If you have unwanted fats and want to achieve those curves, then fat freezing may be for you! In Singapore, it’s an increasingly popular procedure due to its fast ability to burn fats.
To give you an insight on how effective this treatment is, this guide will help you understand how fat freezing works, including its side effects and estimated costs.
What is fat freezing?
Fat freezing is a non-invasive medical procedure used to eliminate fat cells by freezing them. This process is often called cryolipolysis.
It’s effectively used to get rid of stubborn fats, love handles, banana rolls, flabby arms, and double chins as well.
How does fat freezing work?
According to studies, fat freezing is a highly effective fat reduction method. It also performs body contouring without bleeding.
Fat is sensitive to cold, so that enables fat freezing to undergo cell apoptosis or fat cell death. The process starts when a suction vacuums the fat into the cooling plate.
The cold temperature will then freeze the fat cells, leaving other healthy tissues and blood vessels unharmed. In time, the dead fat cells will naturally be metabolised out of the body.
Often, it takes 1 to 3 sessions per area of the body at 1 month intervals. Results can also be seen as quickly as 3 weeks, with peak results by the 3rd or 4th month after your last session.
What are the side effects of fat freezing?
Generally, fat freezing is a safe treatment with little to no downtime. However, there are still side effects associated with it.
To give you an idea, here are the following side effects of fat freezing:
- Tugging or pulling feeling during treatment
- Stinging or aching sensation during treatment
- Temporary redness and swelling after treatment
- Freeze burn
During treatment, you may experience minimal pain due to your body reacting to extreme cold temperatures. As your fats are being suctioned into two cooling panels, there may be a tugging or pulling sensation on the targeted area.
This usually lasts for 1 to 2 hours depending on the duration of your treatment. At the same time, you may experience an achingly stinging sensation as well.
Although swelling and temporary redness will also appear, rest assured that it will subside and return back to normal after 4 to 7 days.
In some unlikely cases, freeze burn can happen due to extreme freezing temperatures. This is usually caused by human error or a dysfunctional machine.
How much does fat freezing cost in Singapore?
Typically, fat freezing is still more affordable compared to its counterpart. A session of fat freezing could cost between $238 to $750, while the total cost of liposuction surgery can range from a staggering $15,000 to $25,000.
Although fat freezing costs less, keep in mind that some larger parts of the body may need more than 3 sessions to achieve desired results.
Your chosen fat freezing machine like CoolShaping 2, CoolSculpting, and CoolTech matters too. This is because each brand has a specific efficacy, safety record, and consumable costs for you to consider.
The table below shows different fat freezing machines with their designated service details.
|Brand||Approved by||Treatment Time||Degree||Estimated Cost Per Treatment|
|CoolShaping 2||KFDA & HSA||30 to 45 minutes||360 degree freeze||Starts from $238|
|CoolSculpting||FDA||30 to 45 minutes||360 degree freeze||$600 - $750|
|CoolTech||HSA||30 to 45 minutes||360 degree freeze||$350 - $380|