Is it safe to have a third Cool Sculpting session on my abdomen?
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You might need more treatments
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
best of luck!
Repeating Coolsculpting Procedure
There are many times that patients repeat the coolsculpting procedure. There are times you need to repeat the same area for an added benefit or need to have different areas sculpted for the best results. For example, when treating the abdominal area, you may need to treat the flanks as well to have the best results. Coolsculpting is a great procedure with proven results.
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CoolSculpting Treatment to Transformation
For a variety of reasons such as:
- medical risk
- afraid of surgery
- very localized fat bulge
- time for surgery and recovery concerns
- and many others,
You may perform CS treatments as often as you see improvement. When this patchwork of serial procedures is done, a liposuction-like result occurs called Treatment to Transformation.
Many of our patients make it a morning or afternoon procedure, like a "spa" day to remove small bulges of fat on a monthly schedule.
For many, it is quite motivating and they go on to lifestyle changes in diet and exercise and lose the weight primarily in the CS areas but elsewhere too.
Pain can be associated with CS; patient tolerance is different. Some may be okay with tylenol or ibuprofen others will need strong pain medications.
Please consult with a Certified CoolSculpting Physician or Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to determine what is best for you.
All the best!
Multiple CoolSculpting sessions
At times patients decide to undergo CoolSculpting rather than liposuction, understanding that multiple treatments will be required for someone starting out with a thicker layer of adipose tissue. There is no reason one cannot have multiple treatments to the same or adjacent areas, and at four months, it is unlike you will perceive further significant benefit without another treatment.
I am not sure what type of pain you are having, and whether it is at the beginning or immediately after the treatment, or in the days or weeks afterward. If you have a history of Raynaud's, the treatment can be more painful. For pain at the beginning or immediately after treatment, I would recommend 800 mg of ibuprofen. For tenderness that often occurs for up to two weeks after the procedure and is generally mild, I would recommend Tylenol. This can be combined with ibuprofen if Tylenol is insufficient. For the very rare occurrence of more severe pain, gabapentin is very effective but is not an OTC medication.
A 3rd treatment to the abdomen
Safety of Multiple CoolSculpting Treatments
Multiple Coolsculpting sessions on one area
Your experienced Coolsculpting practitioner should be able to let you know at the outset how many procedures you can expect to require to achieve your optimal results. If that is three sessions, that's ok.