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Hey everyone, as some of you may know, I recently experienced my first CoolSculpting treatment at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology in New Orleans. The moment I announced that I would be working with CoolSclupting to help reduce my stubborn fat on my Instagram, my inbox was immediately flooded with questions so I thought I would address everyone’s questions in today’s blog post.
First let me start by saying that I did not choose to get CoolSculpting treatments because I don’t like my body. I love my body and only want to mold it into its best potential shape. If you think about it, we don’t wear makeup and contour our best facial features because we hate our faces. We wear makeup because we love our faces and just want to enhance our beauty. So why not enhance other parts of your body if there is a safe and non-surgical way?
I try to go to the gym a couple times a week and eat in moderation to maintain my figure, but the areas that I just can never get rid of is my lower belly fat and my flanks, also known as your love handles. I can’t even remember the last time my stomach was completely flat. I couldn’t even get rid of it when I was going hardcore in the gym before my wedding and doing the Whole 30 diet. So even before my first appointment, I decided that I wanted to treat my flanks and lower abdomen. During the consultation, Dr. Mary Lupo agreed that I was a great candidate because she could actually grab the fat from my skin and pull it away. She pointed out a couple other spots that would help enhance my chosen areas of treatment, but I chose to take it easy for the first time.
Be sure to check out the full video of my whole experience over on my IGTV —> @HauteOffTheRack
What exactly is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, non-invasive, clinically proven treatment that reduces fat cells through FDA-cleared cooling technology. it’s a comfortable, fat freezing process with long-lasting results!
What body parts can CoolSculpting treat?
CoolSculpting can help sculpt & shape areas of your body that are prone to stubborn fatty cells, such as your lower abdomen, flanks, outer and inner thighs, and the double chin.
What areas did you treat and how many treatments are you getting?
I treated my lower abdomen and both flanks, which most people refer to as a muffin top. I got four cycles: one on each flank (aka both of my love handles) and then two on my lower abdomen to cover the full area.
You’re not an overweight person. Why do you think you need CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is great for people who workout hard and eat right to stay fit, but just can’t get rid of that extra stubborn fat. I can attest to that because I did high intensity workouts 3-4 times a week and ate healthy before my wedding and I still couldn’t lose the extra belly fat and my love handles.
I know I can try juice cleanses and completely give up all carbs, but I think CoolSculpting is a much “cooler” alternative. Plus it’s safe, effective and proven to eliminate your unwanted treated fat for good.
Does CoolSculpting Hurt? I was so nervous before the treatments because I’ve never done anything like this before and people mentioned that it’s pretty uncomfortable and leaves you feeling sore and tender after, but I found that the actual process really didn’t hurt like I thought it might. Was it uncomfortable? Yes! I was glad that I only did four cycles during my first treatment because I didn’t want to overdo it knowing that I may be sore afterward. The first five minutes of each cycle was quite unpleasant for me because that part of my body had to get used to the feeling, but once it freezes and becomes numb, it’s not bad at all. Then comes the two-minute massage, which basically feels like you’re sore from working out and someone is tickling you. I know that sounds weird, but that’s the best way I can describe it.
You can also check out the video on my IGTV to see how I reacted! I also touch on how I felt the next day after the treatment. I recommend taking Ibuprofen right after the treatment and the next day. I also suggest wearing something loose fitting on the way home from your treatment as the treated areas may become very swollen during the process.
In the days following your treatment, you may feel more comfortable wearing compression garments since you could still be swollen, sore and numb for up to 10 days after your treatment. The soreness isn’t that bad though, I was able to attend an event the next day and go about the rest of my week like normal. I just still felt a little uncomfortable.
Have you already seen results?
It takes about three months to see your complete results, but my husband swears he can already tell in my waist after only two weeks! LOL I took standardized “before” photos of each area before receiving the cycles and I will go back to The Lupo Center in three months to take the “after” photos exact in the same spot wearing the same articles of clothing. Be sure to check out how the process works over my Instagram video.
Can the fat come back?
They said that most people feel motivated to stay close to their ideal weight after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.