I am not considered fat by most but since puberty, I had this annoying muffin top and belly fats that I could never seem to get rid of. I tried everything from working out to all the different types of diets. Since my teens, I had been very body-conscious. I was unable to wear cropped tops or any tight clothing that will show my folds.
After close to two decades of constant struggle in diet watching and exercising, I was tired, exhausted and exasperated. When I heard that CoolSculpting was able to remove the unwanted fat which cannot be removed through spot toning exercises, I got very interested. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, non-invasive, no downtime fat reduction treatment. It’s the only US FDA-approved fat freezing treatment that uses the concept of cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy unwanted fat cells, which are then disposed from the body naturally. So I proceeded to book an appointment with Halley Medical Aesthetics for a consultation.
During the consultation, Dr. Terence Tan explained to me that CoolSculpting treatment removes 20-25% of fat cells in the treated area each time. And because our body is unable to produce any new fat cells after five years of age, the fat cells that die after fat freezing will be gone permanently. That is why CoolSculpting is used to remove unwanted fat which cannot be removed through spot toning exercises. Areas that can be treated include “muffin top” (fat bulges at the waist that appear to “spill” over the waistband of pants), abdomen, love handles, inner and outer thighs, arms, bra fat, back, banana roll (butt cheeks), knees, and even the double chin and cheeks.
During my consultation, Dr. Terence Tan examined my fat bulges to see if I am a good candidate for CoolSculpting. During the examination, he suggested six CoolAdvantage and six CoolAdvantage Petite applicators to treat the stubborn fat my abdomen and flanks. Compared to the legacy CoolSculpting applicators, the CoolAdvantage range of applicators reduces treatment time by nearly half depending on the type of applicator used.
Halley offers QuadSculpting as well, which is the use of four CoolSculpting machines in tandem to reduce treatment time by up to 85% with CoolAdvantage applicators. By bringing in the latest fat reduction technology and pairing it with smart slimming strategies, Halley hopes to make it easier and quicker for people to achieve their body goals.
My CoolSculpting Treatment
After my consultation, I scheduled my CoolSculpting treatment with Dr. Terence Tan at Halley on the same week.
To prepare for the treatment, Dr. Terence Tan first used the CoolAdvantage templates to mark out the areas that required treatment.
The clinic assistant then applied gel pads onto the treatment area to protect the skin during treatment.
Dr. Terence Tan also patiently explained to me the CoolSculpting device does not affect the skin because the device is designed to target and freeze fat cells only. There are different sizes of applicators to fit different areas. The CoolAdvantage range of applicators also features an enhanced cup design for improved patient comfort as well as a larger cooling area to treat a bigger area. The CoolPetite applicators are to target small and hard to reach areas to remove unwanted fat in the submental (double-chin), upper-arm, knees, and bra-line areas.
The CoolAdvantage applicator is now ready to be applied onto my marked area to freeze the fats.
My marked area felt the suction from the applicator, almost like a vacuum. Soon after the applicator is secured, I felt a slight cold tingling sensation on that area for a few minutes. After a few more minutes, the area felt numb.
Two CoolAdvantage applicators worked on my left and right marked area simultaneously. The treatment time for the traditional CoolSculpting applicator takes 60 mins but this duration is reduced to 35 mins with the CoolAdvantage applicator. This 12-applicator session took 7 hr to complete compared to the 12 hr it would have taken if the legacy applicators were used.
As you can see, during the application session, I was comfortably playing with my phone most of the time. In between the 7 hr session, I could use the bathroom or even and go downstairs to grab a sandwich to eat. My therapist was extremely sweet and considerate; she prepared drinks and some cookies next to me in case I am hungry during the treatment.
After each cycle of treatment of 35 minutes, the clinic therapist will remove the applicator and you can see a bulge of frozen fat or sometimes referred as “Butter cake” at the treated area.
The clinic therapist will then massage this treated area and it will flatten within minutes. The massage is to help to speed up the breakdown of the crystallized dead fat cells, which will be passed out by the body naturally.
Overall, the treatment session was comfortable for me. I can’t wait to see the result which will be expected in three months time. I will share with you the results in my next blog post.
About Halley Medical Aesthetics and Halley Body Slimming Clinic (Halley Body)
Halley Medical Aesthetics offers a range of medical aesthetic treatments and technologies to address your face and body needs. All treatments are administered by Dr. Terence Tan and his team using medical-grade instruments and ingredients. Halley Medical Aesthetics(Halley) has a proven track record of quality results to help its patients to address their facial aesthetic concerns and to achieve their body goals. Recently, Halley opened a new sister clinic—Halley Body Slimming Clinic (Halley Body), an expansion and a bigger vision of what it has been doing at Halley to help people achieve their body goals, it will focus on delivering end-to-end body slimming, body contouring, and muscle toning treatments to patients: www.myfatpocket.com/beauty/beauty-news/see-the-difference-in-your-body-with-halley-body-slimming-clinic.html
Call +65 6697 5303 or drop by at Halley Medical Aesthetics and Halley Body Slimming Clinic (Halley Body) for an obligation-free consultation. Open daily 10 am to 9pm.
Halley Body Slimming Clinic
277 Orchard Road #03-16
Phone: 6246 8806
By Chervon Khoo