hard lumps above and below the belly button making the belly button area feel very shallow and one small area where too much fat was taken out making the area very shallow... please help
Can Coolsculpting Help Smooth out the Lumps Formed from Lipo?
Doctor Answers 7
Coolsculpting cannot be used for treating the small hollows left behind from liposuction
Coolsculpting is a great tool for reducing a fat bulge in a given area by 25%. However, it cannot correct an indentation where too much fat was removed from a procedure such as liposuction. In this case, fat grafting is used to replace the missing fat. Please consult with a board certified dermatologist with expertise in coolsculpting to learn more about the procedure and the benefits of non-invasive surgery over liposuction.
Coolsculpting is not good for treating small indentations and elevations after liposuction
usually, indentations after liposuction are treated by fat grafting (fat injections of your fat harvested from distant sites) and elevations are treated by microliposuction to those focal areas to remove more fat. CoolSculpting would be too broad an area of freezing and treat the area of the applicator homogenously rather than focusing on the small elevation one has.
The information provided in Dr. Shelton's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice. The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.
CoolSculpting following Liposuction
In my pratice, we will not perform CoolSculpting on patients who have had body contouring surgery within a year from another practice without a release from their surgeon. What you are describing - divets from too much fat taken from liposuction is probably best treated with fat grafting and not with CoolSculpting
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Smoothing Things out with Coolsculpting
Thank you for your question.
Ideally, you would have a physician examine you to determine if Coolsculpting will achieve your goals. This may be a good technique to smoothen things out BUT only if the handpiece can succeed with good suction onto the areas needing treatment.
Best for you to visit an office that performs Coolsculpting and have an in person consultation to get the most precise advice.
Zeltiq CoolScultping to Help Smooth Lumps Post-Liposuction
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