Fat Freezing Treatment at Halley Medical Aesthetics

Last night, I went up the weighing scale and it showed 55kg. I couldn’t believe it; I thought the scale might not be accurate. So, I asked Edison to go up and check. True enough, it showed his correct weight.

That means my weight has gone down from 58.2kg to 55kg. That’s 3.2kg weight loss in just 3 weeks! It’s really amazing – the weight-loss medicine works like magic!

I’m not encouraging weight loss by popping pills. Ideally, the best way is to exercise and eat a proper diet. But in the real world, 24 hours a day doesn’t seem like enough time to fit in work, kids, family, house chores and exercise. If you don’t even have enough sleep, naturally exercise will be the last thing in your mind.

One more week to go for my weight-loss medication, and I’m screaming “Jia You!” every day. I’ll update again after my one-month review with Dr. Terence Tan after the Chinese New Year.

Fat Freezing Treatment at Halley Medical Aesthetics

Today, I’ll be sharing on my first fat freezing treatment at Halley Medical Aesthetics. Dr. Tan took a lot of care in explaining how the treatment works, what I can expect from it, and all other questions that I had. Not only did he make me feel totally at ease, I couldn’t wait to have my fats removed .

Cryolipolysis (fat freezing) is a treatment that originated after researchers fully understood what happens when skin tissue is exposed to modestly low temperatures: fat cells would disintegrate first, leaving the rest of the skin unaffected. Cryolipolysis works in the same way; it destroys fat, leaving the rest of the skin intact.

The process involves putting a section of your skin between the plates of the freezing applicator for about an hour, resulting in the disintegration of fat cells. The body would then eliminate the disintegrated fat cells slowly over the next two months, resulting in a slimmer, more shapely body. It was approved by the FDA in 2010, and today it is widely popular in Singapore.

Here’s how the machine looks like

The targeted area for my first treatment is my tummy. Two cooling pads were placed on my tummy. The applicator was then placed on each cooling pad on my tummy. Then, my skin fold was held between the plates of the applicator.


There are 3 stages of the treatment – as you can see in the picture below. The temperature went from -7°C to -5°C for a specific duration. Much to my surprise, I didn’t really feel any intense coldness (even though it was -7°C!) or any discomfort. All I felt was a firm tug on my tummy for the first few minutes when the device was placed on my tummy. Then, I relaxed throughout the treatment that lasted for an hour.


Since there is nothing much to do except waiting for the treatment, I tried out their Deep Pore Cleansing Treatment Facial ($130 for 60 mins). Yes, it’s the best thing to do while waiting. Women are always good at multitasking. No?


Clogged pores are one of my most common skin problems. They tend to appear on my nose, forehead and chin – very annoying and difficult to remove. The Deep Pore Cleansing Treatment Facial took just an hour (best match with the fat-freezing treatment).

First, the therapist cleansed my face to remove my make-up. With liquid diamond dermabrasion, she cleared my blocked pores and removed all blackheads. She also carefully trimmed my eyebrows. Then, she used iontophoresis to infuse serums onto my face. Lastly, facial mask was applied.

The treatment facial was completed minutes after the fat-freezing treatment. This is how my tummy looked like immediately after the treatment. I asked the therapist to take this picture so that I can show it to you.

Sorry, I’m way too shy to show my belly button in the public, so I covered it with this little bird. =)

There was some redness on my tummy where the freezing applicators were placed but they didn’t hurt at all. The redness disappeared few hours later.

I didn’t take any before and after pictures for comparison because I won’t see the results immediately. Best results are usually seen after two months because the disintegrated fat cells take time to breakdown and get flushed out of our body naturally.

I’ve compiled a list on FAQs based on my own experience and understanding of the fat-freezing treatment.

1. Is it painful?
Absolutely no! As the treatment begins, you may feel coldness during the first few minutes but it will soon dissipates. There is no discomfort or pain after that.

2. How much does the fat-freezing treatment cost? How many sessions do I need?
At Halley Medical Aesthetics, the treatment is priced at $380 per session. It’s best to consult Dr. Tan first so that he can recommend a treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. His consultation fee is very affordable at only $10 on weekdays from 10am to 4pm and $25 after 4pm. On weekends and public holidays, consultation is $50.

3. Are there any side effects or food restrictions after the treatment?
I experienced some redness after the treatment, but it subsided after a few hours. No food restriction or special precaution needed after the treatment. You can resume your normal activities after the treatment but it doesn’t mean you don’t need to watch your diet and have all the unhealthy food you want. This body sculpting treatment is most effective when done alongside a health regime.

4. Are the results permanent?
During weight loss, your fat cells shrink but the number of fat cells in your body cannot be reduced. The fat cells will expand again when you consume more energy that you can burn.

With fat-freezing treatment, once the treated fat cells are disintegrated, they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from our body. Once the fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

So, this treatment doesn’t only shrink the fat cells but it removes them permanently.

5. Is fat-freezing treatment safe?
Cryolipolysis is FDA-approved for the flank (love handles), abdomen and thigh. With over a million of treatments done worldwide, it is proven to be safe and effective for non-surgical fat reduction.

6. When will I see results?
Some patients may start to see changes as fast as three weeks after the treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. Our body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.


At Halley Medical Aesthetics, beauty and wellness are made simple and affordable, yet safe and personalized. Dr. Terence Tan and his team of friendly staffs made my visit so pleasant and comfortable.

I always believe that a happy and satisfied customer is likely to return and share about his / her good experiences with others. Word of mouth recommendations are far more valuable than any hard-selling.

Till my next update, if you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment here.


Halley Medical Aesthetics
248 River Valley Road #01-01 Singapore 238302

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Dd January 16, 2016 at 11:55 PM

Hi interested in this treatment. you mentioned per session is $380 per session for tummy but if it is for arms or thighs is it 380 X 2? TIA

Emily January 20, 2016 at 1:14 PM

Hi Dd,
For each session, the treatment is targeted at one area only. For arms and thighs, it should be considered as two. Pls call the clinic to enquire and confirm. Thank you. 🙂

Catherine February 5, 2016 at 8:58 AM

Hi dear, 1 session is good enough?

Emily February 10, 2016 at 9:38 AM

Hi Catherine,
Depending on your assessment with the doctor, he will advise you on the required sessions to meet your desired goals. Generally, I think that 1 session will not be sufficient.

Miki Gao February 24, 2017 at 7:42 PM

Hi, Emily (: Great write up! This has surely helped some people, I remember how scary it was for me when I first did my procedure. As per usual, the internet is full of scary stories about everything and somehow those always attract more attention and it makes you feel like this will happen to you. You really have to pick good doctors and not be swayed by suspiciously cheaply priced services.


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