How Does CoolSculpting Affect Various Body Areas & Conditions

Here are some key questions answered about CoolSculpting and how it works on one’s body, with what potential affect it may have.

What areas respond best to CoolSculpting treatments?

Stubborn fat on the inner thighs, upper arms, love handles (the oblique areas of the stomach), the tummy, the bra area and back fat are targets for CoolSculpting. Any area with enough loose fatty tissue could respond well to this procedure. Here’s more information on common concerns expressed by many of our patients:

Are there any pre-existing conditions that affect CoolSculpting treatment?

Some patients experience neuropathy (numbness and tingling sensations) in the abdomen after CoolSculpting, but this lasts only during the recovery phase right after a treatment. There are several causes of neuropathies and rarely are these caused by cold temperature. However, as with any pre-existing medical condition, if you have questions or concerns about how a procedure may affect you, talk to your supervising medical specialist.

Does CoolSculpting work on arms, love handles, thighs, back and bra fat?

Yes! Whether or not you weigh less, you’ll be thinner and your clothes will fit better, you’ll feel better, and you’ll look better.

Is CoolSculpting right for diabetics?

Because this is a non-invasive procedure that involves no medications or anesthesia, CoolSculpting is safe for diabetics. Because there are no incisions made there is no surgical wound and no risk of infection or poor healing. You may experience slightly increased numbness in the treated areas, but most diabetic patients experience no discomfort or side effects.

Can CoolSculpting be used after pregnancy

Patients who are pregnant are not generally candidates for CoolSculpting, but the procedure is safe and effective after pregnancy for that post-baby belly bump and will not affect future pregnancies in any way. Three months after your pregnancy you can consult Dr. Michele Green about Coolsculpting to help with the “mommy makeover.”

Are there any side effects to the CoolSculpting procedure?

During the CoolSculpting procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain.

Any additional questions? We offer CoolSculpting treatments in New York City, contact us today at 212-535-3088 or online via our contact form.

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*Disclaimer: Results may vary with each patient.