Frequently Asked Questions

Fat Freezing

CoolSculpting, also known as cryolipolysis is an FDA-approved medical technology that safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Fat cells are targeted at extremely low temperatures of -13° C under controlled conditions. The treated fat cells are crystallised (frozen), and then die. Over time, the body begins to naturally process the fat and eliminates these dead cells through the body’s natural waste disposal mechanism.

The procedure results in a significant reduction in the fat layer thickness below the skin surface, leading to a more contoured physique.

During a CoolSculpting procedure, the master body sculptor will place the vacuum applicators onto the targeted area within the framework or makings made during the body assessment. During the first few minutes, you will begin to feel a slight pressure and an intense cold on your skin. The cold will begin to subside after. As the technology only focuses on freezing fat cells, the other tissues will not be affected.

Once the treated fat cells are crystallised (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells have been passed out through the body’s natural lymphatic system, they are permanently gone. However, maintenance through a healthy diet and keeping an active lifestyle is always advised post-treatment.

You may start to see changes as quickly as four weeks to six weeks after the treatment and the results will be most significant after the three-month mark. However, your body will continue to flush out the crystallised fat cells for up to four to six months after treatment.

The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared to treat the areas as listed below:

  • Flank (love handles)
  • Abdomen
  • Outer and Inner Thighs
  • Submental (double chin)
  • Arms
  • Bra fat
  • Back fat
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Knees

With over 8 million treatments performed worldwide to date, CoolSculpting is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.

Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately after the treatment.

No. Fat freezing is a painless procedure and the only sensation that patients experience during the procedure is the cold air induced by the applicators that are placed against the treatment area. Apart from a gentle, tugging sensation against the skin surface, when the applicator is applied against it, the patient should feel is no pain or discomfort during the treatment.

When the freezing technology of CoolSculpting is applied to areas of excess fat, the treated fat cells are crystallised and passed out through the body’s natural lymphatic system in the form of body waste.

Yes. The procedure is only allowed to be administered by providers who are specially trained and qualified to ensure that the CoolSculpting treatment is done correctly and safely.

Additionally, the treatment process is always done in medical clinics and under licensed professionals to guarantee the highest standards of care.

The CoolSculpting system itself has also built-in safety measures such as Freeze Detect to ensure that the surrounding skin or body is not harmed during treatment.

For example, if the sensors detect that the skin is too cold during the treatment, the CoolSculpting system will automatically stop to ensure no freeze burn is caused to the skin during the treatment.



Warm Sculpting

WarmSculpting with SculpSure is a non-invasive treatment for the reduction of stubborn fat. It uses laser thermolysis to melt the fat. Each 25-minute treatment can destroy up to 25% of treated fat cells without surgery.

WarmSculpting treatments can be performed on the belly, love handles, back, thighs, and under the chin.

Most patients feel a deep warmth and tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment, which is painless and generally comfortable.

Patients may start to see results as early as 6 weeks following treatment as the body begins to eliminate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks.

There is no downtime for SculpSure treatment. You can resume your daily activities right away!


Body contouring is not meant to be a weight reduction program for people who are grossly overweight or obese. Body contouring aims to achieve defined body contours by getting rid of the stubborn fat cells that are resistant to conventional solutions like diet control and exercise.

Body contouring is for you, if:

  • You are relatively healthy
  • You can grab at least an inch of fat, from the desired area, between your thumb and index finger;
  • You are not pregnant
  • You have stubborn pockets of fat resistant to healthy diet and regular exercise

To learn more about which type of fat reduction modalities will be suitable for you and if you are a good candidate for this non-surgical fat reduction procedure, schedule an appointment with us today.

The body contouring works equally well for both men and women. The treatment is customisable to cater to every individual’s body shape and needs.

Step 1: Consultation – During the consultation, Dr. Kenneth Thean or Dr. Chiam will first understand your area of concern and your fat reduction goals. Your designated doctor will then explain the science behind the technology, walk through with you on the type of procedure that will be suitable for you, the results you can expect from the treatment and answer any questions that you may have.

Step 2: Body Assessment – Before we begin any treatment, our Master Body Sculptor will first conduct a comprehensive body assessment that consists of an InBody weight and body fat analysis, 2D position baseline photographs, tape circumferential measurements, and caliper readings. Once the assessment is complete, a tailored treatment plan will then be crafted.

Step 3: Treatment – The appropriate applicators will be placed onto the area within the planned framework as marked. During the first few minutes, you will feel slight pressure and an intense cold on your skin. The cold will begin to subside after a few minutes and the area will feel numb. As the technology only focuses on freezing fat cells, the other tissues will not be affected.

Step 4: After treatment – After the treatment has been completed, 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 also helps to enhance circulation and stimulates lymphatic drainage, which increases the elimination of destroyed fat cells.

Step 5: Review – The follow-up appointment is later scheduled within a week after the treatment, followed by 30 days, 60 days and, 90 days. Every follow-up session, we will repeat the photograph taking, objective circumferential and caliper measurements of the targeted area, and observing the quality of the skin post-treatment.

For patients who have had a large volume of fat removed, complementary treatments might be advised to treat the loose skin. They will undergo a skin tightening treatment that uses special microwave technology to induce immediate shrinkage of the collagen fibers in the dermis and stimulate collagen production which helps to make the tissues firmer and tighter.

After the treatment has been completed, our Body Sculptor will review the before and after images and the overall fat reduction loss with our patients.

The overall CoolSculpting treatment takes about 35 to 45 minutes* for each applicator to complete. Patients can expect up to 27%* reduction in fat.

A detailed body assessment is critical, as the more accurate the measurements are, we are able to recommend a comprehensive, precise treatment plan based on the patient’s anatomy and deliver the best results for our patients.

The objective of this tool is to provide transparency and valuable insights into our patient’s body transformation as well as assist the patient to keep track of their progress.

Once the fat cells have been treated, they will be excreted from the body permanently. However, maintenance through the implementation of a healthy diet and an active lifestyle is always advised post-treatment.

As every patient is different, it varies from person to person as each of us is different in terms of physical proportions, problem areas, genetic makeup, and dietary habits. A clear picture of treatment requirements will emerge after a personal consultation with Dr. Kenneth Thean and a body assessment complete by our Body Sculptor. Based on the findings of the consultation and body assessment, the treatment plan will be finalized. Schedule an appointment for a personal consultation to discuss the possibilities in this regard.

CoolSculpting is ideal for individuals with “pinchable fats”. SculpSure treatments are ideal for people with skin laxity and stubborn fat that is particularly resistant to diet and exercise. A body assessment is required in order to provide an accurate treatment plan. Some patients may also require two different treatment modalities for the different body areas.

Yes. It is possible to simultaneously undergo SculpSure and CoolSculpting procedures on the same day or in the same week, on different parts of the body.


Yes. The fat cells that are eliminated by CoolSculpting will not come back as they are permanently destroyed. However, it is important to also maintain the results by sticking to a healthy lifestyle.

Everybody is unique, the cost is dependent on variable factors;

  • The number of area(s) you would like to target
  • The size of the targeted area(s)
  • The type of fats
  • The patient’s desired results

A detailed body assessment is required in order to provide a suitable treatment plan and an accurate quote.

Post-treatment, a daily 10-minute gentle massage on the treated area helps accelerate the disposal of the disrupted fat cells from the body. Drink lots of fluids and also exercise moderately.

Since it’s a non-invasive procedure that doesn’t involve surgery or suturing of any kind, you don’t require any anesthetic for this treatment. During the procedure, all you’ll experience are intermittent phases of cold or hot temperatures – the heat of the laser energy, and the cool of the applicator on the skin to protect it and keep you comfortable.

Fat removal is possible through any of these three methods. Liposuction is a surgical treatment that has to be done under anesthesia and sucks out fat with the help of tubes inserted into the targeted fat areas. It is an invasive procedure and the recovery process is significantly long. On the other hand, CoolSculpting and Sculpsure are non-invasive, non-surgical FDA-approved procedures that use extremely low temperatures and high temperatures respectively to target the fat cells, denature them which the body naturally eliminates from the body.