26 February 2020

Take a Weight Off

Take a Weight Off

Contour for body and peace-of-mind . . . 

It’s a New Year and a new decade – and, for many, the beginning of a weight loss journey. Upping the ante on our bodies when January resolutions rock around is nothing new – near 50% make it our aim. However, not all of us picture ourselves beyond shedding a few kilos – we don’t consider the contouring side of fine tuning our bodies to their ideal forms. Because, with weight loss – and not just major weight loss – come other factors to deal with. We’re talking excess skin or pockets of fat that won’t budge in the places you want it to budge – regardless of how much weight you’ve lost.

So, what to do? Sculpting your body is achievable and doesn’t have to be invasive. Procedures like CoolSculpting – freezing stubborn fat from the outside in – allows you to permanently remove those fat pockets once and for all. Areas like the upper thighs, stomach, hips, upper arms contain fat cells that have a higher density of alpha receptors – cells that stick around – which is why they wont just shrink away when you start exercising more or cut down on the cake. Procedures like liposuction and CoolSculpting target those specific fat cells beneath the skins surface. With CoolSculpting, there are applicators for specific areas too: arms, thighs, stomach, love handles.

“CoolSculpting delivers precisely controlled and safer cooling,” explains Da Vinci’s cosmetic and plastic reconstructive surgeon Adam Bialostocki. “The cells are crystallised and die, and are naturally eliminated from your body over time.”

Whatever your body goals, before undergoing any contouring, arm yourself with the right expertise and reputable qualifications to guide, inform – not just to carry out the procedure. An experienced surgeon or nurse will discuss key areas before you commit to a procedure i.e. is your weight loss stable, are you healthy enough to undergo contouring procedures, and are you nearly at your ideal body weight. We all deserve to look good and feel great – but not at the expense of putting ourselves at risk and in the hands of someone unqualified. Journey with those that truly support, care and inform.