My CoolSculpting experience at Halley Medical Aesthetics

After giving birth to 2 kids via C-section and putting on a considerable amount of weight, my tummy has gone thru a lot.

I have a very unsightly double bulge and was looking for solutions to help my mum tum. I wasn't open to surgery for now and needed a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that would not affect my breastfeeding. I read a few reviews from fellow mummy bloggers about CoolSculpting and was super intrigued about it.

I made an appointment with Dr. Terence Tan from Halley Medical Aesthetics located at Orchard Gateway to find out more about the treatment and here's what I learnt.

About CoolSculpting

1. Consult with Dr. Terence

I met up with Dr. Terence Tan and he shared that CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, non-invasive, no downtime fat reduction treatment. It is the only USA FDA-approved fat freezing treatment that uses the concept of cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy unwanted fat cells, which are then disposed from the body naturally.

2. Consult_CoolSculpting diagram

He also shared that the treatment removes 20-25% of fat cells in the treated area each time. The science behind it is our body is unable to produce any new fat cells after five years of age. The fat cells that die during the fat freezing process will be gone forever which is why CoolSculpting is ideal to be used to remove unwanted fat which can't be removed through spot toning exercises.

Some areas that can be treated are the abdomen, love handles, inner and outer thighs, arms, bra fat, back, banana roll (butt cheeks), knees, cheeks and even the double chin!

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5. Treatment planning_side view

He shared that the difference between the CoolAdvantage range of applicators prescribed for me versus the legacy CoolSculpting applicators is that the CoolAdvantage reduces the treatment time by nearly half and also features an enhanced cup design for better comfort. It also has a larger cooling area to treat a bigger area.

3. Consult_Nadia smiling

To reduce treatment time even further for patients, Halley also offers QuadSculpting which is the usage of of four CoolSculpting machines in tandem to reduce treatment time of up to 85% with CoolAdvantage applicators.

Dr. Terence Tan prescribed four CoolAdvantage applicators to help treat the stubborn fat on my tummy. As there is an overlap of the treatment areas on my tummy, my treatment plan would be split into two sessions. Dr. Terence Tan hopes that by pairing the latest fat reduction technology with smart slimming strategies, Halley can help achieve my body goal.

4. Consult_Dr Terence with CoolSculpting diagram

During the treatment

6. Treatment planning_frontal view

Dr. Terence Tan first used the CoolAdvantage templates to mark out the areas that requires treatment.

9. Treatment planning_two sides drawn

11. Treatment_Applicator on

His clinic assistant then applies the gel pads onto the treatment area to protect the skin during treatment. We took about 35 minutes for each CoolAdvantage treatment cycle.

How did I feel? During this part, it just felt cold but not unbearable at all. Although there was a discomfort for me for the first few minutes, it was fine after a while and I could even watch my TV shows after that.

After the treatment cycle, his clinic assistant removed the applicator and help to massage the treated area to help break down the crystallised dead fat cells which will be passed out by the body naturally.

13. Treatment_Two CoolSculpting machines

I will be going for my second session next month and can't wait to see results!

After the treatment

Dr. Terence Tan shared that there might be some slight discomfort for a few days after the treatment. Some people shared that it felt like muscle aches.

But until now, I didn't feel any pain or aches at all.

Treatment cost

For those who asked about the price, the four CoolAdvantage applicators costs $3,040. For more info about CoolSculpting, do check out this link. I will share my final result after the final treatment! Do look out for my blog post!

20. Nadia and Dr. Terence Tan

Thanks Halley and Dr. Terence Tan for being so patient and gentle with me. Great experience!

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