I’ve been overweight my entire life, thanks to the diet of junk food and takeaways my parents deemed a balanced diet. But with my wedding fast approaching I’m desperate to lose my flab and fit into my beautiful wedding dress. Something that is going to require a LOT of hard work!
I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve often thought of cosmetic surgery. But having researched it, I’m just not willing to go through the trauma of having my fat brutally removed, my abdomen cut from one side to the other, the long recovery times, and the chance of infection or other complications. Quite honestly, the thought of it terrifies me, so I was fascinated to hear about CoolSculpting, which reduces fat without having to go under the knife.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an FDA approved method of killing fat cells by freezing them in a process called cryolipolysis. Once dead the fat cells are removed naturally by your body without the need for surgery or any invasive techniques.
What is the process for Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a simple procedure. Once you have had a consultation and agreed which areas you will target, a CoolSculpting module is applied to the relevant area with suction. This area is then carefully frozen over a period of around one hour, during which you can watch Netflix or read a book. Once the hour is over the area is massaged to aid the breakup of the fat cells.
The process can be repeated as many times as nessesary.
Is it painful?
The procedure itself is usually a little uncomfortable. However, some people may feel some stabs of pain in the first few minutes. The post treatment massage is painful as the area treated will be bruised, however this only last a minute or two.
Are there any side effects?
After treatment, most people will be bruised and may experience a few days of discomfort. In a few cases the discomfort will last longer but this can be treated with painkillers.
Does it really work?
The results of CoolSculpting vary from person to person but most people will see results after just one treatment.
As with any cosmetic surgery, you will only see lasting results if you live well. While the fat cells once frozen can’t come back, the remaining fat cells can expand. So, if you have the treatment and then eat takeaways and junk food, you won’t see the results you hoped for.
How long does it take to work?
Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting isn’t instant. It will usually take around 3 months before the full results are visible. This is due to the time required for the body to recover and remove the dead cells.
Which areas can be treated?
CoolSculpting is available for under the chin, back, abdomen, flank, thighs, under the butt, and arms.
Where can I access this treatment?
Pulse Light Clinic are based in London on East Cheap, close to Bank/Liverpool Street Station.
You can contact them for a consultation by visiting their website or using the details below.
Pulse Light Clinic
1st Floor, Peak House, 20 East Cheap, London, LC3M1EB
Tell: 0207 523 5158
CoolSculpting is very exciting for anyone like me who is interested in cosmetic surgery but are too sensible to go under the knife for the sake of vanity. It has an excellent safety track record and despite some discomfort is relatively side effect free.
It is worth noting that CoolSculpting isn’t about losing weight or reducing your BMI. If you’re massively overweight this isn’t the treatment for you. Instead CoolSculpting will help you get rid of stubborn areas of flab that you just can’t shift. Unfortunately, this means that I’ll have to spend a few more hours on the treadmill before I sign up!
*This post was sponsored by Pulse Light Clinic