Procedure Done 02/27/13 - Columbus, GA

Yesterday I went ahead with my procedure. I am...

Yesterday I went ahead with my procedure. I am 5'9" 169 lbs 38 yo. i had my upper and lower abdominal area done. The upper abdominal was VERY painful (felt like a vice grip) at first but lower were easy and pain free. Thankfully the upper was done last or I may not have had any other areas done. The person who performed my procedure had the procedure herself and warned me in advance of the upper. I thought she was over embellishing but she was just honest. Anyway, First day a little bruised and sore not bad though. Hopefully everything will go smooth. The person who did my procedure was GREAT and gave me her personal cell for any emergency or questions. Which I did not expect. I will update as I progress....

So I am about a week into the procedure. I am...

So I am about a week into the procedure. I am happy to report that I have not had really any pain. I took two Tylenol on the fourth day before bed just because I felt a little soreness and was worried it might get worse in the night. However, I have not changed my life in the least. I am still going to the gym and working every day. I am also sleeping through the night. I am glad that I have not had the pain others have described.

I have not seen any results yet but again I am only a week into this and they did tell me up from that it would be at least a month to four months before I would see the results of the process. So I am still hopeful and will update as more happens.

I am just over a month now. Unfortunately, I do...

I am just over a month now. Unfortunately, I do not see any difference yet. I have not had any pain like other, however, I also don't see a difference. So we will see what happens with my second month under way. I did weigh myself again today and I am still 169 lbs so there has not been any weight loss as a result. I still have some minor numbness in my stomach area. Hopefully results are soon?!? I hope this wasn't a waste of $1800.

Well I am about 7 weeks in. I actually put the...

Well I am about 7 weeks in. I actually put the jeans back on that I had in the photo. They do actually fit better and I seem to have less "over hang". So the results seem to be coming... just slow. So I am not 100% excited about my results yet but at least there is progress! I will update in a few weeks.

Disappointment

Okay, so it has been some weeks since I posted. I am sorry I haven't updated but I wanted to wait until I had good news to share. Well, I have waited the full length of time that they said to see my results. So what were the results? Well, honestly it is nothing to really get excited over. In fact, the progress I saw at 7 weeks is pretty much all I got. Which as I said I wasn't excited then and I sure am not now. I even had the gym I go to calculate out my body mass prior to the procedure and then again today which has been almost 4 months since the procedure. Unfortunately, there was little change which is about what I thought as I looked in the mirror.

So basically, I still have the same troubled areas. Maybe slightly smaller but not noticeable. Of course, they say I should do it all again and I would see more results the second time through... but at 2k I just can't justify it in my head given the results from round 1. I mean had I seen something significant or if there was some type of guarantee maybe. However, to put another 2k into something with the real possibility of the same results just isn't something I am interested in taking the chance on.

I am happy for those that saw results from their procedures, however, in my opinion it was a waste of money.
Columbus Medical Aesthetics

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Comments (4)

Thanks for posting your most recent results (or lack of). I'm 9 weeks out and my lower abdomen is actually bigger than when I started- it's more mushy too! There hasn't been any change in my diet or exercise, so I'm not quite sure what's going on. I feel your pain! I just can't justify spending more money either!
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I noticed that when I run now my stomach still feels "weird". It is like it is still partially frozen or something, hard to explain. Anyway, I hope your final weeks give you some results. Good Luck!
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Dare2Dream, there isn't weight loss with this procedure unless you are actively dieting; Coolsculpting doesn't result in weight loss. (I have wondered how that can be, given that the fat must weigh something!). I had upper and lower abs done - small device, 2 each for upper and lower - on Feb 1 and didn't see results for over 4 weeks. Then I noticed that my favorite jeans were getting big. At 6 weeks, friends started noticing a difference. Hang in; it takes a while. I'm now at 2 months and my belly is definitely smaller. Good luck!
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I have been working out as well and thought that I would see weight loss like you said... fat must weigh something. However, that is not the case. But I am happy to say after going on 7 weeks I am starting to see some results. I actually didn't even really notice until I put the jeans back on that I had on in this picture. I hope this is a start to good results! Good luck to you as well, keep me updated on your results.
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