Fat Grandma Arms - Marina Del Rey, CA

I finally realized that no matter how much...

I finally realized that no matter how much exercise I did, I was always going to have arms like my grandma (I thought they were lovely as a child because resting my head on them felt like resting my head on a pillow). Granted, I am overweight, but not morbidly obese. I eat well and do CrossFit at least 3x per week. My arms make fitting into clothes difficult. Buying a jacket - forget it.

SO. I went on a search for information on liposuction for my arms. I was really afraid that they were going to suggest doing brachioplasty and I was NOT down with having a huge scar down my arm - what's the difference between hiding my arms because they're fat or hiding them because I have an ugly scar?

I was all set to have a liposuction consultation at a plastic surgeon's office when a friend of mine told me that her brother-in-law is a plastic surgeon and really recommends Cool Sculpting. I did a whole bunch of research online (I think I read this entire section on RealHealth) and decided to make an appointment at a plastic surgeon's office for Cool Sculpting instead.

After talking to the technician (not a plastic surgeon), she said that I was a candidate. She showed me before-and-after pix of people also had fat arms. I was very excited. She recommended two treatments (actually the cost of 4 because it's one for each arm) and I went for it.

I was very nervous about the procedure after reading everything online. I was GREATLY surprised that I had almost no pain. At all - during or since the procedure (it's been 10 days). There was a slight pinch when the sucked me into the machine, but it went away within a few seconds. Granted, having two wands attached to your arms made it uncomfortable for me to do anything but watch TV on my iPad. But the technician totally made sure my arms were as comfortable as possible before she left the room. And she left me with a little panic button if I needed it, which I didn't. After the freezing was over, she massaged my arms with some pulse-y machine. She said that some people think it's too painful, but my arms were so numb that it just felt uncomfortable. I also didn't have much bruising at all. And I bruise INSANELY easily. That was something that completely surprised me.

My arms are still slightly numb and have started to get a little itchy, but no shooting pains or anything. I'm not sure if this is all a great sign (maybe the more fat that gets pulled in means the pain is less?) or if it means there will be no difference. Only time will tell.

My next appointment is in a few weeks, so I'll keep everyone posted. Oh, and stupidly, I forgot to take before pix to post, but I'll take some today so that I'll at least have something to compare in a couple months.
Paulette - Technician

Paulette was very nice, knowledgeable and professional. I really liked her and would recommend her.

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 Time spent with me
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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