As a 36-year-old mum of three children aged 13, 11 and eight, any hope of getting rid of my mummy tummy has long disappeared. Being a dance teacher and running around after the children – with schedules that are far busier than mine has ever been – I consider myself fit and healthy. However, no matter how much exercise or healthy eating I do, nothing seems to work on my baby bulge.

It was during our summer family holiday last year that I decided it was now the time for me to think about myself, and what my options were to help me get back in to a bikini and feel confident with myself in the mirror.

After chatting to one of my NCT friends, who had seen great results on her tummy after a non-surgical fat-reduction treatment called CoolSculpting, I thought what have I got to lose (apart from my mummy tummy) by finding out more about this treatment, rather than going down the surgery route.

My friend recommended going to meet Sarah, the CoolSculpting practitioner at Aspire Clinic. I felt really apprehensive, but she reassured me that I would feel totally comfortable with Sarah’s expertise and caring manner.

When I met with Sarah, she explained that CoolSculpting is the World’s number one non-surgical, permanent fat-reduction treatment. It works by freezing fat cells underneath the skin, which are then permanently destroyed. Over the few weeks following treatment, the body naturally processes the fat and eliminates the treated fat cells for good, leaving you with a slimmer, shapely body.

The treatment started with one side of my stomach being suctioned into an applicator, and things got quite chilly. After five minutes it went numb and I snuggled under a blanket with a cup of tea while the CoolSculpting machine worked its magic.

Thirty-five minutes later, the CoolSculpting machine finished and I felt some tingling as Sarah massaged the area to initialise the fat cell destruction process. The sensation was a little uncomfortable, but it lasted two minutes and then it was time for the other side.

An hour later I drove myself home, rested and excited with the prospect of the results to come. I was told to return to normal activities and that I may start to notice changes as quickly as three weeks, with the most dramatic results noticeable after three months.

Check back in a few weeks to see the results of my CoolSculpting treatment and whether I’m starting to feel like the real me again.

To book your free CoolSculpting consultation at Aspire Clinic, call 0118 931 3575 or email info@aspireclinic.com.