Is Cool-sculpting Safe for Me?

looking for non-invasive fat reduction options... there are so many types in the market...not sure which one would really work... i have been looking at cool-sculpting as one of the it safe... i have high BP and sinus tachycardia... is it safe to do this procedure on me? would there me any side effects?

Doctor Answers 13

CoolSculpting Eliminates Fat Safely

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CoolSculpting is one of the safest techniques available for permanently eliminating small pockets of stubborn fat. Side effects tend to be minimal but may include bruising, swelling, redness, soreness and numbness. When you have an in-person consultation with a board-certified dermatologist, your health will be evaluated to ensure that you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting.

Washington DC Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

CoolSculpting Is Safe

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CoolSculpting is a very safe way to permanently eliminate stubborn pockets of fat without surgery or significant downtime. If you have health issues, you should first get medical clearance from your specialist before receiving CoolSculpting. However, CoolSculpting is very non-invasive and it can usually be performed safely in patients with controlled chronic diseases such as high blood pressure or diabetes. At times I will call a patient’s doctor and explain the CoolSculpting procedure. This is reassuring to both your medical doctor and you. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to find out how CoolSculpting can safely get you the body you want.  

Kimberly Butterwick, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 20 reviews


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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. Coolsculpting is safe and low risk for a person with high blood pressure.

My best,

Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM

Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Coolsculpting and safety

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Coolsculpting is a very safe non-surgical procedure.  With proper patient screening it is the best non-invasive fat reduction method now in use.  Coolsculpting has just introduced two new hand pieces for the inner and outer thigh area which are extremely safe and effective.  For the best results please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience in coolsculpting.

CoolSculpting Non Invasive Fat Reduction

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CoolSculpting has been a very popular choice for reducing fat without surgery or down time.  Common side effects from CoolSculpting tend to be mild but it is important for you to have a personal consultation and assessment with a trusted CoolSculpting provider.  You can find information about the treatment and providers in your area from the CoolSculpting website. 

In Raleigh, NC my practice is the top provider of the region and because of this status we give our patients buy one get one free instant rebates for CoolSculpting.  Coolsculpting consults at my practice are complimentary and my staff thoroughly discusses the patient history and medical condition, information about the procedure, and gives a physical assessment to determine the best treatment plan. 

Along with offering our patients a free CoolSculpting treatment with each full price treatment purchased, we offer CoolSculpting Complete which includes dual machines for quicker treatment, compression binder for comfort and to help with swelling, and vibrational therapy treatments to assist with the lymphatic drainage of the fat cells.

Visit a trusted CoolSculpting medical provider for a consultation to determine if CoolSculpting is safe for you personally.


Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 123 reviews


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In comparison to other procedures, CoolSculpting enjoys a strong safety profile. In our center, we have performed the procedure on a variety of individuals, some of whom would not be ideal candidates for more invasive procedures. Only your surgeon can determine if the procedure is optimal for your aesthetic needs and if you are a medical candidate. Good luck!

Jeffrey B. Wise, MD, FACS
Wayne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 170 reviews

Coolsculpting is safe in properly selected patients

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We have been performing Coolsculpting since FDA approval three years ago.

This is a safe procedure when used properly and in properly selected patients in FDA approved areas.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

Cool Sculpting Safe?

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Thank you for your question. You should have medical clearance prior to this and any other similar procedure and not undergo any increased risk of a problem. The procedure is generally safe, but compromised health can alter the safety profile. I hope this helps.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Cool Sculpting

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Cool Sculpting is a non invasive, non surgical way to reduce localized fat content so should be safe for you. Contact your primary care doctor and the Cool Sculpting MD for further discussion. The results are noticeable and many patients happy but it does not have the same potential or predictability for fat reduction as liposuction

CoolSculpting is very safe.

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CoolSculpting is a procedure that most people can have done with no problems. The only side effects are some sensitivity and possible light bruising in the area treated for a few days. You should be able to return to normal activities right away, even some of my patients go to the gym the same day! While there are some machines that use heat and can cause unwanted issues, the CoolSculpting machine brings the skin right above freezing level for about 1 hour and then the skin returns to normal once the hand piece is taken off. You don't have the risk of burning or injury to the tissues this way. I highly recommend it! 

Juan A. Brou, MD
Oklahoma City Plastic Surgeon

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.