BYE BYE LOVE HANDLES

After 3 kids my body will probably never be the same again. 

After 3 kids my body will probably never be the same again. This is a truth I have come to accept. BUT! That doesn't mean I can improve on what I have been left with. I may be 10kg heavier than I was pre babies but I am slowly working towards a 5 kg weight loss goal. What I hate is that I keep loosing weight from all the "wrong" places like my face and breasts. In the meantime my love handles and tummy flab don't seem to budge.

This is why I turned to fat freezing! I wanted to sculpt my body and loose fat from specific places. I wanted to see my hard work exercising and eating well paying off for once!

When I first visited Emetheni I had a consult with Lisa who explained the process and what I would need to do after the treatment to ensure a good result. We also took photo's to be used as my "before" picture in future. I was told to wear comfortable clothing and appropriate underwear to the appointment and to bring something to keep me entertained as the treatment takes just over an hour. 

When I had my treatment Lisa applied a (very sticky and gooey) gel pad to the area. I wanted to attack my hips (love handles) first. The CLATUU fat freezing machine was then turned on and the handle was placed on my hip. I would describe this as a curved vacuum head. Once we agreed we had the right spot Lisa activated the suction. This feels really weird! Literally your flab is sucked into the handle! It feels cold, wet and tight. But not painful. Once the suction level was set the cooling process began. Lisa explained that it may become somewhat uncomfortable but that this would subside very quickly as the area became numb. 

The cooling did become a bit sore, kind of like holding an icepack on for too long, but this only lasted a minute or two. By the time I was 15 minutes into the session my hips were completely numb and I felt very relaxed and comfortable. 

At the 20 minutes mark Lisa covered me in a lux fluffy blanket and turned down the lights. I must admit I read for about 15 minutes and then dozed off.

Lisa reassured me that this was completely normal and that it wouldn't last long. 

It's not a weight loss treatment so don't expect to see big changes on the scales.

I was awoken by the beeping of the machine advising I had 5 minutes left. Lisa returned to remove the handles and talked me through what was going to happen when she did.

She said I wanted to see a "fat popsicle" (yuck) and oh boy did I! When she removed the handles I had 2 purple/red fat logs, one on each hip. Lisa covered each side with a towel and began massaging. As the blood retuned to the area so too did the feeling. The redness and the swollen log shape went away really fast. As the sensation came back I did experience a burning sensation. This lasted for about 5 minutes and was pretty uncomfortable. Lisa reassured me that this was completely normal and that it would last long. 

I was given a bottle of water and left to dress and by the time I walked through to reception I felt pretty normal. The area was still a bit red and a bit cold but the pain was gone. 

Lisa explained that over the next 2 weeks it was really important to eat well (low carb/low sugar) and to exercise. I found that I was really motivated to do the right thing. I didn't "crash diet" or anything crazy, I just ate well. Fish and salad, or steak and veggies and no naughty treats! I also went for a brisk half hour walk 3 times a week.

Lisa also explained that it would take my body several weeks to metabolise the fat. So I had to be patient to see the real result of the treatment.

Six weeks later I am thrilled with the results. My fav jeans are fitting better than ever and I feel more confident in swimwear. I can really see and feel a difference in the size and shape of my "love handles," and the tape measure agrees with me. I am 4 cm down around my hips!

I was so happy with the results in fact that I have now had my inner thighs and tummy treated too! I will share my "after" pics from those treatments in 6 weeks!

Overall if you want to sculpt your body and remove fat bulges from hard to budge areas then this is an excellent treatment. It's not a weightless treatment so don't expect to see big changes on the scales. That part is still up to you if thats what you want. You do still have to help your body metabolise the dead fat cells so don't expect and instant fix, but if you are patient and follow the instructions its well worth it to say bye bye to love handles!


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+ Please note this client has had a spray tan in the after image. 

FAT FREEZING + SKIN TIGHTENING

OPENING SPECIAL FOR FAT FREEZING CRYOLIPOLYSIS MACHINE

As a part of our commitment to providing our clients with the latest and greatest technology from around the world we are excited to announce the arrival of CLATUU CRYOLIPOLYSIS (fat freezing) technology and ULTRAFORMER skin tightening technology at Emetheni.

Both machines are at the cutting edge of medical cosmetic technology and offer great results. Both are minimally invasive and offer patients an alternative to surgery.


CRYOLIPOLYSIS - FAT FREEZING

We all have deposits of fat that are hard to budge… inner thighs, lower abdomen, tuckshop arms, muffin tops and saddle bags (to name a few!!)

CLATUU CRYOLIPOLYSIS is a non surgical targeted fat reduction treatment that uses a controlled cooling technique to cause Apoptosis (fat cell death). The treatment takes 1 hour and results can start to be seen after 3 weeks, once your body has begun to naturally expel the dead cells. Full results are expected to be seen between 8 - 12 weeks.

As a VERY special offer to our clients we are offering you the chance to have a CRYOLIPOLYSIS treatment at over 50% the regular cost. This offer is only available to the first 20 clients.

OFFER

$660 for an area with 2 parts, for example inner thigh, arms, saddle bags, muffin tops)

 

BEFORE + AFTERS


UTRAFORMER SKIN TIGHTENING

UTRAFORMER therapy is a completely non-invasive face, neck and body lifting treatment by UTRAFORMER. It uses High Intensity focused ultrasound to lift and tighten the skin without downtime.

UTRAFORMER delivers HIFU (High intensity focused ultrasound) energy below the skin. HIFU effects three layers of the superficial and dermis along with SMAS, which is the same layer of tissue that surgeons pull tight in a face lift. As a thermal energy safely heats this tissue, it contracts resulting in tightening of the skin and formation of new collagen, which provides longer-term tightening effect. Most clients only require 1 treatment. Immediately after treatment initial results are visible, (approx. 20% of the final difference). The full extent of improvement can be seen at 8 weeks.  

Clients at Emetheni have already enjoyed fantastic results on the jowls, cheeks and neck. One client remarking that the instant result looked as if she had been treated with fillers and that 2 weeks later she is still aware of further tightening.

The UTRAFORMER has also been used on patients tummies following pregnancy to improve skin elasticity with phenomenal results. The notorious ‘mummy tummy look’ has been treated by using both the CRYOLIPOLYSIS fat freezing machine and the ULTRAFORMER in combination with excellent results.

For further information on our “mummy tummy make over” call us!

OFFER

As an opening special we will be allowing 20 clients the opportunity to experience ULTRAFORMER for $660. 

This is a saving of over 50%.

 

BEFORE + AFTERS


Call or email to make a booking today on 07 5576 0285 or click the contact button below. 

HCG WEIGHT LOSS | Michael Shares His Story

The HCG weight loss program offered at Emtheni has been hugely successful for both men and women. Here we share the diary of one of our patient’s experiences with the program.

A huge thank you to Michael for sharing his story….

Over the years my ‘benchmark’ weight of 90kgs (I am 1.86m) was becoming less regular. Previously, taking an alcohol free month was enough to shed the excess weight however, this was becoming much more difficult as I became older and the weight was returning much quicker than before.

Being a long-haul International Airline Pilot involves long sedentary hours in the cockpit, high levels of fatigue (as a result of multiple time zone changes) and irregular meal times. Despite being reasonably healthy and active while at home e.g. surfing, utilizing a personal trainer, maintaining a healthy diet and sensible alcohol intake, my ‘benchmark’ gradually slipped away.

At end of December 2014, my clothes had rejected me and the weight gain over the Christmas period had reached a new peak.  When I weighed myself on New Year’s morning I was shocked at what I saw… 102.2kgs.  As you can see from the attached photo (Christmas lunch 2014), I carry my weight in my face and I quite literally felt like I was going to burst! I felt very unhealthy and the proof was in my raised BP and cholesterol, reduced energy levels and increased levels of snoring (according to my wife!)  

Dr Morley is my regular GP and he had previously completed a HCG program with impressive results therefore, I arranged a consultation with him. I explained my initial goal of reducing to 92kgs while on a three week HCG program with the longer term goal of returning to 90kgs. After recording all of my statistics (height, weight, BP, etc), Dr Morley assigned a mentor from Emetheni clinic (Liz) which I will expand upon later.

With the time frame for the program locked in and family and friends on-board, I commenced in a very positive state of mind. My starting statistics were; 102.2kgs/ 110cm waist (definitely not Men’s Health cover material).

Day two of the program I could not believe the scales… 100.3kgs! I would need to average 0.5kg weight loss every day to reach my 92.0kg goal and the initial large weight loss (normal under the program) was a real incentive.

Week One | I found the first week reasonably easy. In general I felt quite “uplifted” and there were very few occasions when I felt hungry. When I was feeling the need…“the need for feed”, I simply drank one litre of water with the twist of a fresh lime as quickly as I could. I found this an excellent solution and it also helped fulfil the daily water intake requirement.  Week one statistics; 97.5kgs/ 105cm waist (4.7kgs or 0.6kgs per day) 

Week Two | I was travelling with work during week two and this certainly made things more difficult. The time zone changes and flying through the night made it impossible to weigh myself at the same time every day therefore, I averaged the days I couldn’t record my weight. I made a decision to inject at the same time every day, (based on 0700am at home) rather than local time. I found that meal replacement shakes are excellent while travelling. They are very low calorie, satisfying and simple to prepare anywhere. Protein bars are also very good. Week Two statistics: 95.4/ 101cm waist (2.1kgs or 0.3kgs per day)

Week Three | Fortunately I was at home most of this week and I was determined to give my best in the home run. For two of the seven days I only consumed three meal replacement shakes, drank loads of water and several black coffees each day. Not the most interesting meal days however the results were excellent. 

Final statistics | Weight- 92.5kgs (9.7kgs reduction or 0.4kgs per day) Waist- 95cm (15cm reduction)     

Based on my experience during the program, I believe that there are four important bedrocks which are all linked and greatly increase the success of the program.   

1. Mentor | Having a mentor is a vital part of achieving a successful HCG program result.  During my first consultation, Liz clearly explained every aspect of the program and expertly trained me on how to administer the injections. Liz provided excellent support during the three week program and being able to discuss my progress (and plateaus) was the real key to ‘staying on the wagon’. 

2. Alcohol Consumption | The program does not allow consumption of alcohol. Normally I have January, July and October as alcohol free months. I also think warmer months are better (except Christmas/New Year) as you are naturally more active, would normally eat lighter meals and consume more water therefore, the decision to commence the HCG program in January was made that much simpler and increased the likelihood of success.  

3. Personal Calendar | As above, planning for success is vitally important. I chose the three week program as I thought this amount of time was manageable. Taking three weeks (or even six weeks) off work and devoting yourself to the program would be ideal however, I could not do this. Therefore, I ensured that I had everything I needed to maintain the program while I travelled overseas for work. This also ensured that I wouldn’t be tempted into a long lunch in my favourite Paris café! Dr Morley supplied me with a letter explaining why I was traveling with a vile of liquid and hypodermic needles which makes the program very safe and easy to maintain while away from home. 

4. Peer support | Family and friends. Without the support and understanding of those around you, the temptations maybe overwhelming. If those around you are planning events (birthdays, weddings, Christmas, weekend drinks, etc) or if they are the wrong influence for the discipline required of the program, you will need to manage your exposure to them. My wife was very supportive and helpful, particularly with meal preparations; in fact she also lost weight during the three weeks!

I was really impressed with results over such a short period of time (attached photo Jan 2015) and the warm, friendly and supportive environment of Emetheni really made the difference. I often say that Emetheni is my personal therapy! My weight has remained stable and I can certainly recommend HCG to those wishing to reset their personal weight benchmark.    

Michael Hackwood, Burleigh Heads Qld.
August 2015


To find out more about the HCG program click HERE and to book an appointment to with Dr Morley to discuss whether the HCG program would work for you please call 07 5576 0285.