I had the CoolSculpt today on my lower abdomen. The physician used the large applicator, and I was prepared for an uncomfortable strong suction and freezing. Before today, I thought I had a high pain tolerance. She warned me that I would be uncomfortable until minute 7. Unfortunately, I was in extreme pain until minute 10. I have broken my collarbone (bone broke skin) and I have... more
I've tried to stay in relatively good shape most of my adult life after being overweight throughout my childhood and teen years. My whole family is very overweight and we've all battled our weight most of our lives. Over the years, no matter how much I exercise or maintain a good eating regime, I've always had a protruding belly and love handles except for a few times when I did some extreme... more
I had heard Dr. Jill Hessler is using the COOLSCULPTING machine which freezes fat for hard to tone fat areas on the body. On her assessment, she was honest about what it will do and suggested a plan to work on my most troubled volume areas first. Then she planned to sculpt any other areas as the volume decreases. Usually max results are 60-90 days...WOW. I saw volume loss in 2 weeks and am... more
I have a little tummy, but otherwise totally fit. I couldn't stand it any more, so I went in and was willing to wait 3 months. I'm undecided. It appears to have worked, but I might go in for a second. I'm not sure it didn't cause the skin to lose a bit of elasticity. The procedure was not painful. I think that is because I used a small applicator and not the large. It was sore for a while,... more
I had Cool Sculpting 7 days ago on lower abdomen and am in the WORST pain, it seems like each day that goes by I'm in more pain. I feel stabbing and sharp shooting pains, I have tried ice and it made it WORSE. The pain is so bad I have a hard time sleeping at night and have to sleep on my back. Has anyone else experienced this HORRIBLE pain and what can I do to make this go away????
My motivation to try CoolSculpting came from a stubborn area on my lower abs that would not go away. I saw my dermatologist who said I was a candidate for the procedure. During the consult, I also decided to address my flank areas.
I am 28 years old, 5'10" and about 150lbs. I am not trying to lose weight, but to refine my shape and change those parts of my body I was not happy with... more
RealSelf Sponsors must meet eligibility requirements to qualify as a featured doctor.