28 Nov Making the shift with Cryolipolysis
We all know the health benefits of having a trimmer waistline with minimal visceral and excess fat. This is now no longer rocket science but pure common sense for our health and wellbeing. We also know that “giddy” feeling that we get when we look in the mirror, step into that little black dress and like what we see. It doesn’t matter what age, shape or size you are, we all have those “I’m looking good today” moments which gives us that extra spring in our step and a bit more confidence.
So we were delighted to have teamed up with the amazing therapists at Body Catalyst in Hampton, Melbourne, Australia and learn all about Cryolipolysis and the new “fat freezing” technique. Is it safe? Is it for me? Does it work? What are the risks involved? Don’t worry we did all the homework for you.
What is Cryolipolysis?
Like most of us women we all have those “areas” that we wish were that little bit more to our liking. If you look good, you feel good and a woman who feels good can conquer the world in our opinion!
Cryolipolysis involves using controlled cooling to target “stubborn” pockets of fat that are a bit more resistant to healthy eating and exercise.
At Body Catalyst they use Clatuu 360° technology, a fat freezing system that kills up to 30% of fat cells with each treatment, results start from about 4-5 weeks after your treatment. Once crystallised, the fat cells slowly break down and are transported through the lymphatic system to the liver where they are processed out of the body as waste. Once those treated fat cells are gone, they are gone for good. As long as you maintain your weight with your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain.
How does it work?
After your initial consultation with your therapist to see if the process is right for you, you will take a comfy position and be introduced to the machine and the “vacuum” (we’ll refer to the device as the vacuum) that will be doing the hard yards at minus 7° for the next 60 minutes. After a special gel and pad are applied the “vacuum” is then placed onto the area that you are treating – in this instance it was the lower and upper abdomen. Now comes the fun part, the treated area is pulled up into the machine and so the freezing begins. The great thing about this part is that you now have an opportunity to sit back and read a book, chat to the therapist or catch up on a Netflix series episode on your iPad.
Now that your treatment is complete the results will start to show over the next 12 weeks. The fat cells are gradually discarded during this time through the liver, the same way the body eliminates toxins. You should start seeing some noticeable results around the 4-5 week mark.
Before: 102cm – After:92cm (10cm lost)
“Ever since I was 21 I have constantly battled the tummy bulge. This is something that I have struggled with mentally and even through a healthy diet, nutritional cleansing and exercise, it’s been an area that I have had a harder time to shift. I am so very happy with my results after just one session with Cryolipolysis at Body Catalyst. It’s given me the confidence to step into a summer ready body” Sammy Harper – Editor – bare beauty Australia
Would we recommend Cryolipolysis?
For those of us that want to get rid of that extra bit of stubborn fat that makes you feel uncomfortable, Cryolipolysis can definitely be the right option for you. A non invasive treatment that takes no longer than 60 minutes without all the down time and complications of liposuction and most definitely without the price tag! (Give your local clinic a call to book in your free consultation) After the procedure you will feel a bit of numbness and tenderness on the treated area, this is 100% normal and will subside within a few hours as will the redness of the skin.
We loved the positive body image that Body Catalyst represents, no matter what shape or size you are, it’s all about the “feel good” factor and if that means freezing away 10cm of tummy fat to put a smile on your dial and an extra spring in your step, the team are there to help you achieve amazing results with as minimal pain as possible and lots of support, motivation and encouragement. All therapists are trained in all areas of nutrition and will help set a healthy eating and exercise regime upon completion of your treatment.
Cryolipolysis may not be for everyone so make sure to have a chat to the therapists at your local Body Catalyst clinic.