CoolSculpting the REAL results
So I did it! I got sculpted. After my last blog about Aspire clinic, Behind the looking glass, I decided to take the plunge and have the awesome fat freezing treatment, CoolSculpting as featured at their wonderful evening event.
It’s been more than 6 months since my treatment and one treatment was all it took. To say I’m impressed with the results is an understatement.
I’m a size 8-10. I’ve always been pretty slim but I have a few, what I call pockets of stubborn fat and we all know its near on impossible to spot-target fatty bits, especially when they are in odd places like knees, chin or auxiliary puffs. That’s why I was so interested in this treatment, because it does exactly that. I eat pretty normally; I probably have chocolate most, I drink 3-4 units of alcohol a week, so I’m no angel to the diet. I don’t go to the gym, however I do have quite an active job and lifestyle, so it’s all relative in my book.
Seeing the amazing results of the model at the CoolSculpting open evening, I was intrigued and very tempted. I’m not shy in admitting I have two poochy bits of fat around the area under my arms. Theses are called auxiliary puffs. When I wear a bra they look like two pillows of overspill.
I have been an infrequent visitor to Aspire Clinic for about seven years. Like all of us, I have been swayed by online offers by other clinics, and have even travelled further afield to get the odd £50 off, only to be disappointed with not only the treatment, but the customer service too. However, whenever I have visited Aspire, I have always felt well looked after and reassured. I know that their clinic is as clean as can be, and the products they use are of the highest quality. Their staff are of the highest calibre, and know their stuff. And most importantly, I feel welcome and cared for. So I knew I was in safe hands when I went in for my consultation.
At the consultation, Aspire’s CoolSculpting expert, Sarah, explained the CoolSculpting treatment of freezing fat cells, which the body then naturally processes. The results are long-term and the fat is gone for good! The treatment is the only FDA approved fat freezing, non surgical, non-invasive procedure with a 95% patient satisfaction. So it’s super safe and really works.
On the day, I came prepared with my iPad and settled down on the comfortable treatment bed as Sarah confidently marked me up for treatment. It started with the podgy little bulge under my arm being suctioned into an applicator, and things got quite chilly. After five minutes or so I no longer felt cold, in fact I didn’t feel anything at all. Snuggled in a blanket with a cup of tea, I was left to “chill” while the CoolSculpting machine worked its magic.
Forty-five minutes later, the CoolSculpting machine beeped to alert us that my treatment had finished. I felt some tingling as Sarah massaged the area for a few minutes to “push the frozen fat cells over”. The sensation of numb coolness being massaged and "coming to" was a little uncomfortable, but it was over in a few minutes and before I realised it, we had moved on to treat the other side.
An hour later I drove myself home, happy, rested and excited with the prospect of the results to come. I was told to return to normal activities and eating habits. There was no cream to apply. No massage. Nothing. I was told changes may start to be noticeable as quickly as three weeks and clients will experience the most dramatic results after three months.
21st November 2016, Pre CoolSculpting Treatment
28th November 2016
10th January 2017
15th February 2017
27th February 2017
12th May 2017
Looking at the photos, you can see there is a massive difference in reduction, and I feel my troublesome area is no trouble at all now! The fatty pillows that bulged over the top of my clothes have gone. In my opinion this treatment would be especially amazing for brides-to-be who are worried about those areas that they think don’t look quite right in the dress, and men and women who have worked hard to shift some weight, but are struggling to lose that last bulge in hard to shift areas. The fat doesn’t replenish itself, so as long as you don’t go crazy and keep within your usual dietary habits, you’ll keep the fat at bay. Forever. I'm so pleased with my new streamlined torso.
If you’re interested in CoolSculpting or any of the other treatments available from Aspire and want to know more, visit www.aspireclinic.com or call the clinic direct on 0118 931 3575 to arrange a consultation.