Lumps, bumps and bulges are all just a part of life, but sometimes we want to get rid of that muffin top or see if we can shake stubborn pockets of fat that no amount of exercise seems to budge. That’s where fat freezing or cryolipolysis seems like the idea solution. Described as non-invasive liposuction, it targets pockets of fat and freezes away the fat cells.
Professionals do caution that this is not a weight loss treatment, but for people like me who had gained just a little weight that didn’t seem to want to shift it seemed like an ideal solution. To read the start of my journey, check out part 1, and find out about the results of my journey below.
4-6 50 minute sessions is recommended to treat an area with results showing up from the third session onwards. I had 5 sessions and saw very little result (so little the pictures didn’t show it). I treated my thighs and stomach and the biggest thing I noticed was that after the 5 sessions, the area of my thighs I had treated, I could sort of feel that there were less fat cells there. The measurements done by the clinic I visited also showed me losing 8cm off the waist, but I couldn’t visually see the difference.
So for me, maintaining healthy eating and exercising is still the way to go. I know I struggle to find enough time in the day to exercise, so if you’ve found the solution to that particular problem, please do comment below.
But if you have the time, money and tolerance for the uncomfortableness of ChillSculpting, it could be worth a go to target a specific area.
Over the past couple of years I’ve noticed my metabolism has slowed down and it’s been hard to shift that little bit of belly fat, so I decided to give Chill Sculpting a go.
ChillSculpt is a fat reduction treatment using cryolipolysis technology that freezes and reduces fat cells. It is not a weight loss solution, but it is ideal for reducing unwanted fat that cannot be easily removed through diet and exercise. It is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction and requires no down time, each treatment only takes around an hour.
I went for a consultation, which was free, where they discussed the areas I needed to target the most and pricing. The treatment is quite expensive (approx $400 a session) and 6 sessions are required for the treatment to be effective.
The treatment is administered through two paddles attached to a a machine that freezes the area to -10 degrees. The paddles suck the skin up, pulsate for 2 minutes at the beginning and end of treatment and freeze for the approximately 50 minutes in between.
Only one area can be treated at a time, so if you want to target more than one area of fat, your session will be multiple hours.
I’ve found with the smaller paddles the sensation uncomfortable, but with the larger paddles it can be quite painful. You are sometimes also left with significant bruising. I have also found that areas like the stomach which are mostly fat, are less painful to have treatment on that areas like the legs where there is less fat and things like lymph nodes.
In the 50 minutes the machine is at work, you will be laying or sitting and can read a book, watch Netflix on your phone or whatever other activity you can do while being reasonably still (you are connected to the machine after all). The biggest issue I found was that during the treatment time the therapist didn’t really check on me, so if I’d encountered any issues they weren’t on hand. They did tell customers to ring the clinic’s reception, but they often weren’t near the phone, so that part of the process needed a lot of work.
I’m nearing the end of my treatment and so far haven’t seen any results. But will update when I finish the treatment.