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Zeltiq (CoolSculpting)

Zeltiq is a method of reducing fat by literally freezing it away.

Zeltiq (CoolSculpting) Side Effects

Zeltiq side effects include redness, bruising, and numbness, which typically fade within a few hours.

Who shouldn't use it: In the past, this type of treatment raised questions about its potential to damage the liver. (Once the fat cells are frozen, the liver processes and eliminates the fat. Some doctors were concerned that the liver might be overtaxed by processing the fat.) So far, though, it appears that fat freezing happens slowly enough so that the liver is not negatively affected. Still, be sure to let your physician know if you have a liver condition.

Drawbacks: Zeltiq doesn't provide immediate results.

Recovery Time For Zeltiq (CoolSculpting)

None. Skin may be reddish and sore for a few hours or days following the procedure, but Zeltiq patients can go about his or her regular business immediately after.

After care for Zeltiq (CoolSculpting): No special aftercare is necessary with Zeltiq.

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