B. Gailinas (RealSelf®)
This will be my first experience with Coolsculpting. I’ve previously been treated for depression and the medication has unfortunately made me gain weight. I’ve been eating well (salads, fruits, etc.) and staying active (exercise 5 days/week). Yet I am still struggling with unwanted fat in my mid-section. So I’ve decided to try this procedure.
Prior to the consultation, I was nervous because it’s a big decision and a large purchase. Laurie, the Aesthetic Coordinator, took me into a private room and we went over what my goals were and how many cycles that would include. We decided on 2 cycles: on the lower abdomen in the shape of an overlapping V. Then Dr. Miller came in to assess. He was very professional who let me explain what I was looking for without interrupting. He then looked at my tummy, lower abdomen and upper, and spoke with Laurie about how to apply the cycles. They worked together and toyed with the idea of including my upper abdomen but looked at the bigger picture and saw that it was hidden well in the present curves of my waist. He agreed on the 2 cycles in the shape of a V.
I then threw a wrench into it and said I was unhappy with my outside hips as well. He explained to me how it wasn’t really my hips (somewhat of an illusion) and that it stemmed from my lower back. He pulled back the parts he was trying to explain in the mirror and I saw what he meant. It would have looked off if it was placed on my hips. So he decided I could benefit from an additional 2 cycles; one on either side of my lower back.
After he left, Laurie went over the pricing. She didn’t push me into getting my back done but rather showed me what the cost would be and let me make my own decision. They had a June special for $100 off the procedure, so it came out to be $2800. She said if I came again in the future, I’d get a discount for any cycles.
My appointment is scheduled for tomorrow after work just for my tummy with the option to do my back as well if I feel like it. I’m quite nervous and keep looking at everyone’s results hoping that those will be my results as well.
I’ll keep everyone updated on my progression!
B. Gailinas (RealSelf®) Face and body enhancements, vein treatments, and medical spa treatments. February 22, 2019