Cool Sculpting Not As Bad As I Feared Because of Some Reviews - Houston, TX

I had 3 areas done today because after a lot of...

I had 3 areas done today because after a lot of weight loss my abdomen just wouldn't shrink any more after 3 years. So here it is an honest review. Did it hurt? Yes like hell. Was it unbearable? Not even close. Each section I had done was done separately so I was in the office for over 3 hours. The first section was with the large cup size covering my right side and front of lower abdomen. When the suction first went on it was a burning feeling. Much like a severe sunburn. After about 15 minutes the area goes pretty numb. You still feel tingles off and on but it is not painful. Once the hour was up the practicioner released the suction and let the frozen mass come out. Now this was pretty painful. I mean grind your teeth painful as the frozen section of fat hits the warmer air in the room. Then they massage the lump of what I can only describe as looking like half frozen chicken until it looks like a part of your body again. It is very red and although the massage is uncomfortable it actually helps with the thawing out alittle to make the pain subside. Repeat this process a few more times and it was time for me to head home. I did not hurt when I left. I was completely numb and do feel as though I could have functioned with my day or work. By tonight about 4 hours later I am still numb and expect to be for atleast 2 weeks. I read all brochures and have viewed all sorts of results so I am not expecting a major change, just some smoothing out. I wanted to post a review so someone considering this procedure would know what to expect. You can look up results and every body is different, but if you are like me you are terrified because you don't know how it will feel. Is it worth it? It was worth trying. I wish the cost was lower, but it is cheaper than a tummy tuck. And if I can go to work tommorrow and the next day instead of recouperating from major surgery it almost negates the cost after a few weeks. So whatever results I do end up with are going to be worth it to me. I don't have to miss work, I can still do things with the family, and I can maintain a normal lifestyle and it only took a few hours. Diet wise I intend to stick to 1300 to 1500 calories a day until results day in 2 months. I want this to work, so I am going to work for it in my own way. So for someone who is thinking about it I say weigh your options and decide first who you are and what you are looking for out of this. Its not a magic fix, it is assistance for troubled areas. We still have to work at it.

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So 6 days after cool sculpting I still feel Ok. I...

So 6 days after cool sculpting I still feel Ok. I am still numb all over my abdomen and sometimes it feels like when your foot is asleep and wants to wake up... It doesn't hurt but can be uncomfortable. I still am religiously wearing the compression garment. I think that is part of why I have had no pain. I can't tell if I am swollen or not, and it scares me because I can't tell if it is working. With so many people posting about pain I wonder if because I don't have pain if it won't work?

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Did it work?
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I used Spanx and an abdominal brace from CVS for after a surgery. The 2 combined made it a whole lot better. It kind of holds all your stomach in and in place so as you move around your abdominal area stays still for the most part and I believe that is why I had absolutely no pain. I just passed the 2 week mark and I am trully okay. Still a little numbness but no pain. I hope this works for you too!! Good luck
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What's the compression garment? If I would've known I would be wearing it right now. I'm on Day 4...
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Macon Plastic Surgeon

Ok so the Doctor himself wasn't in the room. This procedure is done by practitioners that are trained by the Doctor. He is on premise and you can call him at anytime. I was nervous because he wasn't doing it, but I trusted the staff and after I saw how simple the machine was, I realized I could have done it by myself if I had the machine at home...

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