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Laser Coolsculpting on Thighs: What You Need to Know Before and After the Procedure

Did you know that more than 6 million Coolscupting treatments have been conducted around the world to date? The procedure has managed to garner such levels of success for being both effective and safe. It is a patented cosmetic procedure that has been known to reduce up to 23% of body fat from different body parts including the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, buttocks, back fat, and love handles.

Let’s zero in on laser coolsculpting on thighs for this guide. What should you expect both before and after the procedure?

Before The Procedure

A trained and qualified doctor or medical provider will perform the cosmetic procedure using a handheld applicator that looks somewhat like a vacuum cleaner’s nozzle. Since the suction of the applicator can be overwhelming, it is highly recommended to avoid taking anti-inflammatories such as Advil and aspirin 7 days before the procedure. This reduces the risk of bruising once the procedure is over. Sure, bruising is a common occurrence with laser coolsculpting but taking anti-inflammatories will make the situation worse. Secondly, expect the doctor to tell you to maintain your regular diet routine in order to see big changes from the procedure.

On the day of treatment, you’ll be provided with disposable clothing but you might want to come in comfortable clothing to put on after the treatment. Expect your undergarments to stain due to the exposure of the thick gel used during the treatment. You will also be told to eat a snack or a light meal before the appointment but you’ll have to limit beverage and caffeine intake just before the treatment.

After The Treatment

During the procedure, a doctor will run the applicator and gel pad through your inner thighs, one at a time. You will experience feelings of pinching and pulling but nothing too painful. The procedure takes approximately 35 minutes per thigh hence a total of 70 minutes for one session.

After the procedure, most patients often experience some discomfort. This is especially true if you have some form of sensitivity to extremely low temperatures. Some of the common side effects you’ll feel on your thighs include tingling, deep itching, tenderness to touch, diarrhea, pulling, cold sensations, stinging, and strong cramping.

A few days after the laser coolsculpting treatment, you might feel intense feelings of numbness and pain. Sometimes, you’ll also have some swelling, bruising and redness around your inner thighs. Fortunately, all these side effects often die down in a matter of weeks. Be sure to contact your doctor if the symptoms persist for more than two weeks.

Following the laser coolsculpting procedure on your inner thighs, fat reduction will begin taking place. Your body will intelligently process and get rid of destroyed fat cells up to a period of four months after the procedure. You will see visible changes about three weeks post-treatment but the most dramatic change will come three months later.

The above-highlighted aspects are what you need to know before and after a laser coolsculpting procedure for the inner thighs. An experienced technician knows the right techniques to not only deliver the best results but reduce the occurrence of side effects as well. Take your time and research the most qualified and experienced medical professional to make the experience worth the while.