Spring/Summer Body Tune Up! (Bra Fat and Inner Thigh/back of Thigh) - New York, NY
I had Coolsculpting to smooth out some trouble...
Trouble areas: love handles (bra fat area) a very long pinch 2" fat roll that was very noticeable with any shirt. Current circumference is 34"
My back/inner thigh on the right thigh (they call it a banana role). Current circumference is 27"
I had a consultation from Chelsea Eye and Cosmetic Surgery and a 2nd consultation from Skinworks. I went with Chelsea Eye since I felt more comfortable and they seemed more qualified in the outcome and treatment results.
I read the reviews, read articles of Zeltig years ago so I had an idea of what to anticipate. I had also tried treatments of Velashape and Endermologie to treat my areas. They were only temporary results.
My procedure was suppose to be roughly less than 5 hours for the back, 2 cycles overlapped back to back and then for the thighs since it was more a complicated area to isolate and set up. I was there longer since the Assistant called in sick and was there from 2-930pm! It was actually a very comfortable procedure despite the ridiculous thought of being suctioned like a vacuum and frozen to a device surrounded by air pillows to keep you stable and comfortable. I was able to eat when I was upright for the back area but it just seemed silly to be eating my dinner while getting fat frozen!
The vacuum suction is actually nothing, the release afterwards and massage feels like trying to wake up a sleeping arm/foot sensation or when you spend time out in the cold and your get the frozen burn sensation from exposed skin. It's so minor and goes away within minutes. Be prepared for a bit of swelling in the suction area along with bruising. I bruise easily and had very dark red/maroon bruises that night.
***Drink lots of water, use Arnica Gel repeatedly every 3-5 hours to your bruises to reduce swelling and bruise healing quickly! I also use Arnica pills. My bruises went away within 5 days.
Now the thighs, that was a bit more uncomfortable for 30 mins after the device was removed. It's a more tender area and also if they rub together already you just feel very raw. Kind of like cold burned skin, extreme staffing, a bad bad sun burn or strange swelling & numbness. I had to wear a tight lycra blend camisole for my back and spanx shorts to ease with rubbing and friction. I couldn't walk without the shorts. 3-4 days later no need for the shorts. My left inner thigh still has small areas of numbness but extremely better and almost feel normal.
Back has no bruises, wore a bralette on the 5th day, a soft bra on the 6th day.
I'm looking forward to the results.
A few things for you:
1. wear some type of spans or compression under garments to ease your swelling/tenderness.
2. drink lots water to flush out toxins, hydrate skin
3. use Arnica gel and pellets to improve your swelling, bruising recovery in 1/2 the time
4. Get Neurontin RX the minute you start experiencing dull to sharp intermittent pain in the areas of treatment for your nerves.
Make everything easy for yourself, why suffer!? I think it's worth the process if you just prepare yourself and ask all the right questions.
Looking forward to seeing results in a month, 2 months and then 3 months.
Will have to get the before photos from the office to share in a month to see if there is visible change!
Jeanel the practioner was fantastic with the consultation, 360 photos to review and devise the plan of getting best results, going over the entire process, procedure and what to anticipate. She was thoughtful, extremely patient and very detailed from start to finish. She truly enjoys making a difference for her clients so she aims to please and is a perfectionist. CoolSculpting Trainer and she has also and the procedures conducted on herself so she can speak from 1st hand experience!