Our body needs food to perform well; that is no doubt true. In the past years, we have seen so many innovations when it comes to the culinary world. Different cuisines have flourished with chefs plating sumptuous and eye-catching dishes in restaurants. To top that, grocery aisles are filled with a lot of processed foods left and right! For some of us, our eating habits have reached a new high and the body is unable to cope! As a result of binge eating, the body develops fats that are concentrated on certain areas of the body.
The most common fat-storing parts of the body are the tummy, arms, and stomach.
Depending on your body type, these fatty tissues can be eradicated by diet or exercise. However, some factors (like ageing) lower the body’s ability to shed off fat even with healthy diets or religious workouts.
If you have tried all workouts or diets and still end up with fats bulging from the sides of your body, you are reading the right material as we have collated 4 blog reviews that address your problem!
Review on Fat Freezing by Celine Chiam
Celine walked into her doctor’s clinic with one goal in mind: to get rid of her tummy fats through fat freezing! The very first step she shares about her fat freezing procedure is her consultation with her doctor. During the consultation, Celine answered the questions about her lifestyle, diet, goals, and (most importantly) the parts of her body, which she found undesirable.
After the consultation, Celine’s abdominal area gets prepped for the fat freezing procedure. The part where the fat freezing device was marked off for accuracy and a wad of cool gel pad was placed over the skin. Celine explains that the gel pad served to prevent the skin from getting frostbite. The machine can go below zero temperature (-10 degrees maximum!) to freeze the fat cells. As soon as the gel pads at the set in place, the fat freezing devices were attached to the sides of Celine’s tummy.
Celine confesses that she did not find the procedure comfortable at first. The device sucked on her fats intensely and it took a bit of time for her to get used to the sensation. But soon enough, she felt numb on the areas being treated and she no longer felt the sucking sensation.
It took 30 to 45 minutes for Celine’s fat freezing session to complete. Her tummy looked like a hard object has slapped it forcefully as the treated areas were bruised badly.
She mentions that though bruising may be present, there is nothing to worry about it. Bruises will disappear gradually over the course of seven days. At the same time, the treated areas will still feel numb even after the procedure. Celine further imparts that hydrating the body after the procedure is crucial as it aids in the removal of the frozen fat cells.
Regarding pain, Celine discloses that she found some movements painful and difficult. She was able to go back to her regular routine after two days.
The results! Celine sets her readers’ expectations by pointing out that fat freezing is not a miracle treatment that takes effect after only one session. But, a fat reduction of 20 to 25% can be achieved each time you undergo a procedure, which is fairly a considerable amount of fats to lose.
Celine’s before and after photos show a much smaller and toned abdominal area where the fat freezing device once clung. She mentions that she loved the fact that the results are immediate and done with less effort. Or I should say, without even lifting any gym equipment!
To get the full Celine’s fat freezing experience, here is the link to her blog.
Review: Fat Freezing by Yvonne
Yvonne went to try fat freezing as recommended by a clinic to tone down the fats around her tummy area. She mentions that, despite exercising, the fats remained stubbornly in their place.
At the start of her visit to the clinic, Yvonne was asked to record her personal details. She was also asked to read information about fat freezing so that she was aware of the processes involved in the procedure and the possible effects after completing treatment.
Next, Yvonne shares that she was ushered into a consultation room where the areas needing the fat freezing treatment were determined. As soon as this step was done, Yvonne was given a robe to change into. Then the areas for fat freezing were marked so the doctor knew where exactly to place the cooling plates.
Following this, Yvonne says that a cooling membrane was put over the skin. The cooling plates were then set on the marked area of her skin. As the cooling plates started their work, Yvonne recalls feeling the device tug on her skin. A cold draft was also released by the device to lower the temperature of the skin, resulting in the freezing of the fat cells underneath.
Yvonne discloses that the treatment may be painful for some, but as for her, she did not find it painful. She credits herself for having a high tolerance for pain. When the cooling plates were done, Yvonne recalls seeing her redness on her tummy, but she was glad that there were no blisters, numbness, or stiffness. She did not experience any of these as she was told that she had very good blood circulation. However, after the redness subsided, she saw a tiny bruise and her thighs felt sore. She likens the procedure to exercising without sweating.
A day after the treatment, Yvonne reveals that treated area ached but the pain, including the redness, dissipated on the 3rd day. Results were gradual, extending up to 3 months with a promised fat reduction of 25%.
You can read Yvonne’s entire fat freezing experience here.
Fat Freezing Treatment by Emily
At the beginning of her blog, Emily shares that she lost 3.2 kg in a span of three weeks due to weight-loss medicine. But, this is not the focus of her article. Her review focuses on her first-hand and first-time experience in Cryolipolysis or fat freezing.
For this fat freezing treatment review, Emily shares her experience in getting rid of her love handles (fat around the stomach area). To get the procedure ongoing, two cooling pads were placed on her tummy. The fat freezing applicators were then set on the targeted area.
Emily shares that the fat freezing device was set to 3 stages, which completed in 50 minutes. The first stage was followed by a freezing -7 degrees Celsius setting, followed by two -5 degrees Celsius. Emily discloses that she was surprised not to feel any extreme coldness despite the subzero temperatures of the cooling place tugging on her skin. I think this is due to the cooling gels that were placed to protect her skin.
After the completion of the procedure, Emily mentions that both sides of her tummy turned red. The redness vanished subsequently. She did not feel any pain after the treatment. For post-care treatment, Emily shares that patients can resume to their usual activities after the fat freezing treatment. However, she warns that the effects of this treatment may not be successful if an unhealthy diet is maintained. Results are expected to start in three weeks to three months.
For this treatment, Emily shares that she paid $380 for 1 session. This excluded the consultation fee of the doctor. She advises getting a consultation in order to get a treatment that is specifically designed for your body’s concerns.
Get the whole fat freezing journey of Emily in her blog, Our Little Smarties.
We Tried Freezing Stubborn Fats and Peeing Them Out by Jing En Lim
Jing En’s fat freezing review isn’t as quick like the treatment itself. Her review does not provide a lot of photos, but she explains in detail her experience from the start of the procedure up until the weeks that followed her treatment.
In this treatment, Jing En shares about being self-conscious because of her thighs. She says that she tried different ways to lose weight, but the fats remained stubborn. Hence, Jing En agreed to try fat freezing, a non-invasive and non-surgical way to lose unwanted fats from the body.
To start her fat freezing treatment, Jing En mentions that she was asked to fill out a form to record pre-existing medical conditions. She advises ladies who wish to undergo this treatment to find out first if they are eligible to take the treatment. I am thinking that, because of this comment from Jing En that fat freezing may not be recommended for people with health conditions.
After this, Jing En transferred to another room for a pre-treatment consultation where her doctor set proper expectations regarding the fat freezing treatment. Jing En expressed her thigh concerns to her doctor. The inner parts of her thighs were assessed and then off her treatment goes!
A piece of very important advice from Jing En: use the loo prior to the fat freezing procedure as there will be no time for it once the treatment cycle has begun.
Jing En was then led to the room where the treatment was to be done. She discloses that she had to change into a robe to be more comfortable. As soon as she was ready, the aesthetician marked out the parts of her thighs where the fats were located. The marks are for the precise placement of the suction applicator cup on her thighs.
Following this, a membrane was placed on her skin to prevent blistering. Jing En tells that the membrane felt sticky against her skin. The suction applicator was then placed on top of the membrane. The fat freezing machine was then set in motion.
Jing En recalls feeling a cold pinching feeling on the areas being treated. Firstly, her thighs felt sore and then were numb completely. She also felt some discomfort on her lower limbs, as she was not able to move them during the duration of the treatment. After 50 minutes, the suction cup was removed from Jing En’s thighs. The removal of the suction cups caused much pain in the treated area, but this subsided after the flesh was massaged by the aesthetician.
The fat freezing treatment of Jing En took less than 2 hours to finish. She says that she was advised by her aesthetician that, in spite of the minor bruising of her thighs, she would still be able to do her usual activities. However, the bruises that were mentioned by the aesthetician did not appear on either leg of Jing En. Soreness was felt on the parts of her thighs but this was only temporary. A post-consultation was done and Jing En tells that she was advised by her aesthetician to drink a lot of water in order to stimulate the breaking down of the fats and for the body to start eliminating the cells out of its system (through peeing or pooping!).
Jing En’s verdict? Two weeks after her fat freezing treatment, Jing En’s inner thighs decreased 2 centimetres. From 54cm, her thighs were down to 52cm! She highly recommends this treatment for people who want to lose fats without exerting much effort and time, but at the same time reminds that fat freezing is not a quick fix as the results are achieved gradually in a span of 3 months.
Jing En’s review can be accessed through this link.
Check UbiqiHealth Complete Guide to CoolSculpting if you want to know more about CoolSculpting (Fat Freeze).