Does CoolSculpting make you sore?

Are you thinking about reshaping your body with CoolSculpting, but wonder if it will make you sore?  You’re not alone, because most patients considering CoolSculpting generally have concerns about possible side-effects.  Taking the time to find out how CoolSculpting works, will help you understand what to expect during and after the procedure.  

What’s involved in CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is designed to treat pockets of localized fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.  The abdomen, flanks, thighs, double chin, and upper arms, are the areas most commonly treated during CoolSculpting.

The CoolSculpting applicator emits cold temperatures that selectively target the fat cells, causing them to crystallize and die.  The treated cells are flushed from the body over the following 1-3 months.  Some improvement in body contours can be seen 3-4 weeks after treatment, but it takes about 3 months to see optimal results.

What does the CoolSculpting treatment feel like?

CoolSculpting can be cold and uncomfortable, especially in the first few minutes of treatment, before the targeted area goes numb.  During treatment, patients may also feel some tingling, pulling, and tugging sensations.

Does CoolSculpting make you sore?

After CoolSculpting some patients do feel a little sore, but this typically goes away within a few days.  Mild pain, skin sensitivity, cramping, swelling, itchiness, and lingering numbness, are the most common side-effects patients experience after CoolSculpting.  These post-treatment effects are temporary and usually resolve within 1-3 days (click here to learn more).

Are you ready to get rid of that stubborn fat with CoolSculpting?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Greenbrae and Walnut Creek, CA areas, contact board certified plastic surgeon Robert Aycock M.D. for a consultation.

You can reach Dr. Aycock at, or by calling (415) 903-8463 (Greenbrae), or (925) 236-9748 (Walnut Creek).

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