What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical procedure that eliminates fat cells by freezing them away. The procedure targets problem areas in the body and delivers a localized blast of cold air that naturally kills fat cells, but leaves muscle and other tissue undamaged, as fat cells are affected by far less extreme temperatures is than the rest of the body. Over the course of a few weeks, the body naturally disposes of the cells and greatly reduces the appearance of bulges and problem areas.
Is Coolsculpting safe? Are there any side effects?
The FDA has cleared CoolSculpting® for a few areas of the body, including muffin tops and areas of the abdomen. The entire procedure is safe and works to effectively eliminate fat cells while leaving skin, muscle, and other tissue untreated and unharmed.
Very few side effects are associated with the procedure, and all patients who have experienced side effects have reported that they are temporary. Some people may experience redness, cramping, swelling, bruising, or tenderness at the treatment site. A tingling or numbing sensation has also been reported. The numb feeling could last for up to one week or more, which is normal.