Would I be a good candidate for Cool Sculpt and Velashape after my hernia repair?
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Wait 3 Months After Hernia Repair to Have CoolSculpting
Following CoolSculpting, for loose skin, other cosmetic procedures such as Pellefirm and Velashape help tighten the skin by heating the deep layers of the skin, which stimulates the protein found in your skin. This process causes new collagen formation and production in the dermis which results in skin tightening. Further, Pellevé is another common procedure I perform that helps patients remove the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. Pellevé is very effective in which it revitalizes the skin through deep tissue heating and gives a mechanical massage for cellulite, thus improving the appearance of your skin. The procedure takes up to four to six treatments for the best results. Best, Dr. Ariel Ostad.
CoolSculpting can be performed six months after surgery.
you can not have coolsculpting in the area of the hernia
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
best of luck!
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Coolsculpting and Hernia
I would not recommend that you proceed with coolscupting unless your surgeon clears you for surgery after the procedure. The minimum length of time is three months after the surgical procedure. Because the applicator can produce a great deal of suction, it is important that the surgeon be consulted and clear you for the procedure before proceeding.
CoolSculpting over a hernia
CoolSculpting (CS) is tried and true as a non-surgical option for fat reduction in a skin bulge.
It does have its limitations and therefore you should discuss your desires and goals with a Certified CoolSculpting Physician.
A hernia is a hole or defect in the "corset or girdle" separating your organs from the fat and skin above it. It is possible that this defect may contain intestine or other organs which when pulled on by the suction or "frozen" unintentionally by the CS applicator may injure you and cause complications; although I have yet to hear of this complication.
If you do have a hernia which is not suctioned into the applicator, you will have no concern.
If you desire to CS a bulge which contains a hernia, I recommend to have the hernia repaired and wait no less than 3 months for adequate scar formation to heal the hernia repair. The CS technician must make sure it is fully healed.
Other options include having your hernia repaired and surgical liposuction all together by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is able to do both.
I hope this was helpful! Good luck!
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