Welcome to the second part of our complete guide to CoolSculpting. In Part 1 we covered how to decide if CoolSculpting is right for you and what makes a good candidate. In this part we’ll be looking at whether CoolSculpting is safe and what the side effects are.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
One of the first things that people want to know when they’re considering any type of cosmetic procedure is how safe it is. Cosmetic surgery is used to improve a person’s appearance but most people are not prepared to risk their own health in order to get the results they want.
In any invasive procedure, such as liposuction or a facelift, there’s always a certain degree of risk of infection. What makes CoolSculpting so appealing is that because it’s completely non-invasive, it’s totally safe. There’s no need for any incisions to be made in the skin, since the fat tissue is eliminated from the outside through the use of a special device. It’s also important to mention that CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved treatment.
The fact that CoolScupting is completely safe and non-invasive is one of the big reasons why it’s become so popular as a spot fat reduction treatment over the last few years.
Side effects of CoolSculpting
Although it is a safe procedure, there are some side effects you should be aware of if you’re considering having it done. The most common side effect of CoolSculpting is tenderness in the treated area, although this usually subsides within a matter of days.
Other side effects include numbness, tingling and swelling, although these side effects are not present in all patients. If you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting then the side effects should be minimal and not disrupt your daily life in any noticeable way.
Is it painful?
Because CoolSculpting involves using cold exposure to kill fat cells, some people assume that it will be very painful, however this isn’t the case. There might be some mild discomfort during the procedure itself but most people wouldn’t describe this as pain, more of an odd sensation.
Immediately after the procedure you may experience some numbness and swelling and there might be some mild discomfort in the days after. In most cases CoolSculpting is very well-tolerated and doesn’t interfere with patients’ lives.
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