Took the Plunge--athletic 39 Y.o Guy - New York, NY

39 male with very good diet (nothing processed)...

39 male with very good diet (nothing processed) and exercise regimen (weights, running, interval training, and pretty much have no body fat except i can pinch an inch or 2 on my lower back/love handles. so after realizing diet and exercise werent getting rid of this, i finally decided to do go for Zeltiq 1 week ago.

I did only one side/love handle because (1) i wanted to do this as an experiment to see if it would work and (2) didnt want to waste 1500 doing both sides if it doesnt work.

so, during the first week after the procedure, i noticed the following: the treated area was extremely red and sensitive for about 2-3 days after, which has gone away after 1 week. I'm still pretty swollen and bloated in the treated area, but I'm told that is normal. There is so far no difference at all compared to my other side (not treated) but I also understand it might take a few weeks.

I'll post an update here in about a week, but if any one else has any feedback or similar situation, let me know. thanks.

So, at the 2 week mark post-Zeltiq treatment. All...

so, at the 2 week mark post-Zeltiq treatment. All the redness, irritation and soreness is gone. I guess I have some dull sensation of numbness in the treated love handle, nothing bothersome. At this point I feel that the area is "fatter" or more bloated than the untreated love handle, and there seems to be an area which feels like a blob of "dead" fat under the skin which feels denser or more solid than the other side, which just feels like a love handle (i.e. a little fat/flab). When I look in the mirror the treated and untreated sides look exactly the same, but unless I'm going insane the treated side "feels" different like there is more solid fat just coagulated under my skin. No visible improvement at all at this point. Will update in a week.

5 week mark--update: 1. visually--the treated...

5 week mark--update:
1. visually--the treated area looks exactly the same as the untreated area. i do not see any change. huge bummer.
2. feeling--the treated love handle still feels periodically tight, bloated, swollen. all of this varies from day to day. i'm hoping this means something is going on where my body is trying to eliminate the fat, but who knows.

So, today is exactly 2 months (8 weeks) since the...

So, today is exactly 2 months (8 weeks) since the zeltiq procedure. I do not see a single ounce of difference. can anyone? (only the right side was treated)

3 months post-procedure, no benefit at all. guess...

3 months post-procedure, no benefit at all. guess i can say at this time it is not worth it. i wonder if Zerona would work...hmmm.....
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i never actually saw a doctor, only the person who administered the treatment. she was nice. i have not, however, received any followup from them, which is odd. you'd think they'd want to know what's going on.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
3 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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