Unfortuately not worth the money for me

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I'm a 45 yo guy in Los Angeles and had a...

I'm a 45 yo guy in Los Angeles and had a single Zeltiq procedure done on my abs (with the small hand piece) two days ago.

I'm lean (some would say skinny -- 5' 11 1/2" and 153 lbs) but have a small roll of stubborn fat around my navel that only comes off if I drop below 150 lbs. At that point my face looks gaunt, which is not what I want!

I was originally considering Zerona but decided on Zeltiq since it's apparently more permanent and isolates one area better.

The process of sucking my gut into the machine practically knocked the wind out of me but fortunately both the doctor and nurse did an excellent job of getting me to relax. The pain did subside after around 8 minutes and the rest of the procedure was uncomfortable but bearable.

My post procedure experience has been similar to many I've read on this site. I went out with friends that evening with the odd -- but not painful -- sensation of a numb belly. After two days I'm still somewhat numb with slight soreness and maybe (?) a bit of swelling.

If I see even modest results the procedure will be an amazing bargain. I will report back.

It has now been more than 3 weeks and I'm changing...

It has now been more than 3 weeks and I'm changing my review from "undecided" to "worth it."

My results are subtle -- as I expected them to be -- but two friends, both skeptics, have noticed results and my abdominal area is modestly flatter than before.

Was this a life changer? No way. But it was worth $750 and not insignificant discomfort for the results I've achieved.

Almost 9 months after the procedure and I really...

Almost 9 months after the procedure and I really can't see any meaningful change. Sorry, folks.

2 years later

Was poking around the site and thought I'd post a quick update. I never did see any real improvement from this procedure, plus the there was a lot of discomfort. Not worth it.
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