Are you looking for an effective and permanent fat removal solution that:
✔ Is scarless?
✔ Is FDA approved?
✔ Is non surgical?
✔ Is without downtime?
✔ Does not involve the use of needles, medications, supplements or special diets?
If you have answered yes, to the above, the Coolsculpting by Zeltiq may be what you are looking for!
What’s NEW! Be among the first in Singapore to try the long awaited ARMS and THIGHS treatment by Zeltiq.
It’s finally here! After much anticipation, Zeltiq has finally released the arms hand piece specially designed for treatment of ARMS and THIGHS. This hand piece is FDA approved and designed specifically for long areas like arms and inner thighs, using the same effective and patented technology employed by Zeltiq Coolsculpting. In the past, we used to use the abdominal handpiece for arms and inner thighs, but this is not ideal as some patients were unable to fit into the restrictive curvature of the applicator. Also, with this new treatment, the treatment area is longer than the usual 6.2 and 6.3 applicators used for the abdomen, allowing a more complete treatment of the arm and thigh fats.
What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a device made by a company known as Zeltiq. It uses a non surgical technique known as Cryolipolysis to effectively and permanently remove fats by freezing.
How and Why does it work?
Cryolipolysis by Zeltiq is a non-invasive permanent fat removal treatment that is FDA approved to gently, effectively and permanently remove fat by a technique known as Cryolipolysis.
Cryolipolysis works by “freezing” the fat cells of the targeted area that you intend to have the fat removed (at the same time, nerves and other body tissues and cells are kept intact) with an applicator for 1-2 hours. Research by Dr. Dieter Manstein & Dr. R. Rox Anderson of Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard) has shown that fat cells are more susceptible to cold than other tissues. When subjected to précised controlled low temperatures, for an extended period of time, apoptosis (controlled cell death) of the fat cells will result. This means that the fat cells which have been deliberately damaged will prompt the body to react naturally and dispose of these damaged fat cells through the body’s lymphatic system.
We only use the Original Zeltiq Coolsculpting device and applicators which is evidence based to be safe and effective. We do not use any third party, generic or imitation cryolipolysis products.
Which areas of the body can Coolsculpting treat? Can both genders use the treatment?
We have successfully applied treatment to both men and women for the upper and lower abdomen, the lovehandles, lower back, arms as well as the inner and outer thighs. The treatments have yielded very good feedback from patients of both genders, especially for new mummies who are unable to lose that post-pregnancy pouch and thighs. Zeltiq has just released the ARMS and THIGHS handpiece for Zeltiq, which is now able to more effectively treat the upper arms, inner and outer thighs.
What kind of reduction and how much weight can I expect to lose?
Similar to other fat removal procedures available (e.g. VASER Liposelection), CoolSculpting is NOT a mean to lose weight. It also is not a treatment for cellulite and stretch marks. Patient can expect up to 20% fat reduction in the treated area. But this varies from individuals, dependent on the individual’s genetic fat makeup.
How does the procedure feel like, since it is not performed under local anesthesia?
The treatment will feel like a “tug and pull”, as the CoolSculpting machine will need to “pull” the selected treatment area to the cooling panels of the applicator so as to “freeze” the fat efficiently. Typically, feedback had been that the procedure is comfortable. It is comfortable enough for patients to read and even work on their laptop, although most would prefer to relax through the procedure, plugging on to enjoy their favorite music or watch a video.
Am I able to return to work immediately? What can one expect after the procedure?
Coolsculpting is completely non invasive and is a common lunchtime procedure in our clinic. Many of our patients take an hour or two of time-off during lunch time for the procedure. Typically, you can expect the area treated (e.g. abdomen) to feel a little sore, just like having done too many sit-ups. Some patients experienced a tingling sensation, some redness, minor bruising and/ or numbness in the treatment areas, which will resolve.
When can results be expected?
Results will be evident within 1 – 5 months, although some patients have noticed results after 3 weeks, results peaks in the 2nd or 3rd month.
Am I a suitable candidate? Is there any age limit?
Patients in good health, physically and mentally, with stubborn fat areas that are resistant to diet and exercise are good potential candidates for the procedure. However, like any medical treatments, our doctor will need to assess you prior to the treatment to ensure suitability.
How many treatments are needed? If multiple treatments are required, how many weeks apart between the treatments is recommended?
This will be very much dependent on the amount of reduction required, your expectations and how your body will respond to the treatment. But typically, we recommend at least 8 to 12 weeks between treatments for optimal results.
Can I have the treatment on the same day of the consultation?
This will be dependent on the booking schedule of the Coolsculpting machines, as this treatment is very popular with our patients. Do let our patient co-ordinators know that you will be keen on the treatment on the same day, when booking your consultation, so that arrangements can be made to block the machine for your treatment.
What is the cost like?
Contact us for more information. It will provide you with an insight on why our machines are frequently booked!
Call us 6221 8221 for a favorable quote and be pleasantly surprised!
What are other doctors saying about Coolsculpting?
As reviewed on RealSelf.com by dermatologists and plastic surgeons.
Call us at 6221 8221 to schedule for an appointment so that our doctor can evaluate if you are suitable for Coolsculpting.
Goodbye stubborn fat, say hello to CoolSculpting