51 Year Old Male Getting Flabby..... - Bethlehem, PA

After doing some research on-line (maybe not...

After doing some research on-line (maybe not enough?) I decided to go for an evaluation (2-19) to see if I qualified for CoolSculpting. The first place I went to checked me over, and after getting a second opinion from the nurse who actually does the procedure, said I did not have enough fat to perform the procedure. I was disappointed and happy at the same time. There was another local medical spa that was offering the procedure for 25% off and free evaluations so for the heck of it I set up an appointment with them on 2-23. Well, their opinion was different and said that I did qualify/meet the requirements to have it done. After I sitting through the presentation and asking questions I decided I was going to move ahead with it, plus that had an opening the following day. I thought "why not", get it done asap and see the results as the warm weather arrives. After reading many of the reviews here I started to have second thoughts!! I called the place first thing in the am with more questions and Lesley, the patient care coordinator, went over the stats from their office and that alleviated my fears. It's hard to tell from the pics, but the belly fat, which i had very little of three years ago, really started to bother me!! So it was a go for noon!!

Almost 1 Week After.......

Well, I went for my CoolSculpting procedure on Feb 24 at noon. I was a bit apprehensive after reading quite a bit here. I was talked through the procedure and had the series of before photos taken. I changed around into more comfortable/easier access clothes and then the fun began. The pad application was Ok, but once the vacuum pulled in the skin it was a bit uncomfortable. Hmmm...an hour to go. I started feeling very lightheaded as if I might pass out, so I used the call button for the tech. Make a long story short.....be sure to eat something before going for the procedure...as instructed!! She gave me a snack and some Gatorade to drink and then I was fine. It was a bit uncomfortable for the hour but not unbearable. One side done and then onto the next and another hour. I was a bit sore after the 2nd hour, and it felt good once the pad was removed and she massaged the location. I didn't have such a big lump like some of the pics since I wasn't real flabby, but it still looked weird afterward!! I still have some numbness in the area as well as occasional pain, but not too much. I haven't had to take anything except for when I initially came home and developed a migraine, which I rarely have. Other then that I really haven't had an issue with any major pains. I pretty much went back to my daily routine with some usual exercising thrown in. So far I see no difference but it's still early at this point. See how it goes as the time moves on......

One Week After

Today is one week after the procedure. So far so good. Some minor pain when I do certain movements and the area is still numb but that seems to be lessening as time goes by. I'll be watching to see if the flabby area starts to disappear as the weeks move on.....

3 Months After

Well, it's now 3 months since my CoolSculpting procedure. I went for my final follow-up visit with more pics being taken. I can see a slight difference from how it was but I wonder if this was worth the expense of $1300 for the pretty much final result. I also wonder if the first place that i went to that said I did NOT have enough fat to make the CoolSculpting worthwhile was actually correct? According to Denise pretty much of what is left is just excess skin and the fat layer underneath is gone. So I still have the flabby area/roll right at my waistband area and according to her there's not much that can be done with that except for surgery to remove the excess skin, which I would not do. Not the results I was hoping for with the warm weather that's here now.........

4 plus months after....

Well, more then four months after and a waste of money. I seriously wonder whether I should have had the procedure. At Young's Medical Spa they said I was a good candidate for the procedure....at Ideal Image they said I didn't have enough fat to make it worth the expense. I was hoping that since the Young Medical Spa was "doctor supervised" that maybe they had more expertise with the procedure/equipment. WRONG. The change is so slight but not worth $13001! Yup, I think it was a rip-off and I'm not impressed with Young Medical Spa. The only time I saw the Dr was when I was leaving the office and I passed him, other then that I wonder if he had any dealings with my case? Doubtful!! He got his money so he's happy......

Cool Sculpting 9 Months Out......

Well, here it is, 9 months later. I see no difference in my appearance....at all. The only thing that has changed is my bank account to the tune of $1300 less then I had before!! I would say to anyone going for the procedure...buyer beware! It seems like even places that are supposed to be very well run/doctor supervised have no guarantees on the success of the procedure. Maybe if you have a lot of fat around your midsection it works, but in my case, even after being told I was a good candidate for the procedure, it was NOT worth it!! Because of that, I would NOT recommend YOUNG MEDICAL SPA!!!

Denise did the procedure and walked me through step by step. She took a series of before pictures and then got me ready to go. In the end, Denise was incorrect.....I was not a good candidate for the procedure since the results were so minuscule that it was not worth the $1300 price tag!! Even she seemed surprised of the poor results. She did say that she was going to ask the doc about any alternatives but that answer never came..........

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