By now, most of you are very aware that I had major shoulder surgery in January of this year. With that came the realization that I wouldn’t be able to work out for months… Even after a little over 2 months, I’m still not cleared to work out. I tried to go for a run last weekend and made it a mile and was majorly paying for it over the next week. So I’m back to doing minimal walking and trying to eat healthy. Who knew my body would literally start packing on the pounds in places I never saw cellulite… Talk about depressing. Since I’m not able to do much to get in shape I reached out to Novopelle about their Novo Lipo, or Ultrasonic Lipo to see if they could help with some minimal fat reduction in areas that just wouldn’t get toned.
Once I saw a video on the Novopelle Instagram account I was hooked. I immediately called to schedule my initial appointment to see if it really worked. Some of my friends had tried CoolSculpting only to have paid thousands of dollars to see absolutely no results. I was skeptical going in to get this done, especially when I was told I would see results immediately.
I went in a few days later, had my measurements taken along with a few photos and then we were ready to get started. I brought a bikini bottom to wear so we could video the process. Before Mariana started, she took my weight to compare to my after weight. The process started out really smoothly. The first portion of the treatment had 2 parts – one machine that uses acoustic waves to break up the fat cells and then another that uses heat to break these cells up. It literally just felt like a massage; no pain whatsoever. The second portion of the treatment has 3 different parts and this is where it got a little intense! As you’ll notice in the video below, Mariana put straps around my legs that would hold 4 (2 on each leg) little paddles that would transmit electrodes into my fat. Yummy. Like I said before, there are 3 different currents that are used; something to tighten, tone and then one to drain everything into your lymphatic system. I was definitely a little on edge the first time I felt these! It literally feels like your muscles are getting shocked. It’s really not bad at all but it wasn’t anything like what I was expecting.
After the procedure was completed I got on a machine that literally will vibrate the life out of you! I was told I needed to do a quick workout while my legs were fired up and ready to burn more fat. I did multiple sets of squats while this machine was vibrating my entire body at mega speed. It really made me think of that vibrating belt machine decades ago that people would wear and it would just shake their bellies so they would lose weight. Seriously though, talk about legs burning… I could barely walk once I got off that machine!! After about 2 hours I was done with everything. It’s literally Lunchtime Lipo!
This is probably the most exciting part… the after measurements! We took my weight again and I had lost HALF A POUND plus a half inch off of each thigh. That was so surprising and encouraging! I just completed my second round a few days ago and had kept the weight off and lost almost an inch on each thigh in addition to what I had lost the first round. I can already see a noticeable difference in my legs in photos.
Novopelle suggests that clients come in for a round of 6 treatments total. The cost for EVERYTHING is only $959 for 6 treatments plus an extra free session (7 total) and $100 off! So technically 7 sessions for $859. CoolSculpting is outrageously more expensive and you don’t see results for months, if at all!
**Disclaimer – You can’t just keep getting this done over and over again expecting to lose mass amounts of weight. I highly recommend this to people who are already active and eat healthy on a daily basis who just need to burn that nagging fat that just wont disappear. This is NOT a weight loss cure by any means. For me, this fat will come back 100% if I don’t actively try and keep it off. Just think of this procedure as a boost to get you in better shape.
Keep reading for more info. on how this procedure works and there is a fun video of the first treatment at the bottom of this post! Keep checking back for more before and after photos once I am done with all 6 sessions!
I’ve included a video of the entire process below condensed into a 1 minute video. Please disregard my tramp stamps; I’ll be getting those lasered soon enough!
Ok, let’s get to the basics. What exactly is Novo Lipo or Ultrasonic Lipo?
Novo Lipo is a non-invasive body contouring treatment to help with circumferential and cellulite reduction. It can help to achieve a toned and contoured body in typically three to four treatment sessions. Fat cells in treated areas should reduce to provide dramatic and lasting results. You can begin to look and feel your best with no downtime or typically no discomfort. **Individual results may vary
Targeted fat loss is something that can be difficult to achieve, no matter how intense your workout or how strict your diet is. Although not a weight loss treatment, Novo Lipo uses a combination of modalities to sculpt and contour your body. This can help to reduce the trouble spots that diet and exercise can’t seem to reach. Your inch reduction should be able to be measured, and the results are typically visible immediately after each treatment.
How does it work?
This treatment technology uses Ultrasonic Cavitation. This combines acoustic waves and RF heat that work to break up fat cells so they can release their contents, and allow your body to remove them through its own metabolic process. Micro-current and infrared is then applied to heat and tighten the skin. This should help to reduce cellulite and smooth out areas where inches have been lost. One inch is typically lost per treatment.
Novo Lipo was first used in Europe as a revolutionary fat removal technique that does not involve surgery, anesthesia, any stay in the hospital or downtime.
1. 40,000 Khz of Ultrasound used to break up the fat cell membranes.
2. 1 Mhz of Radio Frequency to warm and melt the remaining debris, and begin moving out via lymphatic drainage.
3. Combination of electrotherapy and micro current offers 3 levels of treatment, plus near infrared.
How does the Novo Lipo treatment compare to other treatments? We have tried Zerona, CoolSculpting, VelaShape, Laser Lipo Lapex and iLipo. None of them have shown the immediate results of Novo Lipo and the continued inch loss post treatment.
What areas can be treated?
Under the neck (Double Chin)
Male Chest (Pseudogynecomastia)
What are the benefits?
Fat tissue reduction
Firms and Tightens Skin
Improves atrophy in muscles
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