Home Ask The Doctor I have a small amount of fat I would like to remove, but hernia in my abdomen. Is there a safe alternative to Coolsculpting?

I have a small amount of fat I would like to remove, but hernia in my abdomen. Is there a safe alternative to Coolsculpting?

Several years ago, I was diagnosed with a hernia in my abdomen. I did not need surgery then or since then. I’ve been seen from several doctors answers that Coolscupting should not be done on someone with a hernia. I have a small amount of fat I want removed from my stomach and abdomen. Is there another noninvasive alternative?

The Coolsculpting technique uses a vacuum and should not be placed over a hernia. However, if your target treatment area is sufficiently far away from your hernia, you may find that you can still undergo treatment with Coolsculpting.

If you have any concerns at all regarding your suitability for Coolsculpting (for whatever reason), it is important to discuss your concerns with your doctor beforehand, and in this case a physical examination is essential. I would also recommend that you speak to your surgeon regarding the hernia before undergoing treatment.