Does CoolSculpting® Hurt?: Tips for Effective Aftercare

CoolSculpting® is one of the latest and best options for non-surgical body contouring. Thanks to CoolSculpting and its effective technology, many patients in the San Antonio area find great results with gradual fat reduction. That being said, many patients come to us concerned about pain and discomfort during and after CoolSculpting. Although your treatment area will numb during the procedure, it’s a good idea to know what to expect after each treatment session. Here are some ways to get the best out of your CoolSculpting treatment plan.

Know what to expect afterward

Although each patient is different, there are some common side effects you might experience after CoolSculpting. This can include things like mild achiness, tenderness, cramps, numbness, and minor swelling. Be assured that these usually subside within a day or two after treatment. Some patients report that these symptoms can fluctuate a few days later, but then go away. If you experience anything more severe after treatment, contact Dr. Ortegon as soon as possible.

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Manage discomfort

During your treatment, your expert technician will massage the treatment area to make the fat freezing process more effective. This can be a good way to mitigate pain during the few days after, as well as taking over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen or NSAIDs. CoolSculpting doesn’t require prescription painkillers. Additionally, techniques like a warm compress, gentle exercise, or wearing compression clothing can help manage discomfort.

Prepare for your next session

If you experience any unusual side effects or have questions about taking care of your treatment area after CoolSculpting, be sure to speak with your technician at your next appointment. We can recommend your best ways to get results and manage any symptoms after your CoolSculpting sessions, as well as keep an eye on any unusual side effects. As always, be sure to wear comfortable clothing to your appointment and eat a small snack beforehand.

Schedule a Consultation

CoolSculpting is one of the best ways to achieve your body goals without surgery or downtime. To learn more about your options with CoolSculpting and what great results to expect, contact our San Antonio office to meet with Dr. Ortegon and our CoolSculpting experts. We invite you to schedule a consultation by calling or filling out our online form.

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