Savin' Face: I Try CoolSculpting

Jayme Jackson


Some of us are built for comfort and others are built for speed. I am comfort all the way. Squishy and cushy like a Cadillac from Quantrell, not fast and lean like a Porsche. In fact, the only thing you will ever see me speeding off to is a buffet or a sale at The Cotton Patch.

So, in my never ending quest to look and feel just a bit better about my body, I enlisted the help of “The” CoolSculpting® Guru in the state of Kentucky - Amanda Harms, COO of CoolBluLex. So, here is the skinny on everything CoolSculpting.

Amanda starts with a free consultation where she took before photos, recommended a plan of treatment and discussed pricing. I wanted CoolSculpting everywhere, but we settled on my outer thighs (yes, you can do your inner/outer thighs), lower tummy, upper abdomen and flanks. It was kind of a shock to me that I even had flanks to worry about; it’s not like I had seen myself from behind (thank the Lord). The Waldman, Schantz, Turner and Montague/CoolBluLex facility is very nice, so it did not bother me to spend an afternoon returning emails while contouring my problem areas.

CS feels like vacuum heads are placed on your target area and an instant cold feeling-similar to an ice pack. Treatment time is around 30 minutes per area, but with two machines, it cut my time in half. Following the non-invasive procedure, I was a little sore (I would assume that’s what it feels like when you exercise, but I’m sure not starting any of that stuff). Oh, and I was a little numb.

Instantly, I watched for my results. I felt some bloating for a few weeks after the procedure. When I put on my panty hose I felt like 8lbs of sausage in a 5lb sack. Long last, on week four- I could start to tell things were shaping up. I went back for my 3 month results and was so happy! I actually gained 3lbs post CS through the holidays, but that will be our little secret. CS does not reduce your body weight, but rather reduces inches.  Who knew contouring my flanks created a waist?

Here are the real, untouched before and after photos from my CS session. I’m very happy with my results and will definitely be back for more! CS helps me stick to my personal mantra, “Life is short, take the trip, buy the shoes and best of all…eat the CAKE!”

Take it from the expert, Amanda with CoolBluLex:

“While weight loss and fat reduction may sound similar, the two are fundamentally different. Losing weight shrinks fat cells evenly throughout the body, which doesn’t always lead to a more sculpted appearance. Fat reduction, however, can change the shape and contours of your body by quite literally freezing and killing the fat cells. With CoolSculpting®, you can pinpoint exact trouble spots where you’d like to reduce fat for good.”