I would like to know what risks are present with CoolSculpting when taking blood thinner?
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Since you are taking a blood thinner, there is a higher chance of bruising. This does not alter your results and much better choice for you than surgery.
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.
Blood Thinners and Coolsculpting
You can still receive treatment for Coolsculpting while taking a blood thinner. Being on a blood thinner prior to Coolsculpting increases your chances of bruising during and after treatment. Many people have been treated with Coolsculpting while taking blood thinners without incident.
Coolsculpting and Blood Thinner
If you are on a blood thinner you may experience some bruising after treatment, and being on a blood thinner is not a contraindication for Coolsculpting. Many people have been treated with Coolsculpting on blood thinner without incident. However, make sure to tell your physician that you are on a blood thinner so they can further explain any potential risk.
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Bruising is a potential risk with CoolSculpting. Being on a blood thinner prior to CoolSculpting increases your likelihood of bruising during/after the procedure, however does not contraindicate you from having the procedure done. Any bruising that occurs should be temporary and resolve on its own. Thanks for your question!
Coolsculpting and blood thinners
Blood thinners and Coolsculpting
Coolsculpting procedure for patients who are on blood thinners.
Thank you for your question. Discuss with your primary care physician before considering Coolsculpting in some one of your nature. The risk of bruising and hematoma can occur even in someone who is not on blood thinners and hence the the risk is very high in patients who are on blood thinners. The Coolsculpting physician has to have clear information about the type of medication, the reason for being on blood thinners and the coagulation status. We have treated some patients who were on blood thinners and they did very well. Do your research, get evaluated by a Coolsculpting expert physician/team and proceed. The best thing would be to wait till you stop the medication.
Blood Thinners and Cool Sculpting
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