I am a young, healthy female. I am thin, exercise daily and eat well. However, I always had a fat stomach roll and muffin top that wouldn't go away unless I got to a unsustainably low weight. It looked ridiculous to have such slender arms and legs and then have this bubble mid section.
I've had lower abdomen, upper abdomen and flanks done 3 times. At first I thought there was no change and I just need to patient and repeat the treatment.
At this point the areas look 3 times bigger than they were before the treatment! My mid section increased by 3 inches! It was never ever this big. I am afraid I have a complication called 'Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia' (PAH), which hasn't been mentioned to me as a possible side effect by my doctor nor is it mentioned anywhere on the Coolsculpting/Zeltiq website. If you search RealSelf site you will notice that an increasingly large number of people are reporting PAH and are permanently disfigured, not to mention the cost. The manufacturer is reluctant to help and wants to keep it quiet and make as much money as they can before the whole thing blows up on national news and lawsuits bring them down. The truth is that the company doesn't fully understand the science behind the cryolipolysis phenomenon let alone the PAH side effect. If you search the professional scientific publication database PUBMED there are very few articles written about the topic so far. I feel stupid for not investigating this deeper or at least waiting for the first serious side effect patients to emerge.