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Zeltiq Coolsculpting | Chelsea Clinic


Certain fats are tough to get rid of, even with exercise. If you are struggling with stubborn, unwanted fat, fat freezing is one popular option for fat reduction.

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to freeze stubborn fats that are resistant to diet and exercise. This fat-freezing method is currently one of the more popular non-invasive fat reduction treatments, with millions of procedures done worldwide.

The first thing to do is to consult with a doctor and check if it is suitable for you. It is essential to understand that it is not particularly for individuals who are obese. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment, rather it eliminates unwanted fat cells. This process is ideal for those with pinchable fat of at least 1cm at the treatment area and areas that undergo CoolSculpting will have a reduced number of fat cells.


What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting Fat freezing works by cooling the fat layer in a process called Cryolipolysis. Fat cells are sensitive to the cold, therefore the cold temperature destroys and shatters fat cells. It is non-invasive and a great alternative to liposuction. In addition, it does not affect any surrounding tissues other than the targeted cells.

    • Injections are not involved in the fat-freezing procedure.
    • Fat freezing is safe.
    • Patients do not need to undergo surgery.

    What is Cryolipolysis? Is Cryolipolysis a weight-loss treatment?

    Using cool technology to freeze off fat cells is known as Cryolipolysis. Many people choose CoolSculpting in Singapore over the traditional fat-reduction surgery liposuction. CoolSculpting sessions target fat cells below your skin surface using a scientifically proven fat-freezing process called Cryolipolysis. This treatment eliminates fat cells without injuring the skin or surrounding tissues.


    Areas that can be treated with CoolSculpting:

    CoolSculpting is declared by the FDA to safely and effectively reduce fat. The areas that can be treated with cool sculpting include the following:

    • Bra fat
    • Abdomen
    • Flank
    • Inner & Outer Thighs
    • Banana Rolls
    • Arms
    • Chin

    CoolSculpting Procedure

    • Our doctor first marks the treatment area using a fat-freezing template. This ensures the exact placement of the CoolSculpting applicators.

    • Gel pads are then applied to protect your skin during treatment. Once the treatment cycle is finished, the treated area will be thoroughly massaged to help break down the crystallized dead fat cells, naturally passed out by the body.

    • When these fat cells from your body are exposed to the cold, it triggers cell death. The destroyed fat cells are then eliminated through the body’s system.

    Benefits & Risks



    1. Non-invasive: CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure, which means it does not require incisions or anaesthesia. There is no need for needles or surgery, making it a popular choice for those who want to avoid more invasive treatments like liposuction.

    2. Fat reduction: CoolSculpting targets and eliminates fat cells in the treated area. It can effectively reduce unwanted fat bulges in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, love handles, upper arms, and chin.

    3. No downtime: After the procedure, most people can immediately resume their normal activities without any significant recovery time. There may be mild discomfort or temporary side effects, but they typically resolve quickly.

    4. Natural-looking results: The fat cells targeted during CoolSculpting are gradually eliminated from the body over time. This process allows for a more gradual and natural-looking fat reduction, without the sudden change that can occur with surgery.

    5. Long-lasting results: The fat cells destroyed during CoolSculpting are permanently removed from the body. However, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet to prevent the remaining fat cells from expanding.


    Risks & Considerations

    1. Temporary side effects: Some common side effects after CoolSculpting include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, numbness, and skin sensitivity in the treated area. These effects usually subside within a few days or weeks.
    2. Uneven results: CoolSculpting results can be affected by factors such as the skill of the provider and the treatment area. Occasionally, uneven fat removal or contour irregularities may occur.
    3. Rare complications: In rare cases, CoolSculpting can cause more severe complications, such as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, which is an enlargement of the treated area due to increased fat cell growth. This is a very uncommon side effect.
    4. Not suitable for everyone: CoolSculpting is not intended for significant weight loss or as a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. It is most effective for individuals close to their ideal body weight who have localized areas of stubborn fat.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What does the treatment feel like?

    Some individuals may feel slightly uncomfortable when the fat is sucked into the applicator. However, this subsides as the coldness numbs the treatment area.

    Does the fat come back after CoolSculpting?

    Most people question if the fat comes back after a CoolSculpting treatment. It is an essential question for those wondering how long does CoolSculpting last. The answer is the destroyed fat will not return and the body will not create fat cells to replace those eliminated fat cells via the fat-freezing treatment. However, adequate weight management has to be done in order to prevent the expansion of the remaining fat cells.

    Is there any downtime? Does the CoolSculpting in Singapore go wrong anytime?

    For the most part, CoolSculpting has a good safety record. There is minimal to no downtime in fat freeze treatments. That is why many people opt for these treatment procedures. The majority of the patients experience mild side effects such as redness and tenderness. Still, these side effects won’t stop you from resuming your daily activities, as they will subside after a couple of days.


    Zeltiq Coolsculpting | Chelsea Clinic

    What exactly is Zeltiq Cool sculpting?

    Cool Sculpting is an FDA-approved, clinically proven, non-invasive, no downtime, no needles, no scars treatment to get rid of fat under our skin by freezing the fat cells from outside your body in 40 minutes.

    How does it work?

    Freezing the fat cells causes them to self-destruct and die. As fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than the other cells, Cool Sculpting can effectively kill fat without collateral damage to the surrounding tissues. Over the following weeks, your immune system will clear away the fatty cellular debris and remodel the area to give you a slimmer silhouette. Results usually become visible in 4-6 weeks after the procedure and can continue to improve in the next few months. Consistent dieting and exercising can also help to prolong the results.

    After Cool Sculpting, where do the fats go? Is Cool Sculpting permanent?

    After cryolipolysis, the body processes and eliminates these fats for good. Cool Sculpting is permanent and is best paired with adequate exercise and diet control for the best results. Additional sessions will also enhance the results.

    Are there any side effects or downtime?

    Most people tolerate the treatment very well. The common side effects are mild pain in the treated sites, bruising and nerve trauma. As Cool Sculpting doesn’t require incisions, there is no downtime and our patients can return to their normal activities almost immediately following the process. They may even undergo treatments during their lunch breaks.

    Am I a suitable candidate?

    The best candidates are those with noticeable fat bulges in certain areas they would like to get rid of. Candidates with unwanted fats that resist diet and exercise can also consider this treatment. Cool Sculpting offers applicators that can fixate on small bulges and effectively freeze their fats. While Cool Sculpting is a great alternative to liposuction, do note that Cool Sculpting is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese.

    Is Cool Sculpting Safe in Singapore?

    This procedure is FDA-cleared for the love handle, abdomen, and thigh. It should only be done under the observation of a licensed doctor/clinic.

    What is the price of Cool Sculpting?

    The Cool sculpting price in Singapore depends on your area of concern and ultimate goals. For instance, flanks may require 2 cycles per session. Upon consultation, our doctors at The Chelsea Clinic will help you create a customised treatment plan specially tailored to your goals and budget. Currently, the Cool Sculpting price is $399 per cycle.

    Zeltiq Coolsculpting | Chelsea Clinic

    What is CoolMini?

    CoolMini is based on the same cryolipolysis technology as Cool Sculpting but uses a smaller applicator that treats smaller pockets of fats. Areas that can be benefited from CoolMini include the double chin, axillary (armpit) and knee.