I Had This Done Yesterday 2-22-2012 - Minneapolis, MN

$2900.00 for abdomen and love handles - to do them...

$2900.00 for abdomen and love handles - to do them twice. The experience was ok. It's true when they first put the suction on you, it hurts, but it goes away after about 5 minutes and is fine. You just have to hang in there and know it will get better.

Today (the day after), I have very little pain and very little swelling. I measured my swelling just to see and I'm still the same size around. Now, from what I've been reading, the pain and swelling starts around day 4 or 5, due to dying fat cells. I'm scared, but hopefully will not experience these things. I did ice the area last night just to make sure there isn't much swelling, after all, the last thing I want is BIGGER abdomen. I will report back and keep you posted on my progress.

Ok, so yesterday was day 2 after treatment and...

Ok, so yesterday was day 2 after treatment and there was a little swelling, maybe half an inch. I iced the area last night and wore sort of a compression girldle type thing yesterday at work, and this morning, day 3, my area is back to it's regular measurement (the one I had prior to treatment). There is no pain, no sensation yet, other than a little numbness. I will report again.

Oh and today (Day 3) I went running and wore jeans...

Oh and today (Day 3) I went running and wore jeans per normal. Still no sensation - no pain, swelling down since yesterday, no itching and no bruising. I hope the machine was on, Geez :)

It's day 4 after treatment and there is no pain,...

It's day 4 after treatment and there is no pain, no sensation, no itching and I'm about to go running at the gym. I measured my waist and it's exactly what it was when I first went in. SO no change. I will report again.

Today is day 5 after treatment. There is no...

Today is day 5 after treatment. There is no change in my abdominal area size, as it is the same as when I went in. There is still no swelling, no pain, but yesterday after running I got the chills and felt a little flu-like and still feel that way a little bit today, but nothing significant (can't be sure this has anything to do with Zeltiq though). Still waiting for changes - none so far. I will report each day.

Today is day 6 and there is no sensation (pain,...

Today is day 6 and there is no sensation (pain, itching, swelling or bruising) and no change in abdomen/love handle size.

Today is day 7 and there is no sensation (pain,...

Today is day 7 and there is no sensation (pain, itching, swelling or bruising) and no change in abdomen/love handle size.
I am going to try something new and not eat after 5 pm, so if I do lose inches, it will be difficult to say if the treatment worked or not eating after 5 pm.

Today is day 8 and there is no sensation (pain,...

Today is day 8 and there is no sensation (pain, itching, swelling or bruising) and no change in abdomen/love handle size. I am starting to eat very little after 5 pm except for vegetables and small amounts of lean protein and I've noticed a couple pound weight loss on the scale but no change in the abdomen/love handle area. Still hoping!

I think it's day 11 post procedure and still there...

I think it's day 11 post procedure and still there is no sensation (pain, itching, swelling or bruising) and no change in abdomen/love handle size. I was down a couple of pounds but gained it back (don't ask me how). Anyway, I'm beginning to think I spent $2900.00 for nothing. I realize it can take a month or two or whatever, but I'm gettin very frustrated because I don't even have the pain or itching to indicate cells are dying. I will report back

Day 14 - NO change at all

Day 14 - NO change at all

I believe it's day 22 post procedure and thought...

I believe it's day 22 post procedure and thought I'd update. Well, unfortunately, it's hard for me to say. From December through February, I could not lose one pound. I used to be able to drop 5 pounds in a week just from running each day and not eating much after 5 pm and limiting calories, but NONE of those things were working. So, after 2.5 months of busting my butt, I decided to try the Low Carb, High lean protein and vegetable diet (more like the Atkins Induction phase), and within one week I had lost 5 pounds (via the scale) and one inch around my abdominal area (with tape measure). I doubt highly the abdominal loss was due to the procedure and more likely due to do low carb diet, but I can't be sure. I'm 48, in perimenopausal state, just got hypothyroid in line and the weight simply was not coming off anymore. So, that's my story for now. By this weekend, I will be able to add back in nuts, whole grains and fruit to my diet, as that is phase 2. If I stop losing pounds and my abdominal area keeps shrinking, then I will know it was the procedure. Until then, my guess is it's the diet. Oh and I started at 5'2, 131.5 pounds and I am now down to 126.5 and my goal weight is 124.
Dr Zellickson

Great so far, and I've used them for botox and experience good, but I will let you know about Zeltiq experience down the road

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