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Coolsculpting: Everything You Need to Know

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical technique that removes fat cells by using very cold temperatures.  It is effective and a great option for most people. Almost everyone has at least one area of their body that they don’t love, and even with exercise and dieting, they have a hard time improving their problem area. CoolSculpting targets specific areas of the body for fat reduction. One of the greatest benefits of CoolSculpting is that a treatment can take about a half hour, and there is no recovery time.

What Are the Side Effects of CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a safe and FDA-cleared procedure. But with every treatment, there are some side effects that everyone wanting to do CoolSculpting should be aware of. Some of the most common side effects are:

  • Itchiness
  • Bruising
  • Cramping
  • Tingling or numbness

Not everyone experiences a side effect, and side effects are typically experienced for only the first few days after the procedure. Compared to liposuction, CoolSculpting is much safer with a lot fewer side effects. The list of side effects for liposuction include blood clots, infection, kidney or heart issues, and other more serious problems.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

Pockets of fat in your body are eliminated by freezing the fat cells. A CoolSculpting applicator is used on the skin above the problem area. Only the fat cells are killed, and no other cells are affected. The treated area only feels cold for several minutes and then quickly goes numb for a comfortable and effective fat removal procedure.

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