Slimming is a nervous business. I was nervous when I decided to entrust my slimming journey to Halley Medical Aesthetics (I have not walked into an aesthetics clinic before!). I was nervous on my first visit of consultation due to shyness. And I was even more nervous on my last review to see the verdict!
But I really shouldn’t be because I can already feel the awesome effects of the CoolSculpting by Zeltiq before my last review was up! But still, there is always the element of anxiety on what the doctor will have to say.
A recap on what is CoolSculpting:
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is a treatment to reduce stubborn fat bulges that may not respond to diet or exercise. It freezes and eliminates stubborn fat by delivering precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. These treated fat cells are crystallised (frozen), and then die.
Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted silhouette. Further, the sub-zero freezing does not damage the skin or surrounding tissue. The CoolSculpting effects are long term as the treated fat cells are gone for good. It takes as early as 3 weeks and mostly around 3-6 months to see the full slimming effect.
What happened after just 1 and only session of CoolSculpting?
There was no obvious visual change in the appearance of my thighs after the first month. But I could feel that my jeans were slightly looser.
Then, there was a gradual transformation of my thighs from first to fourth month that increases my confidence by the weeks!
Now, I must add that the transformation that was happening has to be complemented by a healthy diet. Remember? I mentioned before that CoolSculpting has nothing to do with weight loss? It is to sculpt a slimmer silhouette.
There is no point to binge and consume calories freely while expecting that you maintain slimmer thighs. If you eat unhealthily and excessively, the fat cells grow in size and you will look bigger size. And these fat cells will reduce in size if you choose healthier eating options. I truly believe in the effectiveness of the Active Slim Programme that Dr Terence Tan prescribed for me. The nutritionist, Jean Tong, educated me on what constitutes to a healthy and sustainable diet. Without gaining knowledge on the right diet, I would not be able to see the positive results on the 4th month!
4 months later
I measured my thighs immediately when I came home on the day of CoolSculpting session. They measured 24 inches each. 4 months later, the measuring tape showed 21 inches. Whoa! That’s 3 inches or 8cm off each of my thighs! No wonder I can now slipped into my jeans so easily! My legs look better with shorts and dresses. And that is just my thighs.
After going through Active Slim Programme, I start choosing less calories options and reduce to occasional snacking for these months, my muffin tops are gone too! I have to put on belts to hold on my shorts as instead of squeezing out fats on the sides of my waist, they now slip to my hips! I really feel that I have got back my slimmer body that was forgotten with child-bearing years! To one ex-colleague, I replied when he commented that I looked slimmer, “You are just looking at the same me 10 years ago!”
I went back for a review session with Dr Terence Tan at the end of the 4th month. We went through our before and after photos together.
If you noticed, the After photos were taken slightly close up, nevertheless, you are able to spot the bigger thigh gap in the inner thigh, as well as, less bulge at the outer thighs.
If there is one thing that I regret, it must be not going to Halley Medical Aesthetics early enough. Now, friends remarked that I have slimmed down and some commented that I looked prettier than before. I guess my looks still stay the same, it is the confidence which exudes when I carry myself in a slimmer and lighter body that makes the glow.
Walking out from Halley Medical Aesthetics Clinic 4 months later, I regain the confidence of my self-image. Shopping for clothes now is a happy experience. I am also not afraid to stand near the camera when taking wefies! What I am going to do from now, is to maintain my healthy eating habits and exercise regularly to keep my figure and health in shape!
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