During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations may subside as the area becomes numb.
Following the procedure, typical side effects include redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, skin sensitivity and numbness. Numbness can persist for up to several weeks. There may be a sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental
(under chin) treatment. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks. Though
rare, some additional side effects such as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (gradual enlargement of treated
area), late onset pain, freeze burn, vasovagal symptoms (may include dizziness, sweating, fast or slow heart
rate, nausea, paleness, etc), subcutaneous induration/hardened tissue, hyperpigmentation and hernia may
also occur. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting®
procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinaemia (a blood protein disease), cold agglutinin disease (a rare
anaemic autoimmune disease) or paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria (a rare autoimmune disease).
The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for obesity.
As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting® procedure is right for you.