Readers who followed my Instagram @iamyukinglove would know that I've been pretty upset about my weight gain.
My weight jumped from 48kg to 53kg, and then it shot up to 59kg, breaking my own record. Well, it's not exactly something that I'm proud of, though!
As a travel blogger, I get to explore and try all the local delicacies in different parts of the world. To add on to those calories, I tend to feast during festive seasons too. I'm definitely having the time of my life but all of these made it extra hard for me to slim down.
I've mentioned that I'm someone who puts on weight easily. And with all the eating and drinking, things are getting worse.
My weight is like a rollercoaster ride, going up and down all the time even after I return home from traveling and keeping my food intake in control. To add fuel to the fire, the fats are all gathered on my thighs and that really what irks me the most. On top of that, my boobs were the ones to lose all the weight when I try to slim my thighs!
My inner and outer thighs both expanded in circumference and it got to the point where my inner thighs suffered from abrasion from cycling and it left scars after that. I can only hope that the scars will fade over time.
With my thighs out of proportion, should I lose weight or should I go for body contouring?
My friends who were concerned advised me to consult a doctor and seek help. I headed to Halley Medical Aesthetics to look for Dr. Terence Tan, since I've heard a lot of good stuff about him.
During the consultation, Dr. Terence Tan shared with me that there are many people who tried to slim down using unorthodox methods because they do not know the difference between losing weight, fat reduction, and body firming. Therefore, there are actually three different issues that we need to deal with, and not just one.
What is the difference between losing weight, fat reduction, and body firming?
Fat reduction will not decrease your weight significantly; what it changes are your body contours. You will find that your clothes fit better, and stubborn fat bulges that are hard to get rid of via workout can be easily eliminated.
If you experience wrinkles and loose, saggy skin after fat reduction and weight loss, they can be easily resolved by undergoing laser or radiofrequency skin tightening treatments.
With a combination of these fat reduction and skin tightening treatments, it isn't too hard to achieve the body shape you covet.
I've been wrong all these time!
The root of my problem is my fat cells. The fat cells in my body reduced in size when I lose weight and I appear slimmer. However, they are always present and they expand when I put on weight, making me look bigger again, if I do not get rid of them.
To get to the root of the problem, I need to reduce the number of fat cells, especially over the stubborn fat bulges in my thighs to effectively slim them. Dr. Terence Tan advised me to try out CoolSculpting®to freeze away my fat to permanently get rid of those pesky fat cells.
After taking some body measurements and checking my blood pressure, Dr. Terence Tan concluded that my inner and outer thighs accumulated excess fats in relation to my body proportions.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting® is a US FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment that utilises cryolipolysis technology that targets only fat cells. The frozen and crystallised fat cells are eliminated and the fat cells are gone for good. With this device, the doctor can perform spot reduction and body contouring with the kind of precision that is impossible with any spot toning exercise.
CoolSculpting works especially well on stubborn fat bulges that are difficult to eliminate with working out or dieting, and it has been proven that fat cells are reduced by 20% to 25% after treatment with permanent effects.
The new generation of the of its applicator, the CoolAdvantage, can target very stubborn fat bulges easily and cover a bigger surface with a lesser chance of bruising. Therefore, the time taken for the treatment is also shorter and it can be done in 35minutes, which is almost half the time taken by the older generation applicators.
In simpler words, CoolAdvantage can freeze away our fat cells in a shorter time at the targeted spot. With the fat cells eliminated, we will not look as big as before even when we gain a little weight and we can take preventive measures or start working out to slim down whenever that happens. Of course, a good figure only comes with a healthy and disciplined lifestyle. No amount of treatment will help if you decide to feast every day!
Before the treatment starts, Dr. Tan made some markings my skin before place the applicators on my thighs. He used used CoolSmooth Pro on my outer thighs, and CoolFit Advantage on my inner thighs.
Left inner thigh - 35 mins
Right outer thigh - 1 h 45 mins
And what did I do in the meantime? Just chill and use my phone!
I was given a massage when the treatment ended to break down the crystallised fat cells. And at this point in time, my legs felt like some frozen pork! Haha!
There is no downtime after the treatment and I can go about my usual activities. There are no bruises but the treated area is tender to touch and it felt a little hard. The feeling will go away in a week or so.
Dr. Terence Tan told me that the best effects of the treatment can be seen in around 3 months time and I'll definitely share my results with you all again then.
See, even with a professional medical treatment, it still takes a little time for the effects to be seen. Therefore, don't rush things when it comes to losing weight, our health is always more important.
My thoughts on my first CoolAdvantage treatment at Halley Medical Aesthetics
Halley Medical Aesthetics is located in the heart of Orchard Road and it is very accessible and convenient for me. The cosy environment in the clinic also made me felt very welcomed.
From the reception, all the way to the treatment, the staff and doctor at Halley Medical Aesthetics were all friendly and helpful, and Dr. Tan was especially humourous and that helped me feel very relaxed before my treatment. He also listened to my concerns patiently and answered all the queries I had before I make any decision. Dr. Tan also made me felt assured by tailoring a programme just for my needs.
My treatment cost:
CoolSmooth Pro = 2（both thighs）x $760
CoolFit Advantage = 2（both thighs）x $760
Total cost :$3040
Halley Medical Aesthetics
Operating hours: 10am to 9pm daily
Translated by Xinyi Soh
Original article below.
By Yuki Ng
有跟随我的@iamyukinglove Instagram ig 故事分享的读者都知道，姐被突然不断爆增的体重困扰好久了！从本来的48kg，到53kg ，到一下子飙升到59kg，我的天啊！这辈子第一次刷破这个个人纪录！*这种记录没什么好骄傲的呀！
CoolSculpting®酷塑是唯一通过美国食品药品监督管理局 (FDA) 严格认证批准的无需手术，非侵入性，无恢复期的减脂疗程。它使用受控的冷冻效果，高效、精准地冷冻皮下脂肪细胞，易于耐受。被治疗的脂肪细胞结晶，随后死亡。随着时间推移，身体会自然处理这些脂肪，通过新陈代谢排泄出体外，消除这些冻死的细胞。
这可以帮助消除无法通过饮食和运动减除的顽固脂肪！疗效经过临床检验、能使治疗部位的脂肪细胞数量减少 20% 至 25%。效果显著持久，给您的身材带来全方位的提升，永久性脂肪破坏。
陈锦良医生针对我的大腿局部问题而配置CoolAdvantage酷塑优技术的探头、CoolSmooth Pro适于大腿外侧和 CoolFit Advantage适于大腿内侧。
疗程时间：左腿内侧：35分钟 | 右腿外侧：1小时45分钟
陈锦良医生解释，CoolAdvantage™酷塑优疗程的疗效，通常最显着的效果是在治疗 3 个月后。那我们就一起耐心期待3个月后再与你分享成果吧！
营业时间：每天10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
联络电话： 6737 8233
CoolSmooth Pro = 2（双腿）x $760
CoolFit Advantage = 2（双腿）x $760