I have always been self conscious about my double chin. No matter how much weight I lost, it just wouldn’t ever fully go away. At one of my monthly appointments with Chynna, I mentioned CoolSculpting Elite to her and she asked me if I wanted to do a consultation to see if I was a candidate. Of course I said YES!
After taking some measurements, it was determined that I was a great candidate and would probably only need 1 session. She was able to get me on the schedule for later the next week.
When I came back in the next week, Chynna walked me through everything and made sure I knew what to expect and how long results would take. She said I could see results in about a month but it will take 3 months to see the full results.
I got lots of before pics (can’t wait see the afters in a few months!).
Next Chynna marked the area she was going to treat. It would require 2 treatments overlapping, as you can see in the photo.
After that it was time to get started. She made sure I was comfortable and the headrest was positioned just right as I’d be hanging out here for the next 90 minutes.
Next, Chynna applied a gel pad that would protect my skin from freezing.
This was a relief as one of my concerns was how on earth it doesn’t damage your skin. Phew, just fat cells frozen, nothing else!
Next, she applied the machine to the first side. It was 2 treatments that lasted 45 minutes each–one on the right side and then one on the left side. The first 2 minutes were a bit strange until I got used to the cold and then I just took a little nap while I waited for Chynna to switch sides. I recommend bringing ear buds so you can listen to music or a podcast while you’re enjoying your down time.
The only uncomfortable part of the whole thing was the massage after each session. That was a bit “uncomfy” as my teenager would say, but definitely tolerable. It’s a very necessary part of the process and helps improve results by as much as 68%.
As you can see in this photo from Day 2, I had no visible bruising at all.
The area was numb for about 5 days and felt like I had a little bruising but nothing that was visible.
So where does the fat go? That was my biggest question. Basically, the fat cells become a waste product and then are processed by the lymphatic system and eliminated from the body permanently. These fat cells will not be regenerated by the body. So they’re gone FOREVER!
All in all, it was a great experience and I’m looking forward to seeing the full results. I’ll be sure to do a follow-up blog to share my final before and after pictures! I highly recommend it to anyone who has stubborn fat that just won’t budge no matter what you do. The team at Ooh La La is amazing and have done over 3,000 CoolSculpting treatments, so I knew I was in good hands.
In addition to under the chin, you can get CoolSculpting on the upper arm, back fat, bra fat, the flank area, abdomen, inner and outer thigh, and underneath the buttocks.
If you’re ready to schedule a 1-on-1 to see if you’re a good candidate, give Ooh La La a call at (618) 288-9117.