Coolsculpting is an excellent form of non-invasive fat reduction for
the right patient. 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. Every patient reacts differently to the procedure and not feeling numb doesn't change the results.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Thank you very much for your question. Every patient will react to the CoolSculpting procedure differently. The fact that you are not experiencing any numbness following the treatment should have no bearing on your results. However, the benefits of CoolSculpting will take weeks to begin to appear, and final results will not be noticeable for about three months. If you have any further concerns, I recommend contacting your CoolSculpting provider.
Numbness and tingling post treatment of Coolsculpting does not happen to everyone. So to answer your question, Yes, Coolsculpting still will work. To see maximum results of a treatment it can take up to 12 weeks. Hope this helps.
While numbness is a side effect of this procedure, not all patients experience this sensation. The best way to note your results is to follow the treatment plan given to you by a certified CoolSculpting Center/Plastic Surgeon and to see how you look/feel after the 90 day mark.
Not all patient experience the same feelings following treatments. I would not be concerned if you do not have this issue. Remember it can take up to 90 days to see results. Best of Luck.
While temporary numbness is common after coolsculpting, not every patient will have numbness after coolsculpting. Ensure that you choose a Certified Coolsculpting Practice and you will get the optimal treatment.
Thank you for your question. Temporary numbness is common after the Coolsculpting. Not everyone has numbness following the treatment and as long as the treatment was completed you should see an improvement. It is not uncommon to have delayed onset of pain around 5 days after Coolsculpting. The discomfort is due to inflammation of the tissue. Not everyone has pain or numbness. The intermittent discomfort tends to subside within a week. It generally takes about 1 to 2 weeks for the swelling subside. The numbness can take longer to resolve, especially with the larger abdominal Cool Max applicator. I do recommend compression for at least 3 weeks or until he numbness has resolved. We utilize the new Cool Advantage applicators which are much more comfortable and reduce treatment time to 35 minutes. We currently have 4 Coolsculpting machines and can offer "Dual Sculpting" which further reduces the treatment time. I recommend keeping in touch with the office of your treating provider and regular follow-up. Best wishes.
Numbness is a common side effect of the procedure, but doesn't necessarily happen to everyone. Sometimes patients are numb in one area and not the other, so it can vary. As long as you completed the treatment, it should work. Wait the full 3 months to see your results.
If the area was treated for the full treatment time, the result will be apparent in 3 months. Best, Dr. Emer.
Thank you for your question. Numbness does not indicate a successful procedure. If you have any concerns or feel that the procedure was not done correctly, I would speak to your treating physician. Regards,