To be honest, my life is a constant battle between my love for food (both healthy and unhealthy) and not wanting to gain weight. Having said that, I usually "pay for my sins - a.k.a. fatty food indulgence" by trying to eat two or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day plus occasionally treating myself with detox drinks and natural supplements that help flush out anything that isn't good for my body.
As I age though (I can't believe I am finally admitting this reality now), gaining back my ideal weight based on my body mass index (BMI) have become a challenge I can't seem to overcome no matter how I try to discipline myself from over-indulging on food. Thankfully, I am not yet in the desperate stage to the extent of wanting to go for invasive treatments.
Besides, the thought of having tubes inserted in my skin to target those stubborn fat deposits I have accumulated over the years freaks me out. Although I work in the medical field and I studied basic medicine too for my dental degree, I stayed pretty much conservative when it comes to subjecting myself into medical treatments specially when it falls on the vanity category.
Zimmer Aesthetic's Z Lipo and Z Wave which in my opinion are tailor made for women like me who are not keen to undergo invasive treatments to get rid of fat deposits. As you can see from the photo above, I was still very much relaxed during my treatment.
Last year, Zimmer Z Lipo machine won Best Product of the Year in Aesthetic Dermatology. What exactly is Z Lipo machine for?
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ZIMMER Z LIPO
- A cold gelpad was placed in the target "fatty" area in my tummy as a protection, after which the applicator you see in the above photo was placed on top of the gelpad and the cooling is started. I had two applicators applied on each side of my tummy (right and left) for an even and ideal result.
- The fat cells in the treatment area as seen in the Z Lipo machine monitor react to the cooling.
ZIMMER Z WAVE
Studies carried out in 2013 have shown that a shockwave treatment directly after Cryo-Lipolysis by Zimmer Z Lipo and subsequent shockwave treatments once a week for 4 weeks can almost double the treatment effects with regard to fat reduction. Dr Wu treated my problem area with Z Wave after the Cryo-Lipolysis with Zimmer Z Lipo. You can watch how it works here as I didn't get any photos taken during the treatment because it was getting late in the evening already. There was a noisy drilling sound coming from the machine and it basically felt like my fats are being "drilled" albeit on the outer skin surface only (absolutely no penetration of sharp object on the skin). It was sore but not really painful but for those people with very low pain tolerance, it may feel a little painful to them.
After the treatment, there are slight redness and mild bruises on the treatment areas and it felt sore. I did not take a photo of it as I finished my treatment quite late in the evening and I also do not wish the hubby to freak out because he is such a worry wart. The soreness, redness and mild bruises completely disappeared two days after treatment. I expected it to stay longer than that because Dr Wu of iCare Medical and Wellness Centre warned me about possible pigmentation due to my skin type which is generous in melanin pigment. Thankfully, it didn't.
Here are the pre-treatment photos taken at home the night before I went for the treatment.
It's now 11 days post treatment as I am writing this and despite explaining to me that I will only see the ideal results in 2.5 to 3 months, I am so happy to have gotten rid significant amount of stubborn fats in my tummy area.
Here are the after photos hubby helped me to take this morning.
I was invited by Zimmer Aesthetics to try their Cryo-Lipolysis by Z Lipo along with Z Wave for the purpose of this review. All opinions and fat deposits are definitely my own. Do note that results may vary per individual. General health, body type and lifestyle play an important role in the success of the treatment. I have a slim physique since young and only acquired stubborn fat deposits due to pregnancy and occasional binge eating.