Coolsculpting of Lower Abdomen

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I decided to get coolsculpting done because I was...

I decided to get coolsculpting done because I was unhappy with the contour of my body after gaining and losing a ton of weight before and after having a child. After losing the last 20 pounds, my body shape began to become very disproportionate. I have a natural hourglass figure, and as those last few pounds came off, my waist shrunk, leaving localized pockets of fat above and below the waistline. My lower abdomen was much larger than the top, and stuck out a lot.

My goal with this procedure was not to miraculously appear thin. Rather, I simply wanted to shrink the lower abdomen so there was more of a balance between the top and bottom areas of my tummy. I wasn't looking to lose weight, but instead just wanted a more even contour. Needless to say, I had coolsculpting done in September on the lower abdomen. A large applicator was used.

Had another treatment done on 2/22, this time...

Had another treatment done on 2/22, this time using a small applicator on both the upper and lower abs. No swelling, no bruising and way less painful than the large applicator. I wasn't going to update until the one month mark, but I've already seen subtle -- yet noticeable -- results in just one week and couldn't help myself. I can't imagine how awesome the results will be in 2-4 months!

One month and two weeks after second procedure to...

One month and two weeks after second procedure to abdomen pictures added.

3 years later

So, three years later I have started to see some of the fat redistributing itself awkwardly in my lower abdomen again. It is what it is; it's apparently how I carry my weight/ store my fat. I plan to have another procedure this spring, to even out those contours again. I work out regularly and eat clean. My weight has fluctuated up and down by 5 pounds since the time of my last procedure in 2012; so no drastic gain (right now, I'm about 5lbs up). Overall I've been satisfied with the results; as a non-invasive procedure, it works pretty well. But fighting nature is obviously hard.
Boston Plastic Surgeon

Overall a great experience. My one complaint is that at my 4 month follow-up I was rushed in and out of the office because the specialist "had a patient" and was running late. Last time I checked, I was also a patient, and worthy of the time I was promised to discuss results, concerns and additional procedures. It definitely bothered me.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 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
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
3 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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