lopsided results after 7 weeks. What can I do?
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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.
I would go back to the doctor that performed the treatment and go over your before and after pictures. I recommend waiting three months for the full result of the cool sculpting to show itself.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
I would discuss with the physician's office that treated you. Perhaps after reviewing your before and after photos they would work with you to correct the problem assuming they took good before and then after photos. Give it a full 90 days as well. Best of Luck!
in my practice we take before photos and also photos the day of treatment where the applicator is placed for this exact issue (use markers around the template and photo it) . The cool smooth pro doesn't suction as you know and therefor the RN really needs to assure it is in the right location and within the foam borders for best outcome. If you are unequal the practice should work with you and your concerns in my opinion. Best of Luck.
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