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!

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.

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 finally have photo results for you guys!!!

I finally have photo results for you guys!!!

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)!

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.

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!!!

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!

More Coolsculpting!

Last week, they had another CS event & I bought 4 more sessions at buy one get one 50% off, so that's 3 + 1 free! This will be my 15th session. Hoping to work more on my outer thighs & knee fat this time.
Coolsculpting Representative (Elizabeth)

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.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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