I am 5'5' 118lbs and have always had a belly that...
After reading so many reviews with actual results I had 3 different consultations and had the procedure done in 4 areas. 2 on my lower abs and 2 on my flanks or waist. The procedure itself didn't really bother me. As everyone else says there is little to no pain. I actually worked and even did conference calls during those 4+ hours in the doctors office.
My biggest side effect was swelling. It started right away and by the next day I think I looked about 5 months pregnant. I could not button pants or wear fitted dresses so had to wear sweats with big shirts. The area was sore but mostly only noticeably so when bending forward - Ouch - or when in the car hittiing bumps. I was able to resume all normal activities except exercise. I suppose if all I did was bench press I could have exercised but I can't really think of much more you would be able to do.
It has been 10 days and the swelling is about 90% gone although when I touch the area it is still numb and feels kinda hot. I used a vibrating massager on the area 3 times a day the first week and I think that helped. I was really afraid I would get those crazy cramps and burning sensations on days 5-9 but that never happened.
So now I'm just waiting for the results. I will update this along with pics over the next few months.
I'm Addicted - Love it
I'm obviously becoming a CoolSculpting Junkie!
So as of today it has been:
Treatment 1 - 4 applicators around lower belly: 13 weeks
Treatment 2 - 1 applicator on each inner thigh: 8 weeks
Treatment 3 - 1 applicator on each love handle, one lower and one upper belly: 4 weeks
The weirdest thing is that during the time since I started I have gained 5 lbs and i'm only 5'5". I'm heavier than I have ever been and no idea why. My clothes fit very different because they are no longer tight in the waist but are too tight in the butt! I'm going to get very strict with calories and see how things change.
Before and After Pics...
After all this time I have had 7 treatments done. Yes I am somewhat
addicted because it actually works! If only I could squeeze more body
parts in those cool fit devices :).
Also I have gained 6 pounds from the before to after pics - and somehow I still have the flat stomach to wear dresses I never felt comfortable in before. The new 6lbs has gone elsewhere to my butt and I'm okay with that because I didn't have much of one prior.