23 year old active male who has never been able to...
23 year old active male who has never been able to get rid of the "side rolls" or "bottom tummy." I have always been below 21% body fat, I went in the procedure weighing 210 pounds, being 5-10 and was hoping to be able to see elimination of both side rolls and lower abdominal fat. I consider myself an active individual who will go to the gym 5x a week and do cardio 3x a week which consists of at least 15 minutes of jogging at a speed of 6.5 mph. I have never been able to get my body fat % low enough to be able to have a six pack, let alone even eliminate the "side rolls" in my abdomen. I was pretty hesitant to go into this procedure as it is not one that comes easily financially. I found the doctor online and my appointment was set up within a week. I spent less than 5 minutes with Dr. Rajani who was too busy doing other procedures. I went in and was given an evaluation by the technicians assistant. I was treated by "dual-Sculpting" which in reality is only two machines working at the same time. The procedure time took 2 hours as two areas were being treated per hour. The cost was $2000 dollars. In all honesty I felt scammed and uncared by the staff as they seemed in a hurry to get me out of there. It has been 3 weeks since the procedure and I had bruising the first 5 days along with severe itching sensation. I had no down time I went to the gym the next day to jog and I felt just fine. Since the procedure I have been careful to workout 5x a week and do cardio which I now do 30 minutes a day 3x a week. Has anyone ever had any experience with this doctor? I decided I will take weekly pictures of my progress within my stomach.
23 Year Old Male, Coolsculpting (4 Abdominal Areas) - Week 1
So I am posting some updates a little late because I been busy. I decided that I would take pictures every 7 days (week). as this would allow me to see and share my progress. Since the procedure I have continued my exercise routine while avoiding any fast food. Below are my week 1 pictures (7 days after treatment). I also decided to attach a picture of me flexing my abdominal muscles. I figured this would allow people to see if there was any progress.
23 Year Old Male, Coolsculpting (4 Abdominal Areas) - Week 3
So once again this is a late post but the pictures are accurate. There is no week 2 results because I forgot to take them and it was already thursday (my procedure was done on a monday). So I decided to simply wait until the following week to take pictures. Since week 1 I have continued to go to the gym 5x a week as usual. I have limited myself to eating out once a week. I don't think I see any results. Also since my procedure, (21 days). The only follow up email I got from Dr. Rajani was when I requested my "before" pictures. In fact he didn't email me, it was his assistant. Pretty disappointed that Dr. Rajani hasn't followed to ask how I felt or if there were any improvements. Once again the last picture shows me flexing to show any improvement in abdominal muscle visibility.
23 Year Old Male, Coolsculpting (4 Abdominal Areas) - Week 4
its been 4 weeks (28 days) since my procedure of "dualSculpting" I still feel like I am not seeing results. I think this puts me at the 1/2 line that most people see results. I have read that results take 2 months to see their full effects. Since week 3, or the past 7 days I have decided to add more cardio to my routine in order to burn the immediate extra calories (fat) within my body. I still feel like I am not seeing any from my previous week 1 and 3 pictures. My cardio consists of doing the stair stepper (I consider this the hardest cardio machine) for 30-50 minutes. I have been building to up to 45 minutes at 60 steps a minute. If I am not doing the stairs I have done a 3 mile jog at a pace of 8:30 a mile. I don't ever do cardio without pushing myself to the limits but so far I am disappointed with my results. It is even more disappointing that Dr. Rajani has not followed up I wish I could see other people who have actually gotten treated by him. Hoping the next month is better. Those who have had this procedure care to share what I can do to improve results. My diet is carefully measured and I don't think more cardio is the solution considering I am doing over 45 minutes a day 5x a week.
23 Year Old Male, Coolsculpting (4 Abdominal Areas) - Week 5
Well this is week 5 and still going strong. Not really sure I am seeing results, still keeping up with cardio making sure to do the daily amount. Although I feel healthier and stronger due to the jogging I still feel like I am not seeing results. I tried to put shorts on didn't feel like they were any looser than before. I am currently at 217 pounds, I have noticed that I have gained weight (perhaps muscle). Although my waist isn't increasing. This post is a little late I will be uploading my week 6 pictures tomorrow. So its been 6 weeks or about 1.5 months and I still have not heard any follow up call or any follow up email. At this point I strongly do not recommend Dr. Rajani, and if anyone is able to comment if they had any experience (positive or negative) with him it would definitely be appreciated.