I just got my lower abs and muffin tops done (zeltiq) and I was wondering if I can use a compression garment to help the fat disolve and keep the skin tight. I know is not necessary as with liposuction but maybe I thought it could help. Thanks
Can I Use a Compression Garment After Zeltiq?
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Making Cool Sculpting Work Better for You
Wearing a compression garmet immediately after Cool Scultping has been great for our patients! Its sort of like asking, "why wear compression after laser assisted liposuction?", of course you would. When we began Cool Sculpting we had heard about the discomfort, bruising, and swelling that you, the patients were talking about on Real Self, so our patients from the begining, were asked if the minded using compression, short term, for 3 to 5 days, after their Zeltiq Cool Sculpting treatments, and no one said no. And what a difference, just what you would expect, bruising almost none, greater comfort, less swelling, and results that look great and may even be seen sooner.
Compression Garment after Coolsculpting
You don't need a compression garment after coolsculpting unlike lipo because with lipo you need to wear a compression garment to get the overlying skin to attach to the remaining fat below. With coolsculpting it is a slow gradual reduction in fat that does not cause a gap between your fat and overlying skin. The only reason to wear a compression garment is to reduce some of the symptoms of twinges, cramps, or skin sensitivity after the procedure. Actually it is probably more comfortable to wear tight pantyhose, Spanx or Ace wrap the area for a short time until the symptoms resolve.
Compression Garment Necessity after Zeltiq
Wonderful question gaby_girrl. A compression garment after Zeltiq will not be able to improve the fat removal process or assist in the tightening of your overlying treated skin. Therefore, it is not necessary to wear a compression garment after receiving Zeltiq. Wishing you the best.
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Zeltiq or coolsculting does not require a compression garment after treatment. However, if you would like to wear one, it will not change your results.
Compression garments are not needed after CoolSculpting
I doubt you would adversely affect the results of the CoolSculpting by wearing a compression garment but there is no evidence that it will help improve the result. You may wish to check with your doctor if there is any reason to avoid wearing it based on how your treatment with Zeltiq went. Compression garments are routinely worn after liposuction because of how they help flatten the tunnels of empty space created by the fat removal and it helps minimize bruising, none of which are needed in Zeltiq. There can be bruising with Zeltiq but this is an immediate bruise from the suction, unlike the bleeding from deeper canals in liposuction that occurs during and after the treatment (although it is minimized with tumescent liposuction).
Garment after CoolSculpting
Thank you for your question.
Although a compression garment will not hurt, I do not think it will significantly help either. With CoolSculpting, the reduction of fat cells is gradual and there is minimal swelling associated with the procedure so you shouldn't need the garment. But.... if you want to wear one, again, it won't hurt.
Nope on the Garments
No garment is necessary after Zeltiq. Gentle massaging of the area for 5 minutes after the procedure is all that is necessary.
Are compressions garments necessary after CoolSculpting?
The use of compressions garments are not necessary with CoolSculpting. One of the many nice things about the CoolSculpting procedure is that the post operative management is so minimal. This includes having no downtime, minimal discomfort in most cases, and the lack of need to wear or do anything.
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