Is It Safe and Are There Any Cool Sculpt Side Effects?

Out of all the people who have conducted fat freezing procedures, no long term cool sculpt side effects have been observed. Over one million people all over the world have undergone this procedure since it was introduced in the market in 2010. It has been concluded that the results of fat freezing removal procedure were temporary; therefore it is a safe and effective treatment method for non-surgical fat reduction.


Here are some of the side effects of that were observed after patients had undergone this procedure:

  • swelling
  • redness
  • inflammation
  • bruising
  • pain
  • tingling
  • numbness
  • stinging


Swelling and Inflammation

This is normally observed since your white blood cells eats up the dead fat cells that have been frozen. The inflammation is an indication that your body is working perfectly and is getting rid of the dead cells. To reduce the inflammation, use a cold compress on the affected area.


One of the results of the procedure can be intense pain three to four days after the procedure has been carried out. This is mostly in cases where a large applicator has been used.  The best way to deal with this is to use painkillers until the pain subsidizes. Over the counter pain killers will be just as effective. But you can also ask your doctor to prescribe some medication that will help you deal with nerve pain.  Sometimes, the pain can last even up to 3 weeks after the procedure. Pain is normally one of the side effects of fat freezing associated in patients who have undergone abdominal coolsculpting.



One of the cool sculpt side effects is a shallow indentation where the applicator was placed against the skin. This may not always happen but it happens in some cases. The best way to deal with this is to have the practitioner place the applicator in a not very obvious area of the body, such that even if indentation were to occur, it won’t make a big difference to the contour of the body.


Lumps and bumps

This will only happen if the area is not massaged well after the procedure has been carried out. But since most professionals massage the area, the skin is often left smooth.



Even though there are chances of this happening, it is very rare for it to happen. This is because the temperature of the device is normally controlled. Home kits and DIY kits are the ones which have chances of leaving users with frostbite, especially if the user doesn’t know how to regulate the temperature well.


Effects That Cool Sculpting Will Not Cause


High cholesterol levels

Even though fat is frozen in the body, it does not result in high cholesterol levels in the body. All the fat is eliminated from the body.


Nerve damage

One of the cool sculpt side effects is that the affected area will just be numb but it will not suffer any damage. Feeling to the area will be restored after sometime.

If you notice any side effects after you have been treated, it is best to consult your doctor and let them know the kind of discomfort you are experiencing.  In most cases, the effects experienced are minor and will not need any kind of specialized treatment. Remember that each patient’s body is different therefore; different people will have a different reaction to the treatment.

To minimize chances of negative side effects, use the services of a trained practitioner. The device should also be properly used. Moreover, if you have any medical conditions, make sure to inform the specialist before you undergo the procedure.

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