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. It is a very safe procedure. immediate adverse reactions are rare but could include bruising and swelling. Every treatment, 20 to 25% subcutaneous fat is reduced in the area the treatment was performed on.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
CoolSculpting Side Effects and Safety
Thank you very much for your question. CoolSculpting is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe, noninvasive method for fat elimination. Side effects of CoolSculpting can include redness, tingling or numbness in the treatment area, and minor swelling. The swelling should resolve in one to two weeks, following your treatment. The procedure will not interfere with your chance for pregnancy in the future, and will not affect the efficacy of your birth control pills or your medications for polycystic ovary syndrome. I recommend scheduling a consultation appointment with an experienced plastic surgeon to further discuss the CoolSculpting procedure and decide if you are a good candidate for this technique.
CoolSculpting Side Effects
CoolSculpting is a very safe and effective treatment. Common side effects are numbness, swelling, and bruising. CoolSculpting does not affect any future pregnancies or birth control. It freezes the fat cells in the treated area and your body naturally eliminates them. You may have some bloating immediately following your treatment, but should not months later. It would be best for you to have an in-person consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon and a Certified CoolSculpting Specialist to see if this is the best treatment for you.
Dear COSTA1992, You have great questions. Cool Sculpting will not have any effect on you getting pregnant in the future and is not a problem with you being on birth control. Always run your medications by your provider but all the above is not a documented contraindication for cool sculpting. Make sure to go to a center that is thorough in their consultation so you can make sure this is the right treatment for you. In regards to your last question, there is some swelling following abdominal treatments in some cases but not all. If you are swollen following abdominal treatments is should resolve within 3-4 weeks at most. Best of Luck
CoolSculpting vs SculpSure and HI DEF 4D CONTOURING
Coolsculpting is very safe, I suggest you get a formal consultation with an expert in surgical and non surgical contouring so you can decide if this treatment is for you and if you are a candidate for it. Best, Dr. Emer.
How does Coolsculpting effect you
Coolsculpting focuses only on the superficial fat in a very limited and specific area in which the applicator is placed. It does not have any effect on your ability to get pregnant, your PCOS/PCOD or any medications you may be taking. Coolsculpting does not render you immune from weight gain or specifically weight gain in the abdominal area. If you have had periodic issues with bloating in the past, you can still experience periodic bloating in those areas but nothing that is as a result of Coolsculpting. Consider a consultation with a Coolsculpting provider to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment.