CoolSculpting Side Effects

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared treatment that can be used to remove those stubborn fat deposits that often linger even after you have reached a healthy weight. Many people with love handles, a stomach pouch, saddle bags and other common issues find that no matter how much exercise they do, they cannot budge those stubborn deposits. CoolSculpting may be an option for them. If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting side effects, we can help.

Most people who undergo the CoolSculpting procedure have few or no CoolSculpting side effects. The procedure is considered safe and effective at removing unwanted fat and is most appropriate for patients who are within 10 to 15 pounds of their ideal weight. CoolSculpting is not an appropriate treatment option for obesity. The procedure can often be completed in just about an hour, during which time you can relax, read or listen to music. Most patients are able to return to work or their normal daily activities after treatment.

The most common CoolSculpting side effects include feelings of numbness, tugging, pulling or pinching during the procedure. After the procedure, you may experience some redness, swelling, bruising, tingling, stinging and lingering numbness. Most side effects are mild and will disappear within a few days. Rarely, patients may have more serious side effects, which is why we complete a medical history before making any treatment recommendations. This allows us to better ensure your candidacy and to rule out any underlying conditions that could increase your risk of serious side effects. Your health is our priority at every stage of the treatment process.

CoolSculpting may be used instead of or in addition to other cosmetic procedures. The results can last as long as you maintain healthy habits and avoid regaining lost weight. All medical procedures have both benefits and risks. Talking to Dr. Ghasri can help you determine if CoolSculpting is right for you. If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting side effects and other aspects of the procedure, give us a call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Peyman Ghasri, our dermatologist in Los Angeles.