Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Getting my old body back...

Have any of you ever heard of 

I know I am not the only one that doesn't have the same body I did before I had kids. I will however be the first one to tell you that it is totally worth it. 
I just don't want to look at a body that I am not happy with. I know I will never be 110 lbs (like I was when I graduated high school) and I don't even care about the number that the scale says, I just want to look in the mirror and like what I see. 

Since I have had 4 babies, I have that lingering fat that just won't go away. It is the kind of fat that even working out and eating healthy doesn't really make it disappear. It is that little pooch that forever stays. 

Now that I am done having babies, I want to get fit again and be able to put on one outfit in the morning and like what I see, versus putting on 10 more outfits after that, trying to find one that I like the way I look in.

I had the opportunity to try out Cool Sculpting. I {obviously} chose my lower belly area to get treated. 
 My treatment was last week, so I am waiting for results, that will come in 4 weeks - 4 months.
(the reason it takes longer, is becuase that is how long it naturally takes your body to dispose of the fat cells)
I took before pictures that will be posted later with the after pictures.
My treatment was done at Mesna Plastic Surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Mesna's office. They are very nice and explain everything that they are doing.

Here is how it works:
The 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.
(information taken from the Cool Sculpting website)

 From my point of view:
I went in to get the procedure and they put a cool gel pad on my belly. Then they put the suction machine on top and turned it on. It sucked up my fat into the machine (which I won't lie...was a little uncomfortable, but nothing compared to childbirth) then when it sucked up as much as it could, we waited for 1 hour while the machine worked. (the uncomfortableness went away after about 5 minutes, when everything went numb)
(this is a view of what the machine looks like with a Boppy pillow to hold it up) 
After the hour had passed, they turned the machine off and took it off my belly. (this part was gross)
My belly was formed like a large stick of butter. It was red and cool. The tech massaged my belly for about 5 minutes and everything was normal again.
The next day my belly was sore, like it was bruised. 2 days later my belly is much better and I am anxious to see the results. (I am not a patient person)

Here are a couple before and after treatment pictures of other patients:

Check back to see the results and the before and after pictures.


Lea Liz said...

I have never ever heard of this!!!!i can't wait to see your results and if it actually works!!! My belly is terrible!!

Sheila said...

How awesome!
I so need to try this!!

Candice said...

Looking forward to seeing the results! That said, I think you loo great already! It has only been 2 months!!

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