A little background about me: I'm 22, exercise almost every day (cardio and weights), and eat really healthy, aside from the occasional drink and treat here and there. All this being said, I'm what doctors would call a "good candidate" for this procedure.
I had my lower abdomen done today since I've had such a hard time getting the last "pack" of 6. I did my research but was not expecting what came with the treatment. I had the small applicator; They first put a cold gel on my stomach then put the applicator on. It immediately sucked the bottom part of my stomach up into it, which was a really weird feeling. It felt like I couldn't breathe, and I had to take small, shallow breaths until I could get used to it. The machine because freezing and very uncomfortable, then I began to feel extremely nauseous and broke out into a sweat. I can be squeamish at times when it comes to needles, etc., so I think the discomfort and thinking about it on top of that really got to me. For about 10 minutes all I wanted to do was rip the machine off because I really thought I was going to be sick. Luckily, after sipping water and taking deep breaths, I was able to control myself and began to feel better.
The rest of the time was fairly easy, it was uncomfortable but tolerable and I distracted myself with my iPad- then came the removal. It felt good to have the machine off and I was able to breathe normally again, but my stomach felt like it had been frostbitten and was very painful. The nausea and sweating came back, and I thought I was going to pass out for a few minutes. I didn't even look at the area that was treated because I was afraid I would freak out even more (and I was probably right)! The technician massaged the area, which I couldn't even feel. I had to continue laying down for about 10 minutes then finally stood up and walked around the room, and it gradually began to feel better. The nausea went away and I calmed down shortly after. The technician told me these effects don't happen too often, but when they do it's always on smaller people like myself who don't have a ton of body fat to begin with.
I chose this because I didn't want to have anything invasive done on my stomach (all I could think about was Tara Reid)! I know it takes about 2 months to see the results, so I'm hoping this treatment will be enough because I'm not sure I can handle a second. I also took 2 aspirin before the procedure which is always a good idea.