With my meal planning and work outs I do, I know it’s working but those stubborn areas aren't moving which is why I started looking at alternatives. After researching different offices in the Portland, Oregon area I decided to go with Key Laser Center for Cosmetic Regenerative Medicine. I was interested in Cellfina, Coolsculpting, and Vanquish Flex procedures to address my thighs. I just wasn't sure which one was right for me so I scheduled a consultation.
Their office is quite nice and swanky and my patient consult, Joey, was so friendly and answered the numerous questions that I had. After looking at my thighs they steered me towards Coolsculpting because in their words I had “Perfect Fat” LOL. Never in my life have I been told that and I found it hilarious but once they showed me how the machine needed to be able to suck the fat up in it the statement made perfect sense. I was then told I could follow up with Vanquish Flex after 6 months if I felt that it was necessary. I could start with two areas, one on each inner thigh or do four areas, one on each inner thigh and one on each back area of the inner thigh. I decided to go for the gusto and do the four areas and each area is an hour so I was going to get to know the team very well LOL.
Which brings me today after checking in I was introduced to my tech Holly who has been very pleasant and went over all details of my procedure today. They weighed me and did a 3D body scan which was the coolest thing ever! Trust me it shows every curve and bump on a wax looking figure that appears on the computer screen. Next starts the application process, first you’re marked for the areas they plan on treating then they place this cold gel sheet on you and then the Coolsculpting applicator is attached. When I tell you that thing sucks the fat up, it sucks it in there! It’s like a vacuum cleaner that’s lost its damn mind!!! The first section of the inner thigh wasn’t too bad but when they sucked the back area of the inner thigh, GOOD LAWD!!! For me, the sucking up of the fat was worse than the cold and even that was a tolerable pain (after having a fibroid removed and twisted out with no meds because it was just hanging out I have a pretty high pain tolerance). My “stick of butter” looked more like 1 ½ sticks in my opinion and it didn’t hurt when they started massaging it just felt really weird! I’m already sore on my left side which they did first and right now I know the right side will be sore and I’m only halfway through the last treatment. Although not required it was suggested that I may want to wear some spanx in the beginning which I fortunately brought with me.
I added the pics of how the frozen fat looks and I’m excited to see the results down the line. As I continue this journey I’ll post updates/pics on how things are looking and how I’m feeling and please feel free to ask me any questions about the procedure.