I get some pretty wacky invitations landing in my inbox these days. Having a several years old blog and a rather flexible attitude toward what makes a relevant story often adds up to me getting to check out a lot of things I might not have even known about otherwise. Latest of these larks that I actually agreed to try out was the opportunity to book a non-surgical 3D Lipo fat removing and skin tightening session at Skin Associates in Central London which resulted in me loosing 2cm from my waistline.
From the Skin Associates website:
3D lipo uses the latest technology called ultrasound cavitation which is widely recognised as one of the most effective cellulite reduction and localised fat loss techniques available. This technology combined with radio frequency and vacuum therapy tightens and lifts sagging skin..
Basically, what I experienced during my treatment was a warm and pleasant hour-long ultrasound belly rub from a lovely technician named Anna. At the end of my appointment, my waistline was 2cm smaller. I was measured and photographed afterward and my shirt felt considerably looser when I put it back on and I needed to cinch my belt a little more than usual. Since then (and it’s been a few weeks), I’ve been fine. I haven’t measured myself – or changed my habits – since the treatment and reckon I’ve gained back those 2cm.
Obviously, reputable professionals involved with 3D lipo will tell you that the procedure is no replacement for a healthy diet and regular exercise. They’d also probably tell you that six to nine treatments a week or so apart are recommended for optimal results.
Despite the email invite and my willing curiosity to have a go, I don’t think I’m the typical customer for such a cosmetic touch up. Although Anna was sure to point out that many more men than I might imagine are coming for 3D Lipo treatments, she explained that the vast majority of clients are women. Judging from the hundreds of pounds that one appointment costs, I reckon most people considering 3D Lipo are far wealthier than me and much more concerned about their looks (whether that means sculpting an already fine figure or attempting to deal with extreme obesity).