How soon after liposuction is it okay to try cool sculpting? I'm 21 and heal fast, and I'm about 4 months post-op.
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Liposuction then CoolSculpting
The healing time following liposuction is no less than 3 and many times 6-12 months before you will see your final effect. During this period of time, there is swelling and lumpy scar and resolving fatty tissue healing which will change in appearance until remodeling and smoothening of the tissues occur. Massage will also be helpful during this period of time to hasten the healing process.
I would be concerned that liposuction was not performed effectively if you are considering CoolSculpting (CS) in the same area following liposuction after 4 months or that you have not been quite patient enough.
CS is terrific for fatty bulges of skin as it is a non-surgical means to fat reduction but only removes limited amounts of fat. It is also quite useful following liposuction should there be an areas of residual fatty bulges without returning to the operating room for revision.
Be sure to reduce your weight by the amount of fat removed or fat will redistribute in the living cells left behind from liposuction (and CS) or redistribute to other areas.
I would recommend returning to your liposuction physician to review your progress and discuss what else may optimize your outcome.
I hope this has been helpful! All the best!
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