I am 27 years old , 5' 2.5" & 125lb. I did...
14 Mar 2014
Day of treatment
I am 27 years old , 5' 2.5" & 125lb. I did coolsculpting for the first time today because I have always had troubled areas on my inner thighs and lower abdominal that diet and exercise could not get rid of.
Sorry I do not have any "before" pictures, I only have pictures about 3 hours after the procedure. If you are unsure of getting coolsculpting because of the pain factor let me start off by saying I was too however this procedure is not painful at all thus far. The first applicator she put on was the smaller applicator for my thigh. It sucked my fat & skin into the contraption kind of like a vacuum. It did not hurt at all just felt kind of strange and I was so relieved that this would be the only "pain/ discomfort" described others reviews I read. She used the MAX applicator on my lower stomach and this applicator was very large, about the size of two small applicators put together. In a previous consolation at a different clinic they told me the small applicator on my lower abdominals would work just fine but at Dr Hasen's clinic they wanted to use the MAX applicator so I thought bring-it-on, I am hoping with the larger applicator I will get better results (it cost more $$ too). The MAX applicator fit from hip bone to hip bone, it barely fit my stomach and it sucked up so much fat/skin that it reached from below my troubled area to above my belly button! When this applicator was first applied I couldn't even breathe. I couldn't stop laughing because it felt so weird, which didn't help because as my muscles tightened from laughing while the applicator was struggling to stuck up the fat. It felt weird to talk the first 30 mins into the procedure, I think because two thirds of my stomach were sucked up in the large applicator. After the hour both applicators were removed. When the applicator on my stomach was removed my skin/fat was sticking about four inches straight up! Then the nurse massaged/ molded my stomach back to normal which I didn't even feel because my stomach was so numb. When she removed the small applicator for the inner thigh, I did not see as much of this butter effect and the massage to this area did not feel like anything ether. Both areas where extremely cold to the touch. She then did the small applicator to the other leg and I had the same outcome as the other thigh.
It's been a few hours and the thighs are fine to the touch only a few broken blood cell but the stomach is a little tender. I don't feel any "pain" on my body until I push down on my stomach and it feels like I have a sunburn. I feel like I am not going to get much of a result on my inner thighs but I do feel like I will see results to my stomach. I will keep you posted with pictures.
Very Painful Expirence 3-11 Day After Procedure
So I have come to find out that I am part of the 7% of people to experience severe never pain due to this procedure. Day 1-3 I experienced no pain just a little soreness like a sunburn. Day 4 my stomach started becoming more sensitive. I had to unbutton and roll down the waist band on my pants so nothing was rubbing against the treated area. After work I went to the gym because I thought it would be a good idea to sweat out the dead fat cells. After a light work out I went to the sauna (BAD IDEA) for 15 minutes. This was the first night the intense pain started. It was like a shooting pain underneath the skin that lasted anywhere between a few second to 30 mins. As the days progressed so did the pain. I experienced the sharp stabbing pains, the swelling, burning feeling like a very bad sunburn and itching. Day 7 I started taking Tylenol which did not alleviate the pain what so ever. I then applied a heating pad to my stomach before I went to bed, HUGE MISTAKE! The pain was so bad in the middle of the night that could not sit still. I was so miserable, I was up for 4 hours with the shooting pain. I was starting to think this was a terrible mistake and that the pain would never go away. Day 8 I finally started using an ice pack and what a relief! It turns out that increase heat, like the sauna and the heating pad only agitated the process causing this terrible pain to increase. The ice pack works! Please, if you are going through the same experience as I have been, try an ice pack, they relieve the pain instantly. It have now been 12 days from my procedure and I am happy to write that I am no longer in any type of pain, I feel normal again! I know this experience does not happen to everyone but I felt obligated to share mine so everyone knows the risks and to not be scared if this happens to them.
One Month Update
So it's been four weeks since my coolscupting procedure and despite my terrible eating habits this month I have had wonderful results already! I am really suprise because I just got back from a cruise five days ago and I didn't hold back from ordering 3 appitizers and 2 entrées every night (even two desserts one night) and my troubled areas would be huge at this point but my stomach looks and feels flater then it was last month! I am going to return to my normal eating pattern for my two month update. Please let me know what you think of the results after one month!
Seeing major results!
14 May 2014
2 months post
I have been eating better and just started exercising last week and I am seeing wonderful results on my lower stomach. I have also posted pictures on my inner thighs. Maybe a little difference? What do you think?
7 month update!!!
13 Sep 2014
6 months post
Still loving my results. The best decision I ever made! I have the tummy I have always wanted. I wouldn't recommend doing the thighs (do the 30 day squat challenge for toned legs/butt).