I hope it works! - Plano, TX

So I finally gave in and got Coolsculpting done...

So I finally gave in and got Coolsculpting done yesterday. I am having a wedding in about 3.5months so I hope to see some great results before then! I will definitely update this as the weeks progress.
I am a 23 year old girl, in fairly good condition. I work out on average, 3 days a week. I eat fairly healthy, and I am 5'9" and 154lbs. In highschool/middle school I was extremely athletic, and played on several basketball teams. However, ever since puberty I have had this annoying pooch on my lower stomach. No matter how athletic I am, or how healthy I eat, it never seems to go away! So I heard a few things about coolsculpting, and hopefully it works for me!
As far as the procedure went, it was slightly painful. Nothing compared to the tattoos I have gotten, but still a little bit more uncomfortable than I anticipated. That is for about the first 10 mins. After that my stomach went completely numb and I couldn't feel a thing, until the massage afterwards. That was pretty uncomfortable.
Today is day 2 and my lower stomach is still fairly numb. It is also pretty swollen I believe. But hopefully that will reduce in the next few days. So far there is no pain though, and I am able to do all my regular daily activities.
I will keep updating in the next few weeks! Wish me luck!

Well.... I am now changing my title from "I hope...

Well.... I am now changing my title from "I hope it works!" to "This is shit." I am now on my 9th day after the procedure was done, and the pain has been so god aweful I can't stand it. So bad that if I could go back in time, I would save my money just to keep myself from this horrible pain. EVEN IF IT DOES WORK IN THE END!! I read so many reviews on RealSelf too, before I went through with the procedure. Yet somehow I never came across a review on how painful the days after were until I googled "severe pain after zeltiq." My belly button feels like I have a knife just stabbed right into it. It also feels like severe cramping. I thought that I had severe cramping on my periods, but not even the prescription medication I take for that is helping these stabbing cramps. Nothing is helping. Alive, tylonal, advil, hydrocodone... nothing. I feel like I need a morphine patch or something. Anyway, I dont know what makes one person experience more pain than the next, because I honestly wouldnt think of myself as having a low pain tolerance. I have several large tattoos, I gave birth naturallly, and I would rather do those things anyday than this. Hopefully the pain goes away in the next few days, but so far from what I have read it could take as long as 3 weeks to go away. I dont know if I could handle that. Anyway... I will continue to update. Hopefully the results in the end make me change my mind, and make all the pain worth it. "No pain, no gain" right?
EpiCentre

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 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
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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