9.8 a1c; is coolsculpting safe?
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Coolsculpting is safe for someone with high HgA1c.
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.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting is safe in the uncomplicated diabetic
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CoolSculpting is a very safe procedure and can be used safely in diabetics. Your diabetes and HgA1c will not be affected by Coolsculpting, neither negatively or positively. With a HbA1c at this level my concern for your overall health supersedes the cosmetic benefits of Coolsculpting. You have not given us your BMI. If it is >27 then for the benefit of your overall health you want to do everything you can to get to a healthy weight (BMI