Happy, Happy Wednesday! Wow has it been awhile since I’ve posted a new blog post here on Beyond Casual B! 😰 But I thought what better blog post to get back in the swing of things, than with an interesting, trending topic! And as I always mention, the best way to stay up to date with me is by watching my Instagram stories. I post real-time vs when I may post a few days later on my Instagram feed, or even a few weeks later on here. But if you’re already following along on my IG, you may remember me trying CoolSculpting a few weeks back! Well, I’m writing this post today to tell you all about my experience!!
And let me just start by saying CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment! CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat removal treatment, that permanently removes stubborn fat from different areas of the body. So for example, the flanks, also known as the “love-handles”, that little roll on your lower abdomen that just won’t go away, or that tough fat hanging from your arm that you can’t seem to get rid of. It’s an innovative way to contour the body by freezing unwanted fat with no surgery or downtime. So if you’re looking for liposuction results, with major weight loss, this probably isn’t the method for you.
Where I got the CoolSculpting procedure done and why I chose to do it
Dr. Fazilat is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Mountain View, California. He specializes in Mommy Makeovers and Breast Surgeries, and offers non-invasive treatments like the Vampire Facial and CoolSculpting. He only carries the most effective and current aesthetic technologies in his office and he had great reviews! Not only that, as you guys know, DeAndre plays for the 49ers and one of the women who works for Dr. Fazilat is married to someone who works for the Niners, so she actually reached out to see if I would like to come in. Based off of her results though, I knew I was in good hands! She looks AMAZING!
I also chose to try CoolSculpting because as I’ve been mentioning, I have a TON of tropical trips coming up and I just wanted that extra little sculpt! I do workout about four times a week but I do still have some stubborn fat areas that just won’t go away! So that, along with it being non-invasive, I thought I’d give it a try.
Day of the Procedure
Fast-forward 2.5 hours
I finished all 4 areas of my flanks and was feeling pretty good, but I decided I would come back a week later for the bra-line area which was another 2 sessions. One on my right and one on my left. So I got up, got dressed, thanked the AMAZING providers and headed out the door! I had a few errands to run for DeAndre and felt up for it, so I was headed to Safeway!
Upon leaving Dr. Fazilat’s office, I touched my skin and it just felt really cold and a little tender. *Pro Tip* If you’re thinking about getting your flanks done, wear high-waisted leggings to your session! The compression from your leggings actually soothes the skin and acts almost as a barrier between anything that rubs up against you during the healing process. It also feels a little weird without the compression when you walk, because your sides are numb but you can feel your body moving… if that makes sense? haha! That and the leggings add a little extra layer of warmth to your frozen skin!
The next couple of days were a little uncomfortable, just because it was something I’ve never experienced before. My flanks were completely numb (which is 100% normal after CoolSculpting), very swollen and very tender (especially on the right side). I also had bruising (again, 100% normal) but not everyone bruises! I was just one of the lucky ones 😉
And if you’re wondering about down-time, there is none! … Yep, you read that right. You can go back to work the same day or even the gym if you wanted to! I however, took it pretty easy and spent the rest of the day binge-watching Gilmore Girls and Family Feud.
There was also a little itchiness, but it wasn’t as bad as some people have explained in other reviews. Here and there I would feel an itch, but I couldn’t feel my nails scratch my skin. So that was a little weird! haha! But the itchiness only went on for about two days.
The tenderness went away after about four-five days. The swelling went down after three days and I started gaining feeling again after six-seven days.
My bra-line however was a completely different experience! I didn’t feel numb AT ALL and only my right side was tender and only for the first day! There was still some bruising, but it went away after two days. So that area was a piece of cake!
It’s now been three weeks since I went in for my first CoolSculpting treatment. As mentioned, I did my flanks in (one) 2.5 hour session. Then went back exactly a week later to do my bra line, which took only about an hour.
But currently my right flank still has the TINIEST bit of numbness and my left flank has 100% feeling back! No clue why my right side took the CoolSculpting worse than my left side! Maybe I had less for the machine to grab so it was closer to the bone? Who knows!
But other than that, as mentioned, my bra-line was only numb for two days so that area has completely healed.
I’ve yet to see any results, but you typically don’t notice results until three months. Some people notice sooner, but everyone is different! And I’m okay with seeing results in three months, because that’s just in time for summer!! 😉
Would you guys be interested in seeing a follow-up post at the end of the three months with my results? I personally like to see what people’s results look like before trying anything myself! So I can definitely post one if that’s something you guys are interested in!
Also, have any of you guys been looking into trying CoolSculpting? Or do you have any questions that I didn’t answer? Comment below! Or feel free to send me a private note through my contact page!
I love hearing from you guys and this post is in no way telling anyone they NEED CoolSculpting! I’m simply sharing my experience with it and hoping to shed a little more light around this non-invasive procedure!