The recovery for CoolSculpting® is smooth and painless for the majority of patients. Patients are able to basically return to all normal activities immediately after the procedure. Most patients can expect to have some tenderness, numbness and altered sensation for 1-2 weeks after the procedure. The treated area may feel sore when exercising, particularly activities that involve bouncing up and down, such as running. These symptoms are all temporary and will resolve on their own.

A small percentage of patients may experience a burning, neuropathic pain, particularly when treating the lower abdomen. If this occurs, the pain is temporary (4-6 days) and is quickly alleviated with the placement of ice packs or taking a prescription medication such as Neurontin.

For more information on the CoolSculpting treatment, contact our office today.