Warren Schutte, MD

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Can You Be Too Old For CoolSculpting® Treatments?

Being non-invasive and effective makes CoolSculpting a very popular alternative to traditional liposuction. This relatively new development in non-surgical liposuction gets the job done and allows patients to return to work immediately – they get the benefits with a minimal recovery period! Because it is new, there are still many questions about it. One of these concerns age: can you be too old for these treatments? Do they become harmful at a certain age?

The answer is no. Surgeons report that older patients’ bodies respond in much the same way that younger patients’ do. In some cases, surgeons observed the best responses came from women over 65 years old.

That being said, it is very important that you meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience in Coolscupting and traditional fat reduction. There may be some other factor than your age getting in the way. Chances are good, though, that you will get a green light: the kinder nature of the treatment lessens the possibility of complications and has an overall gentler effect on the body. The common side effects are sensitivity and possible slight bruising, though some patients experience redness, tingling, or numbness. All of these side effects are temporary. The best thing you can do is make sure you are fully informed, so learn as much as you need to be completely comfortable before moving forward.

At our CoolSculpting facility in Loveland, Dr. Schutte will talk with you to find the CoolSculpting treatment plan that is right for you. Call for a free consultation today!