I admit I am still seeking for a better body image although I love my body!
Being an advocate for self love, accepting body images and agreeing all shapes and sizes are beautiful in their ways are always encouraged. However, I do seek for a better version of myself because of the fact that I can be leaner and healthier. What my body is experiencing now is the aftermath of my bad lifestyle habits. Indulging in rich diet and not having enough activities to burn those calories are really deadly! Not to mention the aging metabolism I’m having too.
I got to know about the CoolSculpting Fat Reduction Treatment at Halley Body Slimming Clinic 魅丽医学纤体瘦身诊所 when I visited Halley Medical Aesthetics for Juvéderm previously. Located in the same premise at Orchard Gateway, Halley Medical Aesthetics focuses on beauty medical services while Halley Body Slimming Clinic aimed at helping patients attaining body goals through non-invasive body treatments. Medically-proven to be safe and effective, their treatments range from doctor-monitored weight management treatments, fat reduction, body firming, to muscle toning.
I decided to give CoolSculpting at Halley Body Slimming Clinic a try since the fats around my tummy and flanks are persistent, and also after reading many successful reviews on this procedure. This is a great self love I give to myself, besides embarking on a healthier lifestyle such as eating lesser meats & dairy products, as well as doing a 45-mins cardio thrice weekly.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment using cryolipolysis (fat freezing) on stubborn fat without surgery. CoolSculpting freezes and kills fat cells with no downtime and we can proceed with our regular activities right after the procedure. This is also a medical procedure approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating fats especially when located on the abdomen, flanks, back, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, and buttock
How much does CoolSculpting at Halley Body Slimming Clinic cost?
I was prescribed for 12 CoolSculpting cycles with total treatment cost at $7,080. (price includes GST)
The cost will depend on your personalized treatment plan, including factors such as the number of areas to be treated, the size of the areas, and the number of sessions.
Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting works best for people with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25 and is having at least ⅔ of an inch of pinch-able fats in order to fit into the CoolSculpting’s applicator.
I am a good candidate for CoolSculpting as I am already starting my healthier lifestyle but still has problem areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. If I’m too big, more treatments are needed to see an outcome, which are going to be costly. Anyway you are unable to have CoolSculpting on the areas with wound, scar tissue, or skin condition until they are being resolved.
What happened during the CoolSculpting procedure?
Each CoolSculpting treatment for an area will take 35 to 60 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas being treated. At Halley Body Slimming Clinic, Dr Terence Tan offers QuadSculpting with CoolAdvantage, a fat reduction method using four CoolSculpting devices at the same time to reduce the overall treatment time.
For precise application, Dr. Terence Tan used the CoolSculpting templates to map out the specific areas I am targeting on with marker pens. A protective gel pad is being placed over my skin before applying the applicator to the treatment area. At this point, the treated area has its temperature lowered till -10ºC – the effective temperature to freeze and kill the fat cells.
When the treatment time is up, Dr Terence Tan removed the applicator and massage the frozen fat / “butter cake” (because it looks so much like a frozen lump of butter) to kick-start the process of excreting dead fat cells. The treated area is tender and sore to touch at this point of time but got better after the massage is done.
Dr. Terence Tan prescribed a total of 12 CoolSculpting applicators to treat my stubborn fat on tummy and flanks. Compared to the legacy CoolSculpting applicators, CoolAdvantage range of applicators can reduce treatment time greatly! A traditional CoolSculpting applicator takes 60 minutes but this duration is reduced to 35 minutes with the CoolAdvantage applicator. The CoolAdvantage range of applicators also features an enhanced cup design for improved comfort as well as a larger cooling area to treat a bigger area.
Does CoolSculpting works?
CoolSculpting removes 20-25% of fat cells in the treated area each time. And because our body is unable to produce new fat cells after age of five years, the fat cells that died from the fat freezing treatment will not reappear. This is why CoolSculpting is effective to remove unwanted fat which cannot be removed through exercises.
How well does CoolSculpting works also depend greatly on the doctor, who is willing to pay attention throughout the procedure since the planning and assessment on the procedure are really important – not about putting on the device solely.
I have prepared a list of Q&A on CoolSculpting relating to my experience for your references. These are good pointers especially if you are considering for a CoolSculpting procedure!
Q: Did I lose weight with CoolSculpting?
A: Nope. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution but a medically proven body contouring fat-reduction method.
Q: Does CoolSculpting hurt?
A: I experienced discomfort such as aching and pulling from the suction from the applicator initially. Once the treated area is cooled till -10ºC, the mentioned symptoms subsided. I felt really comfortable thereafter and could even do my work on the phone.
Q: Is CoolSculpting safe?
A: CoolSculpting is FDA-approved as a safe medical treatment but patient must meet the criteria as a suitable candidate. Knockoff machines might sometimes get their way into spas and medical practices, so make sure you are getting the real CoolSculpting machines from provider such as Halley Body Slimming Clinic.
Q: What are the risks and potential side effects of CoolSculpting?
A: Possible side effects include swelling, tenderness, bruising, tingling, or cramping from a few days to several weeks can be experienced. In very rare cases, CoolSculpting might create bulge in the shape of the applicator. Your doctor should inform you of the possible risks before starting the treatment.
Q: What is recovery of CoolSculpting like?
A: The recovery varies, and also highly depending on how the body reacts to the treated areas. There is no downtime and we can resume our daily activities but you may feel soreness and see swelling. It will be good to wear compression garments to ease swelling and discomfort till they are subsided.
After a week or so, I also felt itchiness in the treated areas. This is normal as the nerves are regenerating and a histamine reaction to the inflammatory process of clearing fat cells. These will subside as time goes by, without feeling any pain.
The body will flush out the damaged fat cells over the next three to four months so drink plenty of water and take good care of yourself by opting for healthy food and exercise!
Q: How soon can a second CoolSculpting treatment be scheduled?
A: The second treatment should be scheduled within 30 to 60 days as it can enhance the treatment result greatly. The first treatment triggers an inflammatory response around the fat cells that dissipates in 60 to 90 days, & a second treatment within the first 60 days generates a stronger inflammatory response, leading to greater fat reduction. The number of treated areas may also be reduced since your fat cells have been flushed out from the body after the first treatment.
Q: How long does it take to see CoolSculpting results?
A: I saw result within a month but majority should see the result within two months. The body will continue to eliminate the treated fat cells for up to three months post-treatment. If you are planning to get CoolSculpting for an event, make sure you schedule it way earlier in order to enjoy its full visible effect.
Q: Why CoolSculpting took so long to deliver results?
A: CoolSculpting releases the fats to be metabolized and eliminated according to our individual biology. To speed up, drinking plenty of water and exercising will help.
Q: Is the result from CoolSculpting permanent?
A: The frozen fat cells killed by CoolSculpting are permanently gone. A healthy diet and regular exercise will help to maintain. Gaining weight will cause the remaining fat cells in the treated areas to expand, developing surface irregularities.
3-Month Post Treatment Pictures
My Final Thought
Reducing excess body fat is a good motivator to kick-start your healthy lifestyle. Result is definitely visible after I did my CoolSculpting at Halley Body Slimming Clinic. Although I am more mindful for what I am eating nowadays, the love for food and celebrations always got me indulging more than usual, moreover creating social media contents with food reviews is a norm for me.
Is it worth to get CoolSculpting? My answer is yes, especially when you have soft stubborn fats at areas that refused to go away with exercise and diet. I did not control my diet or go for exercise regularly after my CoolSculpting so the result achieved is really amazing! I tried many health supplements, diet plans and exercises but none can give me result like CoolSculpting did – a more contoured treated area and deflated fat pockets permanently.
A healthy diet with lesser sugar & fats is always the rule to a balance lifestyle, and should also prolong the effects from CoolSculpting greatly. Gain confidence with CoolSculpting and make sure you have good amount of pinch-able fats and time for the effect of CoolSculpting to take place! For more information & videos on CoolSculpting at, check out the links below.
Halley Body Slimming Clinic
277 Orchard Rd
Orchard Gateway #03-16
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tel: +65 6246 8806
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