If You Can Squeeze It Seiler Can Freeze It
The Skinny on Coolsculpting
May 30, 2017
By Buffy York
For many reasons I went back and forth about 10 times trying to decide if I was going to do this post. There was never a question of if I was going to do Coolsculpting or not, it was more of a question if I wanted to share it with everyone. I really didn’t want to hear the “thin shaming” from people who would say I did not need it and I wasn’t too fired up about all the clean eaters accusing me of taking the easy way out. I’ll respond to you folks in a minute because obviously I’ve gone forward with this post.
I started asking around and not only are y’all interested, most of you have thought about it or had a consult and lots of my peeps actually have had Coolsculpting performed. Lots! My ob/gyn, my family practice doctor, friends I exercise with, friends I drink wine with and the list goes on. Coolsculpting is the hot thing. I can hear my mother saying now, ” Buffy if your friends jumped off of a cliff would you.” Ummmm, will it get rid of my muffin top? Well then yes, I’m all in.
I started thinking about Coolsculpting several months ago when I came to the realization that when it comes to exercising I probably fall in the “above average” category and I eat a decent diet, but I am not going to give up the food that I love to get a flat belly. And the thought of giving up wine…that’s just crazy talk! Maybe all of you clean eating purist out there can get your taut tummy this way but for me…not interested! Also, genetically, I have “love handles” or flanks or whatever you want to call them. Even 10 years ago when I was going through my divorce and I was Trauma Trim (10 pounds thinner than I am now) and my head was too big for my body and I kinda looked like one of the Olson Twins back in the day, I still had flanks. Coolsculpting is perfect for this. For those of you who have areas of your body that you struggle with that won’t respond to diet and exercise, maybe a consult with Seiler Skin is in your future. (205-870-0204).
5 weeks ago I had Coolsculpting preformed on my low abdomen and flanks and in the video below you can see the process and I sit down with Dr. Seiler and his Coolsculpting technician Katie and answer a few questions you are probably dying to know. Things like what to expect and all the areas of the body where Coolsculpting will work. We take you through a typical consult and you will actually see me having Coolsculpting preformed on my flanks. Spoiler Alert, it is the easiet procedure and I was out of there before I could even finish one episode of S-Town.
Immediately after Coolsculpting I went to a track meet to watch my son run.
Week 1: Bloating is typical and I felt very bloated but I was chaperoning my son’s choir trip to Disney World so it’s a toss up on the source of the bloating. Although I could have exercised this week I walked about 20,000 steps each day so I didn’t. Numbness in the areas treated is also typical and I definitely was numb. It’s a weird feeling.
Week 2: The bloating went away but the numbness still hung around. I traveled to Charlotte and back this week and ate out several meals so the flat belly was no where in sight but I was exercising as usual.
Week 3: This week I decided to start my Birmingham Farewell Food Tour (we are moving to Charlotte in June) and even though I was eating more than ususal I started to notice that I didn’t have to pull my low belly away from the seatbelt while driving down the road. I teach Pilates and I am always pulling my abs in when I drive. Sit up straight and try it the next time you are driving. It’s good for your core.
Week 4: The numbness is almost all gone. It seems to be hanging on in my flank area more than my abs, but at this point I can tell a noticeable difference in my flanks.
It takes 3 months for patients to see the full results of Coolsculpting so I will keep you posted. If you are interested in Coolsculpting I would say now is a great time. Considering that it is a super quick procedure with no downtime and sun exposure is a non factor, what are you waiting for?
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