So, you’ve had a few babies. Or maybe you just turned 30. And now, your body is different in every way. Trust me, girls, I know. My body is too. I have five beautiful boys that created my shape. My last little boy arrived just days before my 31st birthday. The two together seemed to be a perfect storm and I just wasn’t bouncing back after baby like I used too. I don’t regret my shifting body image one bit. But that doesn’t mean I’d like my new shape to stick around. When Bodify offered to help, I was eager to give their innovative method a try!
I received a complimentary CoolSculpting treatment. All opinions are my own.
My Bodify experience began with a consultation with co-founders, and sisters, Melissa and Jessica. These two work as a team and are down-to-earth, friendly, and genuinely care about their clients. I could tell from our first meeting that they love to help women achieve results that will help them feel more confident.
We started in the office where they took the time to explain to me what Bodify offers, how the technology works, anything I should be aware of, and we discussed the results I might see after the procedure. The biggest part was helping me to understand the CoolSculpting procedure they use and how it’s different than the alternatives.
What is CoolSculpting?
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It’s a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that freezes your fat cells. The cold doesn’t affect any of the surrounding tissues, it only damages your fat cells. The cold-infusion has another benefit, it helps stimulate collagen and elastin production within your body so your body will naturally tighten the skin in the treated areas. After the procedure, your body will begin to flush out the dead fat cells naturally over the next 2-4 months. What’s really neat is that CoolSculpting results are long-term! Once treated, the fat cells that die off are gone for good!
Let the Bodify Experience Begin!
Then, it was time to get started! The first step would be measurement and before pictures so we would have a basis to help compare my results. The Bodify team walked me through what areas would work well with CoolSculpting and walked me through the process and timeline I should expect for the day. We decided to treat my belly and love handles including where the love handles wrap around to my backside. I was warned the processes would take the rest of the day, or I could break up the treatment areas across a few days. I opted to spend the day with the girls and get it done in one shot.
This is where I would hang out for the rest of the day. Propped up with pillows and comfy as could be with a good book in my hand.
We started with my belly fat with a machine that suctions up the fat and begins the freezing process. The area went from normal to cold to numb within a few minutes, and then I didn’t feel a thing. The cooling processes wasn’t bad at all, a few minutes of discomfort and then I couldn’t feel a thing. When it was time to switch locations, coming out of the numbing process was worse, but still not terrible. It felt like when your leg falls asleep when you get those stinging needle feeling up and down throughout your leg. The Bodify team massages the area for a minute to bring re-circulation back into the area and it’s definitely not comfortable as you come back out of the numb feeling. My skin was left feeling sore and tender, but once fully back from being numb, it was not as bad as I expected to feel.
We spent the rest of the day rotating the spots with four belly treatments and two treatments that wrapped around my love handles to my back. The processes was pretty similar on each transition. Cold to numb within a few minutes and then sitting happily until it was time to switch.
While I waited for the CoolSculpting machines to do their thing, I spent my time reading, playing around on my smartphone, and even napping! I tell you, with a crew of little boys at home I never get a chance to just sit, read, relax. It was actually the most relaxing, easy days I’ve had in years!
The Following Weeks
I was warned that when I went home, I would feel sore, numbness, and tingling over the next 10-14 days. For me, it was closer to two and a half weeks. I felt mostly fine, except if anyone or anything touched my skin. That means my jeans were uncomfortable and hugs from my kiddos hurt. I felt mild stinging most of the time but it really only bothered me if someone was touching me. That means husband was hands off for a few weeks. I was all like, “No touchy!” like Emperor’s New Groove.
After those initial 2.5 weeks after the procedure, I haven’t experience any other pain, discomfort, or side effects. It was just a waiting game until I could start seeing my results!
At about 5 weeks post-procedure, I started noticing my pants were fitting me differently and it was no longer a major squeeze to button the tops of my favorite jeans I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to for good. They fit comfortably, again! Woohoo! I truly did start feeling better about my shape, too. I could tell my skin was tightening and just not feeling so flappy. I didn’t notice any life changing shifts in the mirror, but I felt them in the way my skin felt and my clothes fit.
My 2 Month Results
What everyone wants to see is the results! I went in a week and a half ago for my two month update. While I don’t love sharing this pictures, I hope you’ll be able to see what I see, much tighter, smoother skin. The part that really stands out to me in that bra line buckle of fat that’s almost gone and the hip line that’s nearly erased!
These photos are my actual results, but taken by and courtesy of Bodify.
CoolSculpting will still be doing it’s job for the next two months. It will be neat to see my final results when the time comes. But for now, I’m pretty happy with the results! Mostly, I’m thrilled with the difference in how I feel!
For more information on the Bodify experience, visit thebodify.com. You can start with their free tool to help you determine if you’re a good candidate for the CoolSculpting procedure.