Monday, April 15, 2013
Cool Sculpting review/ Zeltiq review
When I was thinking about doing cool sculpting I read all the reviews I could find. So if you are reading this and considering please know this is a completely honest review of my experience and if you have any questions please post a comment or email me and I promise I will reply as quickly as I can. So the more reviews I read the more nervous I got about going through with this procedure, there were many comments about excessive pain that lasted for weeks. First of all this is a fairly expensive procedure, I paid $1500 for my lower abdomen which seemed in line with what I had read. So aside from the pain and expense then there were the people who said they saw no difference what so ever after having this done, Yikes! Well I opted to go through with it anyway and this is how it went for me. First of all let me say I'm 5'7 and I weigh 125 pounds so most people would probably describe me as slim. Prior to having my two children I confidently would expose my stomach at any given chance. I never had the super flat stomach but it was a good stomach. After two kids I was left with a pooch that isn't going anywhere without plastic surgery or starvation. I work out and I watch what I eat so I was a very good candidate for this procedure. This is not for someone who is looking for easy weight loss. They say you can reduce the area you treat by 30 percent typically. So grab your fat roll and picture it about a third smaller, it really isn't a big difference. So when I went in the first thing the doctor did was grab my lower stomach to make sure I had enough fat to be a good candidate. I had enough,( boy is that a great feeling when someone is telling you that yes you absolutely have enough belly fat, NOT!) Then I undressed and was brought into a room with a nurse and the machine which basically freezes your fat. The nurse warned me that the first part where it sucks in your fat is the most startling and it may feel as though I cant breath but I will be able to,(thank god she told me that because that is what precisely happens). Once I realized I could breath I was quite uncomfortable but she told me once it froze which takes about four minutes, you really cant feel anything. She was right and although it is still a bit uncomfortable it really wasn't bad. Then you sit there and let the machine do its thing for about an hour, you can read or text or take a nap. When you are done she comes in and takes the machine off and your fat is basically frozen like a brick and they massage it for about a minute,(I didn't look because I really didn't want to see that). That's it and then they send you on your way. That night the area felt very strange, not painful, just strange like I had done something very foreign to my body,(which I had). This very strange feeling lasted about two weeks but lessoned every day. I NEVER experienced pain from this procedure like many of the horror stories I read about. Yes I was aware I had done something but nothing that warranted more than an advil. That being said we are all different and many many people said they did have pain so I can only speak from my experience. So now to what is the most important part, the results. First of all this is a slow gradual thing and it takes up to three months to see the full results, don't think you will go home and see a difference. Actually I felt swollen and bloated for about two weeks after I had this done. Anyway after three months which is what it has been for me I do see a difference, nothing major but probably exactly what they say, about thirty percent. If you are looking for dramatic change than this probably isn't for you. For me it is a slight difference but that slight change really makes me happy and YES I am pleased I did it and considering doing the love handles as well. I hope I have helped someone make a decision and I would be happy to answer any questions if you post one.