Getting ahold of those before and after pictures is crucial. I would contact the physician that your records went to (as they should not just disappear as your previous physician retired). Regardless, until we look at pictures of you beforehand, its hard to say how this issue occurred. It could be that after removing the fat on your stomach with the treatment, that you store fat elsewhere- causing you to notice a different appearance. It is also a possibility that you have gained weight (fat weighs less than muscle, therefore your numbers on the scale may have stayed the same despite the gain).
Thank you for the inquiry. I'm sorry to hear this. From what you are describing, it sounds like paradoxical hyperplasia. It is an unfortunate side effect. If your practice has closed I would recommend contacting another certified CoolSculpting Practice in your area or to contact CoolSculpting directly on how best to handle next steps.
Based on your description, you appear to have paradoxical hyperplasia. Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is an expert in both Coolsculpting and Liposuction to understand your options.
Dear aellenwood, you may have paradoxical hyperplasia which in the latest journal studies are 1 in 4000 treatments. I have seen several clients with this issue (one client in my own practice and then several referrals from non surgical practices for me to fix). My practice is about 2 hours from Sylvania in Central Ohio and I would happy to see you in consultation. Zeltiq will help you in some cases (to pay surgeon fees for the correction) however they will want documentation of the date/time/areas treated/applicators used as well and before and after photos. However, with that being said I am happy to help if you would like to come for an in person consultation. 614-246-6900 and ask for Dr. Heck consultation.
What you're describing sounds like Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia. It happens but only to a small percentage of patients. The only way to correct this is by liposuction. Call Zeltiq and they can help walk you through the next steps. If you can't get in contact with your original doctor. You should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to see which areas are needed. I wish you the best.
CoolSculpting Side Effects
From what you are describing, there is a possibility that you may have developed paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. This is very rare, but can occur to some patients who have been treated with CoolSculpting. Liposuction is the only way to fix it, if this is the case. Definitely contact Zeltiq to see if they can help you with your situation. You will most likely need your records showing your before and after photos, along with your treatment plan.
Thank you for your question. I would recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon and contacting Zeltiq. Also ensure that you have your records as you will need this to proceed. Regards,
Coolsculpting and Costs versus Hi Definiton Liposuction
Often non invasive treatments cost more than liposuction. This may be reactive hyperplasia and needs liposuction, even then there is fibrosis and the results are limited. i suggest you see an expert. It will likely cost you more to fix. Best, Dr. Emer.
It sounds like the outcome that you received is not the one you wanted. I would suggest that you obtain your treatment records from the physician that performed your procedure and contact Zeltiq directly. I would also suggest that you get a 2nd opinion from a board certified plastic surgeon in your area, who may have some suggestions.
Bigger after Coolsculpting
If you have your before and after photos, you may want to contact Zeltiq for assistance. It is important to have all of your treatment records first.