Not So Bad! - Kentucky
- updated 1 year ago
So after almost a year researching this since it...
- 16 May 2012
So after almost a year researching this since it came out i decided once my doctor started offering coolsculpting to go ahead and do it! My procedure was today. After reading the reviews about pain on here and speaking to several of the office nurses about their experiences of it being "intense" i was scared to death! Im happy to report it REALLY isnt that bad at all!!!! I promise! Ive had much more painful things (like babies!). I think it also depends on your thresehold for pain, how jiggly you are, and the area treated.
I did 3 areas today total. I had heard the abdomen was the most painful using the larger applicator but i decided to do it first to get it over with. When they first apply the suction it is a bit intense/uncomfortable for about 3 minutes and then its over. It was totally tolerable. If i had to do it again i would. Dont be scared! I then did my hips. They were less intense and that lasted only 30 seconds. Piece of cake.
I also read the massage after hurts very badly. It did not hurt me at all. In fact my hips tickled! I was laughing!
After i was sore. I put spanx on to help support the area and that has helped. I know im going to be pretty tender and bruised for a bit. I bruise easily. My upper abdomen is the most tender. I can sleep on my sides without pain. I am a little swollen and bloated as well. Im sure that will continue to go away. If i hit my abdomen on something, it wouldnt be pleasant, but i expect it will take a week or so for the inflammation to go away.
I wont know for w while obviously if it worked and how well but i am extremely excited and hopeful thT i get rid of some of my flabby bits! I will post before and afters soon.
Bottom line, dont be scared! It wasnt bad at all!!!!
So 3 days later and still trucking along! The...
- 19 May 2012
I'll post photos soon. Again...don't be scared! So glad I did it!
I am now day 9 and wanted to give an honest...
- 25 May 2012
The pain is more needle-type pain. Like I'm getting poked with little needles, or bee stings. I imagine getting a tatoo must feel the same. It's very annoying 24-7 for 5 days!!!! I would NEVER have done this so close to vacation. We leave tomorrow for the beach and I was assured that 10 days would be PLENTY of downtime to heal before going. Ummmmm....I don't think so! Definitely don't do this if you have somewhere to be in 2-3 weeks.
On a side note, this is JUST my abdomen. It's especially painful in the area I had the least amout of fat (upper abs above belly button). I imagine people that have very little fat this hurts like the dickens!! My hips have not bothered me once. Not once. No pain at all, no issues.
I hope to post another more positive update once I get back. Hoping for pain-free and skinny! Ha!
Day 12: still in pain. No fun! Its depressing. ...
- 28 May 2012