Can You Have This Procedure if You Are a Diabetic?

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Coolsculpting for diabetic patients

You can definitely have Coolsculpting done if you are a diabetic. We have had many diabetic patients do Coolsculpting with excellent results.  Often times patients with diabetes don't want to have surgery or are not good surgical candidates, so Coolsculpting is an excellent alternative for patients that want body contouring without surgery.  Good luck.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting and Diabetes

Diabetes is not a contraindication for having CoolSculpting.  Since the entire procedure is non-invasive it is much safer in general than a surgical procedure.  Please find a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with CoolSculpting for the best cosmetic results.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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CoolSculpting on a Diabetic Patient

CoolSculpting has been safely performed on many diabetic patients.  This is not a contraindication, although it is always important to have a thorough consultation with a trusted CoolSculpting provider to review all of your medical information.  Your provider may decide to not treat over an area where you regularly inject insulin, or ask you to change the injection site temporarily. 

CoolSculpting is a popular and effective treatment for fat reduction on patients who prefer a non surgical method of body sculpting.  Providers with high volume may have access to special pricing that is not available at all practices.  Find a top provider in your area on the CoolSculpting website.  My practice in Raleigh NC offers patients free CoolSculpting through Instant Rebates. 

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 118 reviews


Coolsculpting is safe in diabetic patients. In fact, it is a preferable treatment for some diabetic individuals who may not be candidates for more invasive procedures such as body liposuction or tummy tuck surgery. In our center's extensive experience, diabetic patients enjoy the same success with the Coolsculpting procedure as other patients.

Jeffrey B. Wise, MD, FACS
Wayne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 156 reviews


Coolsculpting can be performed in a diabetic. It is non surgical and some of the healing issues associated with diabetes are ameliorated 

David L. Abramson, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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