Fat freeze is one of the safest procedures able to remove fats from your thighs and tummy. A special device, trademark CoolSculpting of Zeltiq ruins around 20% of the patient’s fat deposits and leaves cleaning job to the body. The body removes already dead fat cells from the body thanks to the liver. As you may guess, this is not a suitable procedure for people who have liver problems. Although today we will stop on side effects, we want you to know that this is procedure is safer than surgical liposuction and other invasive methods. In addition, part of the results is visible right after the procedure. The rest – in a few weeks, when the body throws away fat deposits.
What patient might feel during the fat freeze and right after it?
As this detailed fat freeze guide points out, the procedure has very few side effects which don’t occur often. Due to the non-invasive nature of the procedure, patients don’t feel stitching or cutting. The only sensation is little pulling thanks to the CoolSculpting machine. Anaesthesia is not required because there is no pain at all. However, if you afraid, you might read some reviews online of bloggers who had the treatment.
Another good news is that there is no recovery time, too. That’s why people are able to visit their specialist and then go back to work or their daily activities. The treatment is not more than an hour and you will pay around $1,000 in Singapore. Fat freeze side effects, if they occur at all, are visible only in the area of the treatment.
It is interesting that the procedure is a brand new and it is applicable only in some areas, like legs, thighs, abs, under the armpit, under the chin or upper neck and buttocks. It is impossible to get a side effect that is in some other area because of the fat freeze. Let’s dig deeper and see what are minor side effects right after the fat freeze.
We will start with numbing and reduced sensation. Actually, you might stop feel anything for a few weeks until frozen cells leak out from the body. That’s not a big deal – imagine you don’t feel your thighs like they don’t have fat cells at all. Redness is the next thing that can follow the procedure but it will vanish fast. Some people report stinging, tingling, and muscle cramping.
What is hard to find online is that you might have diarrhea as soon as your body starts to clean cells. It is not still clear why this is happening but it is some kind of body reaction. Itchiness is another thing that you can’t skip no matter how positive is your thinking. Fat freezing side effects are not like a walk in the park but at least you are not in bed for a month.
Another interesting thing that you should be prepared is an unpleasant feeling in the throat if you have the procedure in this area. People report that they feel their throat full for a week.
Serious side effects and complications
When it comes to a plastic surgery or aesthetic treatments, the best option is to find a trusted surgeon. The worst side effects are a product of not enough expertise that’s why make sure your specialists have enough experience with the fat freeze. No matter how good he is in other procedures, this treatment requires specific skills and knowledge. Have in mind that the procedure is a new one so if you search for materials for fat freeze side effects, cool sculpting or cryolipolysis, you will find only the essentials.
People who don’t have a good immune system, shouldn’t go through cool sculpting. Eczema and psoriasis are skin conditions that appear because of a weak immune system, so people with certain conditions can’t have it, too. Unfortunately, this procedure is not suitable for young mummies, pregnant women or people with a hernia. If the patient has some injury in the treated area then the procedure should be postponed until its healing. People who had pacemakers should find another suitable treatment, too.
The most annoying side-effect of fat freeze is paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. This long name means that instead of dying fat deposits become bigger and the procedure has the opposite effect. Thankfully, this is a rare side effect and usually, men have it so ladies are rather safe.
Another bad side effect is hyperpigmentation of the skin or some type of discoloration. It takes time but it vanishes, too. If you have a fat freeze on your chin or neck, the possible side-effect is reduced movement of the tongue, lip muscle weakness and decreased saliva production.
Freeze burns are next side effect in our list. Some people report for hard nodules that cause pain in the area of the treatment. It sounds bad, right? However, don’t forget that if you ask your doctor everything you want to know and tell him all about your medical history, he will explain to you all the possible side effects in your case.