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Coolsculpting, My Review and Does (did) it work?

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Back in November, as a mom blogger test subject, I had a procedure called “CoolSculpting” done. I am one of the ideal candidates for the process. Someone that isn’t really overweight, has the right amount of body fat percentage, and cannot seem to lose this baby fat around my midsection post C section.

About CoolSculpting

Procedures that use laser, sonic waves and even surgery to remove fat can actually destroy other tissue in the process by burning, shattering or extracting non-fat cells. This requires downtime for your body to heal. Totally uncool. Fortunately, CoolSculpting doesn’t burn, shatter or extract any cells. Developed by Harvard scientists, our unique, FDA-cleared, patented procedure uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Only fat cells are frozen. Your healthy skin cells remain, well, healthy. No knives. No suction hoses. No needles. No scars. Once crystallized, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from your body. In a few months, boom: say hello to a new you.

To kick start your memory, you can kick here for my CoolSculpting Consultation  and here for my Coolsculpting Procedure. 

Here is also a video of the actual process if you are wondering (and more on that above link).

Now comes the BIG question.

Did Coolsculpting WORK?

Am I slimmer without going under the knife, thinner in certain areas, did I lose body fat and would it be worth the cost? I will let you decide.

November 2012

pre-coolsculpting

 

And today, just over 4 months later after 1 treatment of CoolSculpting:

 

(That is my C section scar below that pocket of fat shelf if you are wondering)

Here is a side by side

coolsculptingsidebyside

My thoughts? I don’t see any huge difference in the treatment areas..or really much difference at all. When looking at a picture my husband said that he can see some slight softening of my body and some lifting of the C section area.  For your notes, I have not lost any weight or inches.

I can’t tell you if it just didn’t “work” for me or if I am the type of body that needs more than one treatment or if someone else would have a stronger result. All human bodies are very different. While I would attempt the procedure again to see if my results were better, I don’t believe it made any real difference in my shape or how I fit my clothing (which was what I was more hopeful for).

Do you think CoolSculpting made any difference that you can see?

Would you get it done or if you did, have you seen different results?

~trisha

 

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Comments

  1. Shaka Dixon says:

    Hello,

    Am a California State University, Northridge (North Los Angeles) journalism undergraduate writing a story on CoolSculpting and the growing popularity of non-invasive cosmetic procedures. Interested in interviewing you about your experience with and since the procedure. Could be done anonymously (would not use your name and would omit any identifiable portions of the interview from the story) or for attribution. Could be conducted via email or phone.

    Sample attribution:
    Jane Doe,44, of Madison, WI

    Areas of Interest
    Lifestyle prior to the procedure- fitness level, eating habits, etc
    Lifestyle after the procedure
    What factored into your decision to choose CoolSculpting over other procedures?
    What reassurances about the procedure’s safety where needed prior to your decision?
    Previous cosmetic procedures? Did your experience with CoolSculpting warm you to other procedures?
    How did you choose a physician?
    How did you hear about the procedure?
    Experience with the procedure itself – an account of what the procedure was and how it differed or adhered to your assumptions going in?

    Thank You,
    Shaka Dixon
    shaka.dixon.674@my.csun.edu
    (408)368-7441

  2. I too had cool sculpting done about a yr ago. NO results.
    Just blew 3000! I had 1 large ab with 2 side flanks.
    I have the 2 csection hang over.
    It did hurt. I was so bruised I looked like I was in a car accident.
    To this day my crazy symptom is my belly is so hard that I have
    Trouble bending….as if I was prego. Wish there was more info out there on what a scam this is.

    • I also was ripped off at a laser clinic in melbourne-I feel like I lost all my ab muscles and now my abdomen is alway distended and bloated feeling, as if there is no muscle tone left. My love handles are still there too. It is a big waste of money! Thousands of dollars in there pocket and no satisfaction at all.

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