CoolSculpting is FDA-approved and considered to be one of the cosmetic procedures with the least amount of risks on the market today. After all, it is a noninvasive procedure, which makes it even safer because no anesthesia is necessary, and no incisions are made. With that being said, the method is never recommended in the abdomen, breasts, or back area for pregnant women.
Pregnant women can still get CoolSculpting in other areas of the body that won’t have a direct impact on the development of their baby. These areas that are typically safe for noninvasive fat procedures include the thighs, neck, lower legs, and arms.
The upper and lower back can technically be done on pregnant patients, but due to subsequent weight that can be gained in the abdomen area, it is not recommended. CoolSculpting these areas can lead to considerable back pain, which is not healthy for either the mother or the baby.
Side Effects of CoolSculpting
Please consider these side effects as well if you are thinking about receiving the procedure. After all, there are not only in-procedure risks that need to be accounted for but also potential side effects like:
- Pinching sensations
- Swelling and tenderness
- Numbness and muscle cramping
- Mild pain
CoolSculpting After Pregnancy
CoolSculpting is a great way to eliminate that annoying excess fat that can stubbornly remain after pregnancy. The great thing about the procedure is you can get as many sessions as needed to reach the ideal look you are aiming for. The results should prove to be long-lasting, and the fat won’t come back to the area you treated. But if there is an excessive amount of weight gained, as is the case if a subsequent pregnancy occurs, then fat may come back as the body produces what it needs for the baby to develop in a healthy environment.
Doctors usually advise patients who are pregnant or looking to get pregnant to go ahead with the pregnancy and raise their families without worrying about getting fat procedures. After they are finished having babies, then it is recommended they come in and have as many sessions as necessary to achieve that body they have yearned for.