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CoolSculpting: Is it Safe?

If you’re considering CoolSculpting or any other cosmetic procedure, it’s important to do your research and make sure that the treatment you’re seeking does not come with extreme risks. CoolSculpting has been proven over many years of use and after many clinical studies to be a safe and effective treatment for aesthetic fat reduction.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure that is used to reduce localized areas of fat on the body. It is a type of cryolipolysis, which means it uses controlled cooling to freeze and destroy fat cells. Many people struggle with areas of body fat that simply do not respond to even the most disciplined healthy eating and exercise routines. Unwanted and unsightly fat deposits can be reduced or eliminated in a wide variety of areas, such as the stomach, thighs, buttocks, legs, arms, back, and more.

How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting is based on the science of cryolipolysis, which is a type of controlled cooling used to freeze and destroy fat cells. The treatment process uses very cold temperatures to break down fat cells without damaging skin or surrounding tissues. During a non-invasive CoolSculpting treatment, a specialized device is placed on the skin in the area to be treated. The device uses a vacuum to pull the skin and underlying tissue between two cooling panels, lowering the temperature of the fat cells in that area. This cooling process causes the fat cells to crystallize and die, and they are then naturally eliminated from the body over time through the lymphatic system.

Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

Both women and men who need a moderate amount of sculpting and smoothing are great candidates for CoolSculpting. Think of “pinchable” problem areas that might not be noticeable underneath regular clothing but can be seen in a swimsuit or with tightly fitted clothes. If a more significant amount of fat needs to be removed, liposuction is typically recommended instead. CoolSculpting is designed to reduce localized areas of stubborn fat that have proven resistant to diet and exercise, and it works best for patients who are already at or near their goal weight.

Who is not a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

If you need significant fat removal, this is likely not the ideal treatment. It’s important to remember that this is not a weight loss procedure, and it won’t help work toward health goals. In addition, if you have areas of excess fat that also have lots of saggy skin, CoolSculpting will likely not be enough to correct the skin laxity. It could, however, be used in combination with a skin-tightening method. There are a few conditions and circumstances where cryolipolysis is not indicated, including skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, chronic pain or nerve conditions, cold-induced conditions, or if the patient is taking long-term blood thinners.

Has CoolSculpting been evaluated for safety?

Has CoolSculpting been evaluated for safety? Yes, after numerous clinical studies, CoolSculpting has been safety tested and cleared by the FDA for the reduction of fat in many areas of the body. It has also been approved by regulatory agencies in other countries around the world. According to the available data and dozens of clinical studies, CoolSculpting is generally considered a safe and effective treatment for reducing localized areas of fat. However, as with any medical procedure, there are some potential risks and side effects that patients should be aware of.

What are the risks of CoolSculpting?

The vast majority of CoolSculpting patients experience only minor side effects, if any, and consider the procedure a positive experience. The most common include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, numbness or tingling, and a pulling or tugging sensation. These side effects only last a few days to weeks and do not require any intervention in order to resolve on their own. That said, a small percentage of people have dealt with very rare and unexpected symptoms after CoolSculpting. These more significant risks include paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, which is a rare but serious side effect where the treated area becomes larger instead of smaller. It can easily and effectively be treated with liposuction. Other rare side effects might include late-onset pain, nerve pain or damage, and burning sensations which are typically temporary.

How do I know if CoolSculpting is right for me?

The bottom line is: it’s important to talk to a qualified and experienced provider before undergoing any medical procedure in order to discuss the potential risks and benefits and to determine if it’s the right treatment for your individual needs and goals. The experts at Slim Studio Face & Body are certified in body sculpting treatments, which means they can give you the facts on CoolSculpting and whether it’s the most optimal treatment for you and your body.

It’s easy to get started on your face and body sculpting journey. Your first step is to schedule a complimentary consultation at Slim Studio. You will find our staff warm, friendly, and eager to help you attain your face and body sculpting goals.

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