26 y/o Female with "Skinny Fat" to Flanks - Nashville, TN
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26 Y/o Female with "Skinny Fat" to Flank Area
Coolsculpting procedure was this morning at 9am and I am excited to update you all through my journey, as others have done for me. Upon arrival the nurse had me change into disposable panties and took a 360 degree view of my ABD, flank and back area (talk about exposure!). Next, she asked me to pinch the area of fat I wanted to get rid of which happened to be my love handle area. This helped her determine where to place the suction. After she marked the area, she did a "test" suction to make sure it was where I wanted it - I really appreciated this. The initial suction isn't bad, just something I have never felt before. After about 10-15min the area is numb and although you know it's there and it can be uncomfortable because it's difficult to move, I would not call it painful. After an hour I was done with one side and on to the next. The right love handle proved to be more difficult as she mentioned it was "tighter" than the other. Essentially I think I just had less fat on this side and the suction didi not want to stay put. Finally we got it into place and it stayed on until the last 5 min of the procedure. She said this should not make a difference in my results (lets hope so!). The most uncomfortable part comes next - THE MASSAGE! It feels like she was aggressively rolling out a painful, tense muscle. It is only painful the first minute or so. Afterwards light touch, such as my gown, was slightly painful and felt like pins and needles. After I left I put on a compression device to help with pain since they told me to stay away from anti-imflammatory medications. I found compression really helped me get through the first couple of hours of sensitivity. I actually went to the gym around 2pm and had no issues what-so-ever. Obviously I didn't work my abs - but I did do arms and the elliptical. It was a much lighter gym session than I was use to, but it is a good idea to get that lymphatic system moving to flush out the dying fat cells. After the gym I cooked until 5pm and am now relaxing comfortably on the couch. I will update soon with more pictures, but as you can see it did leave me with hicky-like marks and some bruising. ***PICTURES PENDING***
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