Although CoolSculpting is largely risk-free, you could experience some side effects. Typical CoolSculpting side effects include the following: After a CoolSculpting procedure, there may be some little soreness, stinging, or hurting at the treatment site. This might be as a result of the treatment’s use of extremely low temperatures. The research found that any post-treatment soreness usually lingered for 3 to 11 days before going away on its own.
One of the uncommon but severe side effects of CoolSculpting is paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. Cryolipolysis results in paradoxical adipose hyperplasia more frequently in male patients, while the exact cause of the condition is unknown.
Although paradoxical adipose hyperplasia is a cosmetic rather than medically detrimental side effect, it nevertheless requires corrective liposuction or other surgery to remove the extra fat cells. You can check in the Artistry Clinic brochure in more detail.
An alternative to know
For those who want more immediate results from a single surgery, liposuction may be a better option. However, there is a far higher likelihood of issues with liposuction than with cryolipolysis because it requires more involvement. A 2017 study found that liposuction alone had a 0.7% major complication rate, but that risk increases with further treatments.
Kybella is a branded form of injectable lipolysis. While CoolSculpting is minimally invasive, Kybella is not, and it could cause damage to nearby tissues, including the marginal mandibular nerve, which could lead to an asymmetric grin and dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing.