CoolSculpting. Is this indentation normal? (Photo)
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CoolSculpting. Is this indentation normal?
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This result is not something that should be expected after CoolSculpting, and it is difficult for me to conceive of how it could have come about. If I were seeing you in consultation, I would want to see a copy of your treatment record. It is possible you did not have a CoolSculpting treatment; there are a number of knockoffs that can give unpredictable results.
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You won't start to see results with Coolsculpting until about 4 weeks out, with maximal results at 12 weeks. Sometimes, an area needs more than one treatment. If that's the case, it can be done at 8-10 weeks out. I would wait up to the 12 weeks to see how things settle/change. If the area that didn't respond still has too much volume, it may need another treatment. The 12 weeks will also give the tissues time to settle. If the indentation remains or worsens, it could be because the applicators were mal-positioned. If that's the case you could try to lessen the appearance of the indentation via reducing fat around it or it may need to be fat grated by a plastic surgeon. Not ideal, but there is a solution.
This is not a normal result from CoolSculpting. If you were having the fat below the umbilicus treated then there should be no indentation above the umbilicus unless the applicator was misplaced. I recommend you followup with your provider to discuss your results.
Indentation after CoolSculpting procedure
it is important to see before and after pictures as often times certain features could have been present before the procedure or can be accentuate after the procedure. But the short answer is yes, indentation can occur after th CoolSculpting procedure and may depend on applicator placement.
Options for treatment include performing CoolSculpting around the indentation to minimize the appearances, using Trusculpting for melting some of the fat or consultation for localized liposuction.
I would reach out to the provider who performed the procedure but there are treatment options
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