Freezing the Back/bra Fat - Paradise Valley, AZ

Today I had my first cool sculpting treatment on...

Today I had my first cool sculpting treatment on my back fat. I felt no pain when the suction started, and no cramping or anything until the procedure was over, and the frozen fat was massaged. I started to feel nauseated (this is from the thawing and heat coming back to the frozen area, and I also felt like I had worked out hard. Nothing unbearable! I am 10 hours out, and feel fine, just like I had a hard workout. A bit sensitive if I lean back in my chair...but so far I am feeling great. I will keep you all updated, and will post pics when I can get someone to take some for me. :)
I am 5'4, 154 lbs and I have been on low dose prednisone for several years. This is an attempt to reduce the fat I acquired from the prednisone. I am feeling confident that I will have a successful result.

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Day 7 post cool sculpting

Its about 7 days post cool sculpting, and I am still doing well. I have not noticed any changes yet, but I wasn't expecting to. I am feeling some tenderness, itching, and pins and needles. I feel like I jumped in freezing cold water, and I can feel my skin is tingling. Its not pleasant, but its not something I can't handle. It bothers me at night, and I have to take two tylenol to get to sleep. Keep ya posted

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Thanks for sharing your story so far. I haven't read of many people getting CoolSculpting on their back so I'm looking forward to following your progress. :)

When is the itching and tenderness supposed to go away?
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My pleasure, I will be sure to keep this updated as time progresses. :) I am not sure when the itching, and tenderness is supposed to stop, but since I posted yesterday it has become more intense. I did not sleep at all last night because the burning sensation has kicked in. I was not able to wear a bra today, so I wore a bandeau instead. I keep remembering there is an end goal, and that makes it more tolerable. I hope this is helpful to others to have this info.
Absolutely. I know it's helpful to me. :) Sorry that it's started burning.You might want to try exercise -- this is helpful for some (but worse for others, so take it easy at first). Of course, ask your doctor if that's okay. :)

Day 14...i think.

So today is about two weeks. The burning, tingling, and tenderness are essentially gone! Yay! I still have itching periodically, but nothing major. I don't feel like I see any results at all, but my Mom swears she does. Its only two weeks, so I don't expect to see anything yet. Life is good. Im hoping to see results because Id love to know that it will work on my hips as well. I did read that if you are on prednisone (as I am) that there may not be a result at all...I knew this going into this, but I am one who needs to try it to see for myself. Lets just say, I learn the hard(and expensive) way. :)

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Hi Sunny Dee! Itching and tenderness after CoolSculpting, when it occurs, can last a couple of weeks just as you have experienced. Very rarely there can be a day or two of significant discomfort (as it seems you are now having) at about 2 weeks. This always resolves within a very short period of time. If you are still having any discomfort please give us a call so that we can address you needs. In general ibuprofen and compression garments such as Spanx help! Keep us posted:)

Seeing Results

Woke up this morning, looked in the mirror and I see the start of results. I have no more pain at all, and am excited to see that the procedure is working.

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Please tell us what results you're seeing now. It's been 2 weeks since your last post. I'm so curious!!!
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Thanks, Dr.Van Dyke. The pain is all gone, and I am seeing results. :)

Seeing results

I am happy to report that I am seeing some results, the pain is gone and the itching has stopped completely. I still have time to go for more results, so I am eager to see the final results.

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Absolutely fantastic!

I just wanted to do my final update. I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome of my cool sculpting on my bra fat. It has been a wonderful experience, with tolerable discomfort. I am so happy I went to VanDyke Laser in Paradise Valley, Az. They are all wonderful people, who do professional work. I will be going back after I pay off my Care Credit bill soon. My tops look so much better on me.

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Thanks for the update! We'd love to see pics of your final results, if you don't mind sharing. :)
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Thank you so much for sharing!!!
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I'm so pleased to hear you're happy with your results! It will be 6 weeks post procedure for me in a few days. I hope at 8 weeks I'm just as happy as you are! Thanks for your update.
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Paradise Valley Dermatologic Surgeon

Grace did the procedure, and she is bright, patient and well educated on this procedure. Dr.VanDykes office staff are a very well educated, proficient, and kind people. I would highly recommend them for any procedure.

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