Is Cool sculpturing safe for someone who had a total hysterectomy due to ovarian cancer? My final chemo was 5/2012. Cancer free.
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CoolSculpting after cancer treatment
You can have CoolSculpting as long as you are not treating over or stretching any recent (within 6 months) scars.
If your skin is also lax, PeLLeVirm can be very helpful.
Coolsculpting post cancer
Coolsculpting is a safe and effective procedure. As long as you are in good medical health and your dermatologist and internist feel that you are a good candidate and clear you then there is no reason why you can't have this non-invasive procedure. Coolsculpting is great and most of my patients return for a second area they are so happy with the results.
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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. In office evaluation is recommended to see if you are the right candidate for this procedure.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
You will definitely want to undergo a comprehensive exam and consultation prior to moving forward with treatment. The literature does not mention any issues for individuals who are post chemo but the physician will want to avoid skin that has been scarred or thinned as a result of treatment.
Best of luck,
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