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Coolsculpting upper abdominal, no massage after – will this effect treatment?

The nurse wasn’t able to perform the 2 minutes massage after the applicator was removed because I was in tremendous pain, and almost fainting. Does this effect my treatment?

The two-minute massage following Coolsculpting treatment is recommended for optimum results, although the majority of fat cells in the treatment area have still sustained a cold-injury that will lead to fat cell death. The reason for the massage is that it is thought to give the last small amount of damage to fats cells on the very edge of the treatment area to “push them over” into cell death: these cells have sustained some damage by the cold, but not as much injury as the cells in the centre of the treatment. You will definitely still have the effect of death of fat cells; you may just find that you have a slightly lesser effect than if the full two-minute massage were performed.