After Much Consideration I Did It! - New York, NY

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After reading all the reviews on this website I...

After reading all the reviews on this website I finally decided I wanted to try cool sculpting. I have to say most of the reviews on here have been dead on! So here's a little information about my body type, work out habbits and my experience. I'm 5'3 and weigh about 122lbs, my waist line is 33.5 inches. I have that pouch on my lower abs and no matter what I do, I can't get rid of it. I do the insanity work out about 4 times a week and run every now and then. I do have to say that the insanity work out has helped me lose weight but has NOT given me those ripped abs it advertises.

May 30, 2012 Day 1 and Day 2: I went in for my consultation and decided to go ahead with the procedure. The nurse was very informative as she had also gotten the procedure done a few months back. She then applied a cold gel cloth to my lower abs. She then asked if I was ready and counted to 3 before she turned the zeltiq machine on. She did warn me about the suction and the level of discomfort. The suction felt like my skin was being pulled really really tight and also felt a burning sensation. This went on for about 5 minutes. Nothing I couldn't handle. After that my skin went numb and I felt no pain. After an hour, the nurse came in and disconnected the machine from my skin. This part felt uncomfortable. It felt like my skin was on fire. Again this only lasted for a few minutes...The procedure was then done. I did not get massaged like other reviews I have read...The area that was treated did look funny. The skin was sticking out but it only took about 10 minutes before it went back to normal. I did have some redness and swelling but I felt ok. The area is sensitive so whenever I have to pick up my 18 month old, i'm very careful because it hurts a little if he rubs against it. I slept ok the first two nights. I will update the blog later this week to let everyone know what my experience has been like. I will also post my before pictures at the 2 week mark along with an after picture at two weeks. I hope to see some changes by the end of week 2.

June 2.2012 Day 4: Last night I started feeling...

June 2.2012 Day 4: Last night I started feeling the sharp pains and I barely slept. It wasn't anything I couldn't bare but there was a level of discomfort. Today I'm feeling the same sharp pains that feel like pins and needles only a bit more stronger. They are constantly there but the strong ones come and go. My lower abs are still numb. I will try and ice pack tonight to see if it helps. I know this is going to work and I'm looking forward to seeing the changes soon. I will post my before and after pics at the end of week 2.

Day 5 was still a bit painful. I took some over...

Day 5 was still a bit painful. I took some over the counter meds to ease the pain and it helped a little. What really has helped is icing the treated area. Today is Day 6 and I'm feeling a little bit better than Days 4 and 5.

Day 7 was still the same. The pain woke me up...

Day 7 was still the same. The pain woke me up several times through out the night. Once I would ice it I was able to go back to sleep. The toughest part for me has been my 18 month old. He is attached to me at the hip so since the area is so sensitive, it hurts every time he jumps on me or brushes up against me.

Day 8: Today I am finally feeling a bit better. I am able to tolerate the pain without taking any over the counter meds and no ice. So it looks like from this day on the pain will subside. Now I'm just eager to start seeing some results. I am hopeful that I will see some changes starting week 2. I will post pictures once I hit the 2 week mark.

It has been 4 weeks since my procedure and I have...

It has been 4 weeks since my procedure and I have noticed subtle changes to my lower abdomen. I am being realistic about the results as I know I will not have a Victoria Secret model body but I am pleased to see that my money did not go to waste. I am really hoping for better results in the weeks to come...Here are my before and 2 weeks after picture. I will post another picture later this week!
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

The Dr answered all my questions but it was the nurses that were there through out the procedure and made me feel comfortable. The receptionist was a bit cold and rude. The rest of Dr. Kauvar's staff was an amazing team! I would definitely go back for a second procedure if I need to...

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
2 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
2 out of 5 stars Wait times
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