Bloating after SculpSure. Is this normal for one week?
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Possible SculpSure Side Effect
By your description, it sounds like you may be experiencing swelling that may be giving you a bloated feeling. Patients can experience mild swelling, soreness and/or redness initially after treatment. Most of our patients who experienced any discomfort, reported all side effects subsided in the first 3-5 days. Although, there are some occasions patients experience these side effects for up to 2 weeks. Discomfort can be easily relieved with a chilled towel and/or compression. Keep in mind, everyone's body responds differently and it's always important to have your doctor monitor your progress.
Possible side effect
Based on your description, it could be a possible side effect post treatment. Some patients may experience temporary redness, tenderness, swelling and tissue firmness on the treatment sites. Tenderness may last up to two weeks. Patients are encouraged to gently massage the area twice a day for 5 to 10 minutes and are able to use a cold compress and/or acetaminophen to help relieve any discomfort. If you feel further discomfort after 3 weeks I would suggest seeing your practitioner for an in-person evaluation for the areas of concern. Best of luck!
Swelling post treatment
What you are describing sounds like normal post treatment swelling. Most of the time, this resolves within 3-5 days. Hope this helps.
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Firmness after SculpSure is normal
You are most certainly not bloated, you just see and fell firmness over a treated area, which simply means your body is responding appropriately to the treatment. SculpSure works by using heat, the treatment causes a lot of inflammation, inflammation attracts water and may appear a bit swollen, but it's not significant. You definitely should feel tenderness, which is due to inflammation. This may linger for 1-2 weeks. in some cases longer but id completely normal. You should massage the real for 5-10 minutes twice a day for 1-2 weeks and stay hydrated. Best, Dr.Avaliani
In our practice, some patients have reported such sensitivity of the area post-treatment. This is expected and may be a good thing since your body is responding to the treatment and eliminating the destroyed fat cells. We offer lymphatic drainage massage following SculpSure for up to 12 weeks to help the elimination process, achieve results more quickly and also relieve any discomfort. Make sure you are in contact with your physician following your treatment. Any swelling and tenderness can take a few days to a few weeks to subside, depending on your body's response.
No need to worry. What you are experiencing is normal. Each patient responds differently. Swelling can last up to 12 weeks. Your body is in defense mode after having the fat cells destroyed. Once your body releases those destroyed fat cells that is when you see the swelling decrease and usually by 12 weeks you will see your full results.
Swelling Post SculpSure Treatment
It is quite normal for the area that was treated with SculpSure to be swollen post treatment. It varies per patient on the duration. You should begin to see results at 6 weeks and full results at 12 weeks.
Thank you for your question. Please post a picture of your bloating - your experience may be more of a feeling of the fat cells being destroyed. Many patients cite minor soreness after the procedure, which might be your case as well. I suggest that you next consult in person with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Bloating after SculpSure.
Bloating After SculpSure. Is This Normal for One Week?
All events were transient and were mild in nature. Instances of erythema were reported and all resolved within a day on average. Instances of pain and edema were reported and all resolved within 4 to 7 days on average. Instances of bruising were reported and all resolved within 12 days. Instances of nodules and hardness were reported and all but one resolved within 55 to 69 days on average. Nodules and hardness that were reported did not interfere with daily activities and did not require surgical intervention. One (nodule) outstanding adverse event remained at Dr. B's Study center at the 12 week follow up. The patient still had a trace indurated mass present. This is non-tender, not visible from the outside and has no clinical significance. The patient is satisfied with the result of the treatment and is not disturbed by the presence of the mass which she has trouble finding on her own. The nodule was 5 mm and required no treatment. The patient returned 6 months post treatment for an examination, at which point the nodule was considered resolved. The only interventions used were massage. There were no reports of blistering, pinpoint bleeding, crusting, scabbing, itching, pustules, skin burns, scarring, infection, allergic reaction, hypopigmentation, and hyperpigmentation.
Nodule 8 patients 23% of patients Mild 5 Moderate 3 Duration Average 70 days Minimum 35 days Maximum 139 days.Some discomfort occurred in 74% of patients, Mild in 70%, Moderate in 30 %, 0 Severe; Duration Average 7.4 days, Minimum 0 days, Maximum 28 days.
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