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CoolSculpting - Lower Abdomen + Flanks - Vancouver, BC
- updated 7 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $2,700
- Vancouver, BC
Tomorrow I am going to have the Coolsculpting...
- 10 Jul 2012
Tomorrow I am going to have the Coolsculpting procedure done on my lower abdomen with a large applicator. I will be doing my flanks another day with small applicators on each side which hasn't been scheduled yet. The cost to get my lower abdomen and two flanks done two times is $2700.
I am 5'6 and 134lbs and have always had extra fat around my flanks and lower belly. Even when I was a skinny teenager and obsessed with working out I always had that bit left over. I will post pictures pre-procedure and pictures every two weeks post procedure.
I stopped working out for two weeks so that my skin would be as loose as possible. The best results come from people with softer fat and looser skin for the suction to pull in as much fat as possible. I felt like if I worked out, my stomach would be harder to grab. After the the procedure done on my lower abdomen and two flanks, I will resume working out as soon as I am comfortable. I will update my progress as much as I can and when I experience any changes. I will try to be as informative as possible and answer any questions you might have!
My goal is to reshape my body to look like an hour glass figure, not an apple anymore. I first looked into getting Smartlipo done, but there are risks associated with the surgery and it's much more expensive. I thought, because I have a small bit of fat I need to get rid of, this would be the best option for me.
Yesterday I had my lower abdomen done with the...
- 12 Jul 2012
When I got home, I noticed in the mirror that my belly is a bit red and swollen and it feels numb in some areas. I slept with a compression garment, this just makes me feel more comfortable having it on. Today it is still swollen and numb but not really red. It doesn't bother me at all and I feel no pain.... yet!
I am booked to do my love handles next Saturday, July 21, 2012. I will update on that experience. The tech said these are way less painful and there is less suction with the smaller applicators, so the worst is over!
Yesterday was day 4 and that is when I started...
- 16 Jul 2012
I look a lot less swollen but the swell bulge is still there. I'm going to do my flanks on Saturday so I will update next week!
Last night I had trouble sleeping because the...
- 17 Jul 2012
Last Thursday, I met with a doctor for a...
- 23 Jul 2012
I did had both flanks done on Saturday, July 28th...
- 30 Jul 2012
I have just posted 3 pics of my front, side and...
- 9 Aug 2012
Today is exactly six weeks post-procedure on my...
- 22 Aug 2012
Here are some photos. I see a small change in the areas. I've lost weight all around because of my increased exercise and watching what I eat. I say very little of it is contributed to the coolsculpting procedure. The area of focus for me has always been the pooch and I know the large applicator got a great pull on it. I still have a muffin top that's for sure! If this is the amount of fat I've lost from one procedure, I think I am going to need at least 2 or 3 more sessions to get my desired results, which is going to cost much more than laserlipo.
I definitely see a small change, but I'm not sure the price for this procedure is right. I could be wrong. Maybe in the next month, I might see a dramatic change. Two weeks ago, I didn't notice the slightest change at all and now I do. I will continue to post pictures every 2 weeks and let you be the judge. If my results are anything like what you see on www.coolsculpting.com after one procedure, I will be a happy girl! Will post in two weeks time!
Saturday, October 6th, I had my second treatment...
- 9 Oct 2012
Today is day 3 since the procedure and i am feeling tiny little pins and needles. I'm sure it will be like last time where it hurt like hell! But im praying it will be better this time around and now i have my meds on hand! I will post a pic in 4 weeks. I'm going to do my flanks again with a small applicator. I haven't scheduled an appointment yet, first I want to wait until the nerve pain goes away.
My Doctor: name not provided
I e-mailed a bunch of places, many places in Vancouver do this procedure, but their response was the quickest, most informative and most professional. They all are relatively in the same pricie range. My consultation was free and the technician explained all the possible side effects that can come post-procedure and also showed me before and after pictures of some of the staff who had it done and I was really impressed by the transformation, especially after two treatments.