Maybe I SHOULD Move to a Cold Climate?

I'm really not trying to be a tease ….

I promise you The Nipple Story tomorrow.

I swear.

I'm all discombobulated without my computer and I'm not even kidding – I can't think in a straight line without it.  

I've got the shakes.  

Computer withdrawals.

It's been over 24 hours now.  I'm never going to make it two weeks without my laptop.

Never.

I can't work on our desktop computer because it would involve raising my right arm up to desk level to type.  I can't lift my arm to do that except very briefly because … um, I have a bum arm.  Instead, I've currently stolen borrowed PR's laptop for a few minutes.  He probably needs it for Facebook homework this very minute.

Nonetheless, I had to tell you about Fat Freezing because I predict it's going to be the new rage in Orange County.  In fact, it's already here, but on a very limited basis.

All of my readers, in places like North Dakota and Minnesota, are thinking, "What the hell?  We freeze our fat all winter long!"

Not that I'm saying you're fat.  I'm sure you're not.  I wasn't trying to imply in any way whatsoever, that you are fat.  I just meant, if you happened to have even one ounce of body fat anywhere on your body …..

Never mind.

It's called Zeltiq

Some of my readers in Asia and Europe may already be familiar with it? 

By the way, I'm in no way endorsing Zeltiq because I haven't tried it.  All I've done is read their website along with several articles about it.

The concept is something I think the OC women, and men, will jump on.  It's kind of like liposuction, except entirely different.  (Meaning:  It's designed to decrease fat in my thighs targeted areas and not a method of overall weight loss.)  

There are no needles, no need for anesthesia, no incisions … it's not surgery.  Basically, it's a machine which cools fat to around 41F/5C during a one hour session.  The fat pretty much freezes (actually crystallizes) , killing the fat cells.  A person's body will then naturally dispose of the dead fat cells over the course of the next several weeks.

Now, what's the cost of getting rid of your tummy bulge?  It depends, I guess, on how many one hour sessions it takes to freeze your fat off.  In reading online reviews, it looks like $2-3,000 per body area is average.  (One session runs around $800, but most areas require more than one session.) 

I'm not sure how this compares to the cost of liposuction?

The big advantage, it seems, is the fact that freezing your fat off is not a painful process, whereas liposuction is.  (One of my friends had liposuction on her thighs, hips and butt and told me she felt like she had been run over by a truck for a few weeks after.)

I wish someone would lipo the fat off my thighs, hips and butt too …. 

However, I've already been run over by a truck car and it still hurts years later – so, no thank you.

What do you think about this new procedure?  Would you pay to have your fat frozen off?

© Twenty Four At Heart

48 Responses to “Maybe I SHOULD Move to a Cold Climate?”

  1. Pam

    1) How about getting a keyboard for the desk-top that you can rest in your lap? Because, seriously, you CAN’T go two weeks without!
    2) No, really, you don’t need any fat removed, c’mon already.
    3) I’m too mean to pay that sort of money just to look a bit better for a while. I’d rather spend it on, let’s see, a brand new laptop maybe?!

  2. Pam

    1) How about getting a keyboard for the desk-top that you can rest in your lap? Because, seriously, you CAN’T go two weeks without!
    2) No, really, you don’t need any fat removed, c’mon already.
    3) I’m too mean to pay that sort of money just to look a bit better for a while. I’d rather spend it on, let’s see, a brand new laptop maybe?!

  3. Pam

    1) How about getting a keyboard for the desk-top that you can rest in your lap? Because, seriously, you CAN’T go two weeks without!
    2) No, really, you don’t need any fat removed, c’mon already.
    3) I’m too mean to pay that sort of money just to look a bit better for a while. I’d rather spend it on, let’s see, a brand new laptop maybe?!

  4. Judy

    What happens if other nearby cells get frozen too? The whole idea just chills me. (Ha ha).

  5. Judy

    What happens if other nearby cells get frozen too? The whole idea just chills me. (Ha ha).

  6. Judy

    What happens if other nearby cells get frozen too? The whole idea just chills me. (Ha ha).

  7. di

    I wouldn’t…. Why not just get off our duffs and get rid of it the old fashioned, healthy way. GAH… one more way for all those beauty doctors to grab a little more of that extra OC money that’s just begging to be spent.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal
    Just get a new laptop. 🙂

  8. di

    I wouldn’t…. Why not just get off our duffs and get rid of it the old fashioned, healthy way. GAH… one more way for all those beauty doctors to grab a little more of that extra OC money that’s just begging to be spent.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal
    Just get a new laptop. 🙂

  9. di

    I wouldn’t…. Why not just get off our duffs and get rid of it the old fashioned, healthy way. GAH… one more way for all those beauty doctors to grab a little more of that extra OC money that’s just begging to be spent.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal
    Just get a new laptop. 🙂

  10. Jan

    I’m with Judy on this one. My first thought was how do they freeze the fat to the point the fat cells die without affecting other parts of the body – like your skin? I kind of like my skin, as pale, stretched and flabby as it is; it’s keeping my insides, well, inside where they belong.

  11. Jan

    I’m with Judy on this one. My first thought was how do they freeze the fat to the point the fat cells die without affecting other parts of the body – like your skin? I kind of like my skin, as pale, stretched and flabby as it is; it’s keeping my insides, well, inside where they belong.

  12. Jan

    I’m with Judy on this one. My first thought was how do they freeze the fat to the point the fat cells die without affecting other parts of the body – like your skin? I kind of like my skin, as pale, stretched and flabby as it is; it’s keeping my insides, well, inside where they belong.

  13. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Yeah, sounds intriguing, but the nurse in me is screaming “side effects???” Collateral tissue damage?And how do they know how much to freeze; I mean, we need some fat, right?
    Having said that, who wouldn’t love an easy way to decrease the old saddlebags?
    I hope your computer issues don’t really take 2 weeks!! Hang in there!

  14. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Yeah, sounds intriguing, but the nurse in me is screaming “side effects???” Collateral tissue damage?And how do they know how much to freeze; I mean, we need some fat, right?
    Having said that, who wouldn’t love an easy way to decrease the old saddlebags?
    I hope your computer issues don’t really take 2 weeks!! Hang in there!

  15. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Yeah, sounds intriguing, but the nurse in me is screaming “side effects???” Collateral tissue damage?And how do they know how much to freeze; I mean, we need some fat, right?
    Having said that, who wouldn’t love an easy way to decrease the old saddlebags?
    I hope your computer issues don’t really take 2 weeks!! Hang in there!

  16. Kelly

    I’m intrigued. If there’s a way to get rid of my baby bulge I’m all for it!

  17. Kelly

    I’m intrigued. If there’s a way to get rid of my baby bulge I’m all for it!

  18. Kelly

    I’m intrigued. If there’s a way to get rid of my baby bulge I’m all for it!

  19. Karen

    Thanks for the tip. Instead of getting something to eat on my lunch hour, I’m going to lay outside. In a week I will look fabulous and it won’t cost me a dime.
    Hope your computer comes back soon. Take care and enjoy your California weather.

  20. Karen

    Thanks for the tip. Instead of getting something to eat on my lunch hour, I’m going to lay outside. In a week I will look fabulous and it won’t cost me a dime.
    Hope your computer comes back soon. Take care and enjoy your California weather.

  21. Karen

    Thanks for the tip. Instead of getting something to eat on my lunch hour, I’m going to lay outside. In a week I will look fabulous and it won’t cost me a dime.
    Hope your computer comes back soon. Take care and enjoy your California weather.

  22. Stephen

    This post is a punsters playground. Cool to the whole idea. I froze my ass off. It’s freezing on the back porch. I better quit and save some for the others. stephen

  23. Stephen

    This post is a punsters playground. Cool to the whole idea. I froze my ass off. It’s freezing on the back porch. I better quit and save some for the others. stephen

  24. Stephen

    This post is a punsters playground. Cool to the whole idea. I froze my ass off. It’s freezing on the back porch. I better quit and save some for the others. stephen

  25. Michelle

    Well, this definitely brings a literal meaning to the phrase “freezing my ass off”.

  26. Michelle

    Well, this definitely brings a literal meaning to the phrase “freezing my ass off”.

  27. Michelle

    Well, this definitely brings a literal meaning to the phrase “freezing my ass off”.

  28. Holli Buchter

    Come to Colorado(current temp -10) and you can do it for free. Heading outside now for therapy.

  29. Holli Buchter

    Come to Colorado(current temp -10) and you can do it for free. Heading outside now for therapy.

  30. Holli Buchter

    Come to Colorado(current temp -10) and you can do it for free. Heading outside now for therapy.

  31. jen

    I’m sure it will become another arrow in the arsenal of oc housewives against their utter panic aginist aging. I will keep my organs and my baked goods belly at a steady 98.6, thank you very much.

  32. jen

    I’m sure it will become another arrow in the arsenal of oc housewives against their utter panic aginist aging. I will keep my organs and my baked goods belly at a steady 98.6, thank you very much.

  33. jen

    I’m sure it will become another arrow in the arsenal of oc housewives against their utter panic aginist aging. I will keep my organs and my baked goods belly at a steady 98.6, thank you very much.

  34. Hallie

    I hate fat. Specifically my inner thighs. If I had the money, I think I might try something like this instead of going for the more painful approach. Of course, I COULD just get off my ass and exercise but that takes work!!
    Wonder if I go lie naked in the snow, if that would work? I DO live in Maine and it IS freezing!!
    Hallie

  35. Hallie

    I hate fat. Specifically my inner thighs. If I had the money, I think I might try something like this instead of going for the more painful approach. Of course, I COULD just get off my ass and exercise but that takes work!!
    Wonder if I go lie naked in the snow, if that would work? I DO live in Maine and it IS freezing!!
    Hallie

  36. Hallie

    I hate fat. Specifically my inner thighs. If I had the money, I think I might try something like this instead of going for the more painful approach. Of course, I COULD just get off my ass and exercise but that takes work!!
    Wonder if I go lie naked in the snow, if that would work? I DO live in Maine and it IS freezing!!
    Hallie

  37. dogmother

    Nothing is that easy…snow and 25 degrees here…come lay in my driveway for a while…free treatment! I’ll open a clinic in my front yard, or backyard if you’re modest.

  38. dogmother

    Nothing is that easy…snow and 25 degrees here…come lay in my driveway for a while…free treatment! I’ll open a clinic in my front yard, or backyard if you’re modest.

  39. dogmother

    Nothing is that easy…snow and 25 degrees here…come lay in my driveway for a while…free treatment! I’ll open a clinic in my front yard, or backyard if you’re modest.

  40. Suzi

    Nope, my fat is freezing off for free due to the temps haven’t risen above 10 in weeks. Wah!

  41. Suzi

    Nope, my fat is freezing off for free due to the temps haven’t risen above 10 in weeks. Wah!

  42. Suzi

    Nope, my fat is freezing off for free due to the temps haven’t risen above 10 in weeks. Wah!

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