The Science Behind CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing technology that has its genesis in the portals of Harvard University and those of Massachusetts General Hospital. Having successfully cleared FDA norms, the procedure has been safely performed upon millions of people all over the world. It has over 50 peer-reviewed medical papers and over 7 million treatment cycles. These clinical papers show patient satisfaction ratings beyond 85% with up to 20 to 25% reduction of body fat in specified areas.

How does it work?

CoolSculpting uses vacuum pressure to draw tissue into an applicator cup between the cooling panels and rely upon the cooling technology that is patented, to target the fat cells in an extremely low temperatures of -13° C, under controlled conditions.

Under the impact of extremely low temperatures, the fat cells in the targeted areas, crystallize and die. They are later ejected through the body’s natural waste disposal mechanism. The procedure results in significant reduction in the fat layer thickness below the skin surface, leading to a better-proportioned body.

For faster results, we also offer the option of DualSculpting – a procedure that simultaneously targets two areas, because we don’t intend to let time constraints limit your fight against fat.

The Applicators

There is no one-size-fits-all solution. CoolSculpting offers a wide range of applicators which can be optimized to fit different body shapes and sizes especially the harder-to-reach areas.

CoolAdvantage+ Petite Applicator

Designed to target flabby arms, knees, bra fat, under the buttocks

CoolMax + Applicator

Targets larger abdomen, commonly use for volume reduction or de-bulking.

CoolMini + Applicator

Designed for smaller areas of fat like submental area (double chin) or axilla fat (known as armpit or bra fat)

CoolAdvantage+ Applicator

Interchangeably with CoolCurve+, CoolFit, CoolCore applicators, suitable for love handles, back,bra fat, abdomen, under the buttocks and inner thighs

CoolSmooth+ Pro Applicator

Designed ideally for non-pinchable areas of fat (eg. Abdomen, Flanks, Outer Thighs)

The latest CoolSculpting applicator features an enhanced cup design with an a larger cooling feature to increase the direct contact with the tissues and also to maximise patient comfort. With the direct application, treatment time is also reduced significantly.

The Process


Dr. Kenneth Thean will start by understanding your area of concern and fat reduction goals. After a detailed body assessment completed by our Body Specialist, he will evaluate and assess the suitable treatment plan for you and review what results you can expect from this procedure.

Before Treatment

A detailed body assessment will be conducted by our Body Specialist.

  • 360° 3D Imaging
  • 2D 6-position baseline
  • InBody weight
  • Body fat analysis
  • Tape circumferential measurements
  • Calliper readings

The procedure’s framework will be assessed and marked on the targeted area(s).

During Treatment

The appropriate applicator will be placed onto the area within the planned framework. As the technology only focuses on fat cells, the other tissues will not be affected. Relax and enjoy your treatment in our adjustable bed while streaming your favourite Netflix shows.

After Treatment

A non-invasive shockwave therapy that uses low energy acoustic wave pulsations is applied onto the treated areas to break up the fat cells. This process also helps to enhance circulation and stimulates lymphatic drainage, which increases the elimination of destroyed fat cells.

Up to 25%* fat reduction can be seen 3 months after the treatment procedure