Is the pain after Zeltiq bad enough to warrant staying at home?

  • WantToGlow
  • South Korea, KR
  • 6 months ago

I'm especially interested to hear from those who've had the abdomen area done since I've heard that's one of the most painful areas as far as recovery goes. I know post procedural pain can vary greatly from person to person, but I'm just wondering what the general response will be. I'm thinking about having my lower/mid abdomen done, but I'm really scared of the pain! I know it isn't exactly surgery, but I've never before had any kind of surgery or any physically painful experience that made me think "if I can do this, I can do anything." Can people that have done it equate it to any other kind of pain (e.g. bad menstrual cramps, vitamin on an empty stomach, digestive/gastrointestinal issues, etc.)? I'm thinking I should schedule the treatment 7 to 10 days prior to a long weekend because that seems to be the worst of it for most people. I'm obviously really nervous ;-) Any input or moral support would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi. I'm at 8 weeks now and I can't notice a difference £1400 definitely not worth it. The pain wasn't too bad at all but seriously it's not worth the money. Unless something dramatic happens in the next month them I wouldn't recommend :(
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I am, about 9 weeks in! I don't see much of a difference, i will really know for sure once i go back for my follow up where we can look at before photos. Hoping to see a difference then.... I will be paying this off for a while lol i want to do it again same spots. Figure give it another try and do better with food intake...
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I am at 9 weeks n I feel great n look really good as soon as I get up in the morning, I drink or eat anything it's like I swell n bloat too, what's up w/ that? Does anyone know? I know I read to wait 3-6 months, it's been 2, but that just seems odd, I am at 2 months n 1 week, I had one treatment! Just seems strange!
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3 weeks in and the pain was tolerable.. Standard pain killers took the edge off. But I haven't noticed any difference at all yet
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I had no pain at all . Just that weird numb feeling in the spots i treated. I dont see any results as of yet. Its going on 4 weeks. I was told 6 weeks should notice. I did tummy part ,under breast . It looks pudgy still and when i eat anything it gets bigger. Bummer. Wondering if i didnt have any pain at all does this mean i wont have results? I feel like pain indicates it was done right lol! Keep me posted all of you in pain. I had a little soreness as if i did an ab workout. Think it was more of skin soreness then deeper soreness. Not sure.. Nothing that grand to take any type of pain killers. Tolerable .
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It is tolerable, it is just very uncomfortable!
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I am on day 6 after having 2 sides of lower abdomen with large device, and 2 sides of upper abdomen with small device. I have been wearing compression garment (heavy duty spanx) around the clock. The pain was minor discomfort for first 4 days, but yesterday, day 5, was excruciating! Hot needle feeling,random stabbing pain, extremely sore abdominals which were at their most swollen since the procedure, super itchy yet skin is still numb. Luckily my mom had given me some lidocaine patches and I applied those which helped but only somewhat. I have been taking motrin around the clock every 5 hours. I started out with 2 pills (400 mg total) but upped it to 3 pills yesterday. Today seems a very slight teensy bit better so I hope that this is the start of mending and improvement. To equate to other pains, very different and more intense than menstrual cramps. Way less than labor pain during childbirth. Imagine the worst needles feeling you have ever felt after having your foot or hand "fall asleep" then spread it out over whatever treatment area and have it last all day and night for multiple days. In my case the entire abdomen. All day and night. That said, I am still at work. Still able to do my speed walking. And have managed to keep it a secret from entire family and coworkers (only mom is in on it). So while distracting, uncomfortable, unexpected and at times excruciating, it is very survivable.
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I am not even a week in and all i can say is i guess everyone is different. I feel everything is tolerable . Some itching , some tingling, some times feeling pins and needles type feeling on the area but its nothing crazy. Just tolerable . You can go about your day/life as if you had not done anything. Ok, so you just feel crappy sometimes as if you were on your menstral. I am sorry to hear the women above going through all that hot needle pain etc... Yikes! I am 5 days in so maybe this may take a turn. Who knows.
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P.s. I had upper and lower abdomen & back fat done (by bra straps)
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How are results coming with your back fat?? Thinking of having this done
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Hi, there,, so i am 3 weeks in... I see zero results. Everything looks flatter in the a.m. But the minute i eat a meal i bloat. They said give it 6 weeks to see anything so still waiting.
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