CoolSculpting is a generally safe procedure, but like any medical treatment, it does carry some risks and potential side effects. Common side effects include temporary numbness, bruising, swelling, redness, and localized sensitivity. These effects are usually mild and resolve on their own within a few days to weeks.
Serious complications are rare but may include paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), a rare condition where the treated area develops an enlargement of fat cells instead of a reduction. However, PAH is a very rare occurrence, and the vast majority of patients experience successful fat reduction without complications.
It’s crucial to consult with a qualified healthcare provider before undergoing CoolSculpting to discuss any pre-existing medical conditions, assess your suitability for the treatment, and understand the potential risks and benefits based on your individual circumstances.