Cryolipolysis treatment at Sky Clinic, Edgbaston
Affordable fat freezing treatment in Birmingham
During the past four years of running a full-time business alongside a full-time undergraduate and postgraduate course, I’ve gained about three stone from grabbing convenient food around Birmingham during lecturers and saying yes to far too many three-course restaurant reviews. I’m petite in height and have a pear-shaped figure, so the excess stubborn fat has stored mainly around my belly, love handles, thighs and back.
Three months ago, I was given the opportunity to receive complimentary fat freezing treatment at Sky Clinic in Edgbaston Village so of course, I said yes as I’m happy to try out anything that’s safe and approved to lose weight.
Sky Clinic is an Aesthetic Awards finalist and provides facial rejuvenation, laser/IPL, cosmetic injections and body treatments in the Birmingham area.
What is cryolipolysis?
The proper name for fat freezing treatment is called Cryolipolysis; it’s a nonsurgical fat reduction procedure where excess fat is sucked into a cup and then gradually frozen over 30 – 60 minutes. A protective anti-freeze cloth is placed on the skin to prevent freeze burn and bruising. During the treatment fat cells are frozen and then gradually over 12 weeks they are broken down and leave the body through the urine.
Because it takes up to 12 weeks for the fat cells to leave the body, this helps prevent the skin from sagging as it gets to gradually go back into shape over time as opposed to a quick crash diet. For the procedure to be most effective its recommended to drink at least 2 – 3 litres of water a day to flush out the fat cells. On average it’s been reported that Cryolipolysis patients can except to achieve a fat reduction of at least 20%.
When I arrived at Sky Clinic, I filled in a health questionnaire and discussed what area I would like to receive treatment. Because it’s such a difficult area to workout, I decided to have my bra bulge frozen. The procedure was explained to me in full and before photos of the area were taken. A light pen was used to mark the area, and it was then time to have the treatment.
Wet anti-freeze sheets were placed on my back, and the cups were gently put in place ready for the suction to grab onto my excess fat. At first, the device heats the area and then it freezes to a temperature of -6 degrees for 45 minutes.
The treatment is not painful; it’s just a little uncomfortable depending on where you have it done. Because I had it on my back I was a bit restricted on movement, so I just had a rest and closed my eyes for a while. The machine is loud, but I soon got used to it.
After fat freezing procedure
When the treatment comes to an end, the area is massaged for two minutes to breakdown the frozen fat cells. I was then recommended to drink plenty of water over the next few days, which wasn’t a problem as water is pretty much all I drink anyway. It’s best not to drink alcohol or coffee within 48 hours as this can affect the results.
After the massage I was then able to get myself dressed and carry on with my normal routine. The procedure is non-invasive, so it shouldn’t affect your day as a lot of people tend to get the treatment during their lunch break and then go straight back to work. Although there is a risk of swelling or bruising, however that wasn’t a problem for me.
Before and after fat freezing results
So here are the before and after photos taken three months apart. As you can see the bra fat bulge has reduced. Although during the last two months I have gone from eating vegetarian to vegan, so my diet has improved a lot, so it’s difficult to say how much of the result has came from the fat freezing treatment or my new plant based diet. Either way, Cryolipolysis treatment starts from £120 at Sky Clinic so if your concerned about stubborn fat its worth having a free consultation to discuss your options. However, if you are looking for significant results, I believe more than one treatment would be needed.
Disclaimer: Complimentary treatment. Photos and words are my own.