Zeltiq CoolSculpting - Are There Any Side Effects?
- Asked by Sas12 in Orange County, CA
- 2 years ago
Zeltiq Coolsculpting- what to expect
During the CoolSculpting procedure there is very little discomfort, generally in the one hour treatment the discomfort is only in the first few minutes of the initial phase when the area is getting cold. The discomfort during and after the procedure that may be related to suction seems to depend on how thin the patient is...the less there is to draw up in to the chamber and subsequently freeze the more a person may feel it. After the procedure you may experience some bruising, swelling, a transient pins and needles sensation (like you may get when your foot falls asleep and then starts 'waking up') and some dull achiness. Patients aren't generally limited from their normal activities after the treatment as a result of discomfort. Our patients have been extremely happy with the results and none have put off a second treatment due to side effects from the first....they are not only ready and excited for their second treatments but usually add some new areas as well.
Dr. Grant Stevens
Web reference: http://www.marinaplasticsurgery.com
Side Effects Following CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive technique whereby skin and fat are compressed between two flat surfaces. After it is held in this position, the temperature is dropped to a point that will result in damaging the fat layer enough so that it begins a cycle of dissolving. The reduction of fat is sometimes variable and many people need more than one visit to achieve acceptable results. Aside from some soreness, it is unlikely you would experience and complications.
CoolSculpting Side Effects
CoolSculpting is an FDA approved class II medical device. It is safe for most healthy people. There certainly are some exceptions. CoolSculpting (like most aesthetic devices) has not been tested on women who are pregnant or breast feeding. Therefore, women who are pregnant, breast feeding, or trying to become pregnant are not ideal candidates. There are several other contraindications that your doctors office can discuss with you.
In the office of Michael Law MD, we do will not perform CoolSculpting on people with the following conditions
1) Pregnant, breast feeding or trying to become pregnant
2) Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, or currently suffering from any other auto-immune disorder that causes excessive pain, weakness or discomfort
3) Hernia or history of hernia in the area to be treated
4) A BMI of 34 or more (Bodybuilders or individuals with extremely muscular physiques could possibly be an exception
5) Any person currently suffering from chronic pain
6) Any person who has had body contouring surgery within the last 12 months without written consent from your physician
7) Any person who has a health condition or injury that prevents them from walking 1 mile each day
8) Individuals with a history of anorexia or bulimia in the last twelve months
9) Any person under the age of 19
10) Individuals with lymphedema or other conditions effecting the lymphatic system
Web reference: http://www.michaellawmd.com/coolsculpting.html
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Side effects from Coolsculpting
What we have seen after Coolsculpting is occasional "hickeys" / slight bruising and redness this last one- two days. You may also experience slight swelling for a day or two. You will be tender to the touch for about 4-7 days and possibly experience some itching for about 24 hours after about a week when the numbness wears off. Hopefully this answers your question!
Side Effects of CoolSculpting
Zeltiq CoolSculpting is considered a breakthrough in non-surgical fat removal. Using a handpiece and cooling technology, localized fat bulges can be eliminated, up to 25% by 4-8 weeks post-procedure. This is not a procedure that is recommended for obese patients, or to be used as a substitute for liposuction or other surgical fat removal method. As a physician, when I see a patient who is interesting in loosing fatty tissue bulges in area of their abdomen, thighs, and 'love handles', CoolSculpting is very often my recommendation. My physical exam also needs to show areas of pliable, pinch-able fat tissue, large enough to fit well into the CoolSculpting handpiece to garner a tight suction, to know optimal results can be achieved.
Side effects of CoolSculpting? Zeltiq CoolSculpting is a quick and safe treatment for fat reduction, with few side effects. During the procedure,only a slight discomfort may be experienced from suction/pulling from the handpiece, and a therapeutic cooling. Some patients will experience redness and minor bruising for the first 24-48 hours. There may also be some bit of tingling, numbness, and slight discomfort in the treated area, but these symptoms will resolve completely on their own in the 1-3 weeks following treatment. Normal activities can usually resume the day after your CoolSculpting, and quite often, my patients are able to return to work the same day as their treatment.
Zeltiq has few side effects
Zeltiq has few side effects mostly llimited to localized soreness and tenderness for a few days at the treatment site. Some patients also have localized bruising from the pulling of the adaptor on the skin to freeze the fat. All of these side effects are temporary and resolve in approximately a week. The fat freezing where 20 percent of the fat in a given area is gone is permanent!
Side Effects of CoolSculpting
The initial few minutes of the process can be uncomfortable, but people do not require relaxation or pain medication. Within about 5 minutes you’ll lose sensation in the area and will easily be able to talk on the phone, read, use your computer, or watch TV. Some patients nap. Afterwards, a few patients may experience short temporary redness, bruising, or mild discomfort in the treated areas that resolves quickly.
Coolsculpting side effects
Side effects of Coolsculpting can include bruising, numbness, and discomfort. However, if they occur the effects usually resolve in 1-3 weeks.
Web reference: http://marylandcosmeticsurgeryinc.com/coolsculpting/
CoolSculpting side effects
Some side effects include, but are not limited to:
1. bruising for up to three weeks or more
2. soreness for several weeks
3.sensitivity or numbness for several weeks
4. slight swelling
5. lack of desired improvement
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is a very safe treatment and the majority of patients receive good results.
Web reference: http://www.thenyac.com/zeltiq/index.html
Side Effects of CoolSculpting
Different from other techniques of fat loss, CoolSculpting excludes the use of needles, anesthesia or pain medication, recovery time or restrictions, and surgery. Throughout the treatment, controlled cooling is administered with a non-invasive applicator to an area intentionally targeting fat cells. As the procedure is initiated, vacuum pressure draws tissue into an applicator cup between cooling panels. The vacuum pressure may cause sensations of deep pulling, tugging and pinching in the area being treated.
You may experience bruising, tingling, discomfort, etc.. These side effects usually subside within 2-3 weeks after the treatment.
I hope this helps.