I am having a CoolSculpting procedure on my abdomen. Would it be helpful to wear compression hose?
ANSWER FROM DR. GERRISH
The post-treatment course has changed significantly since the release of the new Cool Advantage applicators. The amount of swelling, bruising, and post-treatment discomfort has been dramatically reduced. From a medical standpoint, compression following CoolSculpting is not necessary. With that being said, some patients have reported that compression garments do help with the soreness they may experience during the first week after CoolSculpting. I always advise patients to try compression if they do experience some post-treatment soreness and assess if it offers some relief.