My weight goes up and down like a see-saw, but the one unchanging constant are my big fat arms! Even when I weighed 115 pounds (oh to be in my twenties again!) I still had thick arms. Now that I am approaching my mid-forties, they look just like my Nana's arms! I am NOT at my ideal weight right now - I need to lose a solid 15 pounds - but even if I was (these days 132 is about as low as I can get) I would still have fat arms. So today, I finally took the plunge & had my first coolsculpting treatment, and I will follow up with a second treatment in 30 days. The tech, Megan, was totally upfront with me at my consultation - she told me I would definitely need 2 treatment to achieve the kind of results I desired.
This office (Dr. Coley in Greensboro, NC) has the new 360 applicators that only take 35 minutes. I would say when the applicator is first applied, it is uncomfortable - but I never felt it even approached painful. Within 5 minutes the area was numb. and other than the awkward placement of pillows all around me I was quite comfortable. I spent the entire 1/2 hour texting & messaging friends & the it flew by. After the 35 minutes, I received a "vigorous" massage to the treatment area. It was not pleasurable, but it was not painful; the tech was talking & joking with me throughout & I was able to kind of ignore it lol. So far (4 hours post) I have felt no pain, just a bit of soreness when I press on the treatment area (so I will just not press on it!) I am planning to attend a Zumba class tonight - I do not expect this to affect me at all.
I am post my BEFORE photos below & plan to post updates pics every 2-3 weeks. I REALLY REALLY hope I get the results I am dreaming of!