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Getting Coolsculpting on 5/31 for Lower Abdomen - Massachusetts
- updated 9 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $1,200
- Massachusetts, MA
I workout and am in a healthy weight range. I am...
- 26 May 2012
- 4 days pre
I workout and am in a healthy weight range. I am petite-5'0"-and I have always had a "pooch" even though I've never had kids and eat healthily.
Ok! I got it done! :) long story: I had my...
- 31 May 2012
- Day of treatment
I had my lower abdomen done in Brookline, MA. The nurse was extremely nice and accommodating. I felt comfortable with her, because she, too, had gotten this done. She first placed a jelly-like pad on my belly. Then placed the "paddle" which looks more like a vacuum attachment on my belly and turned it on quick! Before i knew it, my stomach was in there and I was in shock! It didn't "take my breath away" but I know what people mean, because if you had someone sitting on your stomach, i would imagine it would feel hard to take a deep breath-that's kinda the same feeling-lots of pressure. But obviously you can still breathe.
I found it helpful to talk to her and get my mind off it. It seemed only about 5 mins. had gone by and it was almost back to a "normal feeling".
Never felt any cold.
My main issue during that hour was the rubbing of the corner of the machine on my right pelvic bone. I am very small framed, and bony in that area, (yet still manage to have a pooch-yuck), so she said since I was "narrow", there's no fat covering that area so the rubbing was really bad! I have a little bruise/mark there already. (This is probably the only time in my life I wish i had some extra fat for cushioning purposes :)
So then it was time (YAY!) to take it off-Less pain than i thought. everything's fine..but...Then-IT HAPPENED-some menstrual cramp type burning feeling in my stomach. Lasted about 3-5 mins. She did the "massage" which is more like, petting a dog's back. haha-no actual massaging going on, but Wow did that hurt! I told her to stop because I couldnt handle it, which I'm really mad about-cuz I hope it doesnt affect my outcome, but I was informed it should be fine. If I knew it was going to be such a short time frame of pain, i would have been able to handle it better.
Now that it's over, I haven't had any pain, yet I did later on around 11 PM (got the procedure around 4 PM) feel some little cramps on the right side. Nothing crazy though.
I will update soon!
The pain is bad (more shocking than actual PAIN) for about the first 2 minutes. the rest isn't too bad, just make sure you're in the right position & comfy for the next hour. The "massage" is VERY painful, feels like bee stings and menstrual cramps all in one. Fun. But mine only lasted about 3-5 minutes. The massaging isn't what hurts, its just the fact that its soooo sore, that a feather falling on it would hurt.
More updates to come! Thanks for reading :)
Day 2: No pain really. i leaned it up against the...
- 1 Jun 2012
- 1 day post
I used Arnicare gel on my stomach. tried Spanx, but they made it seem worse cuz of the waistband on my sore tummy. So i am not wearing those at this point.
8th day: Prob. the worst pain so far. Most...
- 7 Jun 2012
- 7 days post
Prob. the worst pain so far. Most annoying when I'm laying down and just waking up. I started wearing a "tummy trimmer" belt to hold me in and it seemed to help! Also, ice helps as well when I'm sleeping. Looks like some results already, but it could just b the fact that the swelling went down
Day 9: using the McDavid waist trimmer pulled...
- 9 Jun 2012
- 9 days post
using the McDavid waist trimmer pulled tight on my stomach and it feels great. Really didnt have any pain except when I was sleeping. I tried to sleep with ice on my belly and also with my knees facing the ceiling, that way i wasnt stretching my stomach and hurting it. But feeling much better, thank God!
Day 13: Been feeling pretty good! Just itchy and...
- 13 Jun 2012
- 13 days post
My Doctor: name not provided
Everything was great and very professional in that office! Felt right at home!