Post coolsculpting, is the treated area supposed to be considerably firmer than before the treatment?
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2 Days after Coolsculpting
CoolSculpting Side Effects
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. After coolsculpting, it is normal to feel like this due t the swelling, bruising, ect.)
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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After treatment with CoolSculpting, patients can experience bruising, soreness, and swelling of the treatment areas. The initial swelling after the procedure will result in firmness of the areas, but this will subside. Over the few couple months, patients see a gradual reduction in the thickness of fat of the treated zones. Most patients see the most dramatic results after 1-3 months. Remember to communicate any concerns as you are recovering from the treatment to your board-certified plastic surgeon. Good luck and congratulations on your procedure!
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Firmness After CoolSculpting
The firmness is a combination of swelling and bruising both of which are normal after CoolSculpting. With the bruising you described there will be more associated swelling. Also, there can be a lot variability in these symptoms between different people and even between different treatments in the same person. As long as every thing is slowly moving in the right direction, patience is the best answer.
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