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The Side Effects of Freezing Fat Cells, and Why You Shouldn't Be Worried About Them

CoolSculpting is the best option for those who are close to their ideal weight, but have stubborn fat in certain areas that doesn’t go away although they're eating properly and exercising.

Fat cells are frozen, which leads to reduction of fat. Cooling paddles suction the skin and fat cells go through crystallization. The procedure can treat all the problematic areas such as abdomen and thighs. It is just slightly uncomfortable and lasts about one to two hours.

Consultation with a Trained Professional

Like with so many other treatments, get a proper consultation with a trained professional who has experience with CoolSculpting. You will find out all about the procedure, how it works, what will be the results, and possible side effects.

A doctor will evaluate how many times the process should be repeated and he/she will take in view your skin type and muscle mass.

Yes, there are some side effects, but you shouldn’t worry about them. The benefits are so much greater!

So, let’s see what some of these side-effects are...

Sensations of Tugging or Pulling

During the treatment, you may have a tugging or pulling sensation in the part that is being treated. The fat is in between two cooling panels and that creates this sensation. It will last as long as the treatment lasts.

Pain, Aching or Stinging

Soon after the procedure is over and for about two weeks after, you will probably feel pain, aching or stinging. These are common side-effects due to exposure to cold temperature during the treatment.

There was one research done in the year 2015 which showed that these side-effects lasted between 3 to 11 days, and then were gone on their own.

Redness, Bruising, Swelling and Sensitive Skin

Side-effects such as redness and swelling also occur because of the exposure to the cold. These will go away also on their own after a couple of weeks.

So, you see, nothing spectacular about these side-effects. It’s all just a normal reaction to cold temperatures. These side-effects can be bothersome, but they won’t stop you from doing your daily activities.

However, there are some severe side-effects, which happen rarely, but still we should mention them.

Rare Side Effects

  • Severe pain around the treated area
  • Severe numbing
  • Bloating along the skin

These side-effects usually last only for few days and then go away by itself. If you experience any of these things for longer then four days, contact your physician and go for a check-up.

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A New Self and a New Living!

Mentioning this, we would still encourage you to try fat freezing. It’s a great non-surgical procedure that will help you to look and feel so much better.

Many patients experienced not only reduction of fat, but they also started a new lifestyle comprised of healthy dieting and exercise, being highly motivated by their new appearance.

Contact New Jersey Center of CoolSculpting! Our professionals will assist you with the best care.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "The treatment itself was not uncomfortable. Afterwords, I felt great. I didn't really notice anything for about 30 days. After day 30 until about a month later, I started noticing that my favorite jeans were not as tight anymore. I wasn't having to suck in to get them buttoned. And by that two month period after my CoolSculpting

    Lesley Hamilton

    Age 41

  • "It's subtle at first, and then a month later you look and go, "Wow - It really did something!" It really moved the bar for me, and I'm feeling better about myself already. It feels so good to put on anything and know I look as good as I've ever looked. And I didn't say that or feel that when I was in my 20's, 30's, and 40's."

    Anne McMarthy

    Age 56

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