Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kane of Baltimore Answers Question Regarding Coolsculpting Side-Effects

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Q: I had CoolSculpting done 12 days ago. I have two long red lines on my stomach.  The red lines are not bruised. They don’t hurt and I have used Arnica to try and get them to go away. Still no change. I’m so upset because I leave for the beach in two weeks and I can’t wear a bathing suit with my stomach showing. I was told it is non invasive and now I have red lines in the middle of my abdomen that will not go away. What could this be and what I can do?

A:  Red lines or bruising are side-effects of CoolSculpting. Each individuals tissues will react differently. The good news is that this is temporary and indicates a good treatment. Ways to hasten the redness include:

  1. Massage of the area will improve the discoloration.
  2. Fresh pineapple with the active enzyme bromelain has been most helpful in reducing bruising.
  3. Use of oral and / or topical Arnica montana may improve the redness quicker.
  4. If this persists, follow up with your CoolSculpting Team.

Good luck with your CoolSculpting results!


This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.

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