What You Should Know Before Booking This Popular Body Contouring Treatment
If you have looked into CoolSculpting, it’s likely you’ve come across stories of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), one of the extraordinarily rare complications of this revolutionary treatment.
So, let’s talk about the truth about CoolSculpting PAH, including what exactly it is, how often it happens, and what you can do if you fall into the 0.0051% of people that are affected.
What Is PAH Exactly?
Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia from CoolSculpting occurs when the fat cells are not only not destroyed and removed by the body like they should, but the fat cells expand and harden. Some refer to it as the “stick of butter effect.” This is because the result is a rectangle of fat left beneath the skin that resembles a stick of butter.
PAH happens over time, so the side effect is not immediately obvious. It can take about six months for the fat cells to harden and a person to realize that the body is not expelling the cells as it should.
The Truth About CoolSculpting PAH: Here’s What You Really Need to Know About How Often It Happens
More research needs to be done, but this is an incredibly rare side effect. One study in 2014 by JAMA Dermatology noted that in 20,000 patients there was a rate of 0.0051%. At less than 1%, that is a really small percentage.
Is PAH Treatable?
Yes! In the incredibly rare event you develop this condition, paradoxical adipose hyperplasia treatment is available through liposuction. It is important to note that PAH will not go away on its own.
If you suspect that you have PAH, you should contact a surgeon and discuss treatment options.
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