Will drinking alcohol during the process affect results?

Will drinking a cocktail/wine two til three times a week effect results for cool sculpting on abdominal area?

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Alcohol after Coolsculpting

Generally speaking, alcohol has no effect on the efficacy of Coolsculpting.  Alcohol can have a high calorie content, so drinking alcohol can contribute to weight gain.  If you want the best results and want to protect your investment, it's best to maintain your weight and stick to your diet and exercise regimen.  Excessive drinking= weight gain, with or without Coolsculpting.


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Alcohol consumption and CoolSculpting

It is best to keep a healthy diet and exercise regimen to gain the best results and maintain them while doing CoolSculpting treatments.  Consuming alcohol will not directly affect the results of CoolSculpting, but the higher caloric intake can make you gain weight and that can impinge on your results.  

Jeffrey Hartog, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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Cocktails and Coolsculpting

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Hi Mz Moore.  Drinking cocktails and alcohol in general may thin blood and contribute to more or protracted bruising, but will not make the actual CS less effective-treated fat will freeze and die off regardless.  In general, higher caloric consumption is counterproductive to weight loss and the reshaping you are seeking.  Best long term results occur when healthy lifestyle, diet & exercise regimen is continued after coolsculpting.  Good luck!

Vaishali B. Doolabh, MD, FACS
Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpiting Results while drinking alochol

Although alcohol will not directly influence the results of CoolSculpting, it is high in calories and will not help in maintaining or losing weight. If you are concerned, please consult with an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Alcohol will not affect CoolSculpting results

Drinking alcohol will not have any impact on your CoolSculpting results. However, reduced caloric intake and exercise combined with CoolSculpting provide the best results. 

Shaun Patel, MD
Miami Physician
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Will drinking alcohol during the process affect results?

Thank you for your question. It will not directly impact the results, however, you may gain weight from the extra calorie consumption. 


Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting and Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol (beer/wine/cocktails) in of themselves will not negatively affect the results of CoolSculpting however they do possess Calories! Depending on the amount of consumption, type of drink and frequency will dictate the amount of excess calories you are taking in. Although CoolSculpting does permanently remove fat cells the ones that remain can still grow and grow with excess caloric intake. Alcohol is a big contributor to "visceral fat" which is the type of fat that is on the inside of the abdomen wrapped around organs etc. This type of fat is not removed or affected by CoolSculpting/Liposuction or any fat removal system. Visceral fat is lessened by proper diet and exercise. Obviously moderation is always a good thing. Hope this helps you. 
Best Wishes

Paul Pietro, MD
Greenville Physician
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Alcohol and coolsculpting

Thank you for your question. The effects of alcohol on the breakdown of adiposites has not been studied therefore this question cannot be answered. You should however watch your calorie consumption because gaining weight will negatively impact your results. Good luck to you!

Emily Hartmann, MD
Chico Plastic Surgeon
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Moderate Alcohol OK After CoolSculpting

Drinking a small to moderate amount of alcohol in between CoolSculpting procedures is perfectly safe. However, I would advise refraining from alcohol for at least a few days after CoolSculpting simply because alcohol thins the blood and may lead to more pronounced bruising. Also, please remember that alcohol is quite caloric and can lead to weight gain if you are not careful. CoolSculpting is a major investment in yourself. Make it pay off by keeping or developing a healthy diet and exercise regimen so that you can maintain your newly sculpted shape. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in CoolSculpting.

Kimberly Butterwick, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Drinking Alcohol -- CoolSculpting Results

Drinking limited amounts of alcoholic beverages will not influence your CoolSculpting results, yet -- via alcohol -- you are consuming extra calories on a daily basis. Remember that if you are trying to reduce the amount of fat in a particular area of your body, calorie counting can help! Our most successful patients are the ones who watch their caloric intake, drink lots of water and exercise regularly.

Barry M. Weintraub, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

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