It’s been 2.5 months since my fat freeze treatment. If you missed my previous posts, about three months ago, I decided to get something done about the stubborn fats in the thigh region. Working out had not provided me with desirable results (see my mid-year goal review post) and the measurements on my thighs just kept yoyo-ing up and down, but mainly up, unfortunately.
Eventually, I decided to go to Dr. Terence Tan of Halley Medical Aesthetics to see if he could provide me with any solutions.
What’s CoolSculpting? It is a fat-freezing procedure that is the only US FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise.
The CoolSculpting procedure safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin.
Treated fat cells are crystalized (frozen), then die. Over time, the body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted look. Unlike liposuction, the effects will not be immediate as it takes time for the body to rid the dead fat cells so results will only be seen after some time. Some people may see the difference as early as three weeks after the treatment, but most will see the most drastic difference within 2-6months.
The key thing is that the fat is gone for good so the results are long term! Untreated areas will have no change in fat cell distribution.
Here’s the video of the procedure if you missed my previous post where I showed the procedure I went through and FAQ:
Did it work?
In the first two months, there was hardly any difference, which was what I was expecting anyway since Dr. Terence Tan had already informed me that results will only be visible, usually after two months.
Right about the time that it passed two months, I started to see changes! 😀 It is pretty amazing honestly. I started out with my right thigh measuring 54-55cm (based on measurement done by my gym trainer) when I went for the fat freezing treatment.
My right thigh currently measures about 51cm.
Is it due to exercise? I can definitely say that it is not, because after my CoolSculpting treatment, I wasn’t regular at the gym due to my schedule during these couple of months. In this time, I only went to the gym only say twice a week at most, and sometimes I didn’t even make it to the gym for 1-2 weeks.
Previously, I had been working out 3-5 days a week at the gym and I lost a grand total of 1cm off my thighs after 6 months, so I can assure you this magical loss of 3-4cm off my thigh is not the result of exercise.
To be certain about how my thighs have improved, naturally there was a review session with Dr. Terence Tan.
Now for the before-after photos!
As you can see from my photos, the outer thighs have slimmed down considerably, looking more sculpted, and the inner thighs have less bulge as well, with the most difference in my back view.
Previously tight shorts – super tight around the thigh area, squeezing out some fats (quite gross, I know) – are now no longer tight! There is in fact enough allowance in those shorts such that they no longer look like they are squeezing my thigh fats. I’d bought those pairs of shorts from Taobao earlier and the measurements provided didn’t match accurately with the actual products, but I’m just so glad that I have managed to fit into all of them after all!
I’m so much more confident about my thighs now and am still trying to resist the urge to rush out to get new bottoms. And since the treatment has worked out well for me, I’ve decided to go for CoolSculpting for my knobbly knees too, something that Dr. Tan had pointed out to me during our first consultation session but I had put on hold.
If you’ve always wondered if the CoolSculpting treatment works or if it’s worth the money, I’m living proof that it works. Is it worth the money? I would definitely have done this years ago had I known that it’s available in Singapore since all the products, services and memberships that I’ve paid for over the years to achieve smaller thighs have definitely far surpassed the cost of treatment at Halley Medical Aesthetics.
This has been a life-changing experience! The only regret that I have? Not having known about it sooner.
For cost, FAQ about procedures and how I felt during and after the treatment, read this post.
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