You may have heard of non-invasive lipo or fat freezing – there’s been a sudden surge of interest in the treatment over the past couple of years – and we we’ve been eager to find out more.
Cryolipolysis (the technical term), has been seen in glossy magazines such as OK! and Closer, and on various reality TV programmes, but does it really work? We headed to Chester Lipo for a 4 Point Tummy Tuck, their signature treatment, to see what all the fuss is about…
They say: “We pride ourselves on being the best when it comes to service, machinery and your customer experience.”
And we have to agree.
Located in the heart of Chester’s pretty town centre, the clinic is contemporary, chic and clean. Plus, there’s nearby parking, essential for people who travel from a distance, which we hear many people do.
The girls are friendly and informative, something which can often be a worry when personal procedures are about to take place, so we couldn’t wait to get started.
What is The 4 Point Tummy Tuck?
This non-surgical alternative to liposuction is loved by celebs, and it involves fat freezing of the stomach, lower back regions and hips, radiofrequency skin tightening, and cavi-shock; a combination of cavitation and shockwave therapy. Sounds confusing, but the whole process is explained step by step throughout.
We were told there would be some immediate results (clinical studies have shown Cryogenic liposuction treatment to be effective on between 20% – 40% of the fat cells in the treatment area in just one session), but that full results would be seen 6-8 weeks after treatment.
To put it simply, Cryolipolysis, destroys your fat cells. Cryo Lipo cools the fat in the treatment area of your body, and when cooled to a controlled temperature the fat cells crystallise and die. During the weeks following the treatment the destroyed cells are processed through the lymphatic system and are excreted out of the body through the liver. This takes time, hence the 6-8 week wait.
We’re throwing around words like ‘frozen’ ‘destroy’ and ‘dead’ but don’t worry, the process is pain free, with very little discomfort. We were able to go back to our planned schedule for the day straight after.
We hope you like water, because you need to drink 2-3 litres daily following the treatment. The more you drink, the better results you’ll see.
You’re also unable to have a bath, drink alcohol or eat spicy food for 24 hours afterwards, so be sure to consider this when booking the treatment.
- The 4 Point Tummy Tuck can target areas that are stubborn to tone with regular exercise
- It’s been clinically proven to reduce fat by up to 40%
- Struggle with cellulite / stretch marks? The treatment can help the appearance of these too by improving blood flow to these areas
Measurements are taken at the start and at the end of the treatment, and we were more than happy with our results:
Waist in inches (before): 31 Waist in inches (after): 301/2
Hips in inches (before): 371/2 Hips in inches (after): 361/2
If you have a particular area you’d like to trim down, make sure to tell your aesthetician so they can pay that extra attention. Like most women, our love handles have always been a pain in the you know what, but now our sides are considerably trimmer, tighter and more toned. We noticed this straight after the treatment, and they’ve just got better since!
It’s now been 4 weeks since we visited Chester Lipo, and we can honestly say they’ve worked wonders, and with 4 more weeks to go, we’re excited to see how much more of an improvement we’ll see.
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Chester CH1 2AR
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