The Zeltiq procedure is a non-invasive method of reducing abdomen fat. Given that it is a non-invasive alternative to things like liposuction, cryolipolysis (or cryolipo) has minimal side-effects. In fact, one of the best parts of this procedure is that it has absolutely none of the potential effects that surgical procedures have, and that’s in addition to its effectiveness at freezing your fat off. Even though this procedure is relatively harmless, below is a list of Coolsculpting side-effects that have been reported both in scientific studies, and in Zeltiq reviews.
- redness in the treated area typically lasting only a few hours
- swelling in the treated area also typically only lasting a few hours
- loss of sensation or tingling which can last up to 1 or 2 weeks after treatment
- bruising as a result of the machine squeezing down on your skin & will last as long as a typical bruise
If any of these symptoms persist, consult your physician. Most patients report that there is no pain, and few of the above side effects. According to this study, nerve biopsies were taken 6 weeks after the CoolSculpting procedure was administered and there were no signs of nerve degeneration.
What you’ll want to remember though is that you can cause nerve damage if you try to administer some form of fat freezing procedure yourself. It’s important that you go to a trained physician for this rather than purchasing one of the cheap quick fixes that are popping up on the market around the theory of freezing fat.