I've had fat grafted and want CoolSculpting. Do they mix?
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Coolsculpting and Fat Grafting
Yes, you can have CoolSculpting done after fat grafting. CoolSculpting works by delivering precise controlled cooling to effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are frozen, and then die. Over time your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates it. Patients can expect up to 20% reduction in one treatment. I recommend seeing an expert to determine if you are candidate
Coolsculpting and fat grafting
Provided you are otherwise healthy, you absolutely should be able to reduce your hips with coolsculpting despite the previous fat transfer.
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.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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If you have fat, then non invasive options can be used to give improvement. I suggest you see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer.
Coolsculpting after fat grafting
Fat is fat, and Coolsculpting will permanently destroy fat whether it was grafted or not. You should be a good candidate. I'd recommend you see someone with a significant amount of experience with Coolsculpt.
Andrew Campbell, M.D.
Quintessa Aesthetic Centers
Coolsculpting in an area of fat grafting
I have never done this before. My guess is that the treatment will work, but not to the extent it normally would. There is going to be some fibrosis/scarring. Another option is Kybella. I think this can be more accurately placed.
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