New technique of Body contouring without surgery

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Thermal solution by the cold whose historical representative is the cryolipolysis with the Coolsculpting of the company Zeltiq. Most clinics now in Singapore have offered this as their go to treatment for ladies who want to get slimmer but afraid going under the knife.

The intense cold applied to the skin induces an inflammatory reaction which causes a process by which the fat cells trigger their self-destruction. The Zeltiq company uses the Peltier effect, allowing the handpiece to act as a heat absorber and thus to cool the treated area. According to once you get rid of the fat cells. It will NEVER come back. Our body has a natural process that will eliminate all your fat cell debris.

The skin is previously protected from cold-induced burns by a film of gel. The integrity of this film is very important because a direct contact of the skin with the handpiece could lead to a burn by the cold. It is also very important that the operator correctly position the handpiece because the coolsculping is equipped with a device which aspires the deposit of fat in the cavity of the handpiece in order to better cool the area to be treated.

In case of bad positioning, sometimes to a few centimeters, the treatment will be less effective or there will be more side effects.

There are different handpiece sizes suited to the area to be treated by cryolipolysis. Nevertheless for large areas such as the abdomen it will be necessary to move the hand piece 2 to 4 times.


  • Pregnancy
  • Liver disease impairing fat removal
  • Urticaria with cold or pressure
  • Raynaud’s syndrome

Effects and consequences of treatment
Cryolipolysis causes an inflammatory phenomenon that begins 3 days after the session, with a maximum between 14th and 30th day. This inflammation persists for up to 90 days. It is during this phase of inflammation that the fat cells die and are digested by the body.
Common areas treated:

  • Abdomen
  • Muffin top
  • Love handles
  • Inside thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Knees
  • Back
  • Arms

The elimination of fat is done by the natural processes of elimination of the body

The fat cells destroyed give on the one hand cellular debris and on the other hand the fat composed of triglycerides. Cellular debris is digested by cells called macrophages. Triglycerides using natural metabolic pathways are firstly captured by the lymphatic channels that transport them to the liver where they are eliminated by bile in the gastrointestinal tract. The liver does not distinguish between triglycerides from the diet and those resulting from the treatment.

It is therefore necessary to promote the elimination of these triglycerides to reduce the amount of fat in its diet and to hydrate well during the procedure. A reminder card is given to the patient on the day of treatment or can be downloaded from our website.

The elimination mechanism is substantially the same between the two techniques. What differentiates them is the speed at which results are obtained Coolsculpting induces by cold the natural death of fat cells which delays the onset of effects. A reduction in the volume of the treated zone is obtained by 20.4% after 2 months and at 6 months, 25.5% is obtained.

It is therefore necessary to multiply the cryolipolysis sessions for a complete treatment of the desired area. The efficacy is all the more marked when treating small discrete fatty clusters.