body contouring, body image, CoolSculpting, cryolipolysis, cryotherapy, fat, panniculitis
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Harper, Miryam and Lassetter, Jane H., "Cryolipolysis: A Guide for Primary Care Practitioners" (2019). Faculty Publications. 5192.
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