Keywords

body contouring, body image, CoolSculpting, cryolipolysis, cryotherapy, fat, panniculitis

Abstract

A desire for the ideal body image has influenced the development of a nonsurgical body-shaping procedure known as cryolipolysis. The purpose of this clinical feature is to inform nurse practitioners about the risks and benefits of cryolipolysis so they can educate their patients. Cryolipolysis is a safe, effective method of reducing small areas of unwanted fat. Adverse effects are minimal and include pain, redness, bruising, and swelling. Results are seen within 12 weeks, but long-term effects are unknown. There are contraindications, and it is relatively expensive; however, it may be a safer option than invasive surgery.

Original Publication Citation

Harper, M., & Lassetter, J. H. (2019). Cryolipolysis: A guide for primary care practitioners. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 15(9), 666-670.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2019-08-02

Publisher

The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Language

English

College

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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