The Pain They Pretend Doesn't Exist! - Eugene, OR

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I had Coolsculpting last week. One on each side...

I had Coolsculpting last week. One on each side and one on lower abdomen. I am 5'7, 140 pounds, active and fit, but had trouble spots I just couldn't lose. I am not a pain baby by any means, so the pain of this procedure has left me shocked and very uncomfortable. The procedure itself wasn't bad and was as described by others: uncomfortable for the first 10 minutes, then not bad. I don't know how anyone could fall asleep during it, but hey if that was your experience, awesome. The pain when they took the pads off was intense. It felt like I had been kicked in the stomach and I felt as though I could hardly breathe. It was like you jumped in the river when it's very cold and you can't get your breath. I thought I was going to vomit, but luckily I just told the aesthetician I needed some time and she let me lie down on the table longer. She wanted to usher me out quickly, but I said NO I need some time. I had the hickey type bruising which is still there, but getting better. The first 3 days were pretty benign. The 4th day and now the 5th day after, have been increasingly painful. Today I am almost doubled-over in pain. I called the office and they wanted to give me a narcotic pain reliever but I declined and asked for Neurontin as others have, but she said they have NEVER given that before and acted like I was a lunatic for asking. I'm not trying to get pain medications out of them, I just want to be able to work normally and can't bear the thought of enduring this for a week or two more. I have no idea if this was worth it yet, but right now in the midst of the pain, I regret my decision. Hoping for relief soon...Tylenol, Aleve, Advil, ice packs--nothing has helped.

The office I had it done at is experienced and had positive reviews. They have two machines which was great and a timesaver, but I would not do that again due to the pain. They had a 50% off special so it was $750 for both love handles, and $375 for abdomen for a total of $1125. I compared to other places in town and this was much more reasonable for a procedure that may or may not work.

I did not even meet the doctor. Aesthetician only.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 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
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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