I had CoolSculpting done on my other thighs about three weeks ago.

The day spa I got to get a Swedish massage has a body treatment "cellulite body wrap combines deep tissue and lymphatic massage on hips and thighs, thinking of getting this treatment will this be ok ?

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Coolsculpting is an excellent form of non-invasive  fat reduction for the right patient. It has no downtime.  your massage will not be a problem. Some applicators take 1 or 2 hours but the new advantage applicators take only 35 minutes and have significantly less risk for delayed onset pain (especially in the abdomen). Results are seen at 2 months and typically 1-3 treatments will be necessary on each area to achieve ideal results. The number of treatments depends on the amount of fat there and the patient's goals.  There is not downtime and the results can be impressive in the right patient.  We also use the Zimmer Z-wave for improved patient comfort and added results. The best candidates are those who are in pretty good shape with areas of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter what.

My best,

Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM

Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

I had CoolSculpting done on my other thighs about three weeks ago.

Thank you for your question. There is no downtime associated with CoolSculpting. That being said, you can return to your normal activities and should be fine to have a massage. Please keep in mind that you may experience bruising and swelling in the treatment area, and that these areas may be a little tender during your massage. Regards, 

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 469 reviews


Since CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure and there is no real down time, returning back to normal activity is completely at your digression. Meaning, if you are feeling up to it, and not sore in the area of treatment, it is completely fine to have a massage.  This will not alter your results in any way. However, it is always a good idea to consult with the location that treated you.

Keith Durante, MD, FACS
New York General Surgeon

Massage after Coolsculpting

There is no problem with having a massage after Coolsculpting.  Early on the treated area may be sore or numb.  For some people having a massage when the treated area is still sore ruins the notion of a relaxing massage but it is perfectly safe to do.  Enjoy your massage!

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 147 reviews

Massage after Coolsculpting

Thanks for the question.  Massage over an area of Coolsculpting should not be a problem.  If it is still tender then I would advise waiting until you are no longer tender in that area.  Otherwise I think this should be find.  If you have any concerns, I would suggest talking with the doctor who performed the Coolsculpting procedure for any further instructions.  Best of luck!

Josh Waltzman, MD, MBA
Long Beach Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

CoolSculpting and Massage

Yes, you can get a massage following your treatment.  At our office, we offer different massage-like treatments to help with cellulite in combination with CoolSculpting.  If you are concerned, check with the doctor who did your CoolSculpting treatments.  

Jeffrey Hartog, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

Coolsculpting and massage

yes you can get massage even immediately after coolsculpting. I suggest you see your phyisician to determine what is best.  Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 196 reviews

Body wrap and lymphatic massage after CoolSculpting

I see know reason for you to not get the body wrap and lymphatic massage at this point after the CoolSculpting procedure. Enjoy the spa treatment!

Shaun Patel, MD
Miami Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

Massage and cellulite treatment after CoolSculpting

Dear Rosie B,
There should be no problem having a Swedish massage and body wrap after your Coolsculpting. You should be starting to see results from your procedure at about the same time, so the combination may be a nice treat.

Stacey Folk, MD
Denver Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

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