If you follow me at all, you’d be privy to the fact that Im super insecure about tons of things on my body. I’m hardly an anomaly. Thanks to social media, most of us spend days looking at other “perfect women” and want to spend the day crying in the shower.
My current sitch.
Lorelai is almost 2. I work out as much as my schedule allows...so 4-5 times a week, HARD. I eat about 1500 calories a day. I blow 10,000 steps out of the water everyday, in just chasing the kids. I’m pretty much the thinnest I can be, without being MISERABLE and I refuse to starve myself at 32 years old.
I was pretty sure I needed a tummy tuck. My stomach hung like a tongue when I sat. When I stand, I look at least 3 months pregnant thanks to diastasis recti (for those of you who are unfamiliar).
“But look what you got out of it”. Yeah, yeah, yeah. They ARE great. I can deal with my stretch marks being a representation of my beautiful girls….but a stomach tongue? I draw the god damn line. I need to wear pants up to my banana tits just to hold the flap back. Not just any kind of pants...compression leggings. Do you have any idea how bad it sucks to get those fuckers off every time I pee? It’s super fun.
So what’cha gonna do bout’ it?
I have been following plastic surgeons for YEARS. Tummy Tuck. Mommy Lift. I swear I could perform them myself I’ve watched so many surgeries. Surgery is BRUTAL. Recovery? brutal. Weird ass fake belly button they need to carve? Eek. Scar left? BRUUUTAL.
Then I heard about CoolSculpt. I didn’t understand how the hell it could ever work….then I went on a research binge.
How Does It Work?
In a nutshell….CoolSculpting Freezes & Eliminates Stubborn Fat. The Procedure safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. ... Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells.
Sounds like a bunch of crap, right?
I figured there was no harm in a consultation. I was told my pregnancy stretched out all of muscles and damaged my fat cells, moving them to the loosest area, my core. All the diet and exercise in the world wouldn’t budge it. I believed them, mainly because I’ve been doing abs, cardio, weight lifting for 15 months and working out like a beast….everything looks better….but my stomach??? NOT AN INCH.
I said screw it. I set up the appointment.
The procedure was so easy. I was uncomfortable for about 5 minutes until the area went completely numb. It helped that I had the best beauty tech ever, Nurse Dana ( aka beautynursern). We sat, relaxed and had girl talk...poof! 45 minutes flew by….and I was done.
The “worst part” was taking the machine off. It burned pretty bad. I mean I just froze my skin. Then the massage. I was sore and it burned like hell. On a scale of 1-10...10 being labor contractions… It was a pain level of a 3.
Super sore. Felt like a giant bruise. I was a little swollen and red. The first 5 days were the worst. It’s summer, I just wore dresses.
No pain. Still numb. The swelling is gone. Itching kicked in. Nothing a little cocoa butter couldn't fix.
As if it never happened. I think my tummy looks a smidge flatter. My clothes aren’t fitting any different so it might be in my head.
As if it never happened. I think my tummy looks flatter. I noticed my high waist jeans aren't under as much pressure to hold back the mom pouch!
The full results don’t take effect until 3-4 months in. I plan to track my progress in a two series blog, this being the 1st one. SO STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES! So far, I'm super pleased with everything. Praying this stomach flap keeps going down…….
I am tracking with before and afters ;)
Till next time!
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*Christina Trotta is a beauty blogger with no medical or dental education. The article is based solely on personal experience and readers should use the recommended product at their own discretion. Christina Trotta is not responsible for any liabilities associated with this product.