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CoolSculpting® Post-Treatment Expectations


What to expect after the CoolSculpting® procedure:

  • Typically, there is minimal discomfort and recovery time after the CoolSculpting® procedure. Most clients are able to return to their daily routine immediately after the procedure
  • The treated area may be red for up to a few hours after the applicator is removed.
  • Many clients have minimal discomfort following the procedure, however you may experience one or more of the following sensations: deep itching, tingling, tenderness to the touch, pain in the treated area, strong cramping, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, muscle spasms, aching and/or soreness. Consult the Medical Professional at the clinic if these conditions persist beyond two weeks or worsen over time.
  • Some experience numbness in the treatment area and this can sometimes last for several weeks. This resolves with time but consult an Ideal Image medical professional if you have questions or concerns about this or other symptoms.
  • Following the procedure, a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer will take place. You may start to see changes as early as three weeks after the CoolSculpting® procedure and you will experience the most dramatic results after one to three months. Your body will continue naturally to process the injured fat cells from your body for approximately four months after your procedure.

Measures that can be taken to alleviate discomfort post-treatment:

  • Apply compression garments to the treatment area
  • Apply heating pads and/or ice to the treatment area (20 minutes on then 20 minutes off)
  • Stretching
  • Benadryl use at night per dosage and directions on medication label

Next steps:

  • Weight gain will prevent you from appreciating your full results. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine after your procedure can help prevent this.
  • Schedule a follow-up medical assessment to review your clinical results and discuss the option of additional treatments to achieve desired fat reduction.
  • Please call us at 800-234-3325 if your symptoms appear to worsen or last longer than two weeks.

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