Swollen along the contact area. A rare but serious side effect of CoolSculpting is paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. This is where the fat cells at the treatment site get larger than they are smaller. One of the most worrying disadvantages of CoolSculpting is that the procedure leaves room for operator error.
This means that the person completing the procedure may make a mistake that negatively affects their experience and results. With CoolSculpting, a medical professional or technician physically applies an applicator and guides the machine with their hands. Side effects, such as redness and swelling, can be annoying. However, they are usually temporary and usually only last a few hours or a few days after treatment.
The treatment does not damage skin cells or muscle tissues, since it does not penetrate the skin with any invasive device. Therefore, there will be no permanent tissue damage or scarring on the skin. However, some patients may feel numbness or tingling at the treatment site after the procedure. CoolSculpting is one of the safest fat reduction procedures worldwide, with millions of happy patients.
However, it's important to know some common and temporary side effects of any medical procedure. After a CoolSculpting treatment, patients will experience swelling, redness, numbness, and sometimes even bruising. While these side effects are not desirable, they are always temporary and will go away in a couple of days and should not hinder your daily routine. Another disadvantage of CoolSculpting is the cost and time associated with it.
CoolSculpting is not a one-session treatment. You'll be making several trips to the clinic, which potentially means experiencing weeks, if not months, of ongoing side effects. These additional hours of treatment and recovery time add up to days of lost productivity. You'll also pay for each session, so a higher financial burden also needs to be considered.