I had CoolSculpting done 10 days ago and I'm still having pain in different areas of my abdomen.

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Thank you for your question.. It is common to have pain after CoolSculpting treatment. This is part of your body’s reaction to inflammation and healing and can last up to 2 weeks. If this persists please contact your treating physician. Best of Luck!

Summit Emergency Medicine Physician


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I'm sorry you are experiencing pain. It would be best to visit your doctor so he an prescribe you pain medication.

My best,

Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM

Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Coolsculpting and pain

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I appreciate your question.

The nerve pain can last a few weeks
If i persists please speak to your doctor
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!

Dr Schwartz

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