Looking Forward to Results - Illinois

I lost 45lbs through Overeater's anonymous, 2...

I lost 45lbs through Overeater's anonymous, 2 years ago. I have been working out hard, a minimum of 3 days/week & can't get rid of my belly pooch. I had a consultation for regular lipo about a month ago, but really am afraid of something so invasive & expensive.

The place I go for Botox & filler had an open house tonight. I always go to find out about new procedures they offer & their $5000 drawing for free products/procedures. They were showing this new cold lipo machine I have been researching. It has been on Dr Oz show often & also The Doctors, as the best spot fat treatment on the market today. They needed a volunteer to demonstrate the procedure & I was in!

Today is 3 days after my procedure. Swelling...

Today is 3 days after my procedure. Swelling seems to be down for the most part. I am still about 50% numb. The other 50% feels a little sore, like I was kicked in the stomach. I haven't taken any of the nerve-blockers. I have a very high pain threshold & am a recovering addict, so I hesitate to take any pills, unless I really hurt.

I worked out Friday (weight lifting & treadmill) & did water aerobics & swam 30 laps yesterday. took today off & plan to go beck to weights/treadmill tomorrow.

Today is almost 1 week. Absolutely no pain at all...

Today is almost 1 week. Absolutely no pain at all. Still a little numb but it's going away. I only took 3 pills of the 20 nerve-blockers the Dr prescribed to me. , when it started to feel like I had been kicked in the gut. They told me to take the pill as soon as the pain started, so it didn't get any worse. I worked out the very next day after this procedure, for 2 hours & have worked out (switching up with weight-lifting, swimming, water aerobics & treadmill) for 4 days, since having this dome. I'm wondering if maybe the thought this procedure might work & that I might have a boost to get rid of unwanted blubber, is making me work harder?

I have been posting here every few days but none...

I have been posting here every few days but none of my updates are showing up. It is now 10 days post procedure. I had a little itching yesterday but none today & the numbness is going away more every day. I think I have lost some of the bulge, because I've gone down one belt hole alredy!
Don't waste your $$$ on the saddlebags. Not enough fat got in the 6.3" attachment & it didn't even feel cold. 3 days later & the skin isn't numb at all. Wait for the larger thigh attachment in October.
Got my saddlebags done today. I barely felt a thing & napped through both sides. I really, really wanted them to somehow fit the 8" applicator on there but she had to use the 6.3. Kinda feel like maybe this isn't going to work as well as my lower abs. Didn't even feel very cold. Maybe I should have waited until they came out with the new thigh applicator in October but they were offering 25% for the month of December.
Ritacca is offering 25% off for coolsculpting. Made an appt for my saddlebags.

Well, everyone who knew I refused to wear a...

Well, everyone who knew I refused to wear a 2-piece anymore & why, says they see no reason I can;t wear one now! Ritacca is having a Coolsculpt day in Feb & offering even better discounts for this so I think I'll do my lower ab again.
I don't think I'm going to get them before Thursday. they're having a Coolsculpt Valentine's special on the 9th but I don't have a date. I was hoping to get pics then but not sure now.
I read under another post that you would be posting pictures soon? I'm going to go for a consultation in 3 days and I would love to see your pictures beforehand to get a better idea of what to expect. Also before pictures??
I forgot to mention, when I go there on Feb 7th for their next promotion, I'm going to try to get some "after" pics for you guys.

Ritacca had a Valentines special tonight. There...

Ritacca had a Valentines special tonight. There was a presentation with their new ad campaign. Kinda stupid, something about a football game & everyone was ripping their clothes off & running around in their underwear. Their new catch phrase is, "Get Naked".

Anyway, there was a drawing for a free $1800 Coolsculpt & also they were offering buy one, get the 2nd 75% off. Well... I won the drawing!!!

So I'm getting my abs, inner & outer thighs done for a total of $2175. Gonna do them all in one day.

The took some "after" pics. I should have them posted in the next couple of days.
I have now had my lower abdomen, middle abdomen outer thighs 2x & inner thighs 1x with absolutely NO pain at all. I took a total of 4 Neurontin (nerve-blocker)s for all of it. Doesn't mean you won't have problems. I wish I could tell you why I have none & for some, it's excruciating. I'm about a week post doing my middle ab, inner & outer thighs & no pain, very little itching.

Still waiting on before/after pics.
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Hi Pufferpink, was just wondering how painful the procedures were? I just got a great online deal and wanted to get my abdomen done, but all the "extreme pain' reviews are making me reconsider.. Thanks :)

I finally have photo results for you guys!!!

I finally have photo results for you guys!!!
Wow your pics look amazing. Just had my abdomen and flanks done for the second time, hope my results will be as good as yours :)
I do continue to work out hard, too.
I posted my before/after pics.

Please check out my new, before/after pics! This...

Please check out my new, before/after pics! This was after 3 treatments: 2 lower ab & 1 middle upper ab.

Ritacca was offering a buy 1 get 1 free...

Ritacca was offering a buy 1 get 1 free Coolsculpting (also, they reduced their prices by $300) so I'm going next week, for more body sculpting. Can't wait! Going to do lower abs & maybe upper again. Still just a lil flab left.

I got a 2 for 1 over the Holidays. Getting my abs...

I got a 2 for 1 over the Holidays. Getting my abs & right inner/outer thigh done tomorrow (one leg is bigger than the other)!
Amazing loss of The Bulge! I would have been nervous to all of it in one day, though. Glad it's working for you.

I paid $1500 for a buy 1 get 1 free. Just got my...

I paid $1500 for a buy 1 get 1 free. Just got my middle abs done. My belly's small enough now to fit most my lower & upper abs into the machine. I was going to do my thighs again but they convinced me that Vaser Shape was better for this, so my freebie I'll be using on my tummy one more time & then it should be pretty much totally flat! =o)

I work out lifting weights 2x/week, swim & do...

I work out lifting weights 2x/week, swim & do water aerobics 3 days/week & follow Weight Watchers. I have just had my 10th Coolsulpting procedure (3rd for the belly) & plan on 1 more in a month. Absolutely NO pain at all, Went to the gym the next day. It's been more than a week now & still no pain. Never used the Neurontin they gave me.

I have another Coolsculpting I got in a buy 1 get...

I have another Coolsculpting I got in a buy 1 get 1 free for the Holidays. Appointment if this Friday. I was going to do my tummy again but it's almost totally flat now! I'll have to consult with the "experts" at Ritacca, as to where I should go next. I'm thinking somewhere on my sides.
Have you had your back flanks done? The back area just below your rib cage, but above the butt? I did mine a month ago. Little pockets of fat that stood out more ever since I had my regular flanks done.
I have always been pear-shaped, so never had much problems there, unless I became obese. I lost all my extra weight & worked out for many years, before I started Coolscuplting for the pockets of fat that wouldn't go away no how much I ate healthy & exercised. It is my opinion, that if all this is done, Coolsculpting will work on whatever part of our bodies can fit into the machine. From what I've read, it works best on the torso, your body part included. HTH
Sorry I didn't answer this, I hope you had absolutely no pain, like I did. Can you update me on how this went for you?

Getting my flanks done a week from tomorrow! It's...

Getting my flanks done a week from tomorrow! It's for free, because I got a buy 1 get 1 over the holidays!!!
I'm considering a second go on my flanks in a couple months. While i've had great results in all areas i've had done, istill want a little more on my waist. I've lost count, how many/which areas did you have done and which did you feel gave you biggest bang for the buck?
Ive done the upper/lower abs 3-4x, outer thighs 2x & inner thighs 1x. I feel this procedure is the very best for the abs. I was going to get this freebie there 1 more time but my belly is almost totally flat now.

Went in today for my freebie. I had them look me...

Went in today for my freebie. I had them look me over & we decided on doing a bulge on my right thigh that I don't have on the left one. They froze it 2x. Maybe now, my thighs will be more symmetrical!
May i ask if you are happy with your results? I am doing cool sculpting in Nov.
Absolutely! See my avatar. Keep in mind, rarely does only 1 treatment work to your satisfaction. Between upper/lower abs, inside/outer thighs, I've had 11 treatments.
11 treatments??????????????????? So basically i will see zero results with 1 treatment? $1500 wasted? Will 2 treatments do on my abs? I have 2 and a half inches to lose on abs.
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I've always loved the staff at Ritacca. Friendly gals who are always caring & helping me to look my best. I can go in there, say i only have a certain amount of money to spend & they will offer me the best solution for my buck. I have never looked better or been treated with more care & concern. They answered all my questions, checked on my discomfort often & let me converse with the other gals asking about the procedure, while I was going through it (I was the person used for the demo). I was given a prescription for Neurontin for the pain I may experience in a few days. They urged me to fill it, so I wouldn't have a moment of discomfort. I will post back in a day or 2 & should have the "before" pictures they took by then.

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