Recovery From CoolSculpting Treatment in West Palm Beach, FL
If You’ve Been Considering a CoolSculpting Treatment, Then You Might Be Wondering About the Recovery Time. Here’s What You Can Expect for Recovery Time From CoolSculpting Treatment in West Palm Beach, FL.
So you’ve been looking into getting CoolSculpting treatment done and you’re wondering about the recovery time and what to expect after treatment. During a consultation with us here at JoAnn Francis Medical Esthetics, we’ll address all of your questions and concerns, but let’s see if we can address some of them now. Here’s what most patients can expect for recovery from CoolSculpting treatment.
Is CoolSculpting a safe procedure?
Yes, it is. The procedure is very safe for the patient, especially compared to other procedures out there like liposuction. Liposuction is a kind of surgical procedure, and it’s quite invasive, so there are risks associated with it, and many patients are turned off by it entirely. CoolSculpting, however, is entirely noninvasive and nonsurgical, so there are no sharp or pointed instruments used whatsoever. This means there are fewer potential risks, and there is virtually no risk of infection, unlike with surgical procedures.
CoolSculpting has been cleared by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), so you can be confident that the procedure will be safe for you. Also, the FDA has cleared the procedure for many different areas of the body, and more than SculpSure has been cleared for. CoolSculpting can be used for the abdomen, sides, thighs, chin, upper arms, back, bra area, and/or under the buttocks.
What are the side effects of CoolSculpting?
There are very minimal and temporary side effects associated with CoolSculpting. During the procedure, patients might feel intense cold in the treatment area, but this usually dissipates as the area numbs. Patients might also feel a slight tugging sensation, but this is nothing to worry about.
After the procedure, the only common side effects are minor. The most common side effects include redness, a pinching sensation, minor swelling, tenderness, bruising, stinging, a tingling sensation, numbness, mild to moderate pain, and muscle cramping. Because CoolSculpting is relatively new, the full extent of risks, complications, and side effects isn’t completely clear, but because patients report minimal side effects and the FDA has cleared the procedure, you can be confident in it.
What is the downtime and recovery time with CoolSculpting?
During a procedure, a patient can simply relax and even rest, or enjoy entertainment on their phone. After, the patient might experience some of the previously mentioned minimal side effects, but because these side effects are usually so minor, they don’t impede the patient very much if at all, and they go away quickly. This means that most patients will be able to return to their regular activities, like work or recreation, right away! This varies between patients, but you can expect virtually no downtime or recovery time after your procedure.
The minor side effects usually go away within a few days or weeks. However, some numbness or loss of feeling in the area might last for a month. This is almost negligible for many patients, so it’s no wonder why CoolSculpting has become as popular as it is!
If you’d like to learn more about CoolSculpting or book a consultation to determine your candidacy for the procedure, then contact us at JoAnn Francis Medical Esthetics in West Palm Beach, FL. You can either call us directly at (561) 616-1001 or book an appointment with us online. We’ll happily address your questions and concerns and help you decide whether CoolSculpting is right for you. Hopefully, now you’re more confident about the procedure, and we hope you’ll consider getting it done with our professionals here at JoAnn Francis Medical Esthetics!