq that compression garments are needed for CoolSculpting to more effective or to decrease bruising. The use of compression garments, however, is part of the normal post operative regimen after liposuction because there are empty channels that are created by the suction removal via long thin cannulae instruments. The compression helps collapse these tunnels so the collagen can build a stronger tighther infrastructure and cause...
Liposuction requires compression garments because of the immediate tissue loss. Because coolsculpting is a slower mechanism and does not result in immediate results, then no compression garment is needed
We have done many Coolsculpting cases and we do not use a compression garment. There is no reproducible published evidence that this has any effect on the results.