It’s no surprise that New Zealand is fat. And, according to the OECD, we’re getting fatter.
The OECD’s Obesity League Table (released October 2017) placed New Zealand at a shocking 3rd place, only behind the United States and Mexico. Along with the rise in fat levels, has been the rise in solutions: juice cleanses, paleo diets, and crossfit are becoming common vernacular. However, fat can still be stubborn.
Dr Garsing Wong from Sapphire Appearance Medicine Clinic and director of Coolbody Limited, has been offering patients a way to shift stubborn fat since August 2016: fat-freezing. The first clinic in New Zealand to use the revolutionary Cooltech machine, bringing an effective treatment to their patients.
“It’s the only proven system with multiple heads to treat all areas including the submental region (under the chin). The size and options of treatment armpieces means you can tailor treatment better, and reduce the amount of visits for patients,” he explains.
“We have been using different methods more than 10 years trying to achieve the best face shape and define jowl lines for our patients.”
They were so passionate about it, Dr Wong and his wife Dr Wen-Pei (Margaret) Chen together published a paper in The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology 2011 on removing fat in the face.
“Fat freezing is a method we considered the most comfortable and effective non surgical treatment for removal of suitable fat from a region especially under chin.”
“The system was so good that we purchased a second machine a few months after! We have now a custom designed new clinic, called Coolbody to offer this treatment, together with the personal trainer Yvonne Marvin as a team to help patients to reach their fat reduction target”.
The machine, Cooltech, has been praised by medical professionals over liposuction due to the speed, comfort, and lower health risk to patients. Moreover, treatment costs are a fraction of the price of liposuction.
“Cooltech is more suitable to a wider range of patients compared to liposuction. There is very little downtime, and there is no need to take time off work to recover” adds Dr Wong.
However, Cooltech is not a weight-loss solution. Rather, it targets “soft fat” such as the abdomen, under the chin and jowls, love handles, inner thighs, knees, or even for suitable lipomas.
“Another area that is suitable, is an area the Chinese call “my second breast” that leaks out from your bra! An unsightly bulge one can have when your arms are by your side, pressing on your chest wall,” explains Dr Wong.
As the technology develops, cosmetic medicine is becoming more effective, less expensive and prevalent across the world. Sapphire Appearance Medicine Clinic is proud to be at the forefront of their field, continually researching and bringing new procedures to New Zealanders.
More information on Cooltech can be found here.