I am a retired Army officer and spent 23 years doing fitness daily. After 6 years of being retired and sitting at a desk job I developed flab on my midsection that will not go away with the walking that I am limited to doing. I can do light ab work, walk, and swimming for exercise so during months when I can't get in my pool the fat kept increasing. My clothes are all size 6, but when I started buying size 8 and 10 I knew I had to do something. My initial consultation was great. No whammies on cost. I was given a sheet with the total price and told to give a deposit and the finance options. I was initially surprised with the cost of $6000+, but I know that my quality of life was worth it.
My procedure was scheduled for 12:00 and I showed up at 10:30 as directed. They said I was 2 hours early and told me I was scheduled for 2 pm. I came back, only to be told my appointment would not be until 5 pm. This was the only thing that was inconvenient, but was actually a good thing because I did some shopping while I waited.
There was a little pain during the numbing process but the rest was not painful, only a "pulling" feeling from moving the device around. The nurses were very nice and informative. I got a garment to put on afterward and my ride was given the instructions. They put maxi pads on your cuts to catch the drainage but I did not have much draining. They prescribed Oxycodone and I only took it for the first two days to help me rest. I did my procedure on a Saturday and I went back to work on Tuesday. I could not wear the binder they gave me because it was impossible to sit and work with it on. I improvised with a similar product. I have mild swelling still - 5 days later, but can already see the results. I am 5'9" and normally 140 but got up to 163 when I decided to get the procedure. I did CoolSculpting a year prior at a cost of $1,200 and it did not work one bit. They told me it would take up to 3 sessions to see results. That's $3,600 and hoping it worked. The TriSculpt option gave instant results (despite the swelling) and I paid a slightly higher cost than CoolSculpting would have been after 3 treatments. Convenience is worth the additional cost.
The swelling, minor pain, and cost were expected and written clearly in the instructions and initial appt.
Sure, it was costly, but at almost 50 years old, I am looking for long-term quality of life changes. I realized that my diet and my sedentary work-life contributed to my fat. Now I am excited to get up, cook my lunch, pack my lunch and water bottles and when I am at work I walk 10 minutes every hour. This summer I will sport that bikini again without my belly hanging over the bottoms!
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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