9.8 a1c; is coolsculpting safe?

Can coolsculpting be given if a1c is 9.8

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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.

My best,

Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM

Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

CoolSculpting vs SculpSure and HI DEF 4D CONTOURING

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Yes coolsculpting is very safe and has no effect on the Ha1C level.  I suggest you see an expert for treatment options.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

CoolSculpting is safe in the uncomplicated diabetic

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Dear k5ft2:Uncomplicated diabetes is not one of the very few contra-indications for CoolSculpting. Should you have a rash in the area of the applicator, an infection at the time of the procedure or uncontrolled diabetes, you should visit your Primary Care Provider to assist in its resolution. Please consult with a Certified CoolSculpting Team for the best advice for this technique. You should visit your PCP or endocrinologist for an elevated A!C. All the best!

Dean P. Kane, MD, FACS
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 103 reviews

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CoolSculpting in Diabetes

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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

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