My fat has always unfortunately gone to my love...
My fat has always unfortunately gone to my love handle area instead of my hips, making me look disprortionate. I lead a healthy lifestyle, am 5'6", 115 lbs, and they are still not gone. This is why I turned to a cosmetic procedure, but without the risks of surgery. I am pretty sure I will be satisfied with just one treatment, but I might go in for two.
I will post before/after pictures following any results. Too often I see people start off reviews and dissappear from realself.com! I would like to help others as others on here have helped me in my decision.
I'm sitting in the room with the machine still...
28 Jan 2013
Day of treatment
I'm sitting in the room with the machine still attached as I am writing this. Be advised that if you are a person who faints more easily than others, you might faint after a few minutes of the treatment! That is what happened to me, unfortunately :( I was only out for 10 seconds and it was just 5 minutes in, so the treatment could be restarted. For me, I faint when I am under high stress or anxiety. A nurse came in, gave me a couple ice packs and some juice and I was fine. The treatment did not hurt at all for me. I didn't even feel the cooling. It only hurt afterwards when defrosting, which lasts about 20 minutes.
I am going in for after pictures in about a month, and will then decide if I want further treatment. That is also when I will post my pictures here. I will update you about bruising, tingling, or any pain I experience up to then, and of course if I see any difference in the mirror/clothes fit!
Today, I woke up to find that the treated area was...
Today, I woke up to find that the treated area was a little red, especially towards the back. However, I also noticed that where the redness and soreness was differed from one side to the other. I hope this doesn't affect my results. Both areas are slightly numb and sore to the touch. I don't think I'm experiencing any swelling on either side, so that's good news. I'll update if anything changes.
It's almost been three weeks since the procedure....
It's almost been three weeks since the procedure. Now, I'm only a little bit numb in the area, but there is absolutely no pain, bruising, or swelling. The pain and slight bruising subsided after just a few days. I haven't noticed any results yet, but it's only been 2 and a half weeks, so I'm not giving up hope! :D
4 months after 1st preocedure and 2 months after 2nd...
23 May 2013
4 months post
I did not get the results I was looking for at ALL! I see an indent over my LEFT flank where apparently the fat was indeed frozen away. The only thing that sucks is that it only exist over the left flank but not the right one as well, so I'm uneven. Also, where I wanted fat to be removed is not where the indent is... So far, I'm not sure if the procedure or the technician is to blame, all I know is be careful! I should have saved up for Lipo instead. No pictures, because the difference the indent makes can't be seen in comparing my before and after pictures, but it is there. I also did not gain any weight at all, so that was not the issue. Hope everyone else has better luck, but I will not be repeating this procedure again!