The action that came from the cold

A promising technique for slimming down your figure before the summer? Yes, but only on medical advice. By Rose Bataillon. Read online

CRYOLIPOLYSIS IS A BARBARIC WORD that sounds like a promise, admittedly vain and frivolous, but with summer just a few months away, who is going to throw the first stone at me? The effect of the cold penetrates to directly destroy the deep fat cells, thanks to a compact machine with rotative arms. “Apoptosis, the death of the cell, is programmed but this contact with the cold rushes and accelerates it”, explains Dr. Philippe Azoulay. A non-invasive alternative to liposuction, which works best on small localized fat deposits – A non-invasive alternative to liposuction, which works better on small localized fatty masses – namely that stubborn bulge on the stomach, hips, or saddlebags, which makes you feel desperate and could disappear easily… But be careful, as Dr. Philippe Azoulay points out, cryolipolysis does not offer immediate results and you will leave his Paris practice as you came in. The results will only be visible four months later.  Forty-five minutes, one session, maybe two. Who can beat that? But this non-invasive and more affordable solution is not innocuous. Far from it. Because the cold burns. Hence the importance of choosing a medical practice and a high-performance equipment, such as the latest model, Cristal Body-Layering, from the French company Deleo, which complements cryolipolysis with muscle stimulation and skin tightening. Medical advice is key. Suffering, without knowing it until then, from Raynaud’s disease – a chronic blood circulation disorder in the body’s extremities, which occurs when exposed to cold – detected thanks to Dr. Azoulay’s questions, the procedure represents a risk for me that we agree not to take. Never mind, I will intensify my sports sessions, and we will see in four months…