When Does the Excrutiating Pain Subside After CoolSculpting?
Thank you for your question. It is common to have onset pain after this procedure. It typically starts around 5 days after the procedure and may last several days. I recommend contacting the office where you had your procedure performed and they can discuss pain management options with you. It will eventually subside and you should be very pleased with your results. Best wishes.
I find that people who develop extreme hypersensitivity after Coolsculpting find that their symptoms resolve within 1-2 weeks. There are medications that can help reduce the intensity of the treatment. I would also recommend using compression.
It is not uncommon to experience discomfort after treatment. Some patients may experience minor to severe stinging, cramping and sensations of pins and needles in the area treated. This pain may start anywhere from day 3 to day 7 post treatment and may peak for a few days but then will dissipate and self resolve. Make sure to ask your practitioner to advise you on what may help if this occurs.
Pain Resolves Usually In 2-3 Days Following CoolSculpting
not unusual for patients to experience some pain following abdominal
coolsculpting. This pain is often described as dull and achy and typically
improves in 2-3 days.
the pain is more severe and is characterized as sharp and stabbing. The origin,
of this pain is unclear, but is probably related to traction on the soft tissue
related to suction from the applicator device. It seems to be more common when
the large applicator head is used.
pain usually resolves spontaneously without treatment in 1 to 2 weeks, but
occasionally may be present for 4-6 weeks.
non- steroidal inflammatory agents such as Aleve and Motrin can be used to
minimize pain. Rarely narcotics may be necessary as well.
Pain After Cool Sculpting
On rare occasion, a small percentage of the cool sculpting patients experience pain after treatment that will subside with about 2 weeks after the procedure.
Ibuprofen is recommended to help the patients deal with the transient pain they experience.
That said, it would be of your interest to contact your surgeon/physician who administered your cool sculpting treatment for a solution.
Thank you for your inquiry.
Best of luck to you.
Some degree of pain and discomfort is completely normal after a CoolSculpting treatment. Sometimes patients can experience nerve pain, which sounds like what you may be experiencing. This can last anywhere from 5-14 days. A conservative approach to manage your discomfort would be to wear some type of compression undergarment such as Spanx and/or taking over the counter pain relievers. If the discomfort is not manageable, you should contact your practitioner. A medication such as neurontin can be prescribed to reduce the nerve pain associated with the treatment. This medication can have some side effects, such as drowsiness, so check with your practitioner to make sure this would be an appropriate medication for you to take.
Discomfort After Coolsculpting
Thank you for your question. It is not uncommon to have delayed onset of pain around 5 days after Coolsculpting. The intermittent discomfort tends to subside within a week. It generally takes about 1 to 2 weeks for the swelling subside. I do recommend compression for 3 weeks to help with these symptoms. I recommend contacting your Coolsculpting specialist as they can prescribe medications which can reduce the intensity of the discomfort. Best regards.
CoolSculpting - Post Treatment Pain
The feeling of broken glass may be experienced 2-5 days following the Coolsculpting procedure. We refer to this as late onset pain. The good news is that this is a rare side effect and does not happen to everyone. Unfortunately we cannot predict who will or won't experience it. This pain consists of sharp intermittent pains that can be very uncomfortable. At our Clinic clients are invited to contact me to discuss pain management options.
Neurontin for Coolsculpting pain
About 5-10% of our patients have a difficult time with the recovery from coolsculpting.
They often complain of a burning aching pain beginning 3-5 days after the treatment and resolving within a week.
We sometimes prescribe Neurontin as an off label use of this medication for three to five days.
This often makes patients much more comfortable.
Most patients do not have any unmanageable discomfort post coolsculpting treatment. There is a small percentage of patients (generally less than 5 percent) who have significant discomfort or pain. Some of these cases are with patients who have a medical condition that is contraindicated for In the cases with pain, the pain can generally be managed. In almost all cases, pain fades after 4 to 6 weeks. Contact your treating physician to alert him or her of your pain, and ask to be seen.