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San Antonio Cosmetic SurgeryCoolSculpting at Home: How It Can Harm You

CoolSculpting is a popular cosmetic procedure that decreases fat cells in treated areas of the body. CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive. It works by freezing stubborn fat cells which are then removed by the body’s natural processes.

When a person gets a CoolSculpting procedure, it uses an applicator that targets and freezes fat cells through patented cooling technology.

This treatment is done by highly trained medical professionals. Some people who cannot afford this procedure are searching for CoolSculpting alternatives at home. This can be quite dangerous.

Don’t Try At-Home CoolSculpting

Though the basis of CoolSculpting seems easy, there is a lot that goes into it. 

At-home CoolSculpting usually entails the use of ice cubes or some other frozen item to freeze fat cells. Doing this does not accomplish the desired results. Instead, it only freezes the skin. This carries certain other risks, including the following:

• Frostbite

• Numbness

• Pain

• Permanent tissue damage

If you try self-CoolSculpting at home, you may also require medical treatment for tissue damage.

coolsculpting before and after

Side Effects of Professional CoolSculpting

Of course, the risks of at-home CoolSculpting are much higher than having the procedure professionally done. At the same time, CoolSculpting by a professional still carries certain risks itself. Those possible side effects include the following:

• Cold

• Full feeling

• Minor pressure

• Numbness

• Pain

• Redness

• Swelling

• Tenderness

• Tingling sensation

These side effects will decrease and vanish completely after a few weeks. It’s important to discuss all the facts and risks of CoolSculpting with your doctor. Having the procedure professionally done is always safer than attempting to self-perform it at home.

Cost of CoolSculpting

Some providers may charge only $650 to $800 per area being treated.

Although prices aren’t cheap, you should never attempt to perform CoolSculpting on yourself. It can result in serious injuries that require significant medical care. Your medical bills can also be just as high as what you would have spent on a legitimate CoolSculpting procedure, which only adds to it not being worth it. Our team can work with you to find a financing option that will leave you feeling at ease. 


If you are in the San Antonio, Texas area and are interested in getting CoolSculpting treatment, contact San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery, PA at your earliest convenience.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation with the renowned San Antonio plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Delio Ortegon. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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