I have been wanting to get rid of my jowl fat for the longest time. I have tried contouring my face with makeup, facial exercises, and using Photoshop to edit my face shape. But those are just temporary solutions. I even considered going under the knife to make my face slimmer which is a pretty extreme procedure for most people. It is also expensive and comes with risks.
Exercising and dieting can make our body look slimmer and help us lose weight. However, I realized that losing weight and fat loss are two different things altogether. When we gain weight or lose weight, our fat cells just expand or contract. But the number of fat cells we have in our body remains the same. When our fat cells shrink, it would seem like we became slimmer and that the fats are gone. However, truth to be told, the fat cells are still in our body, just smaller.
What I learned about CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is used to remove unwanted fat which cannot be removed through spot toning exercises. It is used for body contouring, to make our body shapelier!
There are different types of applicators in the CoolSculpting family which can be used to treat different body parts, ranging from love handles, back or bra fat, abdomen, to inner and outer thighs.
The CoolMini applicator is one of them, and it is designed to treat smaller pockets of fat on the chin, armpit, and knee.
Not long later, I discovered this treatment offered at Halley Medical Aesthetics called CoolSculpting, that addresses this problem. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, non-invasive, no downtime fat reduction treatment. It’s the only US FDA-approved fat freezing treatment, that uses the concept of cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy unwanted fat cells which will be disposed from the body naturally. The treatment removes 20-25% of fat cells in the treated area each time. And because our body is unable to produce any new fat cells after five years of age, the fat cells that die after fat freezing will be gone forever.
Why the CoolMini for my cheeksIn August 2018, I decided to visit Halley Medical Aesthetics to consult Dr. Terence Tan's on my problem areas, which is my chubby face and acne skin.
After accessing my condition, I was so happy when Dr. Terence Tan concluded that I am suitable to do CoolSculpting on my jowl with the CoolMini.He explained that although the CoolMini is usually used for the chin, armpit, and knee area, the unique shape of the applicator is small enough to treat unwanted fat in the cheeks. But a doctor's expertise is still required for the accurate placement and treatment of fat especially in the cheeks to ensure a good and symmetrical result. And with no hesitation, I agreed to go ahead with the treatment.
My treatment process
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By Serene Koh