I went to my consultation this week in Dallas at the EpiCenter Park Lane, chatted it up with Holly, who could NOT be any nicer, and I’m cleared for takeoff. I’ll have 2 areas done at the end of this month- my upper and lower abdomen. Then I’m going to head over to the Plano location – EpiCenter Legacy– to have my “flanks” done, better known as my muffin top.
I. am. stoked.
So, the thing about this procedure is it’s not a weight loss thing, which is fine because it’s not that I’m not okay with my weight. I’m actually quite happy with it. It’s to target areas of fat that want to just stick to you and be all “HEY! Remember that cheeseburger you ate when you were ELEVEN? Still here, beesh!”
Now I get to be all, “FREEZE AND DIE, cheeseburger fat, FREEZE AND DIE.”
And yes, I asked more questions beyond just how it kills the decades old cheeseburger fat. It’s safe for breastfeeding. It really doesn’t affect anything other than targeting the fat cells and killing them off. They will slowly, naturally be metabolized by my body, so I won’t see the full effects of CoolSculpting for a couple of months. It’s possible I could experience some surface bruising and maybe even some cramping, but that’s not all too common, and even if it happens to me, I’m pretty sure I can handle both of those.
In reality, there’s no downtime. You can go on with your day after your short appointment. However, I think I just may milk this for half a day off. Heh.
“Mommy has to REST! Her fat cells are frozen and it makes her tired.”
What it’s not going to do is tighten my skin or take away the stretch marks, so it’s not like I’ll be rocking a bikini after this, but I’ll notice a difference in the way my one-piece fits… and my shorts.. and my shirts. Holly said I can expect 1/2 inch reduction in my waist, but may see up to an inch.
I confess, I was apprehensive heading into this, but Holly and I talked for a long time. My mind really was set at ease, all my questions answered, and now I’m ready to get my freeze on.
I think this is the point when I figured I might show you all a before picture, but my camera battery is dead (true story!) and it’s late, so the light is terrible, and they’re going to provide me with one of those creepy, headless before pictures anyway so maybe I’ll show you that?? I don’t know. I promise to show some sort of before and after shot. Eventually.
Tonight I’m having a going away party for that f-ing 20-year-old cheeseburger and all it’s late night college pizza cronies.
But, I won’t leave you with nothing. Here is a drawing that looks vaguely similar to the situation I’ve got going on. You can use your imagination, right?
Disclosure- I was not paid for this post, but I am receiving CoolSculpting treatments in exchange for my honest reviews.