Just Did Fat Freezing, How Long Will The Swelling Last?

Abdominal swelling after Coolsculpting treatment
Abdominal swelling after Coolsculpting treatment

"How long does swelling last after fat freezing process?" That's a common question coolsculpting patients ask. Noninvasive coolsculpting procedure may result in slight swelling in the treated areas that usually subsides within the first 3-7 days.

The swell usually occurs at targetted areas where the coolsculpting applicator was applied. Clients who did coolsculpting typically experience little to no discomfort and can resume normal activities immediately.

If you have other side effects and experience pain such as nerve pain and bruise that doesn't go down after several weeks, we recommend you to contact your treating physician for advice. The applicator generally does cause a slight tugging sensation that is tolerable to most people so, you should not take anti inflammatory or pain relievers before the session as it may increase your risk of bruising after the coolsculpting session.

Now that we have answered the question on how long the swell usually last, we will further discuss what causes swelling and provide following tips on how to reduce bruising and speed up recovery.

What Causes Swelling after CoolSculpting Treatment?

Several factors can cause swelling after coolsculpting treatments. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Inflammation: The fat-freezing technology works by destroying stubborn fat in extremely cold temperatures. When the subcutaneous fat is destroyed by the cold, the body will respond by releasing inflammatory mediators. These mediators will cause inflammation and swelling in the area, which helps to get rid of the fatty tissues.
  • Edema: Sometimes, the swelling can be due to fluid accumulation in the tissues. This is known as edema.
  • Trauma: The cold from the treatment can cause some trauma to the tissues, which can also lead to more swelling.

Tips On Reducing Swelling On Skin

There are a few things that can be done to reduce swelling after this fat-reduction treatment:

  1. Apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10-15 minutes, several times a day. This will help to reduce inflammation.
  2. Elevate the treated area if possible. This will help to reduce the amount of fluid accumulation in the tissues.
  3. Wear compression garments. These skin-tight compression clothing can increase lymphatic flow and blood flow to promote healing. Wearing compression garments also works well in body sculpting, especially for the abdominal area. Examples of compression garments include tight gym workout clothing, tight tank top, or even leggings.
  4. Massage the treated area daily. A lymphatic massage is effective to help remove toxins from the body to promote weight loss. It triggers the lymphatic system to quickly remove cellular waste. This will help speed up the recovery.
  5. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by drinking more water and keeping a healthy diet is recommended for optimal results. Water will speed up the body's waste removal system and get rid of unwanted fat cells.

Take Aways:

Swelling is a normal side effect of coolsculpting treatment and can last for a few days. Give your body some recovery time and the swelling will slowly dissipate. Eventually, the dead fat cells will be removed from your system and you will notice visible results. Most patients are happy with their coolsculpting results after two to four months. Do take note that you should highlight to your therapist of any medical conditions during your coolsculpting consultation. If your side effects do not go away after a few weeks, consult your medical professional for advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Will The Results From Fat Freeze Last?

There is no definitive answer as to how long the results from fat freeze last. Although our competitors might try to tell you that the results are permanent, we want you to know that this still depends on having the appropriate diet plan.

If you do one or two sessions but then eat 5000 calories, you're still going to experience weight gain. If you're doing the sessions and maintaining your ideal body weight, the results often last a long time.

Is Freezing Fat Permanent?

You may still gain weight if you do not maintain your diet. Although our competitors might try to tell you that the results are permanent, we want you to know that this still depends on having the appropriate diet plan.

If you do one or two sessions but then eat 5000 calories, you're still going to experience weight gain. If you're doing the sessions and maintaining your ideal body weight, the results often last a long time.

Does Fat Freezing Treatment Work?

Research generally indicates that cool sculpting can remove a few fats in a small amount without any side effects. The research showed the use of cryogenic lipolytic techniques that have been proven effective to remove excess fat from different areas and reducing the resulting weight.

Fat Freeze 360 covers a larger surface area to destroy fat cells
Fat Freeze 360 covers a larger surface area to destroy fat cells
Is it Good to Freeze your Fat?

Efficacy of fat frosting Clinical trials shows fat freezing reduces subcutaneous fat reduction in a single session. It is effective for clients seeking to reduce weight and wanting significant results in the shortest time.

fat reduction treatment to reduce stubborn fat pockets(unwanted fat cells)
Fat Reduction treatment to reduce stubborn fat pockets (unwanted fat cells)