I find the lumpiness of my body very off putting....
I find the lumpiness of my body very off putting. I had lower abdomen and inner thighs done. it is the inner thighs that bother me the most, the fat pockets are so discrete and I would like my legs to be more streamlined. The positioning of the suxtuon cups on my thighs seemed strange, it was rather to the back of my body, but I feel most of the fat is closer to the front.
The procedure itself was very tolerable, although one day after I have a good deal of pain and tenderness on the abdomen, not in the thighs.
I went to the gym to lift weights today and had no issues except when I would touch my stomach.
4 days post treatment
I ended up with very minor bruising on my abdomen, but a lot of swelling! The bulge looks worse than ever. I still have a lot of tenderness there but it is slowly getting better. I feel no pain or other sensation in my thighs however, I hope pain is not indicative of the success of treatment!
1 week after
Still some pain and swelling in my lower abdomen. Thighs have not been a problem.
I think I'm seeing results
My stomach is looking nicer, although it hasn't even been 3 weeks yet! No difference in my thighs sadly. My diet has been very good, but I haven't been able to exercise for a week and a half, so I'm not sure if I can ascribe it to lifestyle or the treatment. I'll probably wait until the 1 month mark to take photos, because I'm ridiculously bruised and scarred at the moment anyway.
As for side effects, the pain in my abdomen had been steadily subsiding and is very minor at this point. I have some numbness too, neither of which has been too bothersome.
Minor results or wishful thinking?
I believe my stomach pooch has receded ever so slightly. I am pleased with the smoother look and hope it keeps progressing. I see no difference in my inner thighs yet sadly, which is too bad because that's what I really care to change.
The little spare tire I had is basically gone. How amazing! I haven't attained my goal of seamlessness because I still have some lumpiness in my stomach from some angles but that's a minor complaint. If I lose some body fat it should look even better. I think the lumpiness is at the borders of where the coolsculpting apparatus was placed. I don't know if there's been any difference in my thighs I'm still very unhappy with their appearance but I'll keep waiting for my macrophages to eat away more fat!!!
I am swayed to upgrade my review to "worth it". The results are apparent and I had no ill effects, so my only qualm is the price. Was it worth paying that sum to receive this modest result? Or should I have just hit the gym harder?
I'm mostly pleased with how my stomach looks, although I do have "new" lumps that were not present before. It is difficult to capture in pictures, so maybe it is mostly subjective. But there is a visible transition where the apparatus was placed. Perhaps when I lose more body fat I will be able to smooth this out further. I am currently at 25% body fat, whereas my ideal/prior body composition was 22%. Once I regain my former shape I'll post another update pic.
My thighs is the body part that I hate the most, and it is where I see the least difference! I've got thick legs as is from powerlifting, so I wish I could trim my inner thighs some more. I may return to the doc to see if I am a candidate for a second treatment on the thighs.