Fat freeze treatments are all the rage – find out what goes into a fat freeze procedure in Singapore, the cost, and whether it delivers results or not.

5 Unveiled Truths: The Pros and Cons of Fat Freezing

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TL:DR Summary

  • Short Treatment Time: Fat freeze sessions are quick, typically around 30-60 minutes.
  • Non-Invasive Therapy: Fat freezing is a non-surgical, pain-free process.
  • Minimal Downtime: Return to normal activities almost immediately after treatment.
  • Effective Fat Reduction: High success rate in reducing fat in targeted areas.
  • Multiple Sessions Needed: Best results require more than one session.
  • Delayed Results: Full effects visible after 6-10 weeks, not immediate.
The table concisely outlines four main factors that influence the cost of fat freezing treatments: the treatment area's size, the number of required sessions, the sophistication of the equipment and technology used, and the clinic's prestige and location.
Factors Affecting Fat Freeze Prices

Introduction to the Benefits of Fat Freeze in Singapore

As an Aesthetic Director, I have guided many young adults in Singapore on their aesthetic journeys. One topic that often comes up is fat freezing, a popular method for body contouring. As someone with a background in Health Science (Aesthetics) and CIDESCO certification, I’ve gained a comprehensive understanding of both the benefits and limitations of this procedure.

Fat freezing, also called cryolipolysis, is popular for people who want to shape their body without surgery. However, it’s essential to approach this method with a balanced perspective.

In the article that follows, I will unveil 5 critical truths about fat freezing, covering both its pros and cons.

Fat freeze treatments are all the rage – find out what goes into a fat freeze procedure in Singapore, the cost, and whether it delivers results or not.

Here are the Key Points for Fat Freezing

  • During a fat freezing treatment, the excess fat in a specific area is vacuumed and then subjected to freezing temperatures.
  • Generally, around 14% to 30% of the cells will freeze and die off. They are then removed from your body by your own immune system.
  • Fat freezing is perfect for a pocket of fat. You can sometimes have 2 pockets treated at once.
  • Generally, if you can SQUEEZE IT, you can FREEZE IT!  What it means is that if you are able to hold onto your fats, you can use fat freezing to target them.
  • Fat freezing treatments last for as short as 30 minutes (for the latest 360 freeze) to the usual 60 minutes.
  • Fat freezing is not painful, although it can feel very cold and numb your skin during the treatment.
  • There are very few side effects to fat freezing. You could get a bruise, and your skin can feel numb for a few days.
  • Areas which you can fat-freeze include tummy, love handles, inner thighs, back fat, upper arms and double chin.
  • It takes 6–10 weeks to see full results from fat freezing.
Pros & Cons for Fat Freezing
Researchers found that when the studies had measured fat reduction with a caliper, people lost an average of 14 to 28% of fat in areas treated by cryolipolysis

What are the pros or advantages to fat freezing?

Below are the advantages of fat freezing or Cryolipolysis:

Pro #1: Fat freeze includes a relatively short treatment time

A single session of cellulite freezing therapy typically lasts for approximately 60 minutes, specifically targeting and treating a localized area or body part. If you have multiple locations you want to target, it will take longer to see results.

Majorities of the body such as your back would certainly also take longer to see results. In fact, at Wellaholic, we offer WellaFreeze 360, which uses the latest innovation in fat freezing technology to freeze fat tissue in only 30 minutes or less and with increased percentage of fat reduction. We also offer WellaFreeze, which is the general fat freezing treatment being used in Singapore.

Pro #2: Fat freezing is a non-invasive therapy

Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment, during which specialists put a tiny suction handle or probe on the fat bulges of the clients. The gadget progressively removes temperature up until the subcutaneous fat is iced up. During the procedure, the applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling conditions that have actually been verified to target and also get rid of unwanted fat cells in particular areas of the body.

Compared to liposuction, fat freeze therapies can be done as an outpatient therapy. You will certainly be able to return to work or normal life the day of or the following day after your treatment

Pro #3: Fat freezing is a pain-free process

Although incredibly chilly temperature levels are able to penetrate the skin and target the body fat cells and fat deposits to freeze them , the temperature level at which cryogenic lipolysis is done is not low enough to create any type of discomfort or damages. You might feel a pain because of the drawing feeling as well as the cool once the procedure is done, that sensation ought to go away. 

Pro #4: Fat freezing has no or little downtime

Compared to liposuction, fat freeze therapies can be done as an outpatient therapy. You can go back to work or normal life the day of or the day after your treatment. This is also partially as a result of the reduced downtime or lack thereof. No recovery time is needed, so you can resume your daily activities without any problems.

Pro #5: Fat freezing has a high success rate for fat reduction.

The effectiveness of fat freezing in eliminating fat has been scientifically proven.

A 2015 review validated that patients who went through fat freezing experienced between 14 to 28% decrease in treated areas after a solitary session. Results of the therapy sessions begin to become visible after about 6 weeks of therapy.

Eating healthy and exercising regularly can make the results of fat freezing last permanently.

A 2009 study looked into the clinical efficacy of cryolipolysis. In this study, researchers concluded that cryolipolysis reduced the treated area by as much as 25%

What are the cons or drawbacks to fat freezing?

Just like all medical procedures, some adverse effects are expected from cryolipolysis. The noninvasive procedure has lower risks and fewer negative effects compared to other aesthetic procedures. Right here are the drawbacks to fat freeze or cryolipoliysis:

Con #1: Fat freezing needs greater than one single session to see good results.

For larger body parts, your professional may want you to return every couple of weeks until you start to see significant results after the initial treatment.

If you are targeting multiple body components, you may need to attend additional sessions to achieve your desired results. The degree of reduction in fat is compounded with repeated treatments spaced about a month apart. 

Con #2: Fat freeze is advised for those that are in good general health and wellness

The fat freezing treatment is suitable for healthy individuals without neurological or orthopaedic issues who want to reduce fat in specific areas of the body.

Cryolipolysis is not suggested for individuals that are significantly obese or obese. You are always advised to adopt a healthy lifestyle to maximise the gains from fat freezing.

During the fat freeze treatment and a couple of hours after the fat freeze service, you have experience a reduced sensation due to the extreme col

Con#3: Fat freezing outcomes are not apparent quickly.

Outcomes are not obvious quickly. Because fat cells are got rid of gradually from the body, it can take 3 to 6 months to attain ideal outcomes. Weight gain is also feasible after undertaking cryolipolysis. Fat might be deposited in various other areas of the body. For this reason it is important for patients to maintain to a practical diet plan.

Con #4: You may experience a reduced sensation during fat freezing.

During the fat freeze treatment and a couple of hours after the fat freeze service, you have experienced a reduced sensation due to the freezing. This is because the low temperatures will have a numbing effect on the skin and its nerves. Skin sensitivity will also be reduced. Fortunately, the cold temperature of the cryolipolysis treatment does not cause any extreme pain or any ill effects. The numbness will go away naturally. 

Con #5: There may be a need for skin tightening for laggy or loose skin.

Fat freezing can remove fat effectively, but it may cause loose skin due to the reduction of fat cells and areas.

Skin tightening treatments are needed to tighten loose skin for better body sculpting and contouring.

Wellaholic has body contouring procedures such as WellaSculpt which uses advanced Radio frequency to tighten loose skin and reduce skin laxity as well as to manage contour irregularities, which works very well with our WellaFreeze fat freezing treatments. 

Summary of Pros and Cons of Fat Freezing

See the table below for a comprehensive summary of the pros and cons of fat freezing or Cryolipolysis:

Pros of Fat Freezing (Cryolipolysis)Cons of Fat Freezing (Cryolipolysis)
Non-surgical procedurePossible temporary side effects, such as redness, swelling, and numbness
No anesthesia requiredMay not be as effective on large amounts of fat as liposuction
Minimal recovery timeCost can be higher than traditional weight loss methods
Permanent fat reduction in treated areasResults may take a few months to be noticeable
Natural biological process used to eliminate fat cellsMay require multiple treatments to achieve desired results
Table: Pros and Cons of Fat Freezing

The table may not include all factors to consider when deciding about fat freezing. It’s important to keep this in mind. Consult with a healthcare provider before any medical procedure to address your specific needs and concerns.

Jasyca shares positive review on WellaFreeze Fat Freeze by Wellaholic

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Jasyca, a client at Wellaholic, wanted to get rid of unwanted fat. She decided to try the WellaFreeze fat freeze treatment and also followed a healthy diet. During her first session, therapist May created a cosy environment and provided friendly help. The treatment started with a pleasant warm feeling, followed by a painless and gentle cold freezing.

Jasyca found the overall experience good and is hopeful to see results in her upcoming sessions.

Read Actual Review by Customer

I visited Wellaholic for its fat freezing experience. The ambience was comfortable and conducive. My therapist, May, was very friendly. She attended to me and advised me on WellaFreeze. WellaFreeze starts with a warm sensation, this is followed by the cold freezing. The suction was gentle and painless. It is my first session and I hope I will see some results when I come back for the next one. Overall, it is a good experience.

(Source: Tripadvisor Review)

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Wellaholic’s Professional Observations (With Our Customers)

In our personal experience with customers at Wellaholic, we have observed a few interesting points regarding fat freezing treatments.

Firstly, many of our clients are initially drawn to fat freezing due to its non-invasive nature and minimal downtime. They appreciate being able to target specific areas of stubborn fat without the need for surgery or extensive recovery periods. This aligns with the growing demand for convenient yet effective body contouring solutions.

However, we also emphasize the importance of managing expectations. While fat freezing can achieve noticeable results, it may require multiple sessions to reach the desired outcome, especially for larger treatment areas. We guide our clients through this process, ensuring they understand the gradual nature of fat reduction and the potential need for follow-up treatments.

Interestingly, we’ve noticed that clients who combine fat freezing with a balanced lifestyle tend to achieve more sustainable results. Those who maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise routine often experience longer-lasting effects, as the remaining fat cells are less likely to expand and compromise the treatment outcomes.

At Wellaholic, we pride ourselves on our comprehensive approach to body contouring. In addition to fat freezing, we offer complementary treatments like WellaSculpt, which utilizes advanced radio frequency technology to tighten loose skin and improve overall body contours. This combination of techniques allows us to provide tailored solutions that address both fat reduction and skin tightening needs, ensuring our clients achieve their desired aesthetic goals.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Does freezing fat actually work?

Yes, fat freezing does work to reduce stubborn fat. I’ve seen many satisfied customers at Wellaholic achieve great results with our WellaFreeze fat freezing treatments. The fat cells are cooled to sub-zero temperatures and crystallize, causing them to die. Your body then naturally eliminates these dead fat cells over the next few weeks. While it’s not a weight loss solution, fat freezing can sculpt and contour areas like the belly, love handles, thighs and arms for a slimmer silhouette. Most customers see a visible reduction in fat after a few sessions.

What are the disadvantages of fat freeze?

While fat freezing can be an effective way to reduce stubborn fat, it does have some drawbacks. The results are not immediate and can take several weeks to months to fully develop. There is also a risk of temporary side effects like redness, swelling, bruising and numbness in the treated areas. In rare cases, fat freezing may cause paradoxical adipose hyperplasia where the fat cells actually grow larger instead of shrinking. Additionally, fat freezing is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle – the fat can return if you gain weight after the procedure.

How soon can I see results from a fat freezing procedure?

You can start seeing results from fat freezing as early as 3 weeks after the treatment. I usually tell my customers they’ll see the most dramatic results after 2 months. The frozen fat cells take some time to be processed and removed by the body. Some customers even continue seeing improvements up to 6 months after their treatment. It’s a gradual process, but the results are worth it.

How many fat freezing sessions will I need to see noticeable results?

 From my experience, most clients start seeing noticeable fat reduction after just one or two sessions of our WellaFreeze fat freezing treatment. However, the number of sessions you’ll need depends on factors like the amount of fat being treated and your body’s unique response. On average, I recommend a minimum of two sessions spaced about six weeks apart for optimal, long-lasting results.

Who is not suitable for fat freezing?

As the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, I would not recommend fat freezing for individuals with certain medical conditions. These include cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, and paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. Fat freezing may also be unsuitable for pregnant women or those trying to conceive. People with poor skin elasticity, obesity, or unrealistic expectations about fat loss should explore other options.

With over 8 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I am passionate about enhancing beauty and wellness through innovative, science-based approaches. As the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, I am committed to delivering exceptional services that are tailored to each client's unique needs. My expertise spans across advanced skincare treatments, body sculpting, hair removal services, and nutritional supplements, all aimed at helping clients achieve their personal best.

Serene Chiam, Aesthetic Director

Serene Chiam is the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, a well-known aesthetic chain in Singapore. She has more than ten years of experience in the aesthetics industry. With a Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) and CIDESCO certifications, she expertly combines scientific knowledge with practical skills. Serene is known for her personalized approach to beauty, ensuring each Wellaholic client’s journey is unique and transformative. Her significant contributions have been pivotal in establishing Wellaholic’s reputation for excellence in aesthetic wellness.

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