Cool sculpting of the abdomen
Yes you can still have numbness or a heavy feeling when you touch. Also the area can remain sensitive. This should decrease as the days and weeks pass by after the treatment.
Coolsculpting Can Produce Temporary Numbness and Pain in the Treated Area
Thank you for your question. Temporary numbness is common after the Coolsculpting. It is not uncommon to have delayed onset of pain around 5 days after Coolsculpting. The discomfort is due to inflammation of the tissue. Not everyone has pain or numbness. The intermittent discomfort tends to subside within a week. It generally takes about 1 to 2 weeks for the swelling subside. The numbness generally takes 3-4 weeks to resolve. Numbness following treatment with the larger larger abdominal Cool Max applicator can take 2 months to completely resolve. I do recommend compression for at least 3 weeks or until he numbness has resolved. We utilize the new Cool Advantage applicators which are much more comfortable and reduce treatment time to 35 minutes. We currently have 4 Coolsculpting machines and can offer "Dual Sculpting" which further reduces the treatment time. I recommend keeping in touch with the office of your treating provider and regular follow-up. Best wishes.
Pain and numbness after Coolsculpting
It is not uncommon to have
delayed onset pain after a Coolsculpting procedure. This pain is more commonly
experienced with abdominal Coolsculpting. It starts 3-5 days after the
procedure and can last 10 days or so. This pain is nerve based and is best treated
with Neurontin. Lidoderm patches help as well and can be placed directly on the
area of pain. Ask your physician to prescribe you some. My numbness lasted 3-4 weeks.
This varies from patient to patient but can persist in some cases. Be patient, it takes some time in certain individuals to resolve.
Numbness and pain after Cool Sculpting?
The numbness and tenderness vary from patient to patient. We have not had a patient who was restricted in their daily activities by the numbness or tenderness. Some patients do not experience these side effects at all, and many having the numbness and tenderness going away in days. Some patients will have improvement in the tenderness and numbness but the effects may linger for approximately a month.
It could be quite normal although not commonly seen
The numbness is a temporary side effect after coolsculpting. It should gradually resolve within 2-4 weeks. Some of the most common side effects include bruising, soreness, pinching and tingling under the skin and mild cramping. All of these should improve in 1-2 weeks. Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment and are not bothered by the downtime. But if you are concern you should talk to or see your doctor to diiscuss these concerns
We have patients experience a combination of numbness and soreness for 2-4 weeks but each week gets markedly better and eventually completely goes away. As long as it doesn't stop you from your daily activities, it is all normal.
Side effects of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is a great way to treat the bulges on the lower abdomen and flanks. Numbness and some pain can last for up to two weeks after the procedure. If you have any concern you should return to your treating physician for examination.
Pain and numbness after CoolSculpting
The numbness that occurs after CoolSculpting can take up to 8 weeks to resolve completely, so it would not be unusual to still have some numbness 12 days after the procedure. Some people do get return of sensation faster than others though. In regards to pain after the procedure, this varies as well. It is possible to still have some pain 12 days after the treatment, but it should be improving, as it seems your pain is.