Can you have Coolsculpting done if you have multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia?

Dr. Dean Kane Q & A. questioning woman

Q. Can you have Coolsculpting done if you have multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia?

A. CoolSculpting (CS) is a relatively new, tried and true, non-surgical option for localized and limited fat reduction. If performed in a well-planned, multi-session approach, liposuction results coined “Treatment to Transformation” can be obtained.

Like any surgical or surgical-like procedure, the individual must be examined to determine whether they and the procedure are a good, safe and efficacious match. This is no different with CoolSculpting.

​Included in the education materials provided for a CoolSculpting consultation should be a list of concerns to be evaluated with your well experienced, Board Certified CS Specialist. These include:

​» Cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
» Known sensitivity to cold such as cold urticaria or Raynaud’s disease
» Impaired peripheral circulation in the area to be treated
» Neuropathic disorders such as post-herpetic neuralgia or diabetic neuropathy
» Impaired skin sensation
» Open or infected wounds
» Bleeding disorders or concomitant use of blood thinners
» Recent surgery or scar tissue in the area to be treated
» A hernia or history of hernia in the area to be treated or adjacent to treatment site
» Skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, or rashes
» Pregnancy or lactation
» Any active implanted devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators

​While they are not a comprehensive list nor are these absolute contra-indications to the CS procedure, they are a basis for discussion as to side-effects and risks.

​Multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia are not in themselves a contra-indication but should there be circulation or other above concerns in or around the area for CS, a discussion is warranted to diminish side-effects or complications.

​I trust this has been helpful. All the best!

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