CoolSculpting is a relatively new procedure in the world of cosmetic treatments, and it has quickly become one of the most popular treatments to help people achieve their body goals. What is it? Well, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive process that freezes and kills fat cells in your body without the need for surgery. But as with any medical procedure, there are some important tips to keep in mind when it comes to CoolSculpting recovery. 

With the right care and precautions, you can be sure to get the best results from your CoolSculpting treatment. Don’t worry, it’s not as tedious as you think. In this article, we’ll share some of the best tips to help you through your recovery. 

What to Know When Recovering from Your CoolSculpting Procedure

Tip #1: Massage the Treated Area to Help Break Down the Frozen Fat 

When it comes to CoolSculpting, one of the most important steps in the recovery process is massaging the treated area. Massaging the treated area helps break down the frozen fat cells, allowing the body to naturally process and eliminate them. It’s important to note that massage should not be done immediately following the procedure. It’s best to wait at least 24 hours before beginning the massage. This allows your body time to adjust to the treatment and begin the healing process.

When massaging the treated area, be sure to be gentle and use a light touch. Start by lightly running your fingers over the treated area in a circular motion. You can also use a hand-held massage device if you have one. As you massage the area, focus on any areas that feel particularly tender. It should be done for a few minutes each day for a few weeks after the procedure. This will help to maximize the results of the CoolSculpting procedure.

Tip #2: Apply a Warm Compress on the Treated Area

Applying a warm compress on the treated area can help reduce swelling and inflammation in the area. It can also help reduce discomfort and speed up the healing process. Warm compresses can be applied to the treated area several times a day for up to ten minutes at a time. It’s important to use a clean washcloth or towel for each application and to only use warm, not hot, water. 

Tip #3: Wear a Compression Garment to Improve Lymphatic and Blood Flow

If you’ve recently had a CoolSculpting procedure, one of the most important things you can do to ensure successful recovery is to wear a compression garment. Compression garments are designed to help improve lymphatic and blood flow, which can help reduce swelling and bruising, and boost the healing process. 


CoolSculpting is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment that can help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted. This procedure uses a handheld device to freeze fat cells in targeted areas, which your body then naturally eliminates. 

While CoolSculpting is a safe and effective procedure, it’s important to always consult with your doctor to ensure you get the best results and a speedy recovery.

At Melinda Silva, MD, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of care. Our team of experienced professionals is here to answer any questions you may have about Neo EMSCULPT, and we look forward to helping you achieve your body-sculpting goals. Contact us today to learn more about this revolutionary treatment and to schedule your appointment!