Are you trying to plan your CoolSculpting® treatment around your pregnancy? If so, you probably have a few questions. Take a look at the answers to these common post-pregnancy CoolSculpting questions to help you plan your treatment timeline.
HOW SOON AFTER CHILDBIRTH CAN YOU GET COOLSCULPTING?
Generally speaking, it’s best to wait around 6 to 8 weeks post-pregnancy for CoolSculpting and other cosmetic procedures. Even though CoolSculpting is nonsurgical and doesn’t require extensive downtime, you want to give your body enough time to recoup from pregnancy and childbirth first.
You’ll also need to wait until you’ve finished breastfeeding to start your CoolSculpting treatment.
You can get CoolSculpting after a C-section, as well as a vaginal birth. Just discuss these details with your provider at your consultation.
CAN YOU GET COOLSCULPTING DURING PREGNANCY?
No, CoolSculpting is not recommended for women who are pregnant. Although CoolSculpting is a safe and effective procedure, there is currently no clinical evidence to rule out the possibility of complications during pregnancy.
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in the near future, wait until afterwards to schedule nonsurgical body contouring.
HOW LONG AFTER COOLSCULPTING SHOULD YOU WAIT TO BECOME PREGNANT?
If you’re actively trying to conceive, hold off on getting CoolSculpting. Otherwise, you shouldn’t have to delay getting pregnant once you’ve completed CoolSculpting. However, this is something that would be best to discuss with your provider before beginning treatment.
If you have other specific questions about how pregnancy or breastfeeding might affect your CoolSculpting timeline, sit down with an experienced provider to create a treatment timeline that’ll work for you and your growing family.