Fat Freezing Procedure | Why It's Increasingly Popular In Singapore

In recent years, the fat-freezing procedure has become increasingly popular in Singapore. More and more people are looking for non-invasive ways to contour their bodies, and fat freezing is a safe and effective treatment for fat reduction with minimal downtime.

Fat freezing treatments are safe to reduce excess fat from different areas of the body, such as love handles, arms, chin and thighs. It does so by using advance technology to freeze fat cells and remove the body fat through your lymphatic system.

In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the science behind fat freezing, explain how the procedure looks like, give you an estimate on the number of sessions needed and the duration per treatment.

Fat freezing treatment
Fat freezing treatment

How does fat freeze work?

The science behind fat freeze treatment is quite simple. It eliminates unwanted fat cells with intense cold temperatures as fatty tissues are more sensitive to cold temperatures than other types of cells in your body. When exposed to extreme cold, the fatty tissue dies while keeping the surrounding cells and skin surface unharmed.

What is the process and procedure of a fat freeze session?

A membrane is laid on the areas of the body with unwanted fat and the fat freeze machine uses a handheld device with a suction cup to freeze the stubborn fat deposits. The intense freezing temperatures will kill fat cells. The dead fat cells then get flushed out of your system in standard natural ways.

Fat freezing illustration
How fat freezing works?

How long is a fat-freezing session?

The average duration of a fat-freezing process is between 35 minutes to an hour depending on the body part and the chosen machine settings. This means that most people would only need to set aside an hour for their procedure. However, the time required may vary depending on the size of your treatment site. Do note that for your initial treatment, you may need to factor in time for your therapist to do body measurements for the treatment.

How many sessions of fat freeze do you need?

The answer, unfortunately, is not straightforward. The number of sessions needed for this body contouring treatment depends on your ideal weight and how much unwanted fat you'd like to remove from the targeted areas. Larger areas with more subcutaneous fat may require multiple treatments (four to five cycles) to achieve your desired results. Smaller areas would usually only require one or two sessions to eliminate fat.

As a business that does 800+ treatments a month, we've seen clients get great results as quickly as in 3 sessions. However, others take 10 sessions and this is because everyone has different body goals and reactions to the treatment.

Aftercare tips to improve results

1) Healthy lifestyle

Maintain a low level of visceral fat in your abdominal area. Visceral fat is dangerous as it accumulates around your organs. Fat freeze procedure targets only stubborn subcutaneous fat and not visceral fat. To reduce visceral levels, maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle by getting enough sleep and exercising regularly.

2) Gently massage the treated area to improve blood circulation

 Gently massage treated area to improve blood circulation
Gently massage the treated area

A light massage after your fat-freezing sessions improves the effects of the treatment. A massage will increase blood flow and stimulate the lymphatic system. This is important as it helps bring the dead fat cells into the bloodstream, which transports them to the liver where it gets broken down and removed from the body.

3) Drink 2 litres of water a day

Keeping yourself hydrated by drinking 2 Litres of water a day will help speed up the healing process as your body becomes more effective in removing waste material.

4) Wear compression garments

A tip that many physicians recommend post-surgery is compression clothing, like Spanx. Though a compression garment can't guarantee better results overall, coolsculpting patients say they feel better faster when wearing one for a few weeks after their treatment. Compression garments increase lymphatic flow and blood flow to the limbs by keeping the area tight around the skin.

We hope that these tips helped you in your healing process, if you would like to know what to avoid after fat freezing, refer to our article here: Aftercare Guide: What To Do After Fat Freezing (And Not To Do)

Take away

With its ease of treament and effective results, it is no wonder that fat freezing is becoming such a popular choice for body contouring in Singapore. Fat freeze is a non-invasive procedure that helps reduce stubborn fat in targeted body areas. It works by freezing and removing fat cells, thus leading to weight loss over time. This fat reduction method for those who have trouble losing their stubborn fats despite exercising and dieting.

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Fat freezing price comparison
Fat freezing comparision

Frequently Asked Questions

Does fat freezing work?

Fat freeze is a well-known medical technique that has shown a non-surgical facelift with just a few sessions and is clinically proven safe. This is a non-invasive non-surgical procedure that helps with fat reduction. It offers many benefits over conventional weight loss techniques as a noninvasive method. In 2008 an American Medical Association study found cryolipolysis reduced fat layers by 45%.

Over the following weeks, your immune system will clear off the fats in natural ways.

What Treatment Melts Fat?

RF machines are often used to "melt fats" while fat freezing helps to freeze fats. Some places even combine the two into one treatment which helps you slim down targetted areas.

Excess weight can be reduced by many slimming treatments singapore
Excess weight can be reduced by many slimming treatments Singapore

Is freezing fat worth it?

After one session, fat freezing has been proven in clinical trials to effectively lower subcutaneous fats by 25%. Clients who want to reduce body fats while still seeing significant results in the shortest amount of time are attracted to the treatment's effectiveness. The fat freezing cost varies from place to place and whether it's worth it also depends on how much you pay.

kill fat cells by fat freezing which helps in body contouring, the dead fat cells gets flushed through lymphatic system
Kill fat cells by fat freezing which helps in body contouring, the dead fat cells gets flushed through lymphatic system

How does fat freezing work?

It's scientifically possible in fat freezing that this effect induces apoptosis. As fat is resistant to temperatures, the freezing temperatures will make the cells freeze and die thus preventing any other damage. The treatment freezes your fat cells at -5°C, leaving surrounding tissues unharmed.

Over the following weeks, your immune system will clear off the fats in natural ways.