After my first round of 12 CoolSculpting Applicators ( read about it here – there is plenty of other information in this post relating to CoolSculpting as well), I was due for my mid-treatment review with Halley Body Slimming Clinic in late November last year.
Before that, I had already noticed obvious differences, like how my clothes hang on my body. From being able to wear clothing I hadn’t been able to in years, to noticing a significant gap between my waist and my shorts – I now look in the kids' sections for my clothing needs!
I feel the difference even when I am sitting down. I’m really not particularly good at angling myself for photos, but there were no obvious bulges at my tummy area by the 7th week after my treatment, and I have more of a curve now that my waistline is smaller.
The moment of truth came during my mid-treatment review with Dr. Terence Tan of Halley Body Sliming Clinic after my first session (which you can read about here) when we took down all my measurements again. Here are the changes measured:
Weight : 45.8kg -> 44.7kg
BMI: 19.0 -> 18.6
Body Fat %: 27.9 -> 26.6
Waist: 75.6cm -> 70.5cm
If you look at my progress from the very first visit two years ago, there are even more significant reductions (10.5cm off my waist!), which have been sustained even though I had taken a 2-year break from CoolSculpting.
Weight : 48.8kg -> 44.7kg
BMI: 20.3 -> 18.6
Body Fat %: 29.1 -> 26.6
Waist: 81cm -> 70.5cm
Dr. Terence Tan took a look at my shape during my mid-treatment review and to see where else we should sculpt. After the consultation, he prescribed a total of 8 CoolAdvantage applicators and 4 CoolAdvantage Petite applicators for the next round of treatment.
Upper abdomen: 2 CoolAdvantage 1 CoolAdvantage Petite
Lower abdomen: 2 CoolAdvantage 1 CoolAdvantage Petite
Left flank: 2 CoolAdvantage 1 CoolAdvantage Petite
Right flank: 2 CoolAdvantage 1 CoolAdvantage Petite
Each needed an application time of 35 minutes.
Now that I have lost quite a bit of fats from my first round of 12 applicators, I find this round of treatment to be more uncomfortable as compared to before – so much so that I needed to hold one stress ball in each of my hands to help me get over the discomfort for the first 10 minutes of each application. I also felt much colder during the treatment. Thankfully, the specialists at Halley Body Slimming Clinic took very good care of me by providing me with many warm cups of milo and adequate cover-up.
Halley Body Slimming Clinic has a total of 6 CoolSculpting machines that can be used at the same time. However, because I had gotten smaller in size after my first round of 12 CoolSculpting applicators, they were only able to apply a maximum of 2 applicators at the same time – I just didn’t have enough surface area for them to do more!
These pictures were taken right after completing all 12 CoolSculpting applicators. There was some redness at the application areas right after application, but as you can see, the redness on other application sites have already gone away. It is normal to feel that the application site looked lumpy or flabby after treatment, but this will be resolved over time as your body passes out the dead fat cells.
This is how my midsection looks like on Day 8 after the second set of 12 CoolSculpting applicators with Halley Body Slimming Clinic. I had experienced quite a bit of discomfort after my round 1 of 12 CoolSculpting applicators, but this time around it was completely different. Even though I could still feel some swelling and slight pins and needles in my treatment areas, I was very comfortable when I was going about my day to day activities.
CoolSculpting is a treatment that permanently kills fat cells. I will need to wait around 12 weeks to fully pass out fat cells that were targetted during round 2 of my treatment, but given that I was still experiencing slight swelling, it already looked pretty. I’m looking forward to even more visible results!
For more info:
Halley’s CoolSculpting video playlist.
Halley Body Slimming Clinic
277 Orchard Road #03-16
Phone: 6246 8806
By Estella Goh