Keywords

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

Abstract

A desire for the ideal body image has influenced development of a non-surgical body shaping procedure known as CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis. The purpose of this clinical feature is to inform nurse practitioners regarding the risks and benefits of cryolipolysis so they can educate their patients. Cryolipolysis as a safe, effective method of reducing small areas of unwanted fat. Side effects are minimal and include pain, redness, bruising, and swelling. Results are seen within twelve 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. Keywords:

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2019-04-04

Language

English

College

Nursing

Department

Health Science

University Standing at Time of Publication

Graduate Student

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