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Will I Experience Swelling After CoolSculpting® Treatment?

By: Our Team


For men and women who are frustrated with lingering extra pounds that won’t seem to budge no matter how dedicated their diet and exercise efforts are, nonsurgical fat reduction can offer a welcome solution. At JEM Medspa Indiana, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss and our team of aesthetic experts enjoy helping Munster, IN patients finally achieve their desired physique with the convenient and effective CoolSculpting nonsurgical fat reduction system.

Because CoolSculpting is noninvasive and virtually painless, side effects are rare, though mild and temporary symptoms – like swelling – may develop in the immediate time frame following a CoolSculpting treatment. Keep scrolling for more information on what you can expect after CoolSculpting, how long side effects may last, and when you’ll start noticing a visibly slimmer new figure.

Removing stubborn fat the easy way

If you’re like most people, you may have “problem areas” – pockets of fat that seem to be resistant to diet and exercise. This can be incredibly frustrating and often leaves people feeling discouraged or defeated. For some men and women, liposuction can be considered to surgically remove unwanted fat cells. However, many patients ask if there is a more convenient, nonsurgical alternative to liposuction that has fewer risks and a shorter recovery period – and the answer is yes! With CoolSculpting, patients can reduce up to 25% of their unwanted fat in just a single session without needles, anesthesia, pain, or an extended recovery period. In fact, most patients are able to return to work and other activities almost immediately after a CoolSculpting treatment.

Where can CoolSculpting be used?

Common treatment areas for CoolSculpting nonsurgical fat reduction include:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting employs cryolipolysis – a process by which fat cells are precisely cooled or “frozen” – to destroy and get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. CoolSculpting is nonsurgical and noninvasive, and no anesthesia or numbing agent is needed. During treatment, patients will relax while a specialized gel is applied to the skin and the CoolSculpting applicator is placed over the target treatment area. Gentle suction energy helps bring fat cells toward the skin’s surface, and cooling energy is then emitted to destroy the cells. After a CoolSculpting treatment, patients can resume their normal daily routines. Over the course of about 1 – 3 months, the treated fat cells will be expelled by the body through natural processes, and patients will begin to notice their slimmer new silhouette taking shape.

How will I feel after CoolSculpting?

Almost immediately after CoolSculpting, it is normal to experience some redness, swelling, bruising, tingling, or even numbness at the treatment site. In the vast majority of cases, these symptoms are very mild and resolve on their own within just a few days. Patients may be advised to avoid strenuous physical activity for 24 – 48 hours after CoolSculpting to help minimize their symptoms.

How many CoolSculpting treatments will I need?

For most people, a single CoolSculpting session is all that is needed to adequately reduce unwanted fat. Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting should be within 5 – 20 pounds of their goal weight. During your initial consultation for nonsurgical fat reduction in Munster, IN, Dr. Dreyfuss will evaluate your areas of concern and recommend a course of treatment that can best help you achieve your ideal outcome.

Freeze away unwanted fat with CoolSculpting in Munster, IN

If you are fed up with diet- and exercise-resistant fat and feel like you’ve exhausted all of your options at home and in the gym, it may be time to consider cosmetic fat reduction. Take the first step toward blasting unwanted fat by calling JEM Medspa in Munster, IN to schedule your CoolSculpting consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.