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I did something I’ve been wanting to do for a VERY long time. I have always felt so insecure about my belly ever since I had my boys. I know that our body goes through these changes and sometimes you NEVER bounce back. Before COVID happened I was in a “fitness” kick. Meaning I was going to the gym daily. I was working my butt off. Sadly the belly area never did anything. It was still there.
My Coolsculpting Journey at Aneu Med Spa
Then I decided to look into Coolsculpting. I have been so curious about Coolsculpting and what it does. I wanted to do something about my stubborn fat on my belly that just wouldn’t go away. A few things to remember when looking at my before photos. I was 97lbs when I got pregnant with my first son. I gained about 45lbs with him and I am only 5’2″. Lost the weight and was back to my normal weight. I got pregnant with my youngest son and I was about 105lbs when I got pregnant with him. I only gained about 20lbs with him and the belly never went away. They say after your second pregnancy your belly may not go back to being the same.
This post is going to be more of a Q&A with Missy from Aneu Med Spa. I will show you my before photos and then I’ll do follow up posts within the next 2 months. A little background on Missy, she has done my hydrafacial and now my Coolsculpting. She is one of the lead medical aestheticians and a Coolsculpting Master at Aneu Med Spa.
What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is the only FDA approved fat freezing technology. It’s a non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. Over the next 3 months after your first treatment, the fat cells slowly die and go through your lymphatic system.
What areas can you get treated?
Anywhere you have fat and that you can squeeze. We have a little saying “if you can squeeze we can freeze” but you can do your underarm, flanks, abs, under the jaw, distal thigh, inner thigh, outer thigh, the banana roll under the booty, and the bra fat we all hate.
Is anyone a good candidate?
Every patient is different. I’ve done patients that have been overweight on the BMI scale and patients that have the stubborn little fat that won’t go away. I always recommend someone coming in for a complimentary consultation, I like to feel and touch the area you want treated to see if you are a good candidate.
As far as lifestyle, someone who wouldn’t be a good candidate if you’re not committed to a healthy lifestyle. If you’re looking at Coolsculpting to get rid of the fat for you. You will probably need more treatments than a person who does have a healthy lifestyle which means it will cost more in the end.
How much fat can you lose?
Coolsculpting isn’t so much a fat weight loss treatment. But you can lose about 20-25% reduction in the area you are treating. It depends on each individual what their fat patch looks like. It’s not about inches it’s more about sculpting.
How long before you start seeing results?
Everyone is different, I like to say 1-3 months. You can do a second treatment after a month, I have you come in and take a look at you and see if you need another treatment. The full expectation for results I say is 3 months. Now Coolsculpting is worldwide, we are noticing that some patients are not seeing results until 3-6 months.
What is the cost and is different for the area you want to treat?
Such a popular question, it is so hard to say and even give someone a range, it all depends on the clinic and if they’re running any promos, depends on the area you want treated. Definitely check to see if your clinic is running any type of promos to help you save money.
Aneu Med Spa does offer a VIP membership where you pay $109/month and you can save $125/every cycle on Coolsculpting services and as well as money off on other services.
Can the fat cells come back?
NO! We continue to grow fat cells until were about 10/11 yrs old. After that age, we are getting into the puberty stage but we don’t have any more fat cells growing. But what does happen is that those fat cells expand and contract. We are taking 20-25% of fat cells away when you do Coolsculpting.
My thoughts on Coolsculpting? I have to be honest with you guys, when you get hooked up to the machine, it’s super easy. There is no pain while getting the treatment. Each area that I got treated took about 30-40 mins. But they do have to massage the area that got treated for 2 minutes and I had a hard time with it. It’s very uncomfortable but I knew that since I was warned and told about it. The massaging actually helps further break down the fat cells and improves results by over 60%. Like I said it’s very uncomfortable and they do tell you that but it’s so worth it at the end.
Another thing is that the belly area is a sensitive spot. I had moderate pain after my treatment for about 24 hours, it was more like I was sore. But I have no pain tolerance and this could be different for everyone.