I have booked Cryogenic Lypolsis and have COPD.

Is a COPD patient ok to have Cryogenic Lipolysis?

Doctor Answers 6


There is no contraindication for patients with COPD for this procedure. Prior to having the treatment, your internist/primary care physician should provide medical clearance for the procedure, and speak directly with the treating physician so the treating physician has a clear understanding of the severity of your condition. The treating physician should then craft a treatment plan/schedule that fits your condition and needs/objectives.

West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Is a COPD Patient ok to have cryogenic Lipolysis

It depends on a number of factors. How severe is your COPD and what part of your body is undergoing cryogenic lipolysis? You may be in one position for several hours which may impair your breathing. If your degree of COPD is severe, then you should take a more conservative approach with the length of time for treatment and the position you will be placed. However, there is no contraindication for this type of procedure.

Michael Stefan, MD
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
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COPD and Coolsculpting

Coolsculpting is a great technique for reducing a bulge in a given area.  To make sure that you are cleared for the procedure you should consult your internist.  Since it is non-invasive procedure, as long as you in good health you will probably be a good candidate. For the best results please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience in cool sculpting.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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As coolsculpting is completely non-invasive, having COPD should not prevent you from having the procedure.

Shim Ching, MD
Honolulu Plastic Surgeon
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Coolsculpting and COPD

Generally COPD is not a contraindication to Coolsculpting which is a noninvasive way to reduce unwanted pockets of fat. Best to have a consult with a physician though to make sure you are a good candidate. Coolsculpting was invented by Harvard dermatologists and I recommend patients see a board certified physician with expertise in Coolsculpting to achieve optimal results.

Omar Ibrahimi, MD, PhD
Stamford Dermatologic Surgeon
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Cool sculpting

Each patient needs to be seen an examined.  This is a non-invasive procedure.  Lung conditions which are otherwise problematic for surgical procedures due to IVF fluid administration would not have those risks. Once again each patient should have a history taken and a medical exam performed.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.