But, exactly what is it and does it really work?  



What is Fat Freezing? 


Fat freezing, technically known as cryolipolysis is an FDA-approved, non-invasive method of freezing fat cells to remove unwanted bulges of fat such as the following:


double chin

back fat

bra bulge

love handles (fat at the sides of the waist)

banana handles (fat under the buttocks)


It also targets specific areas of fat including thighs, upper arms, and breasts. 


As the story goes, the non-invasive procedure was invented almost accidentally after a 1970 study found that when kids sucked on frozen popsicles, that fat cells in their cheeks died. Capitalising on this scientific discovery, the doctors then created a machine that could freeze off fat thus, the cryolipolysis. 


The treatment works by using a device that suctions your skin into a cup and crystallises underlying fat cells. What’s appealing about it is that it’s suggested to remove as much as 25% of fat in any given area in a series of treatments. 


Each procedure can last anywhere from 35 minutes to 1 hour and there’s hardly any discomfort involved, except that the area being treated will first feel extremely cold and then numb. Furthermore, because the treatment is non-invasive, the risks involved are also minor. These can include the possibility of contour irregularities, numbness, and swelling.



Does it Help You Lose Weight? 


If you’re looking to undergo fat freezing treatment in Singapore, you should be aware of its limitations. 


While the science behind the treatment does work, it’s only designed to minimise the appearance of visible bulges and not treat obesity. Its initial results can be so subtle that it may take as much as three months before you see significant changes. It’s because it takes that long for the body’s lymphatic system to flush out the destroyed fat cells. So be warned, fat freezing isn’t an instant fix. 


Another thing that cryolipolysis does is that it encourages you to make significant lifestyle changes to maintain the results in the long term. You should control your weight by committing to a healthy diet with plenty of exercises. 



Shiro Cryo Fat Freeze 


It must be emphasised that as with any aesthetic treatments, results with fat freezing treatment will depend greatly on the patient being treated thus, consultation with a trained doctor is required for proper assessment of your condition. 


Consultation with Shiro Aesthetic Clinic in Singapore will inform you of what kind of results you can expect with fat freezing. You may also be recommended with a post-treatment plan, which may include advice on exercise and eating habits as well as an additional treatment such as the Venus Legacy to breakdown cellulite, melt fats, and increase collagen for visible fat reduction and tighter skin.



Book a consultation session at Shiro Aesthetic Clinic today.

Dr Zhang YiJun