If you have questions about CoolSculpting®, we're here to help. Below are the answers to some common queries.
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, 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. A sensation of fullness in the back of the throat may occur after submental treatment. Rare side effects such as paradoxical hyperplasia, late-onset pain, severe pain, freeze burn, vasovagal symptoms, subcutaneous induration, hyperpigmentation and hernia may also occur. As with any medical procedure, ask your medical practitioner if the CoolSculpting® procedure is right for you.
The CoolSculpting® procedure is non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities almost immediately. Often, patients return to work directly after their CoolSculpting® treatment, this will vary between people and may be dependent on treatment area.
Always be sure to schedule a follow-up assessment with your CoolSculpting® medical practitioner to review your results.
Most patients may start to see results at 6 weeks with final results around 12 weeks following treatment. Your body will still continue to remove the destroyed fat cells for up to 3 months after treatment. The Before & After Gallery shows what results look like several weeks after CoolSculpting® treatment.