I’ve Been There Before

Ok – so over the years I have done some weird things when it comes to trying to lose my belly. From the weird lemon detox diet (with cayenne pepper and maple syrup), the cabbage soup diet (oh my god grumbly tummy anyone?) to name just a few. I am sure there are others I have missed. 


With no proven long term efficacy – I would try these in sheer desperation to lose weight. I can remember even a treatment where there was this machine glided over my tummy- and a large zapping noise reverberated throughout my head….claiming to reduce fat. Funny thing was the technician (with no medical training) proceeded to measure me after laying flat for 1 hour for the treatment to exclaim excitedly – ‘see you’ve lost 3 cm already’…(uhm no thats just my bowel falling back into my abdominal cavity from laying down. Not from the treatment!) You know – that lovely flat tummy when you get up first thing in the morning which grows even in the first hour of getting up as gravity takes over. Needless to say this company faced charges for misleading and deceptive conduct by the ACCC and is no longer around.


I am sharing this with you because I too have been where you are now. Desperate to get rid of my belly and willing to try ANYTHING, despite my medical knowledge, knowing that they wouldn’t work –  I was so desperate I paid the money and did the treatments/ diets anyway … just hoping. 


It is sort of embarrassing to admit to this, however this is the reality of our desperation to have what society deems as beautiful and easy to achieve.


This was many years ago and well before fat freezing was a thing. I investigated liposuction, however having worked in operating theatres assisting with liposuction – when I was a Registered Nurse in the UK – the risks and the recovery period was just too much for me.


Fortunately, there is fat freezing. It was first approved and clinically proven in 2009 – to permanently reduce the number of fat cells in the treated area.


I want to try to help you understand that I have been where you are too. And I feel your pain.  Constantly submitting to ridiculous unsustainable diets or paying money for things that don’t work. It is annoying that as so many of us have been fooled by slick marketing campaigns and let’s face it – lies. Latch on to the celebrity that did this diet or treatment and blame it on ourselves that it didn’t work.  This does damage to our self esteem and our hip pocket. It has taken a while for fat freezing as a treatment option to take off. We are so dubious and cautious of the “newest treatment”.


The conversations that we have with our clients quite often end in laughs about the ridiculous things we have done over time and the habits that we still have today in order to obtain the impossible body.


You are here as you have expressed your interest in fat freezing, so I am just letting you know we are here for when you are ready to go ahead.


Some of us take longer than others to make this decision or circumstances don’t allow us to do it right now. But we are here. If you have any questions please reach out. There is no judgement, just support.


It’s time to Love Your Body.


Fat freezing treatment at Beautiful Body Clinics


We specialise in fat freezing (cryolipolysis) treatment as we believe that fat freezing is the most effective and cost-efficient way to permanently change your body shape. 

 Fat freezing is also the safest treatment and a great alternative to liposuction as there are no needles, wounds or the need for an anaesthetic.

 We offer free consultations in our fat freezing Melbourne clinic – so please give us a call and let us start you on the way to find your beautiful body.


Author’s Bio:

Linda Tsiokas – (Bachelor of Nursing) worked in various hospital and surgical settings for over 10 years after graduating from university in 1994. In 2015 as a busy working Mum – and despite a healthy diet and frequent exercise, nothing would help get rid of her belly. After having fat freezing treatment, she established Australia’s first Fat Freezing Specialist clinic in Melbourne – Beautiful Body Clinics, wanting to help women just like her, feel great about themselves. You can contact her here directly, linda@beautifulbodyclinics.com.au

Leave a Reply