If you have recently had CoolSculpting, you can speed your recovery and enjoy faster, more comfortable results by following these essential recovery and aftercare tips:
Massage the treatment area
Following your treatment, we will freeze the areas of excess fat you want to shed. Massage the area several times daily to help your body shed the destroyed fat cells. At Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery in Del Mar, CA, your CoolSculpting treatment will be overseen by Dr. Paul E. Chasan, widely recognized as among the most talented aesthetic surgeons in the region. We will provide aftercare instructions and demonstrations so you can confidently perform massage techniques to help the lymphatic system shed fat and cell debris.
Apply warmth for comfort
Applying warmth to the treated area with a hot water bottle or heating pad benefits the healing process after CoolSculpting. The heat reduces any discomfort associated with cramping and stimulates blood circulation to the area.
Keep the area protected with a compression garment
Some patients experience cramping in the area treated. Wearing a compression garment can be beneficial in reducing any discomfort while stimulating the lymphatic system to carry away waste products, including fat and cell debris.
It is not uncommon to experience some swelling after CoolSculpting, which can be accompanied by soreness or sensitivity. Wear comfortable, loose, soft clothing rather than tight tops or bottoms for greater comfort.
Ramp up your hydration
Living in Southern California means most of us understand the need to stay hydrated, but after CoolSculpting, ramp up your water consumption even more. When well-hydrated, your body can flush out the fat cells destroyed in the treatment.
Focus on eating a healthy diet
You have taken a step to remove excess fat by undergoing CoolSculpting. While the results will be visible, not all fat cells have been destroyed – your body has billions that swell and shrink as you gain and lose weight. To achieve the best outcome from your treatment, watch your diet and avoid processed foods, sugary treats, and consuming too many carbohydrates. Focus on eating a healthy diet rich in the nutrients your body craves for the best results.
Say no to alcohol
Alcohol thins the blood, and while we all may enjoy wine, cocktails, or other alcoholic drinks, avoiding these beverages will help you avoid excess bruising, a result of the blood-thinning effect of alcohol on the human body.
Keep your body moving
After your treatment, exercise is critical. Moving the body by walking, stretching, and other gentler physical exercises will stimulate blood circulation, so your body can shed fat cells more quickly and effectively.
Discomfort? OTC medications are all you need.
Many patients find the aftereffects of CoolSculpting to be minor and easily tolerated, while others can experience some discomfort. If you do, an OTC painkiller can reduce any pain and address inflammation.
At Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery, we are here for you.
Every member of our professional team at Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery is dedicated to making your journey to a slimmer, more sculpted body a success. We are always available if you have questions and will help you to achieve the results you love in an environment of luxury, personalized care, and privacy. Contact us today to learn about our advanced CoolSculpting and other body sculpting treatments.