Is Weight Gain Typical After Coolscuplting?

I had CoolScuplting a week ago and have gained about 5 lbs... is this normal? The swelling is just starting to go down.

Doctor Answers 5

Weight gain post coolsculpting

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There may be temporary weight gain post coolsculpting due to water retention. This should go over the next couple of weeks. If the weight gain persists for over a month, contact your treating physician so he can review.

West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Weight loss or weight gain with fat loss from coolsculpting zeltiq's technology

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Most patients do not gain weight but there is swelling that always occurs and it might provide extra pounds from fluid weight. Coolsculpting rarely produces a paradoxical weight enlargement from larger production of fat cells. The reason for this is not understood. Less than 15 worldwide cases have been reported to-date and none of these cases have occurred until a few months after the procedure; it would be too soon to develop new fat mass in one week from the CoolSculpting. 

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Coolsculpting and weight

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It is not typical to gain weight following a CooolSculpting procedure, It is important to remember that maintaining a  healthly diet and doing moderate exercise is important for an ideal result from CoolSculpting

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 121 reviews

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Weight gain and Coolsculpting

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I have heard of a few patients have a short term weight gain after the procedure though I have not seen it in my practice. I always inform patients this is not a weight loss procedure...but is a shaping procedure.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

Weight gain is not typical after CoolSculpting

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If you have diet and exercise resistant fat in stubborn collections coolsculpting works by freezing then eliminating the destroyed cells permanently. Weight gain is from the patient taking in more calories than can be used so it stored 

Laurie A. Casas, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.